Today's Features

  • Donna and I recently visited Israel and many of its historic sites.
    It is amazing to stand on the banks of the Sea of Galilee and inspect a 1st century Galilean fishing boat and wonder what stories it held.
    It was frightening to look out over the barren Judean desert and the fissured flats of the Dead Sea and wonder which wilderness Satan tempted Jesus.
    It was inspiring to look down from the Mount of Olives on the Eastern (Golden) Gate and Temple Mount, and reflect that one day Jesus will stand on that same mount and walk through that gate.

  • As the story goes, Chippy the parakeet never saw it coming.
    His owner had decided to use the vacuum cleaner hose to clean out Chippy’s cage -- with Chippy still sitting on his perch.
    As Chippy’s owner turned on the vacuum cleaner, the phone rang, and as she reached to answer it, the vacuum cleaner hose moved slightly toward Chippy and -- “thwuuupp!”
    Chippy’s owner immediately dropped the phone and tore open the vacuum cleaner bag to rescue a very dusty, very scared bird.

  • THURSDAY, Feb. 1
    Valentine’s Day Card Craft Program for Adults. Thursday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.  Call  859-234-4881 to register for this program. Supplies are provided by the library. All library programs are free to the public. Pre-registration is required.
    The Science and Art of Snow for K-6th. Thursday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is appreciated.

  • Cold Hardiness
    The USDA Hardiness Zone Map has long been a guideline for cold hardiness of plants; about every 10 years it is revised in order to provide a bit more detail in our changing climate.
    The most recent map was revised in January of 2012 and is based on temperature information from 1976 through 2005.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Caitlyn Nicole Byers, Nov. 19, daughter of David and Andrea Byers; Lily Paige Waechtler, Jan. 9, daughter of Kasey Moore and Brandon Waechtler.
    The city will now be testing sirens on a weekly basis. They were tested once a month.
    HCHS bowlers honor seniors in final home match of the season; Breds shoot to win against Prestonsburg; Breds’ grapplers dominate Bourbon, Capital City Classic; Defense wins for traveling Fillies.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Kelsi Brown Strawzell, daughter of Steve and Rhonda Strawzell of Cynthiana, and Jonathan Ashley Ward, son of the late Wayne Ward and Renee and Ashton Page of Alexandria, Louisiana, were united in marriage on Nov. 4, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Cynthiana. Pastor Chuck Cooper, uncle of the bride, performed the double-ring ceremony.
    Emily Spencer and Dwayne Gillespie, cousins of the bride, provided music.

  • THURSDAY, Jan. 25
    Adult Program. Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful but Our Recipes Are So Delightful. Thursday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m.  Pick favorite recipes to share during this recipe swap and food tasting program. Email recipe to tyoung@cynthianalibrary.org or bring it to the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library prior to the program. This will ensure that everyone gets copies of the recipe. This is a great opportunity to try new recipes and meet new friends.

    Just a reminder that City on a Hill Church is no longer meeting at the old Berry Lumber Co. Building. We are now holding services every Sunday in the Community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Connect time is 9-9:45 a.m. for some recreation and Bible Study for our youth with the youth Pastor. Adults will also meet for fellowship in the community room at these times. Service will begin at 10 a.m. with live worship. Come as you are and worship with us.

  •  I was recently reading an article entitled “Whatever Happened to Civility?” It was written by Dr. Rocco Leonard Martino, founder and chairman of the board of Cyber-Fone Technologies Inc.
    We do not have to turn very far to see that this question should be one that begs for our response and action. It is easy to find a widespread breakdown in civility between individuals and groups of people. Rocco reminds us:
    “Civility is a noun that essentially means showing respect for another person’s words, actions, beliefs and demeanor.

  • This week my mind is going in 100 different directions. Here’s some of the things that are making me crazy/giving me comfort:
    A woman I met in a 12-step program sums up the first three steps like this: “I can’t. God can -- I think I’ll let him.”
    I can’t.
    I can’t fix the things in my life or the things in others’ lives that are broken. I’ve been trying, and I can’t. I can’t.
    I can’t, but God can.