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  • HIM – Healthy Informed Men, Nov. 5, 8-11 a.m., Harrison County Extension Office. All men are invited to participate. Healthy breakfast served with educational topics discussed. No registration. No cost.

    Soil Test Price Increase – As of Jan. 1, 2010 all soil tests will cost $5.50 per sample. Get your soil tests in by the end of the year and beat the increased cost.

  • 4-H Events

    Nov. 2: Robert Wigginton 4-H Memorial Award due to the Harrison County Extension Office.

    Nov. 2: 4-H Project Records due to the Harrison County Extension Office.

    Nov. 4: 4-H Knitting Project Organization for returning 4-H Knitters, 3 p.m., Harrison County Extension Office.

    Nov. 9: District 4 4-H Shooting Sports Committee, 6 p.m., Fayette County Extension Office.

    Nov. 18: Harrison County 4-H Council Meeting, 7 p.m., Harrison County Extension Office.

  • Sydney Bradleigh Callahan

    Sydney Bradleigh Callahan was born to Brad and Renee (Ishmael) Callahan of Georgetown, Ky., on Aug. 7, 2009 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky.  She weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Kelby Ann Gaunce, Oct. 15, daughter of Kevin and Lori Mitchell Gaunce; Tyler Wayne Hunt, Oct. 6, son of Larry Jr. and Brenda Hunt; Allison Brooke Lawrence, Oct. 13, daughter of Paul and Melissa Lawrence; Ryan Rees Smiley, Oct. 13, son of Stacy and Terry Smiley.

    A large area at the corner of Penn and Poplar streets, which was once flooded and condemned, is now the site of four new homes.

    The Cynthiana Housing Authority opened doors for the new Housing Authority Learning Center at 137 Cherokee Dr.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Jan. 5, 1928 - “A quick picture of the new car that seems destined to write a new chapter into the history of the automobile business may be had by noting the following highlights of the 1928 Chevrolet: Extended wheel base, greater speed and power, four wheel brakes, longer, roomier Fisher bodies, new Duco colors, thermostat cooling, shock absorbing springs, motor enclosure and indirectly lighted instrument panel and other advantages built in as a result of lessons learned thru 13 years of constant progress.

  • My harmonica had to be here somewhere. I had it before we arrived at the tent.It was raining cats and wiener dogs! I should have worn my raincoat, but I didn’t know I would be gone so long. Oh no!  I hadn’t told my family I was leaving. When I realized I’d dropped my harmonica, I thought I could walk outside the tent and find it. I had meandered off in the pouring rain without telling anyone. I was in trouble – in more ways than one! I had a strong suspicion the doghouse was in my future. My goal was to locate my instrument and return to the tent.

  • What Is Your Stroke Risk? – Thursday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Center. Cheryl Case is presenting the lesson. Learn your risk and how to prevent stroke.

    Women in Agriculture Conference – Nov. 4-6 in Bowling Green. Deadline to register is Oct. 15.

    Blue Hydrangea Quilt Raffle Tickets for Ovarian Cancer – Purchase tickets at the Extension Office, Harrison Memorial Hospital, Hospice and the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Drawing is Dec. 15.

  • Pumpkins have been on sale for weeks, children have obsessed over their costumes and somewhere in the middle of it all is the story of All Hallow’s Eve.  

    Halloween, as it is known today, has its origins in something a bit more interesting than just pumpkin carving and candy collecting. In fact, the evening’s festivities marked the beginning of winter for the ancient Celtic race of the Druids. 

  • The odd thing about living in the country is that squirrels are rarely the nuisance they can be to urban folk. I think country squirrels are wilder than city ones, but it also turns out that we are experiencing two different squirrel species all together. 

    Acorns, walnuts, chestnuts and hickories certainly qualify as a worthwhile winter stash for a squirrel, but they also sustain themselves on other fruiting bodies like plums, paw paws, serviceberries, holly berries, mulberries, crabapples, elderberries and the fruit from dogwoods and black gums. 

  • Diabetes Cooking School – Thursday, Oct. 22, 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Harrison County Extension Office. Newest information, new recipes and tasting each week. Jara Bauer, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Harrison Memorial Hospital and Cheryl Case, County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science will teach.

