Today's Features

  • We all need hope.  
    There have been times in my life that I have felt hopeless. Before I became a Christian and gave my life to Christ, I was constantly let down by others.  
    My family struggled with addiction and was not there for me growing up.
    Boyfriends in school would want one thing and then discard me. Even girlfriends in high school, were there today, gone tomorrow.  
    I looked to drugs and alcohol for a time in high school to make me feel better and numb the pain.  

  • Recently, two quotes from two very different people landed in my email inbox that have caused me to ponder.
    The first one came as a Christianity Today update about Tullian Tchividjian, the Fort Lauderdale pastor who resigned after admitting to an inappropriate relationship. The update said he has no plans to withdraw from the public eye.
    He wrote on his Facebook page: “One of the big questions I’ve wrestled with is, how do I properly steward this glorious ruin?”

  • THURSDAY, Aug. 13
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

    FRIDAY, Aug. 14
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Aug. 14 at Cynthiana Baptist Daycare at 10:30 a.m.

    SATURDAY, Aug. 15

  • I recently attended a birthday party.
    As I was talking to a young girl, I soon learned she had gotten in trouble with her mom because of a Facebook comment she had posted.
    As I listened to her, the young lady was not too happy about her mom’s decision to make her stay off Facebook.
    I also learned the facts behind the problem, I explained to her why her mom was right and why she needed to respect that.
    My advice didn’t go over very well at all.

  • When I was a kid, we used to sing the taunt, “Shame, shame, everybody knows your name!”
    I don’t remember who taught it to us, but we took great delight in singing it to anyone we wanted to shame and humiliate.
    I was a horrible child. I’m still horrible, but I clean up nicely and mostly refrain from pointing out people’s sin to their face in public.
    Still, what is it about us humans that we love to shame others?

    Elmarch Methodist Church will host a Bible School for one day only on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the 4-H fairgrounds. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon followed by a church potluck meal.


    Mt. Gilead Christian Church will hold its reunion on Sunday, Aug. 16 at the church. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish, socialize and enjoy the day.


  • Lauren Ashley Ford, Cynthiana, daughter of Rusty and Ragena Ford of Cynthiana, and Hank Whalen, Cynthiana, son of Cathy Caudill and Brad Whalen of Cynthiana, announce their forthcoming wedding.
    The ceremony will take place on Aug. 29, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in Lexington, Ky.

  • Mercadees Chambers of Berry was recently selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Jr. Teen pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.
    Chambers learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced its selections following interviewing in the local Preliminary area. Chambers submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s Preliminary Pageant Coordinator.

    Descendants of Nicholas Corbin Marsh and Mary Holton Marsh held their annual reunion at the Elk’s shelter in Cynthiana on Aug. 2. The following were in attendance:

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Mary-Katherine Harper Hicks, July 13, daughter of Jerry and Nicole Sosbe Hicks; Brody James Fryman, June 24, son of Jeremy and Andrea Fryman.