Today's Features

  • Neela Renee Farrell was born to Kevin William Ferrell and Shannon Wade Farrell of Cynthiana on Feb. 3, 2018 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She weighed 8 lbs., and is welcomed by her sisters, Kamber Shea and Hazel Raye.
    Maternal grandparents are Randy and Wanda Wade of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandmother is Betty Clifford.
    Paternal grandparents are Chris and Joan Farrell of LaPlata, Maryland; paternal great-grandmother is Carol Hancock.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Sept. 19, 1940 -- “The president signed the draft act Monday fixing Oct. 16 as registration day for young Americans not subject to compulsory military training. The new law requires that all who on Oct. 16 have attained the 21st anniversary of their birth and have not passed the 36th must register.”

  • Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day; which is also my target date for planting onions and potatoes.
    I typically manage a mid-March planting but the condition of the soil is my primary concern. I will not start digging until the soil dries out and is considered workable.

    AWANA will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at Connersville Christian Church.
    This children’s program runs through early May and is for children in preschool through 5th grade.  It includes supper, games, and a Bible lesson.
    Contact the church office at 234-1040 for more information. Weather cancelation announcements will be made on the church Facebook page.

    Cynthiana Presbyterian Church will be holding a Lenten service every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel.

  • Be a Jedi Christian!
    We must be prepared — we must be equipped, armed. Every day we wrestle against “The Empire” — Satan and his Imperial Forces.
    But we need not fear! The “Force” (Jesus) not only is close to us, He is here to help us. All we need do is call on Him.
    There are parallels between Jedi warriors and Christians.

  • A number of years ago a woman called me at work, wanting to tell me her story.
    She wanted to tell someone who would believe her and not laugh, someone who believes that God can and does do strange and wonderful, impossibly improbable things.
    She had heard that I believe that God makes pigs fly.
    That I do, although I haven’t seen any in a very long time, but I’m praying that I will.

  • THURSDAY, March 8
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, March 8  at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    Adult Craft Program. Oh The Things You Can Make With The Paper Scraps You Have. Thursday, March 8 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Will provide paper scraps and ideas to create a card, wall hanging, embellishments, etc. Call 859-234-4881 to register.

  • Several years ago I began a column: “The other day a co-worker posted on Facebook that it had been the ‘week from hell.’
    “We had all felt it. It was as if a black cloud hovered over us, raining down all kinds of bad. We had made mistakes. Tempers flared. Fingers pointed.
    “Cranky people called, which didn’t help our own crankiness. We scowled. We sulked. We wished we were anywhere but here.
    “It was one B-A-D week.”
    That could be said of the past several weeks, locally and globally.

  • Don Powell, Gideon’s

    Probably one of the worst feelings we mortals must occasionally endure is the feeling of loneliness.
    We may suffer the loss of a loved one or close friend due to death. We may have to suffer through the heartache of divorce after many years of marriage. You may lose a roommate unexpectedly. Whatever the situation, suddenly, we find ourselves with feelings of loneliness. We find ourselves lost and alone in a sea of people.