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  • It’s been one year since the devastating ice storm of 2009.  I am tempted to honor the power of Mother Nature by having an evening without electricity (save the refrigerator and using electricity for the pump that delivers water from the cistern!) It was a humbling experience for many of us, which most of us are over; but the impact on many of our trees in the landscape remains apparent. 

  • • Nicole Moore and William McNees. The couple’s wedding will take place on Feb. 20 at Indian Creek Church at 5:30 p.m with a reception following at the prizing house. All friends and family are invited. No invitations are being sent.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 23, 1922 - “Piggly Wiggly Store to open in Cynthiana - The Democrat is informed that a Piggly Wiggly grocery will be operated in the building on Pike Street now occupied by Shirley L. Frisbie (north side of Pike Street, first building east of red sandstone) as soon as Frisbie removes to his new building which is in course of construction, probably sometime next spring. It is understood the Piggly Wiggly people will take a 10-year lease on the building, which is owned by Mr. Benton.

  • The local Young Farmers Association (YFA) Chapter has a new advisor, Erin Butler. The chapter will be meeting on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Harrison County High School ag rooms. Many interesting speakers, such as Doug Miller, Kevin Kidwell-goat producer, Miles  Farm Supply, Butch Case, and Shannon Ferrell-ag agent, have been scheduled.

    The local banquet will be held March 15 at the Harrison County Extension Office. Anyone with questions can call Roger Marsh, president, at 234-4027 or Randy Wade, vice president, at 234-4803.

  • USDA announces that it will be issuing more than $950 million in Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) payments to quota holders and producers in 2010. Quota holders and producers can enter into successor-in-interest contracts beginning Jan. 19, 2010, which will enable them to receive lump-sum payments by selling their remaining four TTPP payments.

    Approximately $5.3 billion has been paid to tobacco quota holders and producers with this sixth round of payments.

  • •David Nelson Parker

    David Nelson Parker was born to  David Ray Parker and Lee Ann Smith Parker of Lexington, on Nov. 1, 2009 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He weighed 4 lbs. 13 oz.

    •Hunter Isabelle Dunaway Hill

    Hunter Isabelle Dunaway Hill was born to Frances Ann and Lucas Hill of Cynthiana, on Nov. 5, 2009 at Central Baptist Hospital. She weighed 9 lbs. 12 oz.

    •Baily Michelle Caswell

  • Free tax preparation volunteers to help families file taxes and claim the EITC at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

    The Kentucky Asset Success Initiative (KASI) will be operating a free tax preparation site at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on Feb. 2 and 22. KASI is a coalition of agencies and organizations seeking to empower low- and moderate-income Kentuckians through a variety of asset-building programs.  Families with a household income less than $49,000 are eligible for the free tax preparation service.

  • The surprising thing about starlings is that they are everywhere yet not from here.  It’s another story of one good intention going bad. Apparently in 1890, in honor of a Shakespeare festival in New York City’s Central Park, 60 European starlings were released. The following year another 40 were released and today the bird is one of the most numerous species in North America. 

  • Disaster Assistance for Livestock Losses

    USDA has made more than $175 million in disaster payments to America’s livestock producers after implementing two new programs in 2009, demonstrating USDA’s commitment to rapidly meeting the goals of Congress and providing farmers with timely and effective disaster assistance, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 10, 1929 -- “Talksies - The management of Rohs Theater announces the formal opening of the new talking picture at the show house on Walnut Street beginning Monday afternoon, Oct. 14. The feature for the opening will be Fox Movietone Special ‘Salute’ with George O’Brien and Helen Chandler in the leads. Also a Fox Movietone newsreel and “Dixie’ Paramount song cartoon.

  • Marissa Dawn Heimlich

    Marissa Dawn Heimlich was born to Nathan and Mary Furnish Heimlich of Cynthiana on Nov. 2, 2009 at Georgetown Community Hospital in Georgetown, Ky. She weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz., and is welcomed by her brother Calvin and sister Resa.

  • •Whitney Leigh Duke of Georgetown, Ky., and John Milton Sosbe of Cynthiana, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding will take place on June 26, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. Formal invitations are being sent.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Jacob Bradley Nichols, Dec. 31, son of Jim and Susan (Nunnelley) Nichols; Emily Ryan Northcutt, Dec. 22, daughter of Robert and Tonya Northcutt.

    Harrison County residents will be receiving phone calls and/or visits from people who are helping prepare for Enhanced 911.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Addison Louise Simpson

    Addison Louise Simpson was born to P.J. and Jennifer Simpson on Nov. 2, 2009. She weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz., and is welcomed by her brother, Daniel Simpson.

  • We all seek advice from experts and describing what ails us or our plants is key to determining what’s really going on; and not everyone understands the nomenclature of symptoms caused by insect and disease problems. 

    “I’ve got this thing on my wacha-ma-call-it” won’t get you very far.

    We need to know how to describe the “things” that we find on our plant material so a proper diagnosis and treatment can follow. Knowing a plant’s history and environment helps, too.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Loren Faith Adams, Dec. 14, daughter of Crystal Campbell and Joseph Adams Sr.; Jason Earley Jr., Dec. 23, son of Jason and Lisa Earley; Anna Blake McDaniel, Dec. 14, daughter of Joe Ross and DeAnna McDaniel; Michael Philipp Seithers, Oct. 30, son of Marty and Kay Seithers.

    Did you know. . .

    25 years ago: The City of Cynthiana purchased property for a city park located on River Road. The land cost $36,189.60.

  • * Log Cabin, Aug. 23, 1902 -- “The Bourbon Fiscal Court on Wednesday afternoon unanimously granted a franchise to the Blue Grass Traction Company to build an electric road between Lexington and Paris. Work to begin in 30 days and the road is to be completed in 18 months. The repair shops and car sheds will be located at Paris and a fence, separating the pike from the railway, will be built the entire distance.”

  • The Pendleton County Conservation District and USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service is now accepting applications for cost share programs. The programs include the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost-Share program (State Cost Share) and the Federal Farm Bill programs; Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP).

  • Kara Lee Eubanks

    Kara Lee Eubanks was born to Ashley Perez and Josh Eubanks of Cynthiana on Dec. 18, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz., and is welcomed by her brother, Mason King.

  • Yes, I realize the value of the internet and the information that is available at a click of a mouse, but I still prefer the book. Maybe it’s because we have pokey-slow-country-dial-up that reaching for a book proves faster and more efficient for me. Maybe it’s just that I like the tactile experience of a book.