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  • The Dependable Pup Tent!  If there’s a perfect name for our camping home, it was a pup tent! “Woody,” Dad explained, “A pup tent refers to a shelter that doesn’t have floors or windows. It’s also a tent we have to assemble, so let’s read the directions.”  “Directions?” I barked! “We’re smart. We don’t need directions.” “Woody, this is our home for the next several days. I think we should read the directions and get it right.

  • Where can you learn a new chocolate recipe, tempt your taste buds, and experience cooking in an entirely new way? At a Taste of Home Made Easy Cooking School show, of course. Each event is a culinary encounter like no other.

    The Cynthiana Democrat, Cynthiana Lions Club in cooperation with Ken’s NewMarket will be hosting a Taste of Home Made Easy Cooking School on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Harrison County High School Auditorium.

  • Enrollment for the 2010 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program will continue through June 1, 2010. USDA urges producers to make use of the eDCP automated website to sign up, or producers can visit any USDA Service Center to complete their 2010 DCP or ACRE contract.

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

    Hospice Pillow Project – Come join Homemakers as they make neck pillows for Hospice patients. Friday, Oct. 16, 9-noon at the Extension Office. Come help cut, stitch, stuff or hand stitch. Contact Gaye Marsh, 234-0110, for more details or to obtain a pattern to work on your own.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Dillon Horton Gasser, Sept. 9, son of Margo and Danny Gasser; Danielle Renee Farmer, Sept. 1, daughter of Danny and Donna Farmer; Sylvia Dawn Humphries, Sept. 21, daughter of Dawn Humphries and Lucio Rios; Samantha Lillian Loraine Wood, Sept. 23, daughter of Patricia and Harvie Wood; Emily Jane Hendrix, Sept. 16, daughter of John and Pamela Moore Hendrix; Brandon Nicholas Quesenberry, Sept. 20, son of Thomas Jay and Susan Renee Quesenberry.

  • •Ashton Brooke Fuller and Hargis Dalton Fryman. The wedding will be held Oct. 24, 2009 at 4 p.m. at Curry Methodist Church by invitation only.

  • This year more then any other it will be important to clean up all that old vegetable debris.

    It was a wet season, so therefore, an active fungal disease season. We need to remove the old, dead debris to remove the disease from the vicinity. Pull up plants and rake away leaves once the plants have stopped producing.

  • What should have been a two-hour trip took four hours! The path Chloe and I chose looked like a shortcut on the map. We didn’t take into consideration that the shortcut was a one-lane gravel road that had a speed limit of 35 miles an hour. I was getting restless! “Dad, we have been on this road for an hour and haven’t seen one single person, much less a police officer! Can’t we drive faster, say 50 miles an hour?” “Dogwood, the speed limit is 35.

  • 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.

  • *Cynthiana Democrat, June 1896 -- “When W. H. Wilson died the trotting horse interests of the county received a blow from which they never recovered. There is plenty of good stock left but low prices have discouraged the people.”

  • The 2009 Field Day will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at the farm of Chapel and Rachel Mastin. The farm is located on Steffe Lane which is just off Highway 1940 (Ruddles Mills Road). The farming operation includes tobacco, corn, soybeans, green house operation and hay and grain storage.

    We will look at and discuss the farm situation and you will get to look at his diverse operations.

    The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. with dinner following the farm tour. With a meal being served, we ask you to call the Extension Office at 234-5510 for reservation of the program.

  • 4-H Club Organization and Project Enrollment Progress

    We are meeting with all 4th and 5th graders and Middle School students to give them an opportunity to enroll in 4-H for the upcoming year. In addition all high school students grades 9-12, St. Edwards Club and Home School students are eligible to participate in 4-H. 4-H has a lot to offer the youth of Harrison County. The goals of 4-H include citizenship development and learning how to do many things through 4-H projects and activities.

  • COURTNEY

    The descendents of James, John and Will Courtney will hold their annual family reunion on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Pleasant Green Baptist Church shelter. In case of bad weather it will be held in the church basement. Drinks, ice and eating utensils will be furnished.

    There will be another white elephant auction. Bring an item for the auction and as many recipes as you like for the Courtney cook book. The potluck will begin at noon.

    Any questions contact Carol Sosbe at 859-234-1903, Joyce Courtney at 859-234-1870, or Judy Faulkner at 859-234-9486.

  • John Russell Arnold Jr. was born to Russ and Crystle Arnold on Aug. 26, 2009. He weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz.

  • When our family travels, Dad drives, Mom rides shotgun, and Chloe and I sit in the backseat playing games, singing songs, and even watching DVDs from time to time. I never know where we are, where we are going, and how long it will take to get there, so “Are we there yet?” is my standard question. Usually, Dad answers, “Not yet, Woody.  It’s going to be another hour or so, just sit tight.” This time, Dad surprised me. “Woody, I thought you’d never ask.

  • When it comes to bulbs, we are not always met with consistent success. Before you blame the chipmunks, the guy who mows the grass or the bulb company for their lack-luster performance, consider some of the other factors that influence how well flowering bulbs flower. 

    Sunlight, crowded bulbs, pre-mature removal of foliage the previous season or a winter rest period that wasn’t cold enough or long enough may play a role in poor performance. 

  • •Mandy Marshall and Carlos Bras of Norfolk, Va. The wedding will be held on Oct. 10, 2009 at Kincaid Lake State Park in Pendleton County by invitation only.

  • Farm vs. specialty fertilizers

    Lawns can be fertilized with specialty turf fertilizers (normally available at local garden centers) or with farm fertilizers. The main advantages to the specialty fertilizers are:

    •Normally good nutrient ratios for turf.

    •Uniformity of particle size.

    •Low burn potential.

    •Calibration and application rate information printed on the bag.

    Most farm fertilizers do not have these advantages, but farm fertilizers are usually three to five time less expensive.

  • 10 years ago . . .

  • * Log Cabin, Aug. 11, 1900 - “The Harrison County Fair, under the management of the AOUL lodge of this city, concluded with a big day last Saturday.”