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County Extension

  • Tips to get your home garden growing

    By Jessica Sayre, County extension agent for Horticulture
    Springtime in Kentucky is a great time to get outside and enjoy the home garden. Every aspiring gardener should do a few things to have a successful season.
    • Plan your garden on paper before you begin. Think about the things you want to grow and when they will be ready to harvest. Draw it out on paper so you can get a visual of what the garden might look like at planting and harvesting times.

  • McCauley Dedication
  • Homemakers International Dinner planned for March 28

    The Harrison County Homemakers select a country to study each year. This year they chose to study the Philippines. The International Dinner committee has scheduled the dinner for Friday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    Josh Shepherd, a Cynthiana resident who once lived in the Philippines, will be the guest speaker.  The public is welcome to attend this dinner and hear about Josh’s experiences and the culture and people of this country. Traditional Filipino cuisine will be served.

  • Harrison County Beef Show
  • Homemakers
  • Recipe for Reading
  • Lawn Care

    This hot and dry summer has affected our lawns badly. Most are wondering if the grass will ever return and in many cases it probably won’t. It is evident that we have lost some of our grass in areas where the soil is shallow or was in direct sunlight during those hot afternoons. The big concern now is what should we do to insure a beautiful lawn for next year?

  • Central KY Area of Extension plans conferences in October

    For the last few years the Central KY Area of Extension has held a Stocker Conference in Lexington. This year the conference will be held Monday, Oct. 1 at the Fayette County Extension Office. During the session programs will deal with health programs, marketing issues, and the upcoming winter feeding program.

  • Community Gospel Sing to be held July 8 at the Harrrison County fairgrounds

    The Harrison County Fairboard is sponsoring the Community Gospel Sing at the fairgrounds on July 8 at 6:30 p.m.
    Anyone interested in participating should contact Barbara Yearsley, 1146 Ky. Hwy. 1842 N, Cynthiana, Ky. 41031 or 859-234-2963, Betty Stoner at 234-3794, or Kevin Strausbaugh at 859-608-6826 before June 30.
    Letters are not being sent to churches this year.

  • Get ready for all-star dads

    Research studies show that the rates of physical inactivity are highest in the southern region of the United States.  Men’s Health in the state of Kentucky is quickly becoming a serious concern.  Physical inactivity is a major reason for poor physical health for men. Kentucky is greatly affected by this lack of physical activity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that in 2009, 34.6 percent of Kentuckians were overweight.