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Living

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Jan. 13, 1927 -- “The Ward Bakery has been installed in the building on Pike Street formerly occupied by the Atkinson Timer Co., where the ‘Twin Brothers,’ are known, have set up a complete and modern bakery. The Messrs. Ward are experienced bakers and had operated in Ohio for a number of years before coming to Cynthiana. Tempting pastries and an extra good grade of bread are kept fresh at all times.” (There is an Atkinson Timer on display at the museum.)

  • Palmers to observe 50th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. John Mac (Sandra) Palmer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 19. They were married at Robinson Christian Church on April 19, 1968 by Bro. Truman Whitaker.
    Mr. and Mrs. Palmer have two children, Rebecca Lee Palmer and the late Billy Ray Palmer, and two grandchildren, MacKenzie Faith Palmer and Landon Ray Palmer.

  • Try a small-scale garden this year

    With more people living in urban areas, many think they do not have the space to garden. A new publication from the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, ID-248: Gardening in Small Spaces, describes how you can garden in a limited area.

  • Ky. Proud Weddings contest will offer prizes for sharing farm venue wedding moments

    Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles recently announced that Kentucky couples will have the chance to walk away with a $5,000 grand prize package in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) first Kentucky Proud Weddings Contest.

  • Spring vegetables easiest of the season

    We spent the weekend weeding, preparing soil and planting potatoes, onions, leeks, lettuces, peas, carrots and beets.
    It felt so good to start the vegetable growing season.  Then I looked at the weather forecast calling for snow in April. Oh well, these spring vegetables won’t mind a little cool weather. They should respond quickly to some April showers.
    In fact, some lettuce seedlings had already emerged in the kitchen garden from last year’s stray seed, a sure sign of early spring greens that love this time of the year.

  • Workman-Wiggins to marry Saturday

    Andrew Lester Wiggins and Samantha Jane Workman announces their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    Wiggins is the son of Marty and Patty Wiggins. He is the grandson of John T. and Sherry Wiggins and the late Charles and Peggy Carson.
    Workman is the daughter of Anthony Lizer and Laverne Workman. She was raised and cared for by Vickie Lizer and Dorothy Hopkins.
    The wedding will take place in Gatlinburg, Tenn. in the Chapel at the Park on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • Raised beds for vegetables

    One dilemma facing many aspiring vegetable gardeners is sub-prime soil, shall we say. Compacted, clayey soil is not uncommon in Kentuckiana but it is especially common in newer developments.  
    One way to off-set the problem is to employ a system of raised beds.  
    Raised beds are practical for many reasons and they are not just for the clay-challenged. Practical because you do not have to till, dig, double dig or battle clay in a raised bed.  
    The soil has been added by you so it is as good as you want it to be.  

  • Berry Homemakers
  • Identity Theft Program hosted by Harrison Co. Extension Office and Kentucky Bank

    Harrison County Extension Homemakers Management and Safety committee and Kentucky Bank co-sponsored an Identity Theft program on March 20. Committee Chairman Anita Mitchell welcomed 87 citizens, who braved inclement weather to attend the meeting at the Harrison County Extension Office. A meal was prepared by the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Hunter Dawson Jordan, Feb. 21, son of Robert and Cassie Jordan; Dane Alexander Ransom, Nov. 19, son of Tiffany Bruin and Martin Ransom; Jack Landren Willhoit, Feb. 7, son of James and Jenny Willhoit.