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  • 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.

    May 3 -- Harrison County Homemaker Annual Meeting, 6 p.m., Harrison County Extension Office. Tickets are $10 each and available at the office.

  • The Harrison County Farmers Market committee will meet on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Harrison County Health Department.

  • * We hope that you will include a visit to the museum as a part of the eighth annual Raggedy Ann Festival this Saturday, April 17 in downtown Cynthiana.

    * R.B. Gruelle was born in 1851 in Cynthiana. Do you know who R.B. Gruelle was?

    * Even as a boy, R. B. Gruelle was an artist, showman and businessman. He produced magic lantren shows for the neighborhood children. There is a magic lantern in the bueum magic lantern in the museum collection.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Sydnie Elizabeth Lyons, March 9, daughter of Robert and Lon Lyons; James Mason Marsh, March 3, son of Chris and Mindy Marsh; James Brack Noble, March 24, son of Leslie and Angie Noble; Austin Tyler Omar Reyna, March 31, son of Tammy Frizzell and Teadoro Reyna.

    Alisha Eckler of Harrison County has finished her first week of overseas traveling adventure. She left Cincinnati on April 3 for a 118-day adventure around the world.

    Harrison County Breds break spring break slump with win over Paris.

  • By Bill Roberts, Co. ext. agent

    2010 4-H CAMP

  • The Harrison County Ag Development Board wants to remind all Farmers in Harrison County that the sign-up period for programs in 2010 will end on Monday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. All applications should be returned to the Harrison County Extension Office.

  • 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.

  • 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.