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  • 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.”

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Tyler Joseph Beck, Aug. 3, son of Jody and Rowena Beck; Darby Kurtis Payne Callahan, June 11, son of Debbie and James Callahan; Deavion Kathleen Cummins, Aug. 26, daughter of Misty Fryman and Jocobi Cummins.

    Grand opening of Hometown Medical Supply, Harrison Square, will be  held Sept. 20-24. Register for daily giveaways.

    25 years ago . . .

  • The Harrison County Young Farmers annual picnic will be Sept. 27 at the FFA farm on Old Lair Road. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m., meat and drinks will be provided. Everyone should bring a dish.

    The organization now has a new advisor for the 2009-2010 year, Erin Jury.

    Anyone interested in becoming a member may contact Roger Marsh at 234-4027.

  • Well, we can certainly say it was a pleasant summer season so I am definitely not complaining… but it wasn’t the best year for tomatoes. Cool and wet is good for some, but not for the prized tomato.

    As you know, I only grow heirloom varieties because of the fabulous selection and range of flavors.

  • *Cynthiana News, Jan. 7, 1869 - “Bargains! Bargains! W. T. Burns, Pike Street, One Door West of The Smith House has just received and opened a special assortment of Groceries and Confectioneries, consisting of Coffee and Molasses, Tea and Spices, Fish by the Kit or otherwise, Star and Tallow Candles, Shot and Powder, Figs and Raisins, Candies, Kentucky Cheese, Tobacco and Cigars. Complete and full stock of fresh groceries and everything comprising an establishment of the kind. Call and see him.”

  • At sunrise, our family crawled into our trusty Woody Bus.  Though sleepy, I was excited about our adventure. I knew with the challenges of camping that I needed my strength.  “Dad, before we leave town, can we run through the drive-through?  I’ve a hankering for a bacon sandwich.”

    “Woody, we haven’t left the driveway! Besides, we won’t be eating fast-food or stopping at restaurants. We’ll be having picnics with the food we packed.”

  • Kyler Allen Switzer

    Kyler Allen Switzer was born to Jonathan David Switzer and Brandy Jett on June 19, 2009, at Georgetown Community Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. and 15 oz.

  • Caden Luke Davis

    Caden Luke Davis was born to Brandy and Scott Davis of Leetonia, Ohio on Sept. 8, 2009 at Salem Community Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz.