Producers who did not obtain crop insurance or non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for 2008 have until May 18 to pay a buy-in fee to become eligible for 2008 disaster assistance programs authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. Producers are required to complete the following steps:
•Pay a $100 buy-in fee per crop. The maximum fee is $300 per county, per producer, not to exceed $900 for multi-county producers.
Births announced this week are: Dakota Sky Pensinger, Jan. 26, daughter of Frederick and Lindiwe Pensinger; Autum Shea Asbury, April 28, daughter of Steven and Tara Asbury; Johnathan Derrick Crump, April 19, son of Donna McKinley and John Crump; Kelbee Makae Daltyn Gill, April 26, daughter of Jerry Ray Gill and Susie Snapp.
The Housing Authority of Cynthiana will host a dedication ceremony of the Mecca Homes Police Substation at 304 Locust Street.
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.