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  • Tomato 101 for beginners and advanced gardeners

    “Tomato 101” is for beginners and advanced gardeners alike. There are many assumptions about the tomato that get passed on by the most well-meaning aficionado. I take my tomatoes seriously and have developed a routine to hedge my bets for a healthy summer harvest.
    When it comes to spring fever, the tomato is most abused, most people still plant too early.  
    First, wait until our frost-free date (on average this is May 10, give or take a week depending on where you are located).  

  • First Christian Church to serve dinner before ghost storytelling

    The First Christian Church Men’s Fellowship Group with chefs Harry and Carrol Callebs will be serving a spaghetti dinner for $6 per person in the fellowship hall on Friday, May 11. Then walk across the parking lot to the new gazebo for a free treat of music by Phoebe and David Wagoner before the ghost storytelling begins.
    Adam Booth, Thomas Freese and Kim Weitkamp will be weaving scary tales. Be sure to bring a folding chair or blanket for the grass.
    Everyone is invited into the sanctuary after the spaghetti dinner in case of rain.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Jan. 29, 1925 -- “City Council -- The petition of Clarence LeBus to build a gas filling station on northeast corner of Bridge and Church Streets and to run pipes underground from L&N Railroad switch to his station was referred to a committee composed of Commissioners Embry, Stone and Alexander.”

  • HMH Auxiliary honors members

    The Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) Auxiliary held its annual spring volunteer luncheon on Tuesday, April 10. Forty-two people attended the event.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Jayden Ann Marshall, April 10, daughter of John and Amanda Marshall; Rayden Tucker McRoberts, April 11, son of Joey and Stacy McRoberts; Kary Suzanna Simpson, April 22, daughter of Stevie and Rebecca Simpson.
    Pinwheels for Prevention. Group seeks to raise awareness of child abuse issues in Harrison County. The Harrison County’s Family Resource and Youth Service Centers joined with Wedco to place 1,500 pinwheels on the courthouse lawn. The pinwheels were to draw attention to the need for child abuse awareness.

  • Volunteers needed for Paris festival

    The second annual Paris Storytelling Festival is almost here and the committee needs help. If you can devote some time during the three day event, May 11-13, please let Whitney Clay (whitney.clay@borbon.kyschools.us) know.
    Two meetings have been planned for volunteer orientation, Tuesday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 9, at 10 a.m. Both meetings will be held at the Paris-Bourbon County Public Library. Volunteer shirts will be distributed to all new volunteers. Past volunteers are asked to wear their shirts from last year.

  • Musicians to perform at Storytelling Festival

    Storytellers will not be the only draw for the Paris Storytelling Festival on May 11-13. There will also be singing and music at two of the main events.

  • Herbaceous and woody peonies

    One of the prettiest flowers in the garden is getting ready to bloom. This great cut-leaf Japanese peony, Paeonia tenuifolia, opens its simple ruby-colored petals to reveal bright yellow stamen.  
    The finely cut foliage, reminiscent of the most finely cut foliage of a Japanese maple, allows the plant to be interesting in the mixed border the rest of the growing season, as well.  

  • Walkers observe 50th anniversary

    Robert and Patricia Walker of Cynthiana celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 25.
    The couple has five children.

  • Remembering 63 years of marriage

    Just two months shy of their 63rd wedding anniversary, Buddy Stoner lost his battle with a long illness on Feb. 3, 2018. However, his wife Betty will continue to think of April 29 as their anniversary.
    The couple was married just six weeks after they began dating. It was wartime and it seemed that Buddy would be going to war. Then he wasn’t, then he was.
    To make a long story short, the marriage took place after just six weeks of dating, then he didn’t go to war.