• Church News


    Old Union Christian Church, 6856 Russell Cave Road, Lexington, Ky., will hold its annual Lord’s Auction on Saturday, Oct. 1 beginning at 10:45 a.m. with a dedication of gifts. Auction begins at 11 a.m. Lunch will be sold by Christian Women’s Fellowship.

    Proceeds to benefit the ministries of Old Union Christian Church.

    Scott Winkler is the minister, 859-293-6192; Ed Caswell is the chair, 859-987-3013.



  • A prayer God ALWAYS answers

    Want a surefire prayer that God will absolutely answer?

    Ask him to show you your sin “so I might hate it as much as you do.”

    Be forewarned: The answer probably won’t come as a lovely handwritten note on lavender-scented stationery or even as a text message with clever emojis.

    It might come as a gentle whisper in your ear, but probably not. Probably it will come when you’re right in the middle of doing something you always do and maybe have occasionally thought you shouldn’t.

  • Church News



    Cynthiana First United Methodist Church will hold a special service on Sept. 11 to honor, and show appreciation to, all Harrison County “First Responders,” along with their families. Their sacrifice and dedication in keeping us safe, and helping when we are in need, is unparalled anywhere.

  • Omaha, Omaha, Set, Hut, Hut…



    Although the weather is not quite there, football season is upon us. Fall colors and crisp air will soon be here. 

    With the heat index in the triple digit range I have found it too sweltering to work outside for long; dehydration and heat have become too strong of foes. I don’t know how I ever managed summer football practices or playing catcher for three baseball games over a single weekend. 

  • No worries, Jesus is in the boat

    It was a Monday, about a dozen or so years ago, the sky a brilliant blue, dotted with puffs of white, fluffy clouds.

    At that same moment, 600 miles away, a violent, deadly storm raged and ravaged the nearby Gulf coast states, it’s destructive power beyond my comprehension.

  • Church News

    Harrison County


    Harrison County Sunday School Convocation will be held Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at Oddville United Methodist Church, Oddville, Ky. Refreshments to follow. Amanda from Ky. Home for Child and Youth will deliver update.

    All Harrison County United Methodist churches are requested to take up a special offering and brought to the convocation service to include their dues. These two amounts are to be placed in envelope with their totals on the outside of envelope.

  • A crown that will last forever

    If you are a sports enthusiast or Olympic nut like me, you were glued to your television set or at least trying to keep up with the results of events at the recently concluded Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. 

  • Bumper sticker theology has its place



    On most days as I’m on my way to work I see a car with a bunch of bumper stickers on the back.

    There’s a “26.2” and a “13.1” sticker that means the driver is probably a marathon/half-marathon runner. Other stickers say things like “Easy does it,” “One day at a time” and “Let go and let God.”

  • God is always present, rain or shine

    It was 10 years ago.

    The bride’s name was Emily and her wedding, according to the sign in the lobby, was scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, on the veranda of the beach-front hotel where we were staying.

    Barry and I had gone to the beach for a long weekend before his open-heart surgery on the 29th.

    The weather had been Chamber of Commerce perfect -- until Saturday morning. On Saturday the sky stayed gray and it rained off and on, mostly on, all day. 

  • Olympians give their best, so should we

    It has been a wonderful two weeks for the world as the Summer Olympics have been on but what is really impressive is the 1,000 Gold Medals won by USA in Olympic history. 

    I have enjoyed most of the sports and have cheered on the Red, White and Blue whenever I watched. I am very proud to be an American and on top of that a Christian American.