Today's Features

  • A few weeks ago, a woman called me with an idea for my column.
    She had just read “In His Steps,” a book written in 1896 that sparked the “WWJD” (What Would Jesus Do?) phenomena in the 1990s, the WWJD bracelets, bumper stickers, refrigerator magnets, et al.
    The book, written by Charles Sheldon, is a fictional story about a pastor who challenges his congregation not to do anything for an entire year without first asking, “What would Jesus do?” and then do that.

  • THURSDAY, Sept. 24
    Harrison County Historical Society. Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at Hospice of the Bluegrass located at 1317 U.S. Hwy. 62 East. Cynthiana/Harrison County Public Library director Pat Barnes will present a program about the recent renovations of the library, and will discuss new equipment, programs, projects and facilities available. Enter by the rear entrance of the building.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Christopher Layne Taulbee, Sept. 6, son of Jeremy Taulbee and Melissa Berryman; Spencer Edward Whalen, Aug. 16, son of Chad and Kristin Whalen; Shelby Renee Callahan, Aug. 19, daughter of Bradley Shawn Callahan and Renee Ishmael Callahan; Braden Scott Fields, Aug. 22, son of Scott and Starla Fields; Cameron David Perry, Sept. 9, son of Brandy Nicole Perry.

  • Jacob Levi Daniel
    Jacob Levi Daniel was born July 13, 2015 at the University of Kentucky to Paul and Ashley Daniel of Winchester, Ky.
    He weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Michael and Michele Gaunce of Cynthiana, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Kenneth and Helen Whitaker and William and Nancy Gaunce.
    Paternal grandparents are Gary and Karen Daniel of Berry, Ky.; paternal great-grandparents are Hamblin Bowling and the late Velma Bowling and the late Charles and Norma Little.

  • * Cynthiana News, Oct. 31, 1851 -- “Stageline - Through Daylight - Tri-Weekly U.S. Mail Line from Williamstown to Cynthiana - W. G. Haselwood has commenced running a Tri-Weekly Hack Line from Williamstown via Gum Lick and Colemansville to Cynthiana connecting with the Lexington and Cincinnati U.S. Mail Line...No seat considered engaged until the money is paid.”

    The descendents of James John and Will Courtney will hold their annual reunion on Saturday, Oct. 3. This year it will be held at the Pleasant Green Church fellowship hall. We will once again have a white elephant sale. All you need to bring is your gift, family, friends and food.
    The potluck meal will begin at noon. Any questions call 859-234-1903, 859-234-1870 or 859-234-9486.

    The Ishmael reunion will be held at the Falmouth Fairgrounds on Sept. 27 at noon. Bring a dish and join us.


  • Michelle Williams Cole, 51, and Ronald Scott Horne, 42, married Sept. 5, 2015.

    Paula Jeanne Barnett, 47, and David Andrew Rainwater Jr., 52, married Sept. 5, 2015.

    Francis Iona McDonald, 37, and William Joseph Moore, 40, married Sept. 13, 2015.

    Estella Ruby Ayala, 29, and Eulices Dela Cruz, 34, married Aug. 31, 2015.

    Amber Michelle Wright, 21, and Timothy Steven Burgess, 24, married Sept. 12, 2015.

    Stephanie Michelle Callahan, 23, and James Robert Smith III, 23, married Aug. 22, 2015.

  • The Renaker Homemakers Club was formed in the late 1940’s. Several of the early members are still a part of the club today. The club meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Episcopal Church Educational building at 10:30, and welcomes all who would like to join the club.