.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Features

  • According to our weather forecasters, it looks like we are getting ready for another swing in our weather. 

    The cool, wet weather pattern was great for my peas, greens and potatoes, but I am starting to think maybe I should have waited one more week before putting the tomatoes and peppers out. 

    Our rollercoaster ride from hot and dry to cool and wet and back again is good news for some and bad for others.

    So how do precipitation and temperature affect plants? Well, in every way possible.

  • Farmers and landowners are reminded that they have until Tuesday, June 1, 2010, to sign up for the 2010 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program. More than 75 percent of an expected 1.7 million farms have already enrolled.

    Producers must be aware of these deadlines and take action. Farmers and landowners must enroll their eligible farms no later than June 1, 2010, to take advantage of these important programs. USDA calculates DCP payments using base acres and payment yields established for each farm.

  • Harrison County landowners still have time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office but the deadline for getting signed up for the second CSP ranking period is quickly approaching. According to NRCS District Conservationist Richard Bowling, now is the time for landowners and producers who have considered applying for CSP to get signed up and submit documentation. USDA has announced the national cutoff date for CSP is June 11, which requires landowners submit applications quickly.

  • 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.

  • Kentucky farmers may be able to utilize federal relief programs to get help for farm-related losses incurred since April 30 as a result of severe storms, flooding, mudslides, straight line winds and tornadoes.

    Producers who suffered at least a 30 percent loss in crop production or livestock products may apply for aid from the Emergency Loan Program (ELP). Owner-operators or tenant operators of family farms can take advantage of a low 3.75 percent interest rate to borrow up to 100 percent of actual production or physical losses up to $500,000.

  • •Andrea Leigh Dunn and Kevin Charles Watkins to marry June 5, 2010 at the Wallis House in Paris, Ky.

    • Rachel Renee Mattox and Jacob Zachary Carr to marry June 26, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at Cynthiana First Church of God.

    • Casandra McAninch and Jacob Daniel Fryman to marry May 29, 2010 at the home of the brides grandmother, Bessie Tumey, 4363 Ky. Hwy. 36 W., Cynthiana.

  • 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.

    BROOKS

    The descendants of Omer and Daisy Brooks will be holding the family reunion at Johnnie and Carolyn Brooks home on Sunday, May 23 at 1 p.m. It will be a cookout potluck. Bring a dish, drink and pictures.

    CUMMINS

  • •Kellie Marie Grubbs and JJ Nichols announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage on July 3, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. at Indian Creek Christian Church.

    •Kristin McCauley and Carl Michael Clifford announce their upcoming wedding on May 23, 2010 at 3 p.m. at the Prizing House.

    •Kali Rae Slusher and Brett Alan Wade to be united in marriage on May 22, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at Little Switzerland on Old Lair Road.

  • In 2010 Quadris has been approved for use in greenhouses and float beds for tobacco production for disease of target spot. If you are seeing a problem it is recommended that you would use 4cc per five gallons of water.  This amount of water should cover 1,000 square foot of float bed. This additional label will go with the present label for field use and will be good only for the 2010 season.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Dylan Edward Allen Gross, May 5, son of Amy Johnelle Gross and Josh Arledge; Westin Enos Russell, May 1, son of Karen and Jamie Russell; Emily Patterson Tibbens, May 9, daughter of Rex and Amy Tibbens.

    Harrison County High School principal, Gary Dearborn, to step down at the end of the school year. Dearborn will be retiring with 27 years in education.

    Harrison County High School Singers take first place in competition in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

  • May 6 -- Diabetes Workshop, Harrison County Extension Office, 5 p.m., with Ann Gann from Virginia.

    May 7 -- Homemaker Day, Courthouse lawn, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If rain, will move to Cynthiana Presbyterian Church.

    May 7 -- Central Kentucky Blood Drive at the Homemaker Day from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    May 11 -- Ladies Day Only, at the Harrison County Health Department. Register by calling 234-2842.

  • * Cynthiana News, June 27, 1867 - “Peck and VanHook - Wholesale and Retail Groceries keep constantly on hand at the lowest market rate. All grades of Yellow and Refined Sugars; Loverings White granulated and Powdered Crushed Sugars; Choice Rio, Java and Lagnyra Coffee, Molasses and Syrups, Green and Black Tea; Boots and Shoes, Queensware Hardware, Nails, Cotton Yarn, Rope, Twine, Mill Bags, Packing Yarn, Window Sash, Glass, Paint, Oils and Dye Stuffs.

  • After the rains hit a few weeks ago, enough moisture settled in to trigger the development and “ripening” of some really freaky looking appendages. It is called cedar-apple rust and many gardeners where curious about the large, orange gelatinous spore horns hanging from their cedars like Japanese lanterns. 

    They strike awe and dread from me because they are fabulous looking creations of nature, but they also forewarn a rust problem in the orchard for next year. 

  • • Hadley Ireland Mattox

    Hadley Ireland Mattox was born on April 8, 2010 to Adam and Lauren Mattox of Cynthiana at St. Joseph East Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz.

    • Bracken James and Brynleigh Ann King

    Bracken James and Brynleigh Ann King was born born to Josh King and Leigh Ann Lusby on Jan. 29, 2010 at St. Joseph East Hospital. Bracken weighed 3 lbs. 9 oz. and Brynleigh weighed 2 lbs. 14 oz..

  • BUENA VISTA

    ALUMNI BANQUET

    The Buena Vista Alumni Banquet will be held at the First United Methodist Church Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 6 p.m. All former students, teachers, alumni and friends are welcome.

    For reservations call Dorothy Slade at 234-5835 by May 11. The meal will be $13 per person.

    CUMMINS

  • * Log Cabin, Nov. 11, 1905 -- “The patrons of the well known firm of W. L. Northcutt Co. have learned that the very latest and most stylish things in ladies wear can be found at this store. In this beautiful store on Pike Street, next door to the post office, may be found everything desirable in foreign and domestic dry goods, notions and shoes, at prices which are uniformly low, quality considered.”

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Manuel Gregory Baker, April 28, son of Matthew and Lea Michele Baker; James Wyatt Lang Banks, May 1, son of Greg and Kimberly Jo Faulkner Banks; Kayla Leeann Bell, April 18, daughter of Brian and Katrina Bell; Zackery Allen Martin, April 7, son of Michelle Poe and Dwayne Martin; Christian Harrison Lee Tolliver, April 27, son of Christopher Tolliver and Melissa Tolliver; Skylor Marie Turner, March 27, daughter of Brian Turner and Crystal Hawkins.

  • The beacon of spring in these parts is undoubtedly the native dogwood. But, there are other notable spring bloomers worth consideration in the home landscape. What about Halesia or Chionanthus, commonly known as Carolina silverbell and fringe tree, respectively.

    Both trees are native to the southeast United States and are well-suited to Kentuckiana’s climate. They are perfect for home landscapes because they are small to medium in size. 

  • •Sarah Ann Carroll and Jason Henry Goodpaster to marry at Connersville Christian Church on June 5 at 5:30 p.m.

  • •WILLIAMSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

    ALUMNI BANQUET

    The Williamstown Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, May 29 in the Williamstown High School gym. Registration and social hour is at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30. The classes of 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1985, 1990, 2000 and 2010 graduates will be honored.

    Reservations may be made on or before Tuesday, May 25 with Kelly West, 1510 N. Main St., Williamstown, Ky. 41097. Cost of the banquet is $18 and includes dinner.