• Just a little touch of reality

    I am a political junkie! I can’t get enough of the political theater unfolding before us. It is entertaining but at the same time is of utmost importance. I sometimes get caught up with the candidates’ and pundits’ claims that “we have to get this right”, and, “this is the most important election of our lifetime!”

  • Be winsome to win some

    Ask a group of restaurant servers which is their least favorite shift to work and their number one answer will be Sunday after church.
    It seems we churchgoers are a cranky bunch when we’re hungry, and that’s putting it politely.
    Their consensus of us is that we’re demanding and rude. We sit in large groups and stay longer than we should, discussing the morning’s sermon (or latest church gossip), commenting on the heathens at the nearby table drinking Bloody Marys.

  • Church News

    Thursday evening services are held at 6 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m.
    Services are held at the Center at 201 N. Second Sr., Berry, Ky.
    For more information call 859-954-1573, 859-954-0579 or visit wareagleministries.org.

    The Harrison County Hymn Sing broadcasts a live program of gospel music every Sunday evening from 5 - 6 pm on WCYN 1400 AM


  • We should all choose be to Soldiers in God’s army

    By Don Powell, Pastor
    Beaver Baptist Church

    Each Memorial Day we honor the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today.  
    We remember the loved ones that have gone before us and the example they left for us.
    They each left a path for us to follow. We may not be called upon to lay down our life for a friend or our country, but we can live our lives in such a manner that we can leave a path for our children and grandchildren to follow -- a Godly path and a patriotic path.

  • Self-love is empty; God’s love fulfills and is overflowing

    “Dear Me,
    You are the most awesome-est thing that has ever walked on this earth. Love, Me” -- found on the Internet
    Just when you think you’ve heard everything, something new comes along that causes you to shake your head in curious amazement.
    According to a Charisma News report, sologamy is on the rise as the latest marriage trend.
    It seems that people, mostly women, are marrying themselves, often in elaborate ceremonies with a bridal gown, bridesmaids, guests, a reception -- and a honeymoon.

  • Church News

    Lenten Series
    The First United Methodist Church of Cynthiana will host a Lenten Bible study for adults beginning Monday, Feb. 15 at noon in the Sidney Haviland Room. Each session will last one hour. A luncheon meal will be available for $6.
    The study, “Give Up Something Bad for Lent” written by James W. Moore, will end March 21. Cost of the study materials are free for the first 25 registrants. The study is open to the public.

  • Lessons in caring

    Recently I spent time with some people who are homeless.
    I had met some of them while tagging along at the annual countywide housing count, which is another way to say homeless count.
    Every year, people who care go out and find the people who live in the woods or in their cars or sleep in abandoned buildings and get as much information about them as they can.
    People who care want to meet these people’s immediate and ongoing needs with tents and blankets and stoves, and also their long-term needs.

  • Church News

    Central Christian  Church will begin The Lord’s Kitchen at its Second and Riggs Avenue location this month.
    The kitchen will be open to the public the following Saturdays: Feb. 6 and 20. Hours for the free meals are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    For more information call Benny Northcutt, senior minister, 859-588-3800, or Justin Northcutt, 859-298-4034.

    Thursday evening services are held at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m.
    A hymn sing will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.

  • Trust God to heal your pain

    When I was a teenager, I had a bad accident while riding on the back of a motorbike.
    I would like to tell you that I was responsible and had on a helmet, shoes and jacket. The truth, however, is that I hadn’t taken time to put on any sort of protective clothing.
    Actually, my friends and I had been at the pool all day and did not even have shoes on our feet.

  • The good news about bad news

    When someone says, “I have good news and bad news,” which one do you prefer to hear first?
    Joe went to his doctor who posed that question to him.
    “Give me the good news first,” Joe said.
    “You have 24 hours to live,” the doctor told him.
    Clutching his chest, Joe said, “If that’s the good news, what’s the bad news?”
    The doctor said, “I meant to tell you yesterday.”
    Ba dump bump. (Groan.)