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  • It’s time to clean up the bramble patch: in order to maintain healthy and productive blackberries and raspberries we need to prune out the old to make room for the new.  

    Most brambles are biennial which means they fruit on second-year growth. Blackberries are easy to deal with, just remove the arching canes that fruited this year and trim up and trellis the new growth from this summer which will bear next summer’s fruit. Repeat the same thing next year!

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Madalyne May Brandenburg, Oct. 30, daughter of James and Sally Brandenburg; Callihan Anne Clayton, Nov. 4, daughter of Kelly Anne and William Kent Clayton; Aaron Xavier Conyers, Oct. 29, son of Rebecca and Shon Conyers; Miranda Lanae Dawson, Oct. 29, daughter of Alice J. Kiser and David L. Dawson; Will Andrew Marsh, Nov. 6, son of Leslie and Lynda Marsh; Asiah Cheyenne Morgan, Sept. 30, daughter of Chris and Sueann Morgan.

  • I spoke with Jo-Ann van den Berg-Ohms from Van Engelen Bulb Company the other day. Her family has been in the Dutch bulb business for five generations so I trust her advice when it comes to bulbs.  She noted that bulbs are best planted once soil temperatures cool to about 55 degrees, so she tells people to wait and plant bulbs until we have had at least two weeks of sweater weather. If it is too cool outside without a jacket then it’s just right for planting bulbs.

  • * Cynthana Democrat, July 26, 1917 - “Owing to the rapid increase of the automobile business, I am compelled to seek larger quarters. Have an option on a big lot, centrally located and ideally situated to build an up-to-date garage. I will sell my present garage building cheap, situated at 107 E. Pike St. in Cynthiana. An up-to-date business house. This is a new building suitable for any kind of business. Street and location the best in town. A two-story brick building, with iron and pressed brick front and basement. Size of floor space 25x101. Plenty of flues.

  • BELL

    Matthew Richard Bell, son of Boatswain Mate Chief Cecil Garrett Bell United States Navy (retired), grandson of Richard (deceased) and Doris Raymond of Cynthiana, has received a full Navy ROTC Scholarship from the Citadel in Charleston, S.C.

    Bell is a graduate of Goose Creek High School, class of 2008, in South Carolina. His grades and citizenship were key factors in his selection for this scholarship.

    He will study nuclear power and upon graduation will receive a commission as an officer in the United States Navy.

    WILLOUGHBY

  • 10 years ago . . .

    No births announced this week.

    Virgie Wells elected mayor. Defeats Jim Brown by 380 votes. and Dean Peak is the new county judge.

    A mock disaster was held at the intersection of Republican Pike and Shaw Lane. Participants were Disaster and Emergency Services, Brown Ambulance, Harrison Memorial Hospital, Harrison County Volunteer Fire and the Harrison County Sheriff''s Department.

  • THURSDAY, Oct. 30

    Haunted Maze. Oct. 30, 31, and Nov. 1 at Cynthiana City Hall starting at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Rev. Ross Park.

    Blood Drive. Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 3M. TEAM A on the Kentucky Blood Center Bloodmobile, 1308 New Lair Rd., Cynthiana. Donors must be 17 years of age (16 with parental consent). Call 1-800-775-2522 for more information.

  • The second annual FFA Alumni Roundup will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at 976 Old Lair Rd., Cynthiana, (Harrison County School Farm). The meal will be potluck. Meat and drinks will be provided by the Harrison County FFA Chapter. Old scrap books and memorabilia will be on hand for all alumni to reminisce. Several pictures from the past will be on hand for alumni to claim and even explain.

    Please RSVP by Oct. 27 to Todd Brannock or Nicki Jones at 234-7117 ext. 2102 or 2104, or email todd.brannock@harrison.kyschools.us, or nicki.jones@harrison.kyschools.us.

  • Homemaker Dues are due now for new or renewing members. There are 13 clubs available active members. Mailbox members are $8. Flashlights are a free give away to everyone who joins. Consider giving a mailbox membership to a friend or shut in.

  • The second annual FFA Alumni Roundup will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at 976 Old Lair Rd., Cynthiana, (Harrison County School Farm). The meal will be potluck. Meat and drinks will be provided by the Harrison County FFA Chapter. Old scrap books and memorabilia will be on hand for all alumni to reminisce. Several pictures from the past will be on hand for alumni to claim and even explain.

