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  • *Cynthiana Democrat, Aug. 3, 1933 - “President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Thursday appointed Mac Swinford of Cynthiana, Ky. as district attorney for the eastern district of Kentucky.” (There is a display at the museum to honor Judge Mac. Are you familiar with his writings?)

    *Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 30, 1969 - “A fire of undetermined origin destroyed the maintenance building belonging to Bluegrass Plant Foods, Inc. last Thursday.”

  • Submitted By Cheryl Case, Extension Agent

    Celebrity chefs say people eat with their eyes first.  Then, they serve up a deliciously crafted work of art on a plate.  It may be true, but most of us use our senses of smell and taste to satisfy hunger.

  • The insect world has countless sucking and chewing pests. One of the most difficult questions to answer, and I get asked it often, is “what’s eating my plant?”

    It could be a chewing beetle, or caterpillar; or it could be a sucking spider mite, bug or aphid, among many, many others. 

    Our early heat wave this summer added an additional component to the problem…many insects love this sort of disagreeable weather and can multiply more rapidly as a result.

  • CLASS OF 1960

    Harrison County High School Class of 1960 will have its 50th reunion on July 17, 2010 with social time from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 at the Cynthiana Country Club.

    For more information call 859-234-1306.

    CRISWELL, RANKIN, SLADE, MARTIN REUNION

    The Criswell-Rankin-Slade-Martin reunion will be Sunday, Aug. 8 at the Benson United Methodist Church.

    A potluck meal will be served at 12:30 p.m.

    Table service and drinks will be provided.

    FRYMAN

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Charles Nathaniel Lee Bowling, April 12, son of Cecil Lee Jr. and Sabrina Bowling; Dennis Wayne "Trey" Russell III, May 24, son of Heather and Dennis Russell II; Jessica Nicole Steven, May 22, gaughter of Amy Quesenberry and Harold E. Steven Jr.; Daniel Scott Faulconer, May 25, son of Brian and Amanda Faulconer; Maxwell Royce Ferguson, May 14, son of Dr. David and Jolleen Ferguson; Grace Louise Street, May 17, daughter of the Rev. John and Lori Street Jr.

  • •Kellie Marie Grubbs and JJ Nicholsto marry on July 3 at 4:30 p.m. at Indian Creek Christian Church. A reception will be held at the Cynthiana Country Club.

    •Katheryn Elizabeth Boaz and Benjamin McDowell Royse to be married at Southern Hills United Methodist Church on Aug. 28, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. A reception will follow at Red Mile.

  • * Cynthiana News, June 6, 1867 - “The county of Harrison is entitled to three scholarships in the ‘Agricultural College’ located in Lexington, we believe. It is a concern we know little about and care to know less. It is time that the Legislature of Kentucky cease making appropriations for the advantage of a certain few. The people of this county have paid taxes enough for the benefit of a few nabobs.” (nabob - person of great wealth)

  • On July 5, a High Moisture Haylage field day will be presented on the farm of Greg McCauley. Michelle Simon, UK summer intern, will be presenting information on wrapping haylage at the correct time to increase the quality of the product, information on new possibilites for producers, and information on hay temperatures and curing time. Dr. Ray Smith, University of Kentucky Forage Specialist, will be the guest speaker.

  • These are the summers that I am glad I have maintained a growing succulent collection for outdoor containers. 

    It has been dreadfully hot this year and spending all my time watering containers is not my idea of fun.  

    If we removed the Ohio Valley humidity factor, this summer would be like a Zone 9, Mediterranean climate with pop-up thunderstorms. 

  • CLASS OF 1960

    Harrison County High School Class of 1960 will have its 50th reunion on July 17 with social time from 5-6:30, dinner at 6:30 at the Cynthiana Country Club. For more information call 859-234-1306.

    MORRISON

    The Morrison reunion will be held July 10 from 11 a.m. to ? at the Scott County Park in the outdoor shelter. Bring a dish, drinks, etc., and enjoy a day of memories. For more information call 234-8746.

    NICHOLS

  • •Jerri Marie Wright and Melvin Sparks Jr. announce their engagement. No date has been set.

    •Johnny W. Beckett Jr. and Stephanie M. Miller to marry at their home on July 3 at 4:30 p.m. followed by a reception.

    •Keshia Marie Spicer and Christopher  Brian Ruth to wed Aug. 21, 2010 in Beattyville, Ky.

    •Jared Mattox and Carla Withrow to wed at Hilton Head, S.C. on July 30. A reception will take place at a later date.

  • * Cynthiana Times, Dec. 7, 1865 - “We notice among other arrivals at their homes, our much esteemed and highly respected friends, Maj. Ben and Capt. Jo Desha. They are looking well and hearty. Their reception by their friends in old Harrison was that character which could not fail to make them proud of their county and state.”

     

  • RENAKER SCHOOL

    ALUMNI REUNION

    The Renaker School Alumni Reunion will be held on July 17 at  6 p.m. at the Calvary Assembly of God’s Church.

    Calvary Assembly of God’s Church is located at 325 Webster Ave. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. All former students, alumni and friends are invited.

    For reservations contact Patty Adams at 859-234-1403.

    CLASS OF 1960

    Harrison County High School Class of 1960 will have its 50th reunion on July 17, 2010 with social time from 5-6:30 with dinner at 6:30 at the Cynthiana Country Club.

  • I have some healthy looking tomato plants in the garden this year which is refreshing after last year’s diseased lot. Nothing ripe yet but all in all things look promising despite the pop-up down pours and the 90 degree weather.     

  • “I don’t like spiders and snakes…” are the lyrics to the catchy 1970s tune by singer Jim Stafford. Although the song has little to do with wildlife, the sentiment holds true for many whose fear, when they cross paths with a common snake or spider, is real even when the perceived danger isn’t.  

  • ANNESS

    The Anness family reunion will be held Sunday, June 6. A potluck lunch will be served at noon at Northside Elementary School. All family and friends are invited to attend.

    CUMMINS

    Joseph and Lydia Fleming Cummins were married in Bourbon County, Ky. in 1793 and lived at Antioch Mills in what is now Harrison County, Ky. They had 13 children and 140 grandchildren.  Eight of the children went to Illinois in early 1800s and the other five stayed in Kentucky. Anyone with Cummins family connections is invited to attend.

  • * Log Cabin, March 24, 1906 - “Interurban Road - An engineering corps composed of the senior class in civil engineering of the State College, Lexington, has begun a survey for an interurban line from Lexington to Cynthiana by way of Russell Cave turnpike. The work being done under the supervision of Mr. W. A. Newman and under direct charge of Mr. Nesbit. The parties who are having the work done are reported to be Eastern capitalists, but Mr. Newman declined to give their names. The proposed line will run through Centerville, Jacksonville, and Broadwell to Cynthiana.

  • •Regina Riley and John K. Lyons announce their engagement.

    • Johnny W. Beckett Jr. and Stephanie M. Miller announce their upcoming marriage at their home.

    • Lindsey Cockrell and Skyler Jones will be married on July 10 in Lexington.

  • •Jarrod Napier and Shannon Armstrong to marry June 26, 2010 in a private double-ring ceremony at 1 p.m.

  • Farmers in 90 counties are eligible for Federal disaster assistance, including low interest emergency (EM) loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) provided eligibility requirements are met.

    On May 11, 2010, President Obama declared eleven Kentucky counties as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by severe storms, flooding, mudslides and tornadoes that occurred from May 1 and continuing.