Today's Features

  • Robin Smiley,
    news writer

    Ghosts are no longer just a visitor on Halloween night, they have been known to make appearances at the Rohs Opera House on Pike Street year round.
    Bluegrass Ghost Chasers, based out of Frankfort, Ky., along with Keith Age, founder and president of the Louisville Ghost Hunters Society, were in Cynthiana at the Rohs Opera House Saturday for an overnight investigation.

  • Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority met at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on Monday, Nov. 2. Patsy Barnett was hostess, with 10 members present.

  • * A season of thanks, patriotism, remembrance, veterans appreciation, gratitude - but not just for this season - but on each and every day - thanks.
    * Please visit the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum to enhance your gratitude. A large portion of the museum is dedicated to our veterans. Amidst the uniforms, pictures, artifacts, and flags is a section where one can sit and peruse and appreciate veterans’ stories, especially Harrison Countians..

  • There are many gardening tasks that must be done or are better done in the fall of the year.  
    Things like cleaning up old plant material; fertilizing trees, shrubs and lawns; and protecting tender plants like hybrid tea roses and French hydrangeas.  
    These chores are all part of garden maintenance and taking care of them now will improve the quality of your garden later.
    Here’s a checklist to remind you of what needs to be done to get the garden ready for winter:

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Wesley Andrew Nickerson, Nov. 18, son of Walter and Emily Nickerson.
    Eight year old Hallie Clough celebrates birthday in a different fashion. On her party invitations she requested items that were cat-suitable to be donated to the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter’s cat room. She had commented that she did not need toys and Christmas was on the way. Therefore, she decided to collect items for the animal shelter.

  • More than 250,000 children are killed or injured while playing with toys each year in the U.S. As you’re doing your holiday shopping, local child advocates are offering advice that could help keep a child you love out of the emergency room.

    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: Dec. 5 and 19, Jan. 9 and 23, and 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.


  • Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.

    Dear God,
    It’s that time of year when I sit down to compose my annual psalm of thanksgiving. This will be my 16th year of making public my thanks and gratitude to you for yet another year of your faithfulness to me.
    This past year has been difficult in so many ways. At times I’ve felt like a dog’s chew toy, eaten up and slobbered on. I’ve felt pulled and pushed, stretched and torn.