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  • Whether you are trying to lose weight, are a diabetic or just want to eat healthier, the Diabetes Cooking School will give you ideas and suggestions.

    It will be held every Thursday in March at the Harrison County Extension Center from 5-7 p.m. Please call to register. Registration is not required, but will insure we have enough food for everyone to taste.

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  • It is time to start preparing for the vegetable growing season in earnest: asparagus, potatoes, onions and leeks can be set out now; in a few weeks, as the soil is workable and warms to about 45 degrees, we’ll direct seed radishes, turnips, parsnips, beets, carrots, peas, spinach and other greens and lettuces.

  • 2009 Crop Acreage Reporting Deadlines

    Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds agricultural producers of the acreage reporting requirements that must be met prior to receiving program benefits. Filing an accurate acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planting acreage, can prevent the loss of benefits for a variety of programs.

  • The Harrison County Conservation District will be accepting requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program beginning March 16 and extending through April 15, 2009.

    As in the past years, the applications will be ranked according to the criteria established based on a high priority on addressing animal waste problems, landowners in Agricultural Districts and applicants that have their Agriculture Water Quality Plans on file with their local conservation district.

  • Joel and Nancy Techau of Paris, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Shanda Techau to Jason Jacobson, son of Mark and Kim Jacobson of Paris, Ky.

    Techau is a graduate of Bourbon County High School and is attending the University of Louisville. She will graduate this May with a dental hygiene degree, and is a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She is employed by BJ’s Restaurant in Louisville, Ky. 

    Her maternal grandparents are Dorothy Gulley and the late Don Gulley; paternal grandparents are Ken and Joyce Techau and the late Sanna Techau.

  • The deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the Noninsured Assistance Program (NAP) are March 2 and 16.

    The crops for the March 2 deadline are: Alfalfa, clover, grass and mixed grass intended for grazing, hay or seed.

  • The speaker for this year’s Extension Leadership Event is Gary Griesser, a retired Boone County Superintendent. Griesser has been a motivational speaker for many civic, business and community events even before he became a professional speaker in 1987. He does a very moving patriotic program. If you think that sounds familiar, it should. We had him for the first time at the old Farm Home City program in 1989 and again in 1999.

  • The Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) will hold 11 Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund (KADF) Regional Workshops in April and May across the Commonwealth.

    The GOAP staff will discuss, in detail, any new policy changes as well as changes concerning KADF programs and how they apply to the administrators, extension agents, and county council members. The Regional Workshops are also designed to be an interactive learning session that will help KADF administrators with reporting requirements.

  • There were few things that made my dad cringe more than the practice of topping trees. He would scratch his brow and shake his head at the thought of a homeowner paying to have their trees butchered. It was slightly less offensive if utility companies butchered trees because it could be rationalized:  Downed limbs create a hazard and cause power outages, whichcan cause more than just unhappy customers, as we have seen over the curse of the last six months. 

  • Mr. and Mrs. Gary G. Murphy of Richmond announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Jean Murphy, to Michael Anthony Colligan, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Colligan.

    The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Madison Central High School and a 2004 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health Science. She is employed by the Madison County Health Department as a Senior Health Environmentalist.

  • The Harrison County Phase I committee (Ag Development Committee) reminds everyone that a signup period for six programs is available now. The period to signup will last the entire month of March and will include the following programs:

    Genetic Programs; Forage Improvements; Diversification; Sheep and Goat Diversification; Fencing Improvement; and Cattle Handling.

  • An award to be given to outstanding 4-H’ers in Harrison County in memory of Robert Wigginton, Extension Agent in Harrison County from 1942-1964 is in its 21st  year. It is based strictly on 4-H activities.

    The award will be made to one outstanding senior 4-H’er and one outstanding junior 4-H’er each year. A 4-H member may only receive this award once as a junior 4-H’er (ages 9-13) and once as a senior 4-H’er (ages 14-19). Age is determined by the 4-H’ers age on Jan. 1 of the award year.

  • Joshua Isaiah McLeod

    Joshua Isaiah McLeod was born to Roberta and John McLeod on Feb. 8, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Kenneth and Juanita Slone of Harrison County.

    Paternal grandmother is Gillian Dianna McLeod of Harrison County.

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    Births announced this week are: Cody Grant Baker, Feb. 16, son of Tracey and Wendy Baker; Rylee Alexandra Hall, Jan. 9, daughter of Nathan and Cathy Hall; Madison Bailey Ketchersid, Feb. 26, daughter of Paul and Tammy Ketchersid; Sabrina Nicole Rice, March 1, daughter of Floyd and Veronica Rice; Daisy Mariah Robinson, Feb. 11, daughter of Chris and Judy (King) Robinson.

    Earl G. Robbins II, M.D., new gastroenterologist to join HMH Clinic. He is a specialist in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology, diseases of the digestive tract and liver.

  • Visiting Angels, one of the nation’s fastest growing providers of assisted living services for seniors, has opened its newest franchise serving Scott County, in Georgetown.

    The new location, owned and operated by Ben New, a native of Georgetown, provides non-medical senior homecare to help elderly and older adults to continue to live in their homes.

    The new Visiting Angels location is located at 137 E. Main St. in Georgetown and will provide services for seniors in locations throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky, including Cynthiana.

  • MaKenzie Lynne Burden

    MaKenzie Lynne Burden was born to Jeremy and Stephanie Burden of Cynthiana on Jan. 22, 2009 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Larry and Judy Pierce of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are J.L. and Louise Richardson, and the late Willie Pierce and Marshall and Dorothy Tucker.

    Paternal grandparents are Kenny and Connie Burden of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are the late Wayne and Ruth Spegal and Kenneth and Barbara Burden and Shirley Wagner.

  • * Log Cabin, Nov. 11, 1905 - “The Wiglesworth Bros., Co., Poindexter, Ky., Established 1856, Incorporated 1892 - This firm distills the famous ‘Old John Poindexter’ and ‘G. W. Taylor’ Bourbon and Rye whiskies. This distillery is one of the oldest in the state of Kentucky, and has been producing pure whiskey for the past 50 years at its present location. It has been run successfully since it was established in 1856, and has always made only pure old fashioned Bourbon and Rye whiskey.

  • Jason Louis Rage McKenney

    Jason Louis Rage McKenney was born to Jason and Angela McKenney of Cynthiana on Jan. 30, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 lbs. 9 oz., and is welcomed by his brother, Tre Jackson, and sisters, Mariah Richardson and Victoryia McKenney.

    Maternal grandparents are Fred and Linda Riley and Mark Richardson, all of Berry, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Robert Louis Beuge and Margret Beuge of Chicago, Ill.

  • Joyce Clifford was recently inducted into the Kentucky 4-H Centennial Hall of Fame in Lexington, Ky. 4-H is celebrating 100 years, founded in 1909. To commemorate this special event, one volunteer leader was selected from each of the 120 counties in Kentucky. These leaders were chosen for their years of service and dedication to the 4-H program. Clifford received a certificate and her name will be placed on a large tree-shaped wooden plaque along with the other 120 inductees. This plaque will be hung permanently at the KY Leadership Center in Jabez, Ky.