Today's Features

  • Billy Jack Smith II was born to Billy Jack and Amanda Joan Smith of Cynthiana on July 29, 2012 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 lbs. 2 oz., and is welcomed by his sisters, Sierria Lee, Tabitha Nichole, Emma Jean.
    Maternal grandparents are Tammy Pugh of Falmouth, Ky. and Charles Scalf of Cincinnati, Ohio; maternal great-grandparents are Kenneth Pugh and Joan Pugh.
    Paternal grandparents are Roger and Donna Smith of Cynthiana.

  • Ryder Mitchell Jacobs was born Aug. 4, 2012, to Sam and Katie Jacobs in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Crestview Hills, Ky., weighing 8 lbs. 12 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Joe and Peggy Brockmeyer of Dayton, Ky.
    Paternal grandparents are George and Donna Jacobs of Cynthiana.

    Descendants of George Woosley (Estill County) will hold a reunion/dessert potluck on Oct. 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the Carlisle Old Depot, Carlisle, Ky.
    RSVP at 859-749-7398.

    The French and Fooks reunion will be held at the Claysville Christian Church shelter on Saturday, Sept. 29. Lunch will be served at noon.
    Bring lawn chairs, drinks for your family, and a covered dish. Fried chicken, hot dogs, plates, cups and utensils will be furnished. Bring family pictures, old and new.


    OF GOD
    Back to Church Sunday. Sept. 16 at 10:45 a.m. at Calvary Assembly, 325 Webster Ave. (across from the high school). Featuring the singing group, Brothers Forever, who have had five No.1 and multiple top 40 songs on radio and industry charts. Free gift for all first time guests. A covered dish dinner will follow the service. Everyone is welcome to stay.
    For more information call 234-4646 or visit www.calvaryshill.net.


  • A few weeks ago, a 4.1 earthquake hit Yorba Linda, Calif., the town where I spent my teen years growing up and near where some of my family still lives.
    My niece, Jennifer, was in the shower when the quake hit and things started shaking.
    In all the years I lived in California that was among my top 10 greatest fears — to be in the shower and have an earthquake hit and be buried in a pile of debris while naked or in some stage of undress.
    I even named my fear“They’llFindMeNakedaphobia.”

  • THURSDAY, Sept. 13
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    Cynthiana Board of Adjustment will meet Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at 113 W. Pike St. The meetings are open to the public.
    FRIDAY, Sept. 14
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Sept. 14 at Cynthiana Baptist Daycare at 10:30 a.m.; Eastside Laundry, 3:30 p.m.

  • THURSDAY, Sept. 6
    Thumb Print Necklace/Ornament Family Craft Time. Thursday, Sept. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. All materials provided. Pre-registration is appreciated. The program will be taking place in the children’s library.
    FRIDAY, Sept. 7
    Humane Society Yard Sale. The Humane Society of Harrison County yard sale will be held Friday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at Cynthiana Presbyterian Church. For more information call 859-312-1267.

  • One of my favorite stories is the one where my friend Mike announced that he had given up pride for Lent.
    He was so proud of his decision, couldn’t wait to start. Just knew he’d nail it.
    That was about seven or so years ago and we still laugh about it.

    Yard/Bake Sale
    First United  Methodist Youth will be having a Yard/Bake Sale and Car Wash in the church parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Furniture, clothes and lots of items will be in the yard sale. For more information call Sharon at 298-9971.

    OF GOD

  • John W. McCauley, USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director announces that calendar year 2012 brings several changes to the way FSA reports a producer’s farm program payments to the producer and to IRS.
    In past years, IRS Forms 1099-G would be issued to show all program payments received from the Farm Service Agency, regardless of the amount.