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  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Brady Wayne Christopher, March 17, son of Cherity and Wayne Christopher Jr.; Elizabeth Cay Fizer, April 1, daughter of Luke and Camilla Fizer; Alexandra Marie Hassall, April 1, daughter of Michelle and Brian Hassell; Sarah Katherine Holland, March 5, daughter of Barry and Gina Holland.

    Harrison County's Little League teams get underway at River Road Ballpark.

    Harrison County Fiscal Court is ready to implement the telephone surcharge for E-911.

  • I have long been taught that fall fertilization is preferred over spring fertilization for many plants, but there are some exceptions. 

    We had a tough 2008 growing season with late summer drought and a windstorm that only added insult to injury.  Add ice and a generally windy winter and some plants are in need of a little energy boost. 

    Summer drought and early fall leaf drop (or the severe desiccation that many deciduous plants experience from the wind storm) means that stored energy may be low.

  • Kelly Frank “Frankie” Grubbs

    Kelly Frank “Frankie” Grubbs was born to Kelly Wayne and Kelly Lynn Grubbs of Berry, Ky. on March 6, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 11 lbs. and is welcomed by his half-sister Sara Elizabeth Grubbs.

    Maternal grandparents are Peggy McNabb of Berry and the late Frank Thomas McNabb.

    Paternal grandparents are Kelly and Carolyn Grubbs of Cynthiana.

  • USDA has extended the Sign-up deadline has been extended from June 1 to Aug. 14 for both the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the forthcoming Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program. This action extends the sign-up deadline by 10 weeks to give producers ample time to decide whether to participate in ACRE or remain in DCP.

  • The Kentucky Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has received federal grant funding that is available to landowners to address water quality and improve farm operations within the South Fork Licking River watershed of Nicholas, Bourbon, and Harrison counties.  The funds were awarded by the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) through Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act.  These grant funds focus upon using a “watershed approach,” meaning that watersheds of high importance are selected with a goal of improving the water quality in these areas. 

  • The Harrison County Ag Development Board (Phase I) is planning an Educational meeting on Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Harrison County Extension Center in the large meeting room.

    This meeting is to approve everyone who has applied for programs during the month long sign-up period in March.  These programs include: Forage Improvement, Genetic Improvement, Diversification, Sheep and Goat Diversification, Fencing, and Cattle Handling.  Everyone who filled out and application should attend this meeting for approval. 

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, July 11, 1935 - “Hundreds of Cynthiana people swarmed to A. Keller Bridge Friday morning to see one of the most costly wrecks the Louisville & Nashville Railroad has suffered in several years, after one north-bound freight train plowed into the caboose and several cars of another freight train that has been stopped on the bridge, about a mile and a half north of Cynthiana.”

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Christopher Scott Aubrey, March 30, son of Michael and Cathy Aubrey; Jordan Keeley Jackson, March 31, daughter of Donald and Jalaine Jackson Jr.; Candyce Denise Worrell, March 23, daughter of Michael Ray and Kimberly Ann Taylor Worrell; Bradley Joe Stamper, Jan. 11, son of Joey Stamper Jr. and Rachael L. McClurg.

    Harrison County's new prosecuting attorney Bill Kuster will take to court motorists who pass stop arms of a loading or unloading school bus.

  • Addison Jo Thomas

    Addison Jo Thomas was born to Drew Thomas and Brittany Yelton on Feb. 26, 2009. She weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Rick and Pam Yelton of Morgan Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Jack and Pat Yelton of Morgan and the late Joe and Peggy King.

    Paternal grandparents are Jackie and Joy Thomas of Butler, Ky.; paternal great-grandparents are Cecil and Dottie Alsip of Butler and Brenda Thomas of Cynthiana and the late Jack Thomas and God parents Dave and Lisa Pitman of Falmouth.

