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  • Harrison County Farmer’s Market meeting

    A Harrison County Farmer’s Market meeting will be held Monday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. The meeting will occur at the Harrison County Extension Office. Plans for the upcoming year will be discussed.

  • 2009 New year baby. Dr. Derek Clarke delivered the first baby of the New Year on Jan. 1 at 9:46 p.m. at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Noah Patrick Thomas Ballinger was born to Brad and Kayla Ballinger of Cynthiana. He is welcomed by his sisters, Hopelynn and Alexxi, and brother, Christian. Noah and his parents received many prizes donated by local Harrison County businesses.

  • Many of our tropical houseplants aren’t so happy indoors during the winter.

    Low light levels and low humidity are contrary to their tropical nature. There are some plants in the house, however, that don’t seem to be phased by indoor winter conditions.

    If you have moderate light you can maintain a nearly non-stop bloom cycle with African violets. Their fleshy, fuzzy leaves are their defense against lack of humidity; and with adequate sunlight, some fertilizer and well-drained soil you can keep them blooming all year round. 

  • Plant and seed catalogs will be jamming the mailbox any day now. I always feel like January ushers in a clean slate for the garden: optimism abounds among the fresh ideas and new goals; and promises never to repeat a crop busting mistake are sharp in my memory. 

    Sometimes the slate stays clean; sometimes it doesn’t. Either way the next couple of months can be used to plan and prepare for the next growing season. Don’t get over whelmed by (or over indulge in) all the catalogs until you actually decide on what you want to accomplish for the year.

  • Isaiah Evans Wade

    Isaiah Evans Wade was born to Matthew Todd Wade and Kristy Lynn Wade of Lexington on Oct. 20, 2008 at St. Joseph East Hospital, Lexington. He weighed 8 lbs.

    Maternal grandparents are Lynn Evans Williamson and Bertha Williamson of Winchester, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Doris Evans Williamson and the late Hylton Williamson, the late Fannie Spriggs Hopson, and the late Hobart Spriggs of Pike County, Ky.

  • Ella Marie Yazell

     

    Ella Marie Yazell was born to Joseph Adam and Jennifer Yazell of Berry, Ky. on Dec. 17, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz.

     

    Maternal grandparents are Keith Smiley of Cynthiana and Sheree Smiley of Georgetown, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Roger and Patricia Fryman of Berry, Jimmie and Marilyn Casey of Berry, and the late Clarence and Elsie Smiley of Cynthiana.

     

  • Shade Steven White III

    Shade Steven White III was born to Shade Steven Jr. and Miranda White of Berry, Ky. on Nov. 12, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz., and is welcomed by his sister, Kendall Leigh.

    Maternal grandparents are William and Mary McFarland of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are the late Luther and Norma Fogle and George Yazell Sr. and the late Betty Yazell.

  • • Cynthiana Democrat, June 13, 1929 - by the Observer - “When I became somewhat familiar with Cynthiana, ‘Uncle’ Henry Johnson was the popular barber of the town and continued his trade for some years after, retiring somewhere in the 1880’s on account of advance age. Doubtless many of our elderly citizens will remember him and various locations of the shop, ranging from Jones Row on north Court Square to the Rankin Hotel, now the Hammond building on Pike Street; For a brief time he plied his calling in the basement of the new brick hotel.”

  • Ashton Journey Preston

    Ashton Journey Preston was born to Leslie Gayle Preston and Charles David Guy Jr. of Cynthiana on Oct. 17, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital, Georgetown. He weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Hunter Lee Ruegor.

    Maternal grandparents are Dorothy and Curtis Preston Jr. of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Sue (Jackie) Lemons of Cynthiana, and Charles Guy of Nicholas County, Ky.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Justin Kirby Brown, Jan. 6, son of John Kirby and Terri Roth Brown; Cheyenne Marie Brumagen, Jan. 7, daughter of Tracey and Tina Brumagen; Weston Scott Fowler, Jan. 5, son of Steven and Whitney Fowler; Nathanael J Taylor, Nov. 28, son of Bernice Ann and Dale Taylor.

  • This December has been a cold one thus far. I don’t mind a gloomy day here or there, I actually find them some what restorative. Too many in a row, though, can be sort of depressing. 

    We all say we want winter interest, but sometimes we forget about it once spring rolls around and we get excited about a new season. Have you selected things that will capture your eye in January? 

  • A’shaelyn Blaine Veandric Cummins

    A’shaelyn Blaine Veandric Cummins was born to Stormi Cummins and Jonathan ‘Bud’ Mackey on Nov. 14, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 4.5 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Vesta Cummins and the late Blaine Cummins; maternal great-grandparents are Rose Stone and Amos Penney, and the late Artie Custard and the late William Cummins.

    Paternal grandmother is Erica Mackey; paternal great-grandparents are Mattie Mackey and the Rev. Earl Mackey.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Trey Jackson Bell, Dec. 15, son of Lovena Price and Chris Bell; Kassidie Brianne Childress, Jan. 4, daughter of Jessica and Westley Childress; Paige Allison Miller, Dec. 26, daughter of Mark and Emily Miller; Reagan Nicole Sadler, Dec. 31, daughter of Billy Ray and Tanya Sadler Jr.; Amanda Rodes Judy, Dec. 22, daughter of Kyle and Terri Judy.

  • • Log Cabin, Sept. 10, 1920 -- “We learn that several interested parties have been making inquiries about the Monticello property with a view to establishing a military school here next year. The property is ideal for the purpose and such a school would be a great advantage to Cynthiana in many ways. Every possible encouragement should be given to the enterprise if there is a good opportunity.”

  • The poinsettia has been a fixture in American homes as a holiday decoration for as long as most of us can remember. I think it is fair to say that it is considered the “official” Christmas flower. 

    The poinsettia is native to Mexico and has been cultivated for centuries. The Aztec cultivated it for medicinal and household purposes: red dye was made from the leaves and the milky sap that oozes from the woody stem reduced fever. 

  • No need to wait on putting the roses to bed this year. We have gone from the frying pan to the ice bath in short order this season. I don’t get rose protection questions like I used to; it seems most have gone the “Knock Out” road so little maintenance is required.  Knock Out roses can stand a little attention now but really there is no pressure. 

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Nicolas Allen Florence, Dec. 17, son of Amber Nicole and Chad Allan Florence; Jessica Grace Glenn, Dec. 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Glenn.

    Did you know. . .

    •10 years ago, Dec. 29, 1988: A new department store is planned to occupy the vacant Lerman's building at the corner of Main and Pike streets. Peoples is planning to open March 1, 1989.

    25 years ago . . .

  • * Cynthiana News, Feb. 9, 1854 -- “Harrison Lodge No. 75, I.O.O.F., meets at its Hall, Miller’s corner, in the third story - entrance on Pike Street, every Saturday night at 6 1/2 o’clock. Transient Brothers are invited to attend. By order of the Lodge. Jacob S. Trisler, recording secretary.”

    * Cynthiana Democrat, April 28, 1921 -- “Kelat News: Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Patrick and little daughter of Lexington attended church at High Curry Sunday and were guests of Marvin Patrick for dinner, returning home Sunday afternoon.”

  • Robert Wigginton 4-H Memorial Award

    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 it’s 17th 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 (age 9-13) and once as a senior 4-H’er (age 14-19). Age is determined by the 4-H’ers age on Jan. 1 of the award year.

  • Most of us know that the popular spice ginger comes from the root of the plant.  Well, really it is a rhizome, and the hot and pungent flavor has more to it than just a taste sensation.