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Today's Features

  • Since my friend Mike has been sober, he’s taken me to one of his AA meetings every so often.
    I don’t struggle with alcohol, but I have my own compulsions and obsessions.
    It’s my opinion that every one of us is addicted to something and that those somethings can and do change, sometimes daily.

  • THURSDAY, Jan. 28
    Family Game Day. Thursday, Jan. 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Drop-in anytime to play some fun games with your family.
    Women’s Book Discussion. Thursday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The book for discussion will be And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. You may pick up a copy of the book from the children’s circulation desk.
    FRIDAY, Jan. 29

  • Up until recently, our mild winter has seen little snow. Snow has an insulating effect, which is particularly useful when we have frigid temperatures; otherwise it can be a joy to snow lovers and a nuisance to those who would rather be “snow birds.”  
    Ground-level snow will actually protect the roots and crowns of perennial and woody plants, but you may notice a little burn above the snow level when it comes to broadleaf evergreens.  

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Elijah Wade Phelps, July 29, son of Rob and Angela Phelps; Shelby Marie Pulliam, Dec. 23, daughter of Shawn Pulliam and Stacey Gaunce; Bryson Ray Tucker, Jan. 4, son of Vincent and Jessie Tucker; Landon Walker Whitson, Oct. 15, son of Megan Whitson.
    The Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef tour is scheduled for March 28-31 and will be traveling to Kansas and Nebraska.

  • FIRST UNITED
    METHODIST
    The First United Methodist Church will host a gospel music concert on Sunday, Jan. 24 with “Sunday Drive,” a multiple award winning family band from Knoxville, Tenn. The program begins at 10:45. There is no admission charge.
    The church is located on the corner of Pike and Church streets, Cynthiana.

    CENTRAL CHRISTIAN
    Central Christian  Church will begin The Lord’s Kitchen at its Second and Riggs Avenue location this month.

  • By Dr. Larry Bishop, Cynthiana Christian Church

    Next week’s play-off football games will determine what two teams will make it to this year’s Super Bowl.  
    One of the teams that lost in the earlier play-off games was the one from our nation’s capital, the Washington Redskins. It also seems that former franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III has decided his time in the nation’s capital is over as well.  

  • I rarely make New Year’s resolutions, and I’m not sure if this counts as one, but around the end of December I noticed that whenever I was in church my eyes would be drawn to the big steel crossbeam in my favorite window.
    I’d look at it, unable to look away, and think about what it means, why the cross was necessary in human history and my part in it.
    I’d think about sin, my sin, and I’d find myself praying, “God, show me my sin, that I might hate it as much as you do.”

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Jolie Marie Julia Armand, Jan. 10, daughter of Shelly Armand; Hadlee Raye Crump, Jan. 10, daughter of Kevin Thomas and Heather Raye Crump; Brendan Isaak Dahmer, Dec. 5, son of Shayne and Traci Dahmer; Nivea Pearl Palmer, Jan. 9, daughter of Diana and Jeremiah Palmer; Garrett Emery Wilson, Oct. 17, son of Doug and Rachel Wilson.