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  • 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.

  • Ross-Curtis plan June wedding

    Laura Ross, Cynthiana, daughter of David and Debbie Ross, and Josh Curtis, Cynthiana, son of Johnny and Kitty Curtis, announce their forthcoming wedding. The event will take place on June 9, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Benny Northcutt officiating.
    A reception will be held at the Prizing House. Invitations to follow.
    Ross is a 2009 graduate of Harrison County High School, and a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Master of Science of Occupational Therapy. She is employed as an Occupational Therapist at Functional Pathways.

  • Museum Musings
  • Harrison County Farmers’ Market set to open May 5

    By Jessica Sayre, County extension agent for Horticulture

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Sawyer Glenn Cracraft, Feb. 8, son of Christopher and Angela Cracraft.
    A new Harrison County school superintendent, Andy Dotson, will take the position with the retirement of Dr. Roy Woodward. Dotson was the principal at Phelps High School in Pike County.
    Two house fires on North Locust Street have been determined arson.

  • Tamzyn Michelle Meyer

    Tamzyn Michelle Meyer was born to William Michael Meyer and Shelley Wade Meyer of Cynthiana, Ky. on April 12, 2018 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz., and is welcomed by her brother Ronin Wade Meyer and sister Willow Noel Meyer.
    Maternal grandparents are Randy and Wanda Wade of Cynthiana, Ky.
    Paternal grandparents are Jay and Cathy Meyer of Chesterfield, Va. and Paula Sosbe of Louisville, Ky.; paternal great-grandparents are Paul Kopey and Bernie and Beverly Meyer.

  • Slow start, cool spring

    I want to say spring has sprung, but it hasn’t landed.  
    I have 215 Freedom Ranger chicks coming in the mail next week and I want warm-not just sort of warm-for the new two-legged arrivals.
    My lettuces, potatoes, onions and kale are fine (they will actually thrive in these conditions) but I need warm before I can even think of putting a tomato, bean or cucumber out in the garden.
    Two things that can set you back in the vegetable garden from the start: poorly prepared soil and seed or seedlings set out too early.  

  • Storytellers spread out for festival

    So maybe the ghostly tales being told at the First Christian Church on Friday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. is not what you really want to hear. Then head to Carlisle’s First Baptist Church on Locust Street from 7-8 p.m. for some not so scary tales from Sheila Arnold Jones.