October 9, 1997
The Dry Ridge City Council established tax rates for personal property and motor vehicles. The 1998 tax rates will be 29 cents per $100 on vehicles and water craft and .2298 cents on the $100 for personal property. Tax rates must be given a first and second reading before being adopted.
The apple orchard has been picked clean and some have gone to our Courtney Farms Fruit CSA subscribers, some are now applesauce, some frozen and loads are now dried and sitting patiently on the shelf until the dead of winter (we are not allowed to eat them until all fresh are eaten!)
October 4, 1997
Kristi Howe of Crittenden and Season Caudill of Williamstown are members of the 1997 Eastern Kentucky University Marching Colonels. Under the direction of Christopher Hayes, the Marching Colonels will perform at five home football games and at the Madison Central Tournament.
For some gardeners the tactile experience of maintaining the garden is not really what they’re after. I love the whole process but I realize that most people just want things to look good without too much fuss. As our farm grows on the four-legged and two-legged side of things I am noticing some perennial plant neglect. So, I do need to do some rearranging so that the mixed borders get easier to care for not more difficult. Therein lays the mission of the Perennial Plant Association’s “Plant of the Year” program.
A political thriller with some Kentucky flavor has been chosen as the book for this year’s Northern Kentucky One Book One Community program.
The annual reading program between Grant, Boone, Campbell and Kenton County libraries encourages patrons to come together by reading and talking about the same book.
Grant County Public Library has been participating in the program since 2008.
September 4, 1997
Erin Garnett is the Mason-Corinth Elementary Student of the Week. She is in Linda Webster’s sixth grade homeroom class. She has great work habits, is mannerly and gets along well with others. She lives in Corinth with her parents, Kerry and Sherry Garnett. She has four sisters and one brother. She enjoys cheerleading
August 28, 1997
Lynne Fox, of the McDonald’s restaurant located in Dry Ridge, has been awarded a bachelor of Hamburgerology degree from the McDonald’s Hamburger University. McDonald’s managers are trained in every aspect of general business management, including customer service and equipment fundamentals.
After I finish writing this column I need to go pick figs. Every other day seems to be right on in order to harvest ripe fruit. It takes some finesse because it is the soft texture of the fruit that reveals ripeness not necessarily the color. And picking only ripe fruit is the goal: figs do not improve if picked under ripe so if it feels firm leave it on the shrub.
I was among friends last week, discussing the virtues of okra. Some preferred to categorize the “slime” as a “thickening agent” while others insisted you need to be a wood pecker to eat one. The little ones are best, of course but often they get too big to be edible. While okra is indeed a great thickening agent in gumbo and other quintessential southern dishes there is another plant lurking in the garden that can do the same- and you can usually just find it growing along a path or in the flower garden.