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  • It has not been a very forgiving summer when it comes to the heat, but what is of more concern to us now is the lack of rain. 

    Some are in the throes of a severe drought, others threatened soon to be put on the list.  If you are among them, I hope you have started to water because we are seeing some unfavorable conditions for newly planted trees, shrubs and perennials.

    So, how much is enough when it comes to water?

  • MARRIAGE LICENSES

    Emily Dawn Ware, 26, and Joseph Alan Payton II, 27, married Aug. 28, 2010.

    Melissa Joy Kraus Day, 47, and Norbert Leo Gruber Jr., 57, married Sept. 3, 2010.

  • The Harrison County 4-H Livestock Judging team has had another excellent season in 2010. They kicked off their judging endeavor in March with the Kentucky Beef Expo.

  • The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approves the Licking River Valley RC&D for $975 in Harrison County Agricultural Development Funds for the promotion of area farms and agribusinesses.

    The goal of this project is to increase consumer awareness of agricultural products and services available in Harrison County. To promote area farms and agribusinesses a professional brochure and map will be created to list and show the locations of commodities and services of Harrison County agriculture.

  • Barry Sims, County Executive Director of the Harrison County FSA Office, reminds area producers of the Sept. 30, 2010 final date to apply for the 2008 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE).

    Producers who suffered 2008 crop losses may be eligible to receive benefits under the SURE program. All applications must be filed by Sept. 30, 2010 to be considered timely filed.

    In order to be eligible all crops including hay must have been insured with FCIC or NAP for the 2008 year.

  • • Olivia Lu Sexton was born to Lauren Tillman and Josh Sexton of Cynthiana on Sept. 2, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs.

  • • Kevin Lutes and Mitzi Fallis to marry at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 at Oxford Christian Church in Georgetown, Ky. A reception will follow at the church.

  • CLASS OF 1964

    The Harrison County High School Class of 1964 will be holding its annual informal get together on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. The reunion will be held at the home of Bonnie (Pierce) and Tim Teater, 626 Waits Rd. The meal will be provided, however, if classmates have a specialty they would like to share, feel free to bring it.

    COURTNEY

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Dec. 13, 1928 - from Cromwell’s Comments - “Acts of the Second General Assembly of Ky. - An act to establish a town on the lands of Robert Harrison in county of Bourbon approved Dec.

  • Since 2006 I have been bringing my personal tomato trials (and tribulations) to my readers. 

    It is a good way to assess the season and the growing selection of heirloom varieties available to us. Sadly, this year was sort of a bust for the vast majority of what I planted.

    I’ll start with the good news. By far, the winners this year are Marglobe, Black Prince and Roma. Both are still clean, producing fruit and ripening efficiently despite the heat (although the last ripe flush did occur when we had a run of days in the 80’s).

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Charles Andrew Collins, Aug. 18, son of Jon and Betty Collins; Damien Jacob Tyler Coy, Sept. 13, son of Kara Gildersleeve and Joseph Coy; Autumn Celia Virgenia Jones, Sept. 12, daughter of John and Janie Jones; Rachel Emily Swinford, Sept. 21, daughter of Jim and Tina Swinford; Mollie Jane Teegarden, Sept. 15, daughter of Jerry and Laura Teegarden.

    Massage therapy now available at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Holly Puckett is the massage therapist at HMH's Wellness Center.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 25, 1934 - Introducing Those sizzling steaks, French fried potatoes and sliced tomatoes, 50 cents. This shop has added to its regular line of double decker sandwiches and other good things for quick lunches a luscious serving of juicy sizzling steaks, cooked and served as you like them. Also special lunches Wednesdays and Saturdays that will include the famous Italian spaghetti-35 cents. The Cynthiana Candy and Sandwich Shop, Pike Street, Cynthiana, Ky.”

  • • Ashley Nicole Wade and Glen Ray Yazell Jr. to marry on Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Connersville Christian Church. Formal invitations have been sent.

     

    • Tomi Jean Dailey and C. J. Clifford to marry on Oct. 16, 2010 at the Clifford farm. A reception will follow at the Cynthiana Country Club. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Paige Ilene Conley, July 25, daughter of Jason and Vickie Conley; Blake Andrew Muntz, Aug. 30, son of Drew and Julie Muntz.

    Substitute teachers are in high demand for Harrison County schools.

    Harrison County Marching Band has earned another grand championship trophy, making this their third this season. Celia Ammerman is the senior color guard and Bob Gregg is the band director.

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces the launch of a Conservation Loan (CL) program that will provide farm owners and farm-related business operators access to credit to implement conservation techniques that will conserve natural resources.

    “This will give farmers who want to implement conservation measures on their lands a chance to do so by providing assistance with their up-front costs,” said Vilsack. “In return, these producers will help to reduce soil erosion, improve water quality and promote sustainable and organic agricultural practices.”

  • USDA’s Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Farmers program is for producers of catfish, shrimp and asparagus that are determined by the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) administrator to have been adversely affected by imports may apply for technical assistance and cash payments under the TAA for Farmers program. Producers establish eligibility for these program benefits by submitting an application at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) Service Center.

  • Despite the horrendous heat and late-season drought conditions this summer, the perennial borders are still looking pretty good. We did do some spot watering but mostly careful consideration and selection of late summer bloomers has saved the day. 

    Bold and rather hardy perennials like Tartarian asters, helianthus, salvias, golden rod, Russian sage, Japanese anemone, ornamental grasses and Joe Pye weed are still stalwart and in bloom.  They have all anchored the fall garden well.

  • CLASS OF 1964

    The Harrison County High School Class of 1964 will be holding its annual informal get together on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. The reunion will be held at the home of Bonnie (Pierce) and Tim Teater, 626 Waits Rd. The meal will be provided, however, if classmates have a specialty they would like to share, feel free to bring it.

    CLASS OF 1990

    Harrison County High School Class of 1990 will celebrate their 20-year class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Ramada Inn, 2143 N. Broadway, Lexington, Ky.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Logan Kyle Anderson, Sept. 5, son of Kenneth and Veronica Anderson; Phoebe Jo Besson, Sept. 4, daughter of Dr. Stephen and Kelly Besson; Marvin David DeBruler Jr., Sept. 7, son of Angela and Marvin David DeBruler; Samuel Argo Bologna, Sept. 1, son of Sam and Evelyn Bologna.

  • CLASS OF 1964

    The Harrison County High School Class of 1964 will be holding its annual informal get together on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. The reunion will be held at the home of Bonnie (Pierce) and Tim Teater, 626 Waits Rd. The meal will be provided, however, if classmates have a specialty they would like to share, feel free to bring it.

    CLASS OF 1990

    Harrison County High School Class of 1990 will celebrate their 20-year class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Ramada Inn, 2143 N. Broadway, Lexington, Ky.