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  • April 8 -- Community Health Fair, Harrison County Middle School, 7-11 a.m.

    April 9 -- Painting Class, Harrison County Extension Office at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

    April 19 -- Gourd Necklace Workshop, Harrison County Extension Office at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

    April 27 -- Homemaker Leader training, FoodScapes, Harrison County Extension Office, 1 p.m.; Women’s Health Issues, Cynthiana Christian Church, 5:30 p.m.

    April 29 -- Trapunto Workshop, Harrison County Extension Office, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  • *Cynthiana Democrat, July 1960 -- “Denver, Colo. - Joe B. Hall, head basketball coach at Regis College here, has been named athletic director as well. The 31-year old Cynthiana, Ky. native succeeds Fred T. Daly, who has headed Regis’ athletic programs since 1957. His appointment to become effective Aug. 1. ‘We are pleased to have a man of Coach Hall’s caliber ready to assume these duties,’ Regis’ president said, ‘He did an exceptional job with the varsity basketball team as well as in revising our physical education program.’”

  • Girl Scout Troop 168 is working on their Silver Award Project. This project is for the cadet’s level in girl scouts. The troop has put in 50 hours of work and have chose to do activities that would help benefit the local animal shelter.

    The troop has been to several other Girl Scout Troops in Harrison County and made Happy Socks (sock filled with batten rolled in cat nip and tied) for the kittens to play with at the shelter.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Amy Dawn Cole, March 20, daughter of Melody Dawn Cole; Dakota Layne Colemire, March 23, son of Lynn and Jessica Colemire; Daniel Stewart Craig, March 21, son of Janna Allynn Weinel and Kevin Stewart Craig; Jeffery Dalton Million, March 21, son of Bethany Lynn Million; Monica Elizabeth Spicer, March 22, daughter of Debbie and Donald Spicer; Zachery Shane Hodge, March 17, son of Christy and Shane Hodge; Sidney Olivia Manion, Feb. 13, daughter of Chris and Ann Manion.

  • Our current warm, sunny weather has made everyone just delighted and the intoxication of it all may lead us to act impulsively. 

    I am as anxious as anyone to move some of my houseplants outdoors: My gardenia looks terrible in the dining room and the jasmine down stairs seems to stare into space dreaming of better days.

    They are coming, just be slow about the transition from indoors to out.

  • FFA Big Truck, Tractor Pull

    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.

  • Back in 2007 we installed a five acre tall grass prairie with assistance from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Habitat Improvement Program. Each year they assist a number of landowners in various ways that improve habitat, prevent erosion and protect waterways. Basically, you do the work but they supply you with the materials needed to get the job done.

  • The USDA’s Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program has been amended to allow producers to build cold storage facilities to store their fresh fruits and vegetables.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible, cold storage facilities must have a useful life of 15 years.

  • John W. McCauley, State Executive Director of USDA’s Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers that June 1, 2010 is the deadline for the 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP). This is a mandatory deadline for all participatants and USDA will not accept any late-file applications.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Mersadeez Rowe Dietrich, March 2, daughter of Wally and Christina Dietrich; Hannah Malee Duncan, Feb. 10, daughter of Gary and Teresa Duncan; Ryan Holton Moore, March 25, son of Jason and Amber Moore.

    Harrison County is included in the area of Kentucky that will be changing area codes from 606 to 859 on April 1.

    Harrison County Middle School council approves standardized student dress code.

    The City of Cynthiana donates $7,000 to park rehabilitation projects on Pleasant and Water streets.

  • * Early in 1994, a small group of people interested in this community and history agreed to establish a museum. I encouraged one of our local historians, the late George Slade, to write a column to promote the museum. George composed, I typed the column for him, named it “Museum Musings,” and submitted it to The Cynthiana Democrat for publication. This column first appeared in the paper on March 31, 1994. Thanks to the newspaper staff and to the community for their faithfulness to this column and to the museum. Martha Shropshire Barnes.

  • •Paisley Renee Hicks

    Paisley Renee Hicks was born to Bridget Hill and Patrick Hicks of Cynthiana on Feb. 9, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs.

    •Asher Wright Hoskins

    Asher Wright Hoskins was born to Crystal and Dewayne Hoskins of Georgetown, Ky., on March 11, 2010 at St. Joseph East in Lexington, Ky. He weighed 10 lbs.

    •Emma Klaire Minton

    Emma Klaire Minton was born to Nathan and Jacki Minton of Carlisle on March 8, 2010 at Saint Joseph East in Lexington. She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz.

    •Ellie Danielle Ritchie

  • The Harrison County Extension Office will host a meeting of a group who are interested in traveling to Alaska later this summer. The meeting will be held on Monday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.

    During this meeting we will discuss the dates, locations to visit, and the cost of the trip. A presentation will be made showing the areas of travel. The trip is being planned for late July and will last 8-10 days with some additional options.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Scottie Gene Darosett Jr., Feb. 24, son of Scottie and Debbie Darosett; Blake Alexander Lovins, March 13, son of Rusty and Annette Lovins; Josie Kayla Poe, March 17, daughter of Ronald and Angela Poe; Zachary Allen Wiglesworth, March 13, son of Ginger and Christopher Wiglesworth; Austin Lee Williams, March 14, son of Gary Williams and Pamela Tolliver.

  • * Log Cabin, Oct. 13, 1944 -- “Greer W. Smith of Sylacauga, Ala., on Wednesday, assumed the ownership and management of the Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. of Cynthiana, corner of Pike and Poplar streets, owned by Cora Wells, president and Coburn Walls, secretary and manager. Wells told friends here before leaving that he planned to accept a position in the ship yards at Jeffersonville, Ind. Mr. Smith, whose wife and daughter will join him here when he secures a suitable residence, owns an interest in a Dr.

  • gricultural Development Board approved the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council for $100,000 in Agricultural Development Funds and $100,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for the expansion of research related to switchgrass as a renewable energy source.  This project is the first award through the Multi-County Energy Initiative Program.

  • March 9 -- International Potluck Dinner, 6 p.m., Cynthiana Presbyterian Church. Public is invited. Country being spotlighted is Ghana. Stop by the office for recipes.

    March 11 -- Vegetable Meeting, “Grow Your Own Vegetables” will be held at 7 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.

    March 22 -- Folded Card Workshop, 9 a.m. only. Deadline to register is March 17. Cost is $1. Call the Extension Office at 234-5510 to register.

  • The Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) will hold its final Regional Workshop for 2010 on Monday, March 29 at the Fayette County Extension Office in Lexington. The workshop begins at 9 a.m. and is one of 11 workshops that GOAP has held to discuss new policy and program changes of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund (KADF).

  • Serenity Skye Sutton

    Serenity Skye Sutton was born to Tabitha and Micky Sutton on Feb. 10, 2010 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz.

  • My friend Dee Dee keeps asking me about the best way to finally eradicate the creeping Charlie that has invaded her back yard. She is reluctant to use synthetic herbicides, or “poisons” as she puts it.