Today's Features

  • Allie Lynn Carson was born to Joshua and Crystal Carson of Cynthiana on April 1, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz., and is welcomed by her brothers, Nathaniel, Landon and Clay.
    Maternal grandparents are Diana Herrington and Keith Bryant of Cynthiana and Randall Herrington of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Judy Fryman and Betty Moore.
    Paternal grandparents are Jeff Carson of Cynthiana and Shirley Carson of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are the late Charles and Peggy Carson.

  • Plants have long been associated with symbolism. When the masses needed to be influenced it was more effective using plants and flowers to explain the mysteries of the world because most people were illiterate.  
    You may not have been able to read the words but you certainly could have related to the lessons taught by using flowers as symbols.  
    Christians were very good at this when explaining Christ’s life.

  • Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at the home of Bonnie Teater on Monday, April 3. Twelve members were present, and answered roll call by telling what they would like to do better. Replies ranged from speaking softly and wisely, exercising, weight control, yard work and weeds, and golfing, including making a hole in one.

  • Community organizations are invited to apply to host Kentucky Proud dinners now through the fall of 2017.
    The Kentucky Proud Farm to Fork Program will provide funding to qualifying applicants for dinners that showcase local food products. The program will also promote local agritourism businesses and provide educational background on locally produced agricultural food and products.

    Everyone is invited to attend Easter services at City on a Hill at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16. After services an Easter picnic and gospel music will be held at Flat Run Veterans Park, Cynthiana, at 2 p.m.
    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.


  • As I sit down to write this article, my fingers are pecking on keys on a device called a computer. The first time I encountered a computer was my junior year in college in 1990.
    One of my classes, Psychology 101, was being used to introduce computers to college students and we had several assignments where we had to go and answer questions on a new system called e-mail.

  • A few years ago, classical musicians started doing “random acts of culture,” usually in busy shopping malls.
    All of a sudden, someone in the crowd would start singing or playing a violin and then others in the food court or on the escalator would join in until 10 or 20 or more voices and/or instruments would create a moment of cultural beauty while surprised shoppers stopped and listened, pulling out their cellphones to record it to share with their friends on Facebook or YouTube.

  • THURSDAY, April 13
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    Paper Crafting: Scrapbooking and Card Making for Adults. Thursday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Please pre-register.
    Bunnies and Chicks DIY Washcloth Origami. Thursday, April 13 from 3:30-5  p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for school age. Come when you can but register to insure adequate supplies.

  • Growing up I remember participating in the Easter reenactment at dawn followed by a breakfast that filled the entire church with wonderful smells. We sang the songs that celebrated the resurrection of Jesus.
    In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul gave four specific pieces of evidence proving the resurrection of Jesus.
    First, Paul gave a logical and subjective argument (verses 12-19) stating that if Jesus has not risen from the dead then preaching is useless, our faith is a farce, and we are still in the bondage of sin.