Today's Features


    Descendants of George Allen Clark Sr. and Mary Ann Howard Clark will hold their family reunion on Saturday, July 25 at the home of Marsha Clark Martin in Mt Sterling, Ky.

    A potluck buffet will start at 12:30 p.m. For directions call Dorothy at 859-608-1173.



  • Malcolm Dean and William Gregg Banfield were born to Travis and Rachel Banfield of Shelbyville, Ill. on June 20, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital - Springfield.

    Malcolm weighed 4 lbs., 15 oz. and William weighed 5 lbs., 1 oz.

    Maternal grandmother is Cindy Gregg of Shelbyville, Ill.; maternal great-grandmother is Lois France, Shelbyville, Ill.

    Paternal grandparents are Gary and Tam Banfield of Cynthiana, Ky.; paternal great-grandmother is Lucille Williams, Cynthiana.

  •  Harrison County High School juniors Travis Fry and Gracie Furnish recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL). Fry, Furnish and 44 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 21-25 at the University of Kentucky.

    An identical IFAL conference was also held June 14-18 at Murray State University for an additional 48 students.

  •  The Harrison County Agriculture Development (Phase I) Program has been approved for 2015 and the start date for applications has been set.

    On July 27, the applications will be available for producers at the Harrison County Extension Office. The applications must be turned in by 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the same location. This will give producers nearly three weeks to apply and should offer all farmers an opportunity to participate in the program.

  •  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces that over 98.2 percent of producers have met the 2014 Farm Bill requirement to certify conservation compliance to qualify for crop insurance premium support payments.

  •  (StatePoint) Local roads, bridges, and other transit are integral parts of the national park experience. However, parks and their transportation infrastructure are facing a mounting financial challenge, say experts.

    Under the current law, the National Park Service is guaranteed $240 million per year for transportation projects through the Federal Highway Trust Fund, which advocates say is only one quarter of the amount needed annually to guarantee safe access to national parks.

  • THURSDAY, July 16
    Two Day Workshop - Coding/Gaming using Ruby on Rails. Thursday, July 16 and Friday, July 17 from 2-4 p.m. (for grades 6th-12th). Register by calling the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 234-4881.
    Bookmobile Reading Program. Thursday, July 16 at 2 p.m. at Elmarch  Methodist Church. All ages welcome.

    FRIDAY, July 17
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, July 17 at Cynthiana Baptist Daycare at 10:30 a.m.

  • THURSDAY, July 9
    Craft with Comics and Movie Day. Thursday, July 9 at 2 p.m. for grades 6th-12th. Register by calling the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 234-4881.
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

    FRIDAY, July 10
    Summer Reading Bookstore. Friday, July 10, July 11, July 17, and July 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Come to the library to turn in your reading logs/bookmarks.

  • I have a copy of Chuck Coleson’s 1992 book, The Body: Being Light In Darkness.
    Sometimes I take it from the shelf, read and reflect on the stories presented.
    They express  transformation.
    One person surrenders life to bring God’s redemptive expression to others.
    Coleson writes of excruciating sacrifice. No denomination dominates the narrative. Pastors, priests and rabbis minister to individuals and groups inside and outside their traditions. The transcending stories bear witness of the power of God.

  • Over the years I’ve heard hundreds of stories from people about how they came to faith in Christ, or how God delivered them from something that had them bound or how they were drawn closer to God because of a certain situation.
    More often than not, the circumstances that precede the turning point or the epiphany or the moment of surrender or rescue are dire, tragic, painful. Sometimes the painful situation is what God uses to bring a person from no faith to new faith or running from God to running to him.