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  • 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.

  • My golden opportunity! My chance to shine! My time to show my family that I’m a warrior, a champion, a real sportsman, uh, sportsdog!

    I’m sorry, I should introduce myself. I’m Mr. Dogwood, but my friends and family call me Woody. (Sometimes I’ll hear “Dogwood” if I’ve made a knucklehead decision or if my parents are trying to get my attention.) Anyway, I’m a black and tan miniature wiener dog who lives in the great state where I was born – Kentucky. That makes me “Woody, The Kentucky Wiener.”

  • To maintain a quality lawn, you should apply fertilizer every year.  Watch the newspaper for additional articles about lawn care in the coming weeks. 

    Test - Don’t Guess

  • •Rachel Martin Yaden and Wesley Thomas Furnish. The wedding will take place on Oct. 10, 2009 in Vero Beach, Fla.

    •Leslie Perkins and Donald Jones Jr. The wedding will take place on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. at Unity Christian Church.

    •Benita Lynn Harper and Dennis Allen Custard to marry on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. at Victory Christian Church in Lancaster, Ky.

  • HCHS CLASS OF 1994

    The Harrison County High School Class of 1994 invites all classmates to attend their 15 year reunion Saturday, Sept. 26 from 8 p.m. – midnight at Cherry Blossom Golf and Country Club in Georgetown, Ky. Cost is $60 for a couple or $35 for an individual.

    Mail your check payable to Harrison County Class of 1994 to 490 Shaw Lane, Cynthiana, KY 41031. Contact Christy at 859-583-4047 or Emily at 859-333-2308 for more information.

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