• Cynthiana Chapter NSDAR plans trip to Versailles on Oct. 13

    The Cynthiana Chapter of the NSDAR met at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on Sept. 8.  The meeting was called to order by Regent Jane Whitehead. Our guest speaker was Jenny Lynn Hatter, Director of Instruction, of the Harrison County Schools. She spoke on her career and how technology is changing education and how students learn in today’s classroom.  She relayed that on Sept. 17 students will celebrate “Constitution Day.”
    Sally Kinney will be heading up activities for “Constitution Week” with Jeff Kinney.

  • HCHS Class of 1963
  • Reunions

    The Ishmael reunion will be held Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Kincaid Lake State Park. Bring a dish and join us.

    The Jockey reunion will be held at Flat Run Veteran’s Park on Sept. 22 from 1-4 p.m. Bring a dish and drink. We will also play bingo.

    Roscol and Emma Swann Price family reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Multipurpose building at Kincaid Lake State Park, 565 Kincaid Park Rd., Falmouth, Ky.

  • Wood chips and soil fertility

    I am in need of chips. Wood chips, that is.
    I grew up being warned about using fresh wood products as mulch or soil amendments because, in theory, as the wood broke down it would tie up valuable nitrogen, stealing it away from the plants. 
    More recent conclusions based on old and new field research - and practical experience - suggests otherwise. 
    I have found that wood chips make an excellent soil conditioner and weed suppressant (almost more critical this year).

  • Call for artwork entries to Creative Harvest 2018

    Stoner Creek Arts and Hopewell Museum invite all artists to submit entries for Creative Harvest 2018. The exhibit will be open Friday, Oct. 12 through Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Artists may submit their work on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 2-4 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
    Artists may submit up to four pieces of work for this exhibit, including two 2-dimensional entries and two 3-dimensional entries.

  • Saturday in Carlisle Festival planned for Sept. 29

    The Carlisle Rotary Club invites everyone to come, participate and enjoy another day of great festival activities. This is our 13th year sponsoring the event and we have planned a bigger and fuller day’s event.  The upcoming “Saturday In Carlisle” Day will be on Saturday, Sept. 29 starting at 9 a.m. on and around the courthouse lawn and streets.
    Last year there were over 100 vendors and events for the one-day event. As another note booth space is still available, contact Carolyn Dotson at 859-289-7120 or 859-473-1534.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are:  William Hall Brenzel, Aug. 20, son of John and Jouett Kinney Brenzel; Owen Powell Letcher, Aug. 26, son of Nicole and Kevin Letcher.
    Rainbow Thrift Store Mission Clothes to open soon downtown. Free and up for all ages, free furniture, appliances, household items for disaster victims and emergency needs.

  • Kieffer pears ripen off the tree

    Requests for Kieffer pears have been rolling in lately. We do not have volume, only a few here and there that we have planted in the last five years, or so.  
    Most of the really good Kieffer pears are found on old farm sites that have been long vacant. The Kieffer pear is a remnant of a once thriving agricultural model that fed the whole family.   
    Among the farm smorgasbord was the small home orchard; and among the orchard the Kieffer pear still stands if nothing else does.  

  • Homemade, homegrown goods to be showcased during Fall Farmers Market Sept. 22

    The Cynthiana Tractor Supply store is hosting a community Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 22.
    From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., local farmers, crafters and artisans will be onsite selling homemade and homegrown goods at the store located at 994 US Hwy. 27 S.
    According to store manager Shawn Wilson, there’s no better way to celebrate the fall harvest season in the Cynthiana area.

  • HCHS Class of 1958