  • The Harrison County Farmer’s Market members and potential members will meet Thursday, March 26, at the Harrison County Extension Office at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be used as a planning session and to develop a plan for the coming season concerning location of the market and starting dates for the market. Anyone interested in participating in the market as a regular member or occasional participant should attend.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Dustin Michael Abner, Feb. 23, son of Paul and Beth Abner; Hannah Marie Chapman, March 27, daughter of Michael and Rebecca Chapman; Alexis Sue Grace Courtney, March 19, daughter of Cecilia Miles and Jeff Courtney; Ryan Scott Ferrell, March 18, son of Steven and Emmie Ferrell; Cody Alan Moon, March 19, son of Glenn and Lisa Moon.

  • CENTRAL CHRISTIAN

    Central Christian Church is hosting a Singspiration on March 29 beginning at 4 p.m. Singers include: Erin Wethington, Bill Wilson, Marge Wilson and Pat Campbell, Wayne Keith, Larry Ritchie and Rosetta Tolson, and the Mattox Family.

    Refreshments will be served after the program. Everyone is invited to attend.

    ELMARCH UNITED METHODIST

    The fifth Sunday Hymn Sing will be held Sunday, March 29 at 6 p.m. at Elmarch United Methodist Church. The Bluegrass Gospel Travelers and others will be singing. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Dr. Clark Cash and The Early Years Orthodontics Team are sponsoring an essay contest that rewards good deeds done by children and teenagers in our community. The prize is a laptop computer.

    We wish to extend our help and guidance to the younger generation. Therefore we are sponsoring the Good Deeds Contest. If you know a student age 18 or under, we ask that you encourage them to write an essay about a good deed they have done, why they did it, and how the experience affected them.

  • The Harrison County Community Health Fair will be held Thursday, April 2, from 7 a.m. until noon. Once again the fair will be at the Harrison County Middle School. With parking in the back entrance, parking is sometimes a problem. Please be patient. There is no other place large enough for the nearly 500 people and over 20 exhibitors who attend. Hopefully you will not have to walk too far.

  • Diabetes Cooking School Continues. March  26 from 5-7 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office. There is no cost.

    Learn to Make a Basket – Tuesday, March 31 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office. Kay Ragland will be teaching. Cost is $38.

    Harrison County Community Heath Fair – Thursday, April 2 from 7 a.m. – noon at the Harrison County Middle School.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Nov. 9, 1939 - “H. R. Terry has sold the former Davied property on the comer of Pearl and Main sts. to Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Barker. The house has been recently remodeled and has the appearance of an entirely new dwelling. All modern appliances have been installed and the place is one of the most attractive in the city. Open house held in the afternoon attracted more than 300 visitors to the building on Sunday.”

  • There are various odd jobs to address in the garden once spring arrives. Well timed chores can help us improve the performance of some plants, control others and eliminate some. 

    Weeds are usually foremost on people’s minds as they make their way back to the garden each spring. 

    There is no magic bullet for weed control but we can take some common sense measures to devise an overall management plan. Diligence plays a role, as does timing and technique. 

  • “You ready?” Denver Stacey asked his wife Myra, seated in a large chair at Graphic Addition Tattoo Studio.

    Stacey opened the doors of his tattoo studio off Church Street March 6. Since then, he’s had over 11 customers, including his wife and studio co-owner.

    “It’s a little bit of pain for a lifetime of beauty,” said Myra, as Denver transposed the image of a rose off carbon paper and onto Myra’s right leg.

    Myra has over 30 tattoos, many matching the rose image Denver worked to tattoo on her calf Monday afternoon.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Nov. 9, 1939 - “’Peg’ Thomas, one-legged man was still on the loose late yesterday afternoon, a fugitive from the Harrison County jail from which he escaped Monday night by removing a stone two-feet square and nine inches thick and lowering himself to the ground with blankets and then, with the aid of a pole, climbed to the top of the jail wall and down a tree to his freedom. Three other inmates were in the jail, including Charles Allen (convicted of killing Police Chief George Dickey).

  • USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) signup.  Landowners may apply for WHIP at any time however; applications received by April 15 will be evaluated and considered for the 2009 program year. Applications received after that date will be held until the next evaluation period.

    WHIP provides land users an opportunity to improve wildlife habitat.  The land user must devote at least 10 acres to eligible wildlife practices.