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  • 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.

  • * Log Cabin, Sept. 14, 1906 - “Beautiful souvenir cards showing scenes, churches etc. of Cynthiana, have just been placed on sale at Jett’s drug store. The lot of 8,000 cards comprises 10 varieties. The Log Cabin office printed the cards.” (Some of those cards would be ideal for the museum collection. Do you have some that you might share?)

  • I can’t tell you how many people have told me that they have planted their tomatoes already… some nearly a month ago! Too early, too early! 

    When it comes to spring fever, the tomato is most abused. Gardeners just can’t wait to get out and dig, which is understandable, but when it comes to tomatoes, it is best to be patient.

    Tomatoes love two things:  good drainage and heat. If you have struggled with tomatoes in the past, consider what makes them most content when preparing the garden and setting your plants out.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Daniel Spencer Free, April 6, son of Bryn and Tammy Free; Zachary Allen Kennedy, April 20, son of April and Brandon Kennedy; Kasey Michelle Pike, April 3, daughter of Harold Joseph Jr. and Susan Denise Courtney.

    Industrial Park work to begin with bid awards. Work should get started within 30 days.

    Snake Lick Road in northern Harrison County to close to through traffic for the next month or two in order to replace the bridge.

  • 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.

    ODDVILLE ALUMNI DINNER

    The Oddville School Alumni dinner will be held at the Cynthiana Christian Church fellowship hall on Saturday, May 29. The get-together of old friends and begin at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

  • Stormy Mae Nicole McKinney

    Stormy Mae Nicole McKinney was born to Tonya Nicole Fryman of Somerset, Ky. on March 28, 2010 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz.

    David Rylan Dale Ross

    David Rylan Dale Ross was born to Megan and David Michael Ross of Cynthiana on Feb. 11, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Nov. 17, 1960 -- “Doors to the Railway Express Agency will be permanently closed within the next few months. The move is one of several now under consideration by the Kentucky Railroad Commission. Service to Cynthiana won’t be discontinued however. Instead the move is designed to actually give this area better support from the Agency which will be operated from Lexington.”

  • •April Dawn Conley and Christopher Wayne Ritchie to wed on May 15, 2010 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Church.

    •Jessica Denniston and Leo Kearns to wed June 12, 2010. Invitations are being sent to family and friends.

    •Allen Clay Muntz and Tarah Jiselle Combs to marry at Buena Vista Baptist Church May 15, 2010, at 4 in the afternoon.

     

  • The Harrison County Ag Development Board has completed the scoring of the 2010 Phase I applications.

    The Board received 184 applications and 84 have been approved. The scoring on the applications ranged from 91.5 to 31.5 points. Those receiving 75 points or above were approved.

    This approval is contingent upon producers attending the training which will be Tuesday, May 4 at the Harrison County Extension Office beginning at 7:30 p.m.

  • Known as false indigo or wild indigo, Baptisia australis is a North American native that is due some new attention; it is good to see it rise to the ranks of a Perennial Plant of the Year. 

    Most gardeners just want things to look good without too much fuss and that’s the mission of the Perennial Plant Association’s “Plant of the Year” program. 

    Each year, industry professionals vote for what they think is an outstanding perennial. This year the votes have been cast for Baptisia australis.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Lane Hollis Burden, April 21, daughter of Jeff and Diane Burden; Jared Allen Cracraft, April 20, son of Terry Allen and Bettina Laytart Cracraft; Andrew Scott Fuller, March 28, son of Donald R. and Rhonda L. Fuller; Zachary Allen Kennedy, April 20, son of April and Brandon Kennedy; Sharon Sulynn Thomas, April 19, daughter of Amanda and Kevin Thomas.

  • 2010 4-H CAMP

  • The Harrison County FFA Alumni will sponsor a Big Truck and Tractor Pull on Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24 at the Harrison County Fairgrounds. Both events will begin at 7 p.m.

    A silent auction will be held Friday night only. For more information contact Steven Prows at 859-298-0025.