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  • * 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.

  • 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.