• Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: William Austin Ray Chaney, Feb. 10, son of Samantha Hamm and William (Pugsley) Chaney; Timothy Scott Chapman, May 9, son of Tim and Stephanie Chapman; John Patrick Gaines, March 10, son of Colby and Patricia VanHook Gaines; Dawson Bradley Peak, April 3, son of Robert and Ashley Peak; Braxton James Lee Woods, March 15, son of Breanna Lee Woods and Jeremy A. Stone.

  • Museum Musings

    * The Headlight, April 1898 -- “The firm of Ware Bros., consisting of J.T. and O.E. Ware, proprietors of the Walnut Street Livery, Feed and Sale Stable, have been in this business in this city since 1896. They occupy the same place, known as the Turney and Smith Stand and do a general livery and sale business; also break and train horses.”

  • Controlling mosquitos where you live

    By Jessica Sayre, County extension Horticulture Extension Agent    
    Controlling mosquitos is challenging to say the least and with all the rain we have had this spring, there is a better opportunity for mosquitos to be a bigger pest than usual this summer. You may even begin think you are fighting a never-ending battle.

  • Reunions

    The Northcutt reunion will be held Sunday, June 5 at the Curry Methodist Church fellowship building beginning at 12:30 p.m. Bring your family and food to share.

    The Anness family reunion will be held Sunday, June 5 at Northside Elementary School at noon. Friends and family are invited to share a potluck lunch and fellowship.


  • Harrison County Summer Food Service Program

    Harrison County Summer
    Food Service Program
    The Harrison County Board of Education is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
    Meals will be provided at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:
    • River Road Ball Park - June 6-July 29 from 12-12:30 p.m.

  • Sweet potato crops need 150 frost fee days

    Once again we enjoyed sweet potatoes all winter long from a fantastic harvest last fall. I planted out about 25 organic slips purchased from Country Corner Greenhouse in Shepherdsville in late May and by early November we had four nursery crates full of one of nature’s perfect foods. Seven months and counting in storage with no spoilage is impressive. We are down to about a dozen sweet potatoes; just in time for a transition to other summer vegetables.

  • Age, fertility, two factors in blooming

    I have no complaints about plant performance this spring. But, it seems, some gardeners are still stumped by their under-performing plants.  
    Why plants fail to thrive is a hard question to answer, of course, because a great many things factor into poor performance, lack of bloom or die back.
    Too much rain, poorly drained soils or drought stress may mean death or die back for some plants; lack of vigor or bloom for others.  

  • Lucas hosts May Omega chapter meeting, new officers installed

    The May meeting of Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at the home of Rosemary Lucas,  with members answering the question “what sorority event do you most look forward to?”
    Replies ranged from attending Keeneland, Christmas celebration, Honors Night, revealing night, and monthly sister breakfast.

  • Christopher Jase Best

    Christopher Jase Best was born to Erin Elizabeth Smart and Christopher Lee Best of Cynthiana on May 3, 2016 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 5 lbs. 10 oz., and is welcomed by his sister Brelynn Ane Best.
    Maternal grandparents are Kristie and Donnie Smart of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Ruth Ann Brierly and Larry Garrison.
    Paternal grandparents are Brenda Craycraft and Jimmy Best of Paris, Ky.; paternal great-grandparents are Rose Purcell and Betty Clem.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Lisa Marie Hernandez, 36, and Larry Gene Sargent Jr., 48, married March 12, 2016.
    Rebecca Joan Kiskaden, 20, and Troy Michael Lawrence McKenzie, 19, married April 7, 2016.
    Taryn Ray Seaman, 29, and Kenneth Reed Wilson, 28, married April 6, 2016.
    Jean Maria Brewer, 53, and Stanley Templin Brewer, 37, married April 13, 2016.
    Pamela Kay Whalen, 64, and John Walker Arnold, 63, married April 17, 2016.
    Nancy Sue Estes, 30, and Aaron Nelson Frazier, 35, married Feb. 6, 2016.