• Some wilt caused by beetles on beans and cucumbers

    As the summer season progresses it is a good idea to keep a close watch on your vegetable garden.  
    Disease and insect problems seem to culminate during the month of August.  Certainly, the heat and humidity can make some plants weary but that is a weak argument for some summer vegetables because many like the heat.  
    At the moment my vegetable garden anxiety comes from the threat of rust, wilt, anthracnose, mildew and chewing insects.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Carl Logan Bowling, July 8, son of Chad and Nancy Bowling; Owen Christopher Chappel, May 13, son of Leslie Ritchie and Chris Chappel; Wyatt Elye Curtis, July 29, son of David Pierce and Jennifer Lynn Curtis; Maddison Michelle Tackett, May 26, daughter of John and Jennifer Tackett; Xavier Gene Allen Thompson, July 17, son of Ashley and Derik Thompson.

  • Summer blooming trees

    You know me better than to recommend trees that everyone already has in every neighbor across our hometowns, how about some new trees in the landscape that bloom in summer.  
    Some small trees- perfect for small landscapes- include Maackia amurensis, Heptacodium, Acer buergerianum, and a variety of Sumac.  
    These trees are not as common in the market place as dogwoods but they can be found at our specialty local nurseries. If nothing else ask your local nursery to consider ordering one for you next spring.

  • Colton Jay Cash

    Colton Jay Cash was born to Sandra Jay and Christopher Eric of Berry, Ky., on July 29, 2018 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 7 lbs.
    Maternal grandparents are Ira Jay Brock Jr. and Marian Kathleen of Sunrise, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Ira James Brock Sr. and Sue Etta Brock.
    Paternal grandparents are William Lavern and Carrie Kidd Cash of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Caleb Lee Kidd and Scharlene Kay Kidd.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Olivia Deshae Chapman, 22, and Jennings Allen Copley, 24, married July 7, 2018.
    Danielle Renee Farmer, 18, and Dakota James Clapp, 19, married July 7, 2018.
    Betty Danialle Elligson, 38, and John Michael Elligson, 41, married July 13, 2018.
    Pamela Jane Holladay, 54, and Jeffrey Allan Williams, 54, married July 13, 2018.
    Mary Elizabeth Brady, 20, and Timothy Allen Crump, 25, married July 14, 2018.
    Heather Lynn Neace, 26, and Stephen Jason Lemons, 23, married July 14, 2018.

  • Reunions

    The Slade, Martin, Criswell, Rankin reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 12 at 12:30 p.m. at Benson United Methodist Church.
    There will be a potluck meal. Bring a dish. Plates, drink, cups and utensils furnished.
    The church is located at 415 Ky. Hwy. 1744.

    Descendants of Nicholas Corbin Marsh and Mary Holton Marsh held their annual reunion at the Elk’s shelter in Cynthiana, Ky., on Aug. 5.
    The following names were recorded in the attendance book.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Anna Katherine Harris, April 30, daughter of Jay and Laura Harris.
    Michael Babb of Network Engineering Inc. and The Computer Repair Place have opened a storefront in downtown Cynthiana to meet commercial and individual computer needs. He also privides free estimates for computer repairs. The new business is located at 118 S. Walnut Street.

  • Safe Sitter Classes
  • 2018 Miss Harrison County/Teen Harrison County
  • Stinging caterpillars

    This time of the year I am on the lookout for a variety of masterfully camouflaged stinging caterpillars.
    The very first time I saw one it turned into a game: I took Andy down to the Parrotia tree and said “can you find the caterpillar?”  He never did because this caterpillar looked exactly like the scorched edge of a leaf that would be a result of a long hot summer.