Today's Features

  • There is something about working in the garden on a sunny winter day: It clears debris from both the perennial bed and the gardener’s head.   
    There is clarity to the winter landscape that is quite different than any other season.  On a clear day, the sky is a true blue, you can see all the birds flitting about the leafless trees.  

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Sindole Nicole Gifford, Dec. 15, daughter of Les and Rebecca Burden Gifford; Alexis Jane Hill, Dec. 8, daughter of Chris and Susan Hill; Hunter Lewis Kiskaden, Dec. 31, son of Amber Soard and Paul Kiskaden.

  • In May, HMH expanded its neurology services to include two physicians, Dr. Maria Pavez and Dr. Jalil Shojaei at the HMH Specialty Clinic.

    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.
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    A gospel sing will be held Saturday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. at City On A Hill.

    Tune in on Saturday mornings to 90.7 fm radio from 8-9:30 a.m. for the Lay Witness Outreach Program. We take song and prayer requests.

  • As 2017 begins, I am reminded of a poem I read many years ago called “I am only one” by Edward Everett Hale.  In a world with so much trouble and problems, it is easy to get overwhelmed.  It is easy to wonder if I can make a difference in this life.  
    The poem goes like this:

    “I am only one,
    But still I am one.
    I cannot do everything,
    But still I can do something;
    And because I cannot do everything,
    I will not refuse to do the something I can do.”

  • When my daughter, Laura, was 7 or so, I took her for swimming lessons at the community pool. She liked kicking while holding onto the pool’s side, and didn’t mind putting her face in the water. She even did quite well swimming across the pool.
    But when it came time to jump off the diving board, she decided little girls weren’t meant to leap from a place of safety into a potentially unsafe place.

  • Yes, I have a reading season, and each year the season gets a little longer as I reject television and radio listening more and more.
    The current state of our news cycle has helped push me back into books and this year I came across four titles that I particularly liked because they deepened my understanding of food and farming.  
    First Bite: How We Learn to Eat
    British food writer and historian, Bee Wilson, might as well have this book referenced in the pre-natal care part of the bookstore.

  • Timothy and Bonnie Teater will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at Cynthiana Christian Church.  They were married Jan. 20, 1967 at Indian Creek Christian Church.
    An informal reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. hosted by their children and grandchildren. No formal invitations will be sent and the couple requests no gifts; your presence is what matters most to them.
    Tim and Bonnie Teater have been role models not only to their children, but to many they have touched during their ministry and in their communities.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Baylee Ann Hudgins, Jan. 1, daughter of Kelly Hudgins and Jessica Beagle.
    Year in Review: Host Ty Pennington of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition shows up at the Ky. 1284 home of Brian and Michelle Hassall for an extreme makeover of their home; HCHS principal, Robert Barr, quits under scrutiny; Elections bring leadership changes; Water woes plaque city, county; EDA makes changes in command; Handy Farm park progresses; HMH $16 million project underway.