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Today's Features

  • The news was horrific and sordid: Church staff member arrested for a sexually salacious crime.
    Sadly commonplace, it happens all over the U.S. -- you just never expect it to happen to your church.
    But last week, it happened to mine when our former worship director was arrested and charged with multiple sex-related crimes against minors.
    A local sheriff’s detective called him a “textbook predator.”
    We as a church loved him -- still love him. And we as a church abhor what he has done.

  • THURSDAY, July 27
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, July 27 at Claysville Store at 10:30 a.m.; Eastside Laundry, 12 p.m.; Suds Laundry, 12:30 p.m.
    Harrison County Historical Society will meet July 27 at 7 p.m. at the Bluegrass Care Navigators, 1317 U.S. Hwy. 62 E. Bill Penn, author of Rebel Town, will talk about Cynthiana’s Civil War Battles including new, expanded material. Also, the Cynthiana Battlefield Foundation, a new organization, will present their program.

    FRIDAY, July 28

  • STROUB-SWITZER
    This year we will be celebrating our 25th family reunion.  The reunion will be Sunday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. at Unity Christian Church on Ky. Hwy. 36W. The meal is potluck, all paper products will be provided, just bring your favorite dish(es) to share with everyone, plus your drinks.
    Bring family photos to share with everyone and plan on taking a family picture. There will be tables setup for a Silent Auction. Examples: handmade crafts, homemade bread, bag or basket filled with goodies (school supplies, candy, lotions, etc.), candles.

  • CITY ON A HILL
    City on a Hill evening services are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.
    Services are held at the Center at 201 N. Second St., Berry, Ky.
    For more information call 859-954-1573 or 859-954-0579.

    BERRY COMMUNITY
    We will be having a blast at our Rainforest Vacation Bible School the week of July 17-21.
    Dinner will be provided at 6 p.m. each night, with the program ending at 9:15. We will have a commencement ceremony on Sunday, July 23 at 11 a.m. in the church.

  • The annual Copes family reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 6 at Curry United Methodist Church in the Patrick Building. A potluck dinner will be served at 1 p.m.
    Please come and enjoy the fellowship.

  • We recently remodeled an upstairs bathroom. We replaced the floor, toilet, vanity, tub, lights. It was so much better. Within three weeks we noticed a leak from the kitchen ceiling, which is right below the new tub. The tub drain leaks.
    Just when we thought life was improving, wow, an even bigger problem than we had before. That is really a commentary on life isn’t it.
    We plant a vegetable or flower garden. Beautiful! But then wind and hail, rabbits and coons, weeds and disease seem bent on destroying what we have accomplished.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kamryn Nichole Clines, July 3, daughter of Greg and Shellie Clines; Garett Michael Jones, June 12, son of Chris and T.J. Jones; Rebecca Lynn Muntz, July 11, daughter of Eric and Julie Muntz; Wesley Clay Nichols, Feb. 14, son of Kellie Marie Grubbs an Jerry Wayne Nichols Jr.
    Harrison Memorial Hospital announces a new healthcare provider for women. Mary Bell, M.D., is a certified obstetrician and gynecologist who has joined Dr. Derek Clarke of the Women’s Health Clinic of Cynthiana.

  • One of the great pleasures in life is being able to say, “I told you so.”
    I don’t get to say it often, but when I do, especially when I can say it to my husband, I do it with immense glee. I may even dance around and sing.
    Moms get to say I told you so a lot.
    Remember Ralphie’s mom in “A Christmas Story”? Ralphie kept asking for Red Ryder BB gun and his mom kept saying, “You’ll shoot your eye out.”

  • THURSDAY, July 20
    Book Babies. Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for babies up to 24 months old for a fun time reading, playing, and singing. Library time for our youngest patrons. Pre-registration is appreciated.      
    Summer Reading Finale. Thursday, July 20 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Jamie Eubanks and Jimmy Tucker from JoJo Gunn will be performing a special acoustic show. Summer reading winners will be announced.

    FRIDAY, July 21

  • We harvested some fantastic looking “Red Candy Apple’ purple onions a few weeks ago and it is now time to start digging some ‘Yukon Gold’ potatoes and garlic over the weekend.
    I am so excited about the garden this year because it is performing so well. We need to wait another week or so to harvest the ‘Sterling’ and ‘Walla Walla’ onions because tops have yet to flop over; this allows them to store better.