    Please RSVP by Oct. 27 to Todd Brannock or Nicki Jones at 234-7117 ext. 2102 or 2104, or email todd.brannock@harrison.kyschools.us, or nicki.jones@harrison.kyschools.us.

  • The Harrison County Ag Development Board announces a fall signup for Harrison County with three programs. The programs included in this sign-up period include: Hay and Grain Storage; Water Enhancement; and Cattle Genetics. The cattle genetics program will include Bulls and the Bred heifer program.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, April 12, 1951 - “The Harrison Hi Thoroughbreds copped their opening diamond encounter when they racked up an 8-2 victory over the Bourbon County Vocational Hi Tuesday at Paris. Billy Switzer was the winning moundsman, allowing only one safety and no earned runs. His slants were stopped by Eddie Whitson. Whitson and Harold Feeback were credited with two hits each and Gasser accounted for a triple. For the losers, Dailey and Pridemore were on the mound.

  • There is a strange emotional thing that happens to gardeners as the summer comes to a close. Our gardens look a bit ragged and are beginning to go dormant. By now my enthusiasm for gardening is replaced by my ambitions for what I want my garden to look like next year. It’s perfect timing, really, because fall in Kentuckiana is the best time to plant. No more droughts or 90 degree days.

  • 4-H Club organization and

    project enrollment in progress

    We are meeting with all 4th and 5th graders and middle school students to give them an opportunity to enroll in 4-H for the upcoming year. In addition all high school students grades 9-12, St. Edwards Club and home school students are eligible to participate in 4-H. 4-H has a lot to offer the youth of Harrison County. The goals of 4-H include citizenship development, leadership development and learning how to do many things through 4-H projects and activities.

  • Monroe Christopher Ogden

    Monroe Christopher Ogden was born to Rodney and Mae Ogden of Cynthiana on Aug. 19, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

    He weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz., and is welcomed by his brother, Rodney ‘R.J.’ Ogden Jr.

    Maternal grandparents are Larry and Inza Croft of Cynthiana and the late Monroe Neace; maternal great-grandparents are the late Corneilus and Martha Neace, Mayme Johnson and the late Hindman Johnson.

  • I’ve followed the All-America Selections for as long as I can remember. It was always a designation that my father trusted and we often trialed the plants in our own family garden the year prior to their introduction. Some of the more memorable plants include ‘Purple Wave’ petunia, ‘Magestic Giants’ pansy mix, and the ‘Profusion’ zinnias. Sure, there were memorable vegetables in the past but it seems as though the AAS is responding to the increase in vegetable gardening interest by including more vegetables then ever each year.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Victoria-Anne Marie McIntyre, Oct. 1, daughter of James Darrell McIntyre and Stephanie Marie White; Chesney Brooke Taylor, Oct. 19, daughter of Chris and Amy Taylor; John Austin Webb, Sept. 21, son of John A. and Tina Faye Webb.

    The site for the MCC/Licking Valley Center was approved and will soon have a permanent home on the Hilltop. The campus will be located across from Harrison County High School and adjoining the vocational school. LVC will receive $2.5 million toward the project by Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton.

  • Our current weather conditions demand that we rethink some of our fall chores.  Fall lawn and tree fertilization should come later this year then normal because of the drought conditions.  An application of high nitrogen now would only burn up what little green grass you may have and force trees to work more then they should under stressful conditions.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 1960 - “Who will buy Monticello and why? These are the questions in the minds of many Cynthianians two days before the palatial residence comes under the auctioneer’s hammer Saturday. The sprawling three-story, 27 room Victorian mansion will be sold by Cummins, Renaker, Whalen and Smith realty and auction firm at 10 a.m. on the premises. Monticello, built in 1883, is a Cynthiana landmark and was once a ‘showplace of the Commonwealth’ by the late Dr. Henry Bromley, who with Mrs. Bromley, held it until their deaths.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Colby Tyler Adams, Oct. 6, son of Joe Jr. and Kristin Adams; Dylan Tate Gasser, Sept. 25, son of Shane and Britt Gasser; Robert Therman Linville, Oct. 9, son of Robert and Linnette Linville; Hayden Stuart Switzer, Oct. 10, son of Amanda and Stuart Switzer.