• • Kellie Marie Stroud and Jerry B. Ritchie to marry Sunday, June 7 at 2:30 p.m. at Journey Church.

    • Elizabeth Jane McGhee and Patrick Lee Butcher to marry July 18 at 3:30 p.m. at Antioch Mills Christian Church.

  • Tayana Destiny Williams

    Tayana Destiny Williams was born to Electra Nicole Feeback and William C. Williams on April 29, 2009 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz., and is welcomed by her brother, Jashon Cater Lewis.

    Maternal grandparents are Rickie Feeback and the late Karen Sue Feeback; maternal great-grandparents are Lillian Pierce and the late Arthur Pierce, and Ann Williams and the late William Williams.

  • * Cynthiana News, Jan. 4, 1855 - “Maysville and Lexington Railroad - The Receiver, Eben Milton, Esq. Appointed by an order of the Fayette Circuit Court to take charge of the effects of the Maysville and Lexington Railroad Company, proceeded to the execution of his trust on Monday last, and on Tuesday that portion of the road lying between this city (Lexington) and Paris was leased by him to the Lexington and Covington Railroad Company. The extent of the lease is eight months.

  • For the past few weeks we have continued to see an escalation of disease identified as Target Spot in our float plant systems. In the past we have had little or no control of this and have encouraged producers to get the plants into the fields. Later in the season we see this disease show up in our crops and continually lose weight and production. Dr. Kenny Seebold, Plant Pathologist at the University of Kentucky, has worked to get an emergency label or Quadris in the greenhouse and on the float system. The following is an article that Seebold sent to the agents last Friday.

  • Memorial Day observance May 25

    The annual Memorial Day Observance will be held Monday, May 25 at 11 a.m. The celebration to honor America and the sacrifices of many will be held on the Main Street Side of the County Courthouse. There will be placing of wreaths on the memorials, short welcome addresses from State Rep. Tom McKee, County Judge Alex Barnett, and Mayor Pro Tem Jack Keith and a keynote address by Lt. Col. Christopher Aycock, US Army. Aycock is a Battalion Commander from Fort McCoy in Wisconsin.


    The 1959 graduating class of Harrison County High School will be having their 50th reunion on June 13, 2009 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana Country Club.

    All classmates and friends who attended school with these members from 1947-1959 are welcome to attend.

    Call Charlene Dawson at 234-5316, or Brenda Anderson at 484-2392 to reserve a space.



  • 10 years ago . . .

    Birth announced this week are: Katelyn Lane Haley, May 4, daughter of Deric and Lisa Haley.

    McDonald's announces its new Bagel Breakfast sandwich in three combinations.

    Concept Packaging makes plans for relocation to new industrial park on US 62 W., expansion in Cynthiana. Concept now has two locations in Cynthiana, White Oak Pike (former Bullard building), and on Riggs Avenue. The first development calls for a 150,000 sq. ft. building with a 100,000 sq. ft. expansion within two years. Construction should begin in the fall of 2000.

  • The environments of many of our landscapes have changed because of storm damage to trees. A once shady refuge beneath a tree may now be baking in the sun.

    For a garden with an eastern exposure, this may not be a deal breaker, but if the garden faces west, the afternoon sun will surely stress shade tolerant plants by the time summer rolls around.

  • •Laurie Marie Major and Jeremy “Bird” Dale Philpot to wed June 20, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park.

  • Isabella Grace Smith

    Isabella Grace Smith was born to Luke and Nikki Smith of Falmouth, Ky. on March 31, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 lbs. 6 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Jackie Gramme and Mike Artlip of Yorkville, Ill.; maternal great-grandparents are George and Marita Gramme and Wayne and Betty Artlip.

    Paternal grandparents are James and Sheryl Smith of Falmouth; paternal great-grandparents are Larry and De Etta Chandler and J.D. and Joann Patridge.


    The descendants of Omer and Daisy Brooks  are invited to a family reunion on May 17 at 1 p.m. at 239 Northside Drive. Meat will be provided for a cookout. Bring a covered dish, drinks and old pictures.

    Call 235-0930 or 588-4177 after 7 p.m. for more information.


  • • Mark Garabrandt and Amanda Darnell will marry on Aug. 29, 2009 at Stamping Ground Baptist Church at 5:30 p.m.

    • Shannon Michelle Wade and Kevin William Farrell will marry on May 23, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. at Connersville Christian Church.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Donald Caleb Covington, March 17, son of Ernie and Johnnie Covington; Lyric Gabrielle Moore, May 4, daughter of Jamie and Rachel Moore; Taylor Marie Reffett, May 2, daughter of Chris and Candy Reffett.

  • Some rather funny polling from Consumer Reports suggests both good and bad tendencies when it comes to America’s lawn care habits. 

    The good news is that 43 percent of the people polled plan on spending more time this year in their outdoor spaces. Some plan on entertaining more at home this summer; others suggest that they are competing with their neighbors to have the prettiest yard on the block. 

  • Lance Emory Phillips

    Lance Emory Phillips was born to Patrick and Amanda Phillips of Cynthiana on March 23, 2009 at Saint Joseph East. He weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Eddie and Brenda Weber of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Ruth Hatton of Nicholasville and the late Charles Thomas of Lexington, and the late Ed and Dolly Weber of Cynthiana.

  • * Cynthiana News, Nov. 30, 1854 - “Look Here! Quick Time! Through to Cincinnati In One Day! - John Hughes & Co., have started a Stage line to run regularly between Carlisle and Cynthiana by way of Millersburg, Ruddles Mills, and Forest Retreat. Leaves Carlisle, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at half past seven o’clock. Leaves Cynthiana every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at half past eleven a.m. The patronage of the public is respectfully solicited. Office at Varney House, Cynthiana and Carter House, Carlisle.”

  • My annual “Tomato 101” is for beginners and advanced gardeners alike. There are many assumptions about the tomato that sometimes get passed on by the most well-meaning aficionado. 

    I take my tomatoes seriously and have devised a nearly perfect plan over the years.

    When it comes to spring fever the tomato is most abused, most people still plant too early. 

    First, wait until our frost-free date (on average this is May 10; give or take a week depending on where you are located). 

  • * City of Cynthiana - Ordinance Sec. 225 - “That it shall be unlawful for any persons to hitch any horse, mule or other animal to any shade tree, fruit or ornamental tree or to the box of same, or to any telegraph or telephone pole, lamp post or to any fire hydrant. And any one so offending shall be fined not less than five dollars or more than 25 dollars.”

  • Ms. Ronnie Arnett of Anchorage, Alaska announces the engagement of her daughter, Susan Jane Arnett, to Elijah Clay Switzer.  Elijah is the son of Cynthiana residents Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Switzer.

    Their wedding will take place this Saturday, May 9 at the Cynthiana Christian Church at 5:30 p.m. All friends and family are welcome to attend.

    A private reception is being held at the Blue Licks State Resort Lodge.

  • USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will offer certain producers the opportunity to modify and extend their Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts that are scheduled to expire on Sept. 30, 2009.

    CRP is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners. CRP protects millions of acres of American topsoil from erosion and is designed to safeguard the Nation’s natural resources. Participants receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible farmland.