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Today's Features

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Harrison County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host an informational meeting on the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.
    The meeting will be held at the Harrison County Extension Office located at 668 New Lair Rd. in Cynthiana. FSA staff will provide an overview of the program and discuss eligibility and documentation requirements.

  • Mother Nature refused to cooperate with much of the scheduled Super Saturday events on Sept. 8. The Taste of Harrison County was canceled, due to the heavy rainstorms in the area. It will not be rescheduled for later this year. Also, the one mile fun-run-or-walk, Little Feet/Big Feet was also canceled.

  • CITY ON A HILL
    City on a Hill Church is holding services every Sunday in the community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Connect time is 9-9:45 a.m. for some recreation and Bible Study for our youth. Adults will also meet for fellowship in the community room at these times. Service will begin at 10 a.m. with live worship.
    For more information, call 859-954-1573.
    This program is not sponsored or endorsed by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
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  • One of my favorite things to do is sit on my couch and look out our big back window and watch the wind blow through the trees.
    It reminds me of the conversation Jesus once had with a religious leader named Nicodemus.
    Talking about the need for a person to be transformed by the Holy Spirit, Jesus told him that God’s Spirit is like the wind.
    “It blows wherever it pleases,” Jesus said. “You can hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it’s going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit” (John 3:8).

  • THURSDAY, Sept. 13
    Scrapbook Program for Adults. Thursday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Supplies are provided. All library programs are free to the public. Call the library at 859-234-4881 to register. Pre-registration is required.
    DIY Sea Glass Mason Jar. Thursday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for ages 10 and up. Pre-registration required, all materials provided.

  • 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.

  • 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.