• Preparing garden for winter

    Several years ago I made the mistake of leaving the water pump in the barn instead of storing it in the basement.  
    Well, I found out why Daddy always stored it in the basement during the cold days of winter.
    When I got the pump out to do some irrigation the following summer, the primer tank had split right open.  
    A little bit of moisture was left in the tank and it froze.  The tank is made of cast iron so imagine what a little moisture might do to your favorite terracotta pot.

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  • Barnett hosts November Omega chapter meeting

    Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority met at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on Monday, Nov. 2. Patsy Barnett was hostess, with 10 members present.

  • Museum Musings

    * A season of thanks, patriotism, remembrance, veterans appreciation, gratitude - but not just for this season - but on each and every day - thanks.
    * Please visit the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum to enhance your gratitude. A large portion of the museum is dedicated to our veterans. Amidst the uniforms, pictures, artifacts, and flags is a section where one can sit and peruse and appreciate veterans’ stories, especially Harrison Countians..

  • Winter’s checklist part 1: Preparing garden for winter

    There are many gardening tasks that must be done or are better done in the fall of the year.  
    Things like cleaning up old plant material; fertilizing trees, shrubs and lawns; and protecting tender plants like hybrid tea roses and French hydrangeas.  
    These chores are all part of garden maintenance and taking care of them now will improve the quality of your garden later.
    Here’s a checklist to remind you of what needs to be done to get the garden ready for winter:

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  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Wesley Andrew Nickerson, Nov. 18, son of Walter and Emily Nickerson.
    Eight year old Hallie Clough celebrates birthday in a different fashion. On her party invitations she requested items that were cat-suitable to be donated to the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter’s cat room. She had commented that she did not need toys and Christmas was on the way. Therefore, she decided to collect items for the animal shelter.

  • Top five tips for purchasing safe toys this holiday season

    More than 250,000 children are killed or injured while playing with toys each year in the U.S. As you’re doing your holiday shopping, local child advocates are offering advice that could help keep a child you love out of the emergency room.

  • Woman’s Club of Harrison County holds November luncheon, will meet again Dec. 11

    The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met on Friday, Nov. 13 at Hospice of the Bluegrass for their monthly luncheon. Cheryl Case, president, welcomed members and guests and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    Case introduced her guest, Sarah Sweet. Virgie Wells welcomed guests Sue and Kitty Lake, wife and daughter of the guest speaker.
    The meal was catered by Layne Tussey and Wells offered the blessing of the meal.