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  • You know all the jokes about people having bumper crops of summer squash?

    Squash shows up in people’s cars or in public spaces because there is so much that the gardener can’t even give it away. Well, some years are better than others and this year, I don’t seem to have an over abundance.

    This year, the squash vine borer and blossom end rot dominate; last year it was squash bugs and mildew.

  • The Harrison County Conservation District will be accepting requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program beginning Sept. 1, 2010 and extending through Sept. 30, 2010.

  • • Kelli Michelle Gibson and Darrin Wayne Doyle will marry in an outdoor western wedding on Sept. 25, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at the Doyle Farm, 1089 Salem Pike, Cynthiana. Friends and family are invited.

  • GILKERSON-GILKISON

    Several family members have suggested that the family reunion not be held on a holiday weekend. This year it has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11 at Legion Hall, Legion Road, Paris, Ky. from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Will eat at 12:30 p.m.

    Bring a covered dish for sharing and soft drinks of your choice. Utensils, plates, napkins, lemonade and coffee will be furnished. Bring your family tree information and anything you’d like to display for others to enjoy.

  • • McKayla-Marie Katherine Insko was born to Randall and Sarah Insko of Cynthiana on Aug. 12, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 lbs. 3 oz.

    • Matthew Gage Campbell was born to Patricia Karen Campbell of Cynthiana on Aug. 4, 2010. He weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Raegan Nicole Baldwin, June 23, daughter of Joey and Jennifer Baldwin; Caleb Mark Harris, Aug. 11, son of Jami and Jan Reeves Harris.

    Crews are working to replace 13,000 feet of waterlines (starting with Pleasant Street) in the northeast quadrant of Cynthiana. Elmarch Avenue will be the next target.

    County grant will allow for extended waterlines in the northern and eastern areas of the county. The project will serve 127 new customers. Total estimated cost is $1.02 million. A block grant has been applied for.

  • • Meghan Elizabeth Rich and Corey Hinson Florence of Lexington to be married at the Oleika Temple in Lexington on Oct. 16, 2010 at 5 p.m. No formal invitations are being sent.

    • Samantha Hopkins and Travis Wright will marry at Fairlane Farm on Sept. 18, 2010.

  • * The Cynthiana Kentuckian, Oct. 30, 1969 - “Mr. and Mrs. William (Billy) Bauer, who operate a motel in Myrtle Beach, S.C. have stopped over for a visit with Mr. Bauer’s mother, Anna Bauer, Elmarch Avenue. Billy will be remembered for the journey to the west coast, accompanied by Jimmie Galbraith, Bill Conway and George Cason in an open top 1923 Ford touring car. All four members survived the trip and at last report were doing well.”

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, July 29, 1937 - The Rohs has a long record of improving its equipment and service to patrons, the latest being air conditioning. It gives the patrons unparalleled comfort on the hottest day and changes air constantly so there is always a fresh clean odor, no matter how packed the house may be. The air conditioner was first used last week and has since been in operation. The process used is washed air, the water being drawn from an artesian well, 173 feet deep, the water being about 55 degrees.

  • • Homemaker Marketing committee, Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m.

    • Homemaker Executive committee, Aug. 12, 1 p.m.

    • Fair Food Booth wrap-up, Aug. 18, 10 a.m.

    • Homemaker Advisory Council, Aug. 19, 930 a.m.

    • County Homemaker Officer and Chairman Training, Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m.

    • Leader Training, Aug. 31, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. - Travel the KY Quilt Trail

    • Little Feet, Big Feet, Born to Run 5K run/walk, Sept. 11

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Devin Todd Ecklar, July 17, son of Darren and Dawn Ecklar; Jared Edward Gosney, Aug. 5, son of Jason and Carrie Gosney; Samantha Jo Hensley, June 29, daughter of Toby Jo Hensley and Rita Joyce Hensley; AmyJane Hill, Aug. 11, daughter of Chastity Highland and David Hill Jr.

    Kentucky Bank announces plans for full-service bank in Cynthiana. The proposed building will be constructed on the vacant lot in front of Food Lion. No date has been set for ground breaking.

  • CLASS OF 1995

    The Harrison County High School Class of 1995 will host its 15-year reunion at the Cynthiana Country Club on Aug. 14, 2010 from 7 p.m. to midnight.

    Tickets purchased in advance are $15 for a single and $30 for a couple.

    Payments may be sent to Whitney Slade Hedges at 4049 Ky Hwy 392, Cynthiana, KY 41031 or Christy Furnish Barnes, 1493 Dutch Chapel Road, Cynthiana, KY 41031.

    Tickets purchased the night of the reunion will be $20 for a single and $35 per couple.

    CLASS OF 1990

  • I have long understood that purslane could be used in salads or soups, but have never made much of an effort to harvest and devise a kitchen plan until know. 

    I had this fabulous stand of the weed in my kitchen garden after I pulled the old greens that bolted from the summer heat. It made perfect sense to let it grow and flourish because no lettuce seed would be germinating in this heat and I knew that this garden was free from any herbicides.

    So, the purslane established and I have turned young and old alike onto its culinary virtues.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Nov. 30, 1950 - “Raging Blizzard - Snowdrifts in Rural Areas as High as 12 Feet - A raging blizzard Satuday night resulting in snow drifts as high as 12 feet in some rural areas, left Cynthiana and Harrison County locked in the heaviest snowfall since January, 1936. With the exception of the L & N Railroad all transportation facilities serving the city were brought to a standstill.

  • I received a call the other day about what to do with a blue spruce covered in bagworms. The tree is apparently covered (and large), so hand-picking was not an option.  The caller said the pest was rather large, too, so I had to recommend a systemic insecticide as the treatment. 

    I prefer that we catch the bagworms earlier in the season so that we can take a biological approach, but this is not always the case. 

  • •Virginia Shadea Ridley was born to Natasha White and James Ridley of Cynthiana, on July 16, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz.

    • Georgia Elizabeth Northcutt was born to Scott and Kristen Northcutt of Cynthiana, on June 23, 2010 at St. Joseph Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz.

    • Jake Hunter Bowlin was born to Chris and Sara Bowlin on June 25, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz.

  • CLASS OF 1995

    The Harrison County High School Class of 1995 will host its 15-year reunion at the Cynthiana Country Club on Aug. 14, 2010 from 7 p.m. to midnight.

    Tickets purchased in advance are $15 for a single and $30 for a couple.

    Payments may be sent to Whitney Slade Hedges at 4049 Ky Hwy 392, Cynthiana, KY 41031 or Christy Furnish Barnes, 1493 Dutch Chapel Road, Cynthiana, KY 41031.

    Tickets purchased the night of the reunion will be $20 for a single and $35 per couple.

    CRISWELL, RANKIN, SLADE, MARTIN

  • •Sarah Katherine Jacobs and John Ryan Kelly plan October wedding in Isle of Palms, S.C.

  • 10 years ago . . .

  • * All of us at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum anticipate the community’s second Art Walk. Last year’s event was a marvelous opportunity for the museum to shine. Accolades to those who work so diligently to organize, promote, and implement the festivities.