Today's Features

  • When I was about 2 years old, I bopped my baby brother with a wooden hammer and once put a wad of gum in my sister’s hair.
    I was part of a group of kids who called a girl in our neighborhood “fungus face,” and in eighth grade I spread vicious rumors about a girl who I thought stole my boyfriend.
    Once I shoplifted a bottle of Compound W wart remover and a Yardley Lip Slicker lipstick from Thrifty Drug Store.

  • THURSDAY, Oct. 19
    Dia De Los Muertos. Thursday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Come and celebrate Dia De Los Muertos (also known as Day of The Dead) for 3rd grade and up. Call the library at 234-4881 or stop in to register for this cool program. Program will repeat on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m.

    FRIDAY, Oct. 20

    Come one, come all to the Cynthiana First Church of God Homecoming.
    If you have ever attended, do attend, or are just thinking about it, come on down and check us out.
    The event will take place Sunday, Oct. 22. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Homecoming service at 10:45 a.m. Lots of good music and fellowship. Hope to see you there.

    A revival will be held at Oakwood Baptist Church Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. and Oct. 23 and 25 at 6 p.m. with Pastor Dwayne  Russell.

  • By Mike Bowen
    Guest columnist
    Covenant Presbyterian Church
    In just a couple of weeks, on Oct. 31, 2017, it will be exactly 500 years ago to the day that a once but no longer obscure Augustinian monk named Martin Luther nailed 95 thesis statements to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.
    These statements were protesting the sale of indulgences in which the church, seeking to raise funds, promised guilt-ridden people they could purchase a lesser punishment for their sins.

  • On Thursday, October 5, United Methodist pastors and lay people from the region around northern Kentucky, Lexington, and Maysville gathered at First United Methodist Church in Cynthiana to hear Bishop Leonard Fairley present his vision for the United Methodist ministries across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
    Fairley graduated from Scotland High School in Laurinburg, NC,  and received a Bachelor of Arts from Pfeiffer University and a Masters of Divinity from Duke.

  • Lately, I’ve been pondering the story Jesus told of the lost son, or what’s more commonly called the parable of the prodigal son.
    The son demands his inheritance from his father, which is basically him telling his dad he wishes him dead, and then takes the money and runs far away, squandering his wealth on wild living.
    When he ends up broke, he finds a job feeding pigs and finds himself so hungry that he longs to eat the pig food.

  • HCHS CLASS OF 1964
    The Harrison County High School Class of 1964 will be having their annual get-together on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. at Biancke’s. This annual event is an informal time to catch up on activities of class members. The meal will be soups (chili and potato), salad, sandwiches, tea and dessert and will cost each person $10. We need to get a count of those who plan to attend, call Ruth Ann Florence Wilson at 859-588-0760 or Donna Navarre at 859-234-1528.
    If you have questions, call Ruth Ann or Donna. Look forward to a good turnout.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Lauren Taylor Carter, Sept. 21, daughter of Jarrod and Erika Carter; Michael Rees Fuller, Aug. 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Fuller; Lillian Grace Reffett, Oct. 5, daughter of Michael and Laura Reffett; Shelby Carol Oaks, Aug. 29, daughter of Amy Garrison and Steven Oaks; Shanna Renee Moore, Sept. 22, daughter of Jennifer K. VanDeren and David C. Moore II.

  • I have loads of potatoes this year, most of them are clean as a whistle. We get them out early so they are ready to harvest by mid to late August.  This early start seems to offset any significant problem with wireworms.
    The tell-tale sign of wireworms: if you do have lots of tiny holes in your potatoes you likely saw the tough little yellow or rust colored worms when you were digging your crop.
    In the past few weeks as folks begin to dig their potatoes, I am hearing the inquiry, “What are the tiny holes in my potatoes and how do I prevent them”?