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Today's Features

  • CITY ON A HILL
    City on a Hill evening services are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.
    Services are held at the Center at 201 N. Second St., Berry, Ky.
    For more information call 859-954-1573 or 859-954-0579.

    IRVINGSVILLE BAPTIST
    A Spring Revival will be held at Irvingsville Baptist Church, Morning Glory Road, April 23-26, starting at 7 p.m. each night.
    Dan Black will be the speaker.

    OAKLAND CHRISTIAN

  • There was once a great, noble, faithful, righteous husband who married. His wife became discontent. She left him, looking for greener pastures. She chased after false lovers who held out a deceptive promise of a full and satisfying life which she vainly pursued.
    Initially, it felt like freedom. She thought she was choosing, but increasingly she fell deeper into a tyranny of her own desires and fell captive to users and abusers.
    She was trapped, stuck, captured. She accrued a tremendous debt. A debt produced by selfish desires and the manipulation of and by others.

  • I hate clutter, although you’d never know it by looking at my desk.
    This morning I had some free time, so I decided to go through the piles of notes and scribbles scattered around, which usually results in a “random notes of grace” column.
    I hope something will be helpful or encouraging to you today:
    Some months ago, I wrote down something my friend Mike said: “I had faith that I was going to heaven, but I didn’t trust God to fix me NOW because I didn’t see how he would or could do it.”

  • THURSDAY, April 20
    Book Babies. Thursday, April 20 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for babies up to 18 months old for a fun time reading, playing, and singing.
    Dandelions (stories, crafts and fun). Thursday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for Kindergarten through 6th grade.

    FRIDAY, April 21
    Pop Tab Bracelets and Mosaic Earrings for Teens. Friday, April 21 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Please pre-register.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Isaac Wilson Furnish, Feb. 27, son of Wilson and Meredith Furnish; Sarabeth Lynn Mattox, Oct. 27, daughter of Tiffany Mattox; Adam Michael Welte, April 2, son of Katey Jenkins and Brandon Welte; Teryn Bailee Whalen, March 21, daughter of Kimberly L. Whalen and Terry Lee Smith; Kaitlyn Rose Bartels, March 11, daughter of Shane and Glenda Bartels.

  • The Cynthiana Chapter NSDAR met at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on April 8.
    Acting Regent Jane Whitehead welcomed guest speaker Chris Bowling and guests Sharon Withers and Donna Pope.
    The DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, The American’s Creed, The Preamble to the Constitution, and the Daughter’s Pledge were recited, followed by the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. All were given a copy of these items and also a calendar of events.
    Minutes of the March 11 meeting were read and approved. There were no reports of committees.

  • During 2017 I will focus on Two sites, Griffith Woods (Harrison County), and Jessamine Gorge (Jessamine County) will be the focus during 2017, and will usually be on the last Saturday of each month.
    The first trip of this new series will be on April 29, to Griffith Woods, Harrison County, hiking between 11 a.m. (leaving promptly) and 5 p.m. Please let me know as soon as possible if you want to come, since we may have to restrict numbers. Meet at 10:30 a.m. for this special trip, at the main parking lot there.

  • As a community volunteer, Angie Parks often saw need and wanted to find a way to help more people.
    Recently, she made a way, establishing My Blanket Buddies.
    “You never know what stage of life you’ll find yourself in when you need help,” Parks said. “Many groups focus on children, some focus on only girls or only boys. Others focus on adults. We just want to focus on the need.”

  • I was catching up on some magazine reading the other day and on two occasions I read the phrase “choose thin spears” and I got so frustrated.  
    These spring articles were about asparagus and I would like to go on the record that when it comes to homegrown asparagus (and even the wild growing in the fence rows) fat is good!  
    The fat spears have always been tender from the garden so don’t let anyone fool you on the fresh from the garden variety. They are particularly well-suited for the charcoal grill.