Sabra Oller of Georgetown, Ky. and Robert Gray Easton II of West Palm Bay, Fla., announce the upcoming nuptials of their daughter, Lauren Olivia Easton, to Aaron Ashley Hutchison, both of Cynthiana, Ky. He is the son of Joe and Ann Hutchison of Cynthiana.
The wedding will take place in Pikeville, Ky. on June 6, 2009. The couple will reside in Cynthiana.
Recent widespread reports of cutworm damage in float beds are a good reminder for tobacco growers to keep a close watch on tobacco float beds and greenhouses to catch and treat small problems before they become big ones.
I am particularly anxious to move some of my houseplants outdoors this spring. The gardenia that I have had for over 12 years looks terrible. It needs the restorative environment of the great outdoors: more light, warmth, higher relative humidity and rain water.
I am not sure whether the cold house during the January ice storm/no electricity episode has had an impact on it or if it was just coincidence that it began to die back shortly thereafter. In any case, it needs to be pruned up and sent outside to recover.
Births announced this week are: Allison Brook Conley, April 8, daughter of Nathan and Tammy Conley; Matthew Joseph Fugate, April 13, son of Darlie and Angela Fugate; Hayden Thomas Palmer, Feb. 28, son of Christopher and Judy Palmer.
The Harrison County High School band earns marching opportunity in the Derby's Pegasus Parade in downtown Louisville. They will be one of 18 band in the parade.
GOAP Workshop, Harrison County. The Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) will hold a Regional Workshop on Monday, April 27 at the Harrison County Extension Office in Cynthiana at 9 a.m. and is one of 11 workshops that GOAP will hold to discuss new policy and program changes of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund. If planning to attend RSVP by April 24 by contacting Kylee Smith or Jennifer Daniels at (502) 564-4627. Visit agpolicy.ky.gov for a copy of the agenda and a list of additional locations and dates.
Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate the 70th birthday of Betty Rose Perraut on April 26. The event will be held at Connersville Christian Church from 12:30-3 p.m. in the fellowship hall. This will be potluck lunch. No gifts please.
*Cynthiana News, May 25, 1854 -- “Passenger trains commenced running between this place and Covington last Monday. After today we are to have two trains per day, morning and evening. It has been urged by several prominent citizens of Harrison County that a Telegraph line should be made from Covington or from Paris to Cynthiana. Now that our railroad is finished and in operation, a telegraphic communication with commercial cities will be needed without a doubt.”
William Earl Gross was born to Zachary and Hannah Gross of Cynthiana on March 20, 2009. He weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and is welcomed by his sister, Shelby Gross.
Maternal grandparents are Cathy and Ricky Hill of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Dennis and Sissy Hyatt, Tommy and Phyllis Hill, and Sam and Faye Feeback; maternal great-great-grandparents are Billy Williams and the late Flossie Williams, and the late Denzal and Martha Hyatt.
Farmers in 112 counties, including Harrison County, are eligible for Federal disaster assistance, including low interest emergency (EM) loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) provided eligibility requirements are met.
On March 9 a disaster declaration for Kentucky counties as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by severe winter storms and flooding that occurred Jan. 26, 2009-Feb. 13, 2009.
As a result of the declaration, other Kentucky counties were named as contiguous counties where eligible family farmers may qualify for FSA EM loan assistance.
For some gardeners the tactile experience of maintaining the garden is not really what they’re after. I love the whole process but I realize that most people just want things to look good without too much fuss.
There in lies the mission of the Perennial Plant Association’s “Plant of the Year” program. Each year industry professionals vote for what they think is an outstanding perennial. This year, the votes have been cast for Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’.