• Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Emerson Claire Probus, Nov. 5, daughter of Todd and Kelly Probus; Addison Jo Thomas, Feb. 26, son of Drew Thomas and Brittany Yelton.
    Graphic Addiction Tattoo Studio located off Church Street opened its doors on March 6.
    Mexican restaurant opens another set of doors in Harrison Square. El Paricutin is also located downtown Cynthiana.
    The Christian Bookstore, Harrison Square, will be moving to its new location at 116 South Main Street.


    U.S. Air Force Airman Kaleigh E. Marmino graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    Marmino completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

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  • Potato planting time

    Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day; which is also my target date for planting onions and potatoes.  
    I typically manage a mid-March planting but the condition of the soil is my primary concern. I will not start digging until the soil dries out and is considered workable.
    While we wait for that, select potato varieties that complement the way you cook.  

  • Volunteers needed to clean up Kentucky battlefields and historic sites

    Volunteers throughout Kentucky are teaming up with the American Battlefield Trust to aid in the maintenance and restoration of 18 Bluegrass State battlefields and historic sites as part of Park Day, an annual nationwide, hands-on preservation event. Since its inception in 1996, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities.

  • Fire blight risk begins at bloom

    Every couple of years we see an increased incidence of a disease called fire blight on ornamental and fruit trees including apple, crabapple, serviceberry, pear, plum and cherry.
    Fire blight is a disease caused by a bacterium (Erwinia amylovora) that over-winters in sunken cankers on the tree: once temperatures warm in the spring the bacterium oozes out of the canker, insects land on the sticky substance and spread it with efficiency as they travel from blossom to blossom.

  • Homemaker News

    The Renaker Homemaker Club of Harrison County traveled to Paris, Ky. for their February meeting. They had a great lunch at the new Trackside at the Depot Restaurant followed by their business meeting.
    Other trips the club has taken in the past year have been to Augusta, Ky. where they had lunch at the Parkview Inn and then toured the home of Rosemary Clooney.
    A trip to Bluegrass Stockyards included lunch and a tour of the facility. Another outing was to the Gift Box Tea Shop in Lexington, Ky. for a very unique experience.

  • Key steps to prevent back injury

    Did you know that back pain affects eight out of every 10 adults during their lifetime? With a statistic like that, learning to prevent back injuries is important to your health and well-being.
    There are six key steps to avoiding back injuries:
    • Frequent position changes: Sitting in one position for a long time places increased stress on your back. So, get up and move, change positions often, and take breaks from repetitive activities.
    • Pushing/Pulling: Stand up straight and push whenever possible. Pushing is easier on your back.

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  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births reported this week.
    Cynthiana’s National Guard soldiers returned to Cynthiana after a one-year deployment serving in Afghanistan as part of the Operation Enduring Freedom.
    B&R Outpost, Ruddles Mill Road, is seeking 16 vendors for the opening day of its outdoor flea market.
    The 52nd annual Lions Club Charity Auction to begin Marh 23.