    Homemakers Sponsored Blood Drive – Friday, Oct. 23, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office. Free t-shirt for donors.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: No births this issue.

    The realignment and improvement of U.S. 62 from Leesburg to Georgetown has begun. Construction began Sept. 16 and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2001 for the seven-and-one-half-mile project. The total cost of the project is $14.7 million.

  • Already, I’d learned valuable lessons. Preparation is essential, shortcuts aren’t always shorter and rubber snakes look real! When I pulled back the cover and saw the creature, I almost fainted. Imagine my surprise when Chloe grabbed the snake, kissed it and asked if we could keep it! Score one for Chloe – joke on me! My first instinct was anger, but I realized it was a prank. I had learned one lesson long ago – to laugh at myself! Besides, I’d been the prankster before! I chuckled and wrapped the snake around my neck.

  • * Meeting of the Board of Trustees at the store-room of Peck and Frazer, Tuesday, March 22, 1859 - “Ordered that L. Oxley be requested to make some fastenings for the Graveyard gates and have them put on in such a manner that they cannot be forced out and present his bill to the Board of Trustees - John W. Peck, F. A. Eveleth, Win. Turtoy, Lawson Oxley.”

  • GILKISON/GILKERSON

    The Gilkison/Gilkerson family reunion will be held Sunday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., meal served at 1:30 p.m., at Legion Hall, US 27/68, 30 Legion Dr., Paris. Bring a covered dish to share and drinks. We are carrying on the tradition that our parents and grandparents started. Lets honor them by attending and representing them at the reunion.

    The reunion committee members are: Joyce G. Dean, Albert “Al” Gilkerson, Ruby G. Whitaker, Deloris G. Brooks, Ronald W. Gilkison, Marvin Gilkerson and Eddie Gilkison.

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds eligible Private Non-Profit Organizations (PNPs) of the Nov. 5, 2009 deadline to submit disaster loan applications for economic injury as a result of damages caused by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that occurred from Jan. 26, 2009 through Feb. 13, 2009.

  • •Adrian Katheleen Rueger and Terry David Freiermuth.

    The wedding will take place Oct. 17, 2009 at Elliston Baptist Church in Dry Ridge, Ky. A reception will follow at Gallitan County Fairgrounds.

  • * City Council Meeting, April 26, 1867 - “The Kentucky Central Railroad Company is hereby granted a permit to build a frame depot building on their lot near Polomyer Hotel.” (Remember when there was a depot in our fair city? The museum has on display models, photographs, a stained glass window, a chalkboard timetable, and other items related to our depot).

  • CENTER HILL SCHOOL

    Center Hill School will hold a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. in Bingo Hall, Bourbon Square, 4243 Lexington Rd., for anyone who attended or was associated with the school. A potluck lunch will be served at noon.

    For more information contact: Harry and Rose Mary Laytart at 987-5195; Catherine Craig at 987-8191; Betty Sosby at 988-0574; Joe Barnes at 234-4406; Bonnie Linville at 987-6631; Mary Sue Lillie at 987-6140; Janice Sosby at 987-4809; or Jim Mastin at 987-2268.

    GILKISON/GILKERSON

  • USDA Farm Service Agency reminds tobacco quota holders and producers not currently enrolled in the Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) that they have until Nov. 2, 2009 to sign up to receive a 2010 TTPP payment.

    The TTPP, also known as the tobacco buy-out, provides approximately $10 million in 10 annual installments to eligible tobacco quota holders and producers from 2005 through 2014. Payments for 2010 through 2014 will be issued annually in January.

  • I don’t just rely on fall color to tell me the seasons are about to change. There are so many other little things to observe that help me make the transition: Gossamer webs floating in the air, the long shadows of a sun falling slowly in the southern sky, walnuts hidden in the grass, and robins flocking in search of crabapples and other fall fruit.  

    These are the signs of fall to me. They prove mostly comforting, but also remind me that I need to get ready for the first frost and inevitable hard freeze, after which there is no turning back.