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  • 10 years ago . . .

     

    Births announced this week are: Austin Clyde Haynes, Nov. 16, son of Phillip and LaDonna Haynes; Emma Lee Alexa Lutes, Dec. 3, daughter of Eddie Wayne Lutes and Rebecca Lutes; Allison Breen Nichols, Dec. 2, daughter of Johnny and Amelia Nichols; Andrew Jared "A.J." Smith, Nov. 29, son of Vanessa R. and Andrew M. Smith; Morgan Paige Sumpter, Nov. 26, daughter of Barry and Kelly Sumpter; Haidyn Elise Williams, Oct. 18, daughter of Greg and Ami Haid Williams.

     

  • ominately homemade holiday.

    My friend Pernilla suggested that all gifts should be ones that can “be used up” for a good purpose. So, something one could eat, use to cook with, to bathe with; perhaps something we could decorate with and when finished it would be a good addition to the compost pile? 

    I have planned ahead a bit: this summer when I was canning and processing things from the garden, I did extra so I could give them as heartfelt thanks to friends during the holidays.

  • Gracyn Elizabeth Shields

    Gracyn Elizabeth Shields was born to Chris and Julie Shields of Cynthiana on Dec. 1, 2009 at Central Baptist Hospital. She weighed 5 lbs. 12 oz.

  • Application and Ranking Schedules for 2010. First ranking cut-off period for Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) applications will be January 29, 2010

    After the harvest season, November is usually the time we celebrate and give thanks. It is also time for producers and landowners to consider planning for the next growing season.

  • The Harrison County FFA is participating in the 2009 Hometown Scholarship program, presented by Dotson Brother’s Dodge Dealership in Paris, Ky.

    The Hometown Scholarship program is a campaign that generates scholarship funds for high school FFA Chapters. The FFA Chapter will be accepting donations in support of the scholarship program. With each $5 donation the donor will be entered into a drawing for a new 2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty truck and can redeem their ticket stub at the Dotson Brother’s dealership for a T-shirt while supplies last.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Jaclyn Nicole Poe, Nov. 13, daughter of Darin and Amy Poe; Austin Gene Sharp, Nov. 27, son of Ruben Baker and Amanda Sharp.

    County officials vote to proceed with condemnation action on property needed to construct the Harrison County Justice Center. The Levi building on the southeast corner was purchased for $150,000; property on the northeast corner was purchased for $32,000; and the Cooper property for $135,000.

  • Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today. Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants where chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, July 12, 1928 -- “Coming to Cynthiana, Heffner-Vinson Stock Co., one week beginning Monday, July 16. Thirty five talented players with an entire new repertoire carrying their own 10 piece orchestra, with Jimmie Heffner, the south’s own comedian.”

    * Log Cabin, Sept. 10, 1897 -- “Moments are useless if trifled away, and they are dangerously wanted if consumed by delay in cases where ‘One Minute Cough Cure’ will bring immediate relief. -- VanDeren and Lydick Drugs.”

  • With the holiday season around the corner, you can reduce holiday stress and the after-holiday bills by developing a budget for gift-giving, food and entertainment expenses. According to the National Retail Federation, the average shopper spends $832.36 on holiday gifts, food and decorations.

  • Kennedy Laine Slade

    Kennedy Laine Slade was born to Kevin and Becky Slade of Minot, N.D. on Oct. 16, 2009. She weighed 8 lbs.

  • *Log Cabin, June 29, 1917 -- “Leonard Fitzwater, who some time ago, enlisted in the Navy, wrote a few days ago to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fitzwater, stating that he was on a warship and expected to leave at once for European waters.”

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Elizabeth Dianne Darnell, Nov. 17, daughter of Chris and Selena Darnell; Emma Grace Nelson, Oct. 21, daughter of Bobby and Amy Nelson.

    HCHS star baseball player Chris Snopek signs with the Kansas City Royals. He began last season with the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Class AAA affiliate of the parent Boston Red Sox. About one month into the season he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds and finished out the season at AAA Indianapolis.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Grayson Beth Barnes

    Grayson Beth Barnes was born to David Lee and Lalena Beth Brannock Barnes of Leesburg, Ky., on June 4, 2009 at St. Joseph East Hospital, Lexington, Ky. She weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz.

  • •Kyla Lee Anderson and Brandon Shane Hadley announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding will take place on Jan. 1, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, Tenn.

  • Proper winter storage for equipment is just as important as proper winter storage for plants.  If you dig your dahlias you better bring your hoses in from the cold, too. 

  • During the five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Americans produce an extra one million tons of trash per week compared to any other time of the year.  Thinking green this holiday season can include more than just boughs of holly. Whether it is shopping, choosing a gift or entertaining, small changes in your holiday habits can make big differences. Here are a few ideas and suggestions on how to have a wonderful, gift-giving holiday season and still be earth friendly.

    Green Gift Ideas

    Eco-friendly Entertaining

  • April 26-28: Harrison County 4-H Hunter and Home Gun Safety Education, April 26 and 27, Harrison County Extension Office, 6-9 p.m., April 28 at the Roberts Family Farm on Mudlick Road.

    June 29-July 2: Harrison County 4-H Camp, North Central 4-H Camp.

    July 8-17: Harrison County Fair.

    July 26-28: Harrison County 4-H Hunter and Home Gun Safety Education, July 26 and 27, Harrison County Extension Office 6-9 p.m., July 28 at the Roberts Family Farm on Mudlick Road.

  • Real human advancement was made when we finally figured out that saving seed from the very best food plants was a way to get some really good food next year. 

    The pumpkins that the Wampanoag served the pilgrims where more like gourd if compared to the sugar pumpkins available today.  The evolution of tastier food crops was aided by the human hand through the process of seed saving and meticulous selection based on vigor, pest resistance, drought tolerance, yield and taste.

  • * Cynthiana News, June 24, 1869 - “Strawberry Festival - We have learned from Dr. A. J. Beale that the festival cleared about $225 - a sum we hope, sufficient to answer all the purposes demanded. C. B. Cook, Esq., of this city, being the most popular man, was presented with the gold-headed cane. It is a deserved compliment of which he is worthy in every way. The cane netted the festival $125.”

  • Dakota Alan Rhoades

    Dakota Alan Rhoades was born to Tara Rhoades of Cynthiana on Oct. 8, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz.