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  • • Marilou Kate Brunker to Garrett Donald Stovall, will be united in marriage in a spring wedding. Formal invitations are being sent.

    • Samantha Jo Gaunce and Travis Lee Fryman will marry at Connersville Christian Church at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2010. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

  • An FFA Alumni organizational meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Harrison County High School ag classrooms.

    “For those that are not familiar with the FFA Alumni, it works very much like a booster club...” FFA advisor Todd Brannock said. “Alumni help out with scholarships, aid in various FFA activities and also help judge events, but it will definitely not be limited to just those activities...”

    Brannock said the group is not new to Harrison County.

  • This time of the year subtle warnings come from professionals reminding the consumer to be skeptical of mail order catalogues or advertisements that claim “new horticultural breakthroughs,” otherwise outrageous claims or mass quantities of things for bargain basement prices. 

    There are legitimate “horticultural breakthroughs,” but usually different terminology is used and you’ll find them at your local stores.  

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Noah Alexander Gifford, Jan. 6, son of Reynolds and Sandy Gifford; Jacob Paul King, Jan. 5, son of Jeff and Julie King; Electra Jade Mastin, Dec. 20, daughter of Earl and Stephanie Mastin; Miriam Grace Ward, Nov. 10, daughter of David and Jenny Ward; John Caleb Williams, Jan. 3, son of Troy and Goldie Williams; Dakota Reese Covert, Jan. 13, son of Patrick and Amanda Covert; Tyler Dawn Ritchie, Jan. 12, daughter of Jennifer L. Naylor and Jonathan R. Ritchie.

  • * Log Cabin, Jan. 31, 1913 -- “The following named people successfully passed the Common School examination last Friday and Saturday: Duncan Douglas, Oddville School; Eddie Fitzgerald, Walnut Hill; Alma E. Kearns, Shadynook; Harry Leslie, Oddville School; Lucy Kate Ross, Oddville School; Nora Belle Robinson, Buena Vista School; Bertha Skinner, New Liberty School; Nancy Skinner, New Liberty School; Thelma Wright, Berry Graded School.”

  • We received a call concerning the Deceased Animal Removal Program. The question being asked, is there still a program for our county? The answer is yes and it should be in effect for this year.

    We are still working with Griffin Industry and if you have lost a beef animal, horse, or swine, you should call 1-800-847-5187 as soon as you realize you have a problem. They will not pick up animals which have been deceased for lengthy periods. One or two days will be the longest period the processor will pick up.

  • •Kati Lee Barnes and Justin Allen Doyle, both of Cynthiana, will marry Feb. 13 at 3:30 p.m. at Cynthiana Christian Church. A reception will follow in the adjoining fellowship hall. All family and friends are welcome.

  • •Colman “Col” Victor Julien Elridge IV

    Colmon “Col” Victor Julien Elridge IV was born to Colmon and Victoria Elridge of Lexington on Nov. 17, 2009.

    He weighed 7 lbs. and 9 oz.

  • 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.