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  • * 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.

  • Andrew Jeffery Pergram

    Andrew Jeffery Pergram was born on Nov. 2, 2009 to Carl and Pamela Pergram at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz., and was welcomed by his sister, Athena Collins and the late Carl D. Pergram.

  • Ryan Eugene Kiskaden

    Ryan Eugene Kiskaden was born to Jeff and Rachael Kiskaden of Cynthiana on Nov. 9, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Rees Walter Box, Nov. 9, son of Michael and Lea Anne Box; Taylor Lee Ritchey, Oct. 16, son of Shawn and Elizabeth Ritchey; William Luke Schuller, Oct. 28, son of William Bryce and Juawanna Lynn Schuller; Kyler Blake Williams, Aug. 12, son of Charles and Sherri Williams.

  • “You want me to do what?” I asked Chloe! “You heard me, Woody. I want you to take the prize money.” My ears must have still been water logged. “Why, Chloe?” I asked. “Because you are a survivor. It’s hard to believe that the pup who survived alone in the rain is the same one who packed a plug-in blanket.” Everyone giggled. “But Chloe, we’re tied in the challenges.

  • 10 years ago . . .

  • Over 100 beef producers attended the 25th annual meeting of the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association on Monday night, Nov. 9 at the Harrison County Extension Office.  Following a meal, the group held their regular business meeting.

  • It happened a little later then usual this year:  the attack of the lady beetles. Just this week dozens of people have asked, “What do I do about all the lady bugs trying to get in my house.” Well, the short answer is seal up the house well and get out the vacuum cleaner.

  • * Log Cabin, June 29, 1917 -- ‘Our Mac’ - “Ernest McIlvain, of Cynthiana, star fullback of the University of Kentucky Wildcats last year, and catcher of prominence on college and professional diamonds in Kentucky, has joined the United States Navy. During his two years at the University of Kentucky, McIlvain participated in many activities which shared honors with his great athletic glories. His performance in the Kentucky-Tennessee tie game in Knoxville, Thanksgiving 1916 gave him prominence.”

  • Hunter Matthew Jones

    Hunter Matthew Jones was born to LaChanda Patrick and Matthew Jones of Cynthiana on Nov. 2, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz.

  • Elijah Daniel Switzer

    Elijah Daniel Switzer was born to Eli and Susan Switzer of Cynthiana on Nov. 10, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Anna Marguerite Dahmer, Oct. 21, daughter of Marilyn June Welte and Stephen Paul Dahmer; Matthew Fritz McCarty, Oct. 28, son of Charles Nicholas and Leslie Fritz McCarty; Cheyenne Noelle Cook, Oct. 18, daughter of Tim and Nancy Cook; Jacob Robert House, Oct. 10, son of Robert and Margaret Leverette House.

    The Harrison County High School Marching Breds take second state title in Bowling Green. Their performance them was Festival of the Royals (it’s a changing of the guard).

  • Justin Wayne Tolliver

    Justin Wayne Tolliver was born to Justin and Nikki Tolliver on Aug. 11, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs.

  • The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), a federal program that provides technical and financial (cost-share) assistance to land users to address natural resource concerns. NRCS is asking for local input for the fiscal year 2010 program.

  • * Log Cabin, Aug. 11, 1900 - “Samuel Farrow January - Sunday morning, Aug. 5, friends of S.F. January gathered in the Methodist Church to pay to him their last respect. He was our oldest citizen. He was born 1809 in Maysville, Ky. and died in Cynthiana, Aug. 3, 1900. He came to this town in 1821 and for half a century was prominent among our people. He was a fearless leader of the democratic party and spared neither money nor energy to elect its nominees. He never bolted the party’s ticket nor inquired as to what church the nominees belonged.

  • Audree Allen Whitaker

    Audree Allen Whitaker was born to Rusty and Stacey Whitaker on Sept. 15, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz.

  • James Carter Palmer

    James Carter Palmer was born to Chris and Mary Beth Palmer on Aug. 21, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz.

  • I can’t believe it’s almost 2010; another year of gardening and another year for the All America Selections. 

    The AAS have an inherent good gardening stamp of approval. The designation signals superior performance in a plant that usually includes vegetables, annuals and bedding plants. More recently they have added a cool-season award to the list so gardeners can start planting now.  

  • Right after I left the tent, I began marking the tree stumps with pink paint. I looked behind every bush and under every rock I saw. I was so scared when I moved a rock and a snake scurried away! I hoped Woody hadn’t encountered any snakes. I called Woody’s name over and over, but he didn’t respond.   Continually marking the stumps, I tried to constantly be aware of my surroundings. I spotted a Dogwood tree and smiled. That was my brother’s favorite tree! Maybe I would bring Woody back to see it after we found him.  Finally, I heard something.