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’.
Births announced this week are: Benjamin Dawson Bradford, March 17, son of Mark Milton and Deborah Marie Bradford; Brooke Chasidy Franklin, April 14, daughter of Tina Evans and Daryl Franklin; Keynan Jack Hamilton, April 14, son of Christin and Ryan Hamilton; Olivia Grace King, April 8, daughter of John and Susan King; Mackenzie Leigh Shepard, April 3, daughter of Melissa and Tim Shepard; Vivian Leigh Spicer, March 26, daughter of Johnny D. Spicer and Leighann Moyer Spicer.
Descendants of the Rev. John Whitaker and Ann Dunn of Harford, Md. were, his son, Simeon Sim A. Whiteker, born Jan. 18, 1801, Kentucky Methodist minister, farmer and landowner, died 1867. He first married March 16, 1820 in Harrison County by his father, the Rev. John Whiteker, to Elizabeth Hickman (born March 16, 1804 and died Nov. 10, 1846 at age 42). They had 11 children:
The search for replacement trees is on. After drought, wind and ice, we are all looking for something different and reliable to fill the void left behind by extreme weather. We plant trees all year round with no ill effects, but some trees do prefer being planted in spring.
Usually soft-rooted species respond well to spring planting, it’s just easier to establish roots during the warm, rainy season, I suppose.
* Log Cabin, Nov. 11, 1905 - “There doubtless was a large Methodist membership in 1818 when Richard Henderson deeded the site of the present building to the trustees, for in 1820 a brick building was completed with a seating capacity of about 500. The building burned in 1844 and was replaced by a smaller edifice, seating probably about 250 persons. A third building, seating probably 350, was dedicated in 1870, and remained until the present year when it was supplanted by the beautiful structure which is now near completion.”
Water is a vital part of our lives; so it’s no surprise that it is also a big business. The big debate is whether tap or bottled water is better for you. The short answer is each has benefits.
However, sales of bottled water have tripled over the last 10 years. Some believe this is due to marketing ploys; it’s hard to tell if it really is better for you than just plain tap water. In fact, 25 percent of bottled water is taken directly from the same reservoirs where we get our tap water.
The 2009 Harrison County 4-H Style Revue will be held Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Harrison County High School. The Style Revue is the end result of a tremendous amount of work and time by the leaders and 4-H’ers of the 4-H Crocheting, Knitting, and Sewing Projects. Without the dedication of these 4-H leaders of their time, efforts, and talents, many of the young ladies involved would not have the opportunity to learn clothing construction skills, develop self confidence, poise, and modeling skills.