Today's Features

  • By Julie Olt
    Guest columnist
    Many of you are probably familiar with the popular 1965 song “What the World Needs Now,” which was composed by Burt Bacharach. The first stanza goes:
    “What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of. What the world needs now is love, sweet love, No not just for some but for everyone.”

    This year’s Vacation Bible School studied some of the events from Joseph’s life. The theme was Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace so we decorated with an Egyptian theme and the central character was Joseph himself.
    Children step back in time at Egypt, exploring the life of Joseph.
    We are exploring Pharaoh’s palace, experience thrilling “real life” dramas. And play high energy games, sampling tasty snacks and hearing unforgettable music.  Plus meet lots of new friends.

  •  These days, a lot of people are in recovery, from drug or alcohol addiction, from childhood trauma and abuse -- the list goes on.
    It’s good that people are seeking help for the things that hurt them.
    But church?
    Over the years I’ve noticed an increasing number of articles and books and blogs written by “recovering” church people, former Christian fundamentalists or evangelicals, former Catholics, former Baptists.

  • THURSDAY, June 22
    The Harrison County Historical Society will have its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 22, 7 p.m. at Bluegrass Hospice Care Navigators, 1317 U.S. 62 East. Enter at the rear door entrance, where the meeting room is the first room on the left. Former Cynthiana mayor, Virgie Wells, will talk of her times in office and the histories of Cynthiana that she witnessed.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kaylee Elizabeth Fields, June 3, daughter of Scott and Starla Fields; Branson Lane Allen Kelly, May 22, son of Bobby and Mickey Kelly; Skylar Brooke Turner, May 12, daughter of Brandon and Tiffany Turner.
    Tonight is the longest day... of play event at the Oddville Avenue Recreational Park. The Community Health Partnership Wellness Committee will host the second annual event.
    Toddler Village Day Care is offering Safe Sitter Classes at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

  • Brian and Sabrina Reffett announces the engagement of their daughter, Laken Machelle, to Aaron Michael Brooks, son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Brooks of Cynthiana.
    Reffett is a graduate of Harrison County High School and Midway College. She is employed by the Harrison County Board of Education at Harrison County Middle School.
    Brooks is a graduate of Harrison County High School and Morehead State University and is employed by 3M in Cynthiana.

  • Jerry and Lou Mary Marsh celebrated 50 years of marriage.
    The couple were married on June 16, 1967 at Beaver Baptist Church by the Rev. Buford Smith and continue to reside in Harrison County.  They celebrated this special occasion with friends and family at a surprise dinner hosted by their children Rick (Tammy) Marsh of Winchester and Jennifer Marsh (Robert Mundell) of Cynthiana, at the Prizing House.
    We appreciate all those that were able to attend.

    Cynthiana High School will hold its annual Alumni Banquet on Saturday, June 24. This year’s banquet will be held at the new Cheers facility on Connersville Pike (old Tussey Furniture building). Tickets are on sale at Biancke’s, Ewalt’s Jewelry, and the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum. Tickets are $20. A limited number is available at the door.

  • Josaphine Pearl Barnes
    Josaphine Pearl Barnes was born to Mark and Michelle Barnes of Cynthiana on March 11, 2017.
    She weighed 5 lbs. 11 oz., and is welcomed by her brother, Burley Russell Barnes.
    Maternal grandparents are Tony and Goldie Stipe of Mt. Sterling, Ky.
    Paternal grandparents are Martha Barnes of Cynthiana and the late Jim Barnes.

  • Katherine Lee Wheatley, 34, and Jason Henry Goodpaster, 36, married May 20, 2017.
    Cassandra Marie Bishop, 24, and Adam Jarrod Marsh, 27, married May 27, 2017.
    Cindy Lynn Fowler, 45, and Steven Shane Mastin, 45, married May 27, 2017.
    Peggy Ann Reynolds, 51, and Robert Paul Cooke, 49, married June 3, 2017.
    Medearis Anne Robertson, 59, and Michael Shelton, 64, married June 3, 2017.
    Karmelea Dyan Puckett, 45, and Neil Curtis Perraut, 35, married June 2, 2017.
    Shelby Lynn Holbert, 19, and Jordan Wayne Stangle, 21, married June 2, 2017.