Today's Features

  • One day missed in the vegetable garden can mean a big harvest, literally.  All of a sudden, or so it seems, your zucchini is the size of a torpedo and beans are bulging beneath the pod.  
    Some vegetables need attention daily; others can be picked every couple of days.  

  • Mr. and Mrs. Nelson and Lynn Work would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son Ryan Scott Work of Dry Ridge to Kristen Brooke Ice of Bardstown, daughter of Mr. Robert Ice and the late Mrs. Linda Ice.
    The wedding is being planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2 at My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown. Reception will follow at the same location.

    The bride is a 2005 graduate of Bellarmine University.
    She is employed at Schmidt Insurance Agency in Louisville.

  • Dry Ridge Presbyterian will host the “Patriotism in Story and Music” concert as part of the 226th anniversary of the first congregation organized in Grant County, that is now Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church.  
    The concert will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 at Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church, located at 15 Warsaw Avenue in Dry Ridge.  

  • Sometimes something as trivial as an empowering message or even a vibrant picture can turn around someone’s day for the better.

  • We cannot control the weather but we can control what our tomatoes eat, so to speak. At planting time, we prepare the soil with composted hen manure and a little organic fertilizer. We also mulch around the plants immediately in order to moderate soil moisture and to prevent the spread of soil-borne diseases.   This year, our work at building healthy soil has paid off because the tomatoes are thriving.  Some folks have not been as lucky as the rain poured down earlier in the season!

  • If it’s true, as the proverb says, that “envy rots the bones,” then my bones are dust.
    Every once in awhile I hear from a certain friend whose life is perfect, or so I think.
    Just recently she posted on Facebook: “Well, we can cross a trip to Ireland off our list!! Had a fabulous vacation with all our wonderful kids, their spouses and our five -- five!! -- adorable grandbabies!!!”

  • We harvested some fantastic looking “Red Candy Apple’ purple onions a few weeks ago and it is now time to start digging some ‘Yukon Gold’ potatoes and garlic over the weekend. I am so excited about the garden this year because it is performing so well!   We need to wait another week or so to harvest the ‘Sterling’ and ‘Walla Walla’ onions because tops have yet to flop over…. this allows them to store better.