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  • 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.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Austin Gregory Banfield, Dec. 13, son of Gregory and Amy Banfield; Luke Thomas Bradford, Oct. 25, son of Kent and Mary Beth Bradford; Frances Emily LaBore, Dec. 6, daughter of John and Linda LaBore; Morgan Francis Barker, Dec. 19, daughter of Bill and Tracy Barker; Lauren Ray Johnson, Dec. 14, daughter of Christy Michelle Johnston and Mitchell Wayne Johnson; Madelyn Kate Peveler, Dec. 10, daughter of Tim and Cathy Peveler.

  • Producers May Begin Applying for SURE Program at FSA County Offices on Jan. 4, 2010.

     

    USDA has implemented the new Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program (SURE) in accordance with the 2008 Farm Bill. Producers are encouraged to visit their USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office beginning Jan. 4, 2010, to participate in the program if they suffered crop production losses during the 2008 crop year.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Dec. 21, 1939 -- “Formal opening of the new Moravan Apartments, just completed for Mrs. G. E. Moore and daughter of Devonia, Tenn., will be held Sunday afternoon. The public is cordially invited to visit the new building and inspect the many features of Cynthiana’s most modern apartment building.”

    * Norman Vincent Peale -- “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”

  • I thought we would be set on the firewood front this winter because of all the downed trees and limbs from last year’s storms. We have a huge pile of wood out by the barn that we are literally chipping away at with the splitter. 

    I love splitting wood; it is great exercise and manages to shed just about any frustration that may be lingering from the day. 

    But not all wood is created equal if you plan to use it for warmth in the fireplace.