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  • William Earl Gross

    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’.

  • Christian Juan Melendez

    Christian Juan Melendez was born to Danielle Smith and Miguel Melendez of Cynthiana on Dec. 22, 2008 at St. Joseph Mount Sterling. He weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Charlotte and Tim Smith of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandfather is David Smith.

    Paternal grandparents are Rosa and Juan Melendez of Mt. Sterling, Ky.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    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.

  • WHITEKER-WHITAKER

    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.

  • 2009 Harrison County

    4-H Style Revue

    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.

  • Ally Elizabeth Tolliver

    Ally Elizabeth Tolliver was born to David and Elizabeth Tolliver of Cynthiana on Dec. 11, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 lbs. 9 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Debbie Galzur and Donald Wilson of Lexington, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Betty Joe Benscik and the late Don Benscik and the late Creed Wilson.

    Paternal grandparents are Tom and Jane Tolliver of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are the late Ray and Ella May Tolliver, and Freddie Richmond and the late Mary Richmond.

  • Kali Lynn Morrison

    Kali Lynn Morrison was born to Michael Scott Morrison and Chelsea Hall of Paris on March 17, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Rhonda and Robert Snapp of Paris; maternal great-grandparents are Henry and Phyllis Scott of Powell County.

    Paternal grandparents are Janet Highlander of Cynthiana and Michael Morrison of Sadieville; paternal great-grandparents are Evelyn and Allie Morrison of Sadieville.

  • 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.