Today's Features

  • THURSDAY, Nov. 30
    Library Resource: eBooks. Thursday, Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. Learn how to check out eBooks from the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. All you need is a library card and an electronic device. Pre-registration is not required.

    FRIDAY, Dec. 1
    Art Show. Friday, Dec. 1 from 4-6 p.m.  at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Featuring Herbie Moore. Moore will have some of his paintings on display and be on hand to talk about the stories behind the paintings.

    A 13-week GriefShare session will be offered for grieving/hurting people who have lost loved ones, on Sundays from 5-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 302 E. Pike St.
    The sessions are open to the public and can join at any time.
    For more information contact Leona Bell at 859-954-5070. You may also find information on the facebook page at Leona Bell GriefShare group, or www.GriefShare.org.


  • Thanksgiving ... giving thanks ...
    In church last week Rhonda Strawzell led the children through an exercise with an acrostic. They had the word “T-H-A-N-K-S-G-I-V-I-N-G” printed on a piece of paper. As they read down the page, they hollered out something for which they were thankful that began with that letter.

  • Recently, I listened to an eight-episode podcast (like an internet radio show) called “Oh Dear God.”
    Done by two young, thirtysomething women, they both grew up in the Christian faith.
    Today they like some of Christianity, but not all of it. Same goes for their feelings about the church.
    The women met at camp -- they love church camp -- and now they’re comedians who live in Los Angeles.

  • Prep 35 min     Total 1 hr 30 min     Servings 36

    1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
    Flour, butter and egg called for on cookie mix pouch for cutout cookies
    36 whole medium strawberries
    1 container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting


  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Elijah Luke Doyle, Sept. 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Robbie) Doyle; Harrison Clay Hatter, Nov. 24, son of Harland and Jenny Lynn Hatter; Maurice Ray Perkins III, Oct. 13, son of Stacey Slade and Maurice Perkins; John Carlyle Whalen, Oct. 8, son of John and Kelly Whalen.
    WCYN-AM radio and Rohs Opera House will present the Beatles tribute band Eight Days A Week for a one-night show at the theatre.

  • * Truly, this is a season of thanks, veterans appreciation, harvest, remembrance, patriotism, heritage, gratitude - but not just for this season - but gratitude on each and every day - always a season of thanks.
    * Terri Guillemets -- “As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world.”
    * A visit to the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, the old Rohs Theatre building on Walnut Street, surely will enhance your gratitude.

  • So which type of tree reflects your holiday-style?  Do you get a fresh-cut, artificial or balled-and-burlapped?  Or do you just go out-of-town and let someone else do the decorating?  
    All are certainly acceptable but there are different rules that apply to each. Obviously, the artificial ilk has few restrictions but there are some things to remember if you get a fresh-cut or balled-and-burlapped tree for planting after the holidays.  

  • Prep 10 min     Total 25 min     Servings 12

    2 quarts apple cider
    1 1/2 quarts cranberry juice (not cocktail, no sugar added)
    1/4 cup packed brown sugar
    4 sticks cinnamon
    1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
    Spiced rum or cinnamon schnapps, if desired
    1 orange, thinly sliced

    • In 4-quart saucepan, mix all ingredients. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 15 minutes. Strain.