Today's Features

  • In 1998’s Saving Private Ryan, Tom Hanks is on a mission to pull a soldier out of harm’s way because three brothers were killed on the same day in battle.
    When he meets Private Ryan and tells him the mission, Ryan questions the logic.
    When asked what does the Army tell his mother who will have lost four sons, Ryan responds, “You can tell her that when you found me, I was with the only brothers I had left. And that there was no way I was deserting them. I think she’d understand that.” (www.imdb.com/title/tt0120815/quotes)  

  • I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked, “Are you ready for Christmas?”
    Usually I answer something like, “As ready as I’ll ever be” or “Um...sure.”
    The truth is, I am woefully holiday deficient. I do a good job of hiding it for most of the year, but around the middle of November when most Americans are in full Get-Ready-for-Christmas mode, I’m off in la-la land, oblivious to any and all holiday hoopla.

  • THURSDAY, Dec. 22
    Library Holiday Closing. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will close on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. and will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 9 a.m. in observance of the Christmas holiday.

    FRIDAY, Dec. 23
    Wedco Holiday Closing. Wedco Harrison County Health Department will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26 for Christmas. The health department will also be closed the following week on Friday, Dec. 30 and Monday, Jan. 2 for the New Year holiday.

    TUESDAY, Dec. 27

  • Children get excited at the coming of the season, and often we might feel a bit of a charge through experiencing their amazement, but the chores we go through to provide that for them are often the very things that rob us from knowing the wonder for ourselves.
    Plan the party, trim the tree, max out the MasterCard, wrap, ship, take a trip. And that’s assuming we aren’t one of the multitudes who find themselves with a case of the Holiday Blues.

    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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    Don’t forget to plan to join City on a Hill for its fourth annual New Year’s service.

    Join us Christmas Day for a special Christmas service from 10:30 a.m. - Noon. Everyone is welcome.

  • We had been planning this particular weekend for months, Part One of our Christmas 2016 Celebration Extravaganza.
    Part Two happens on Dec. 24 with a trip to Orlando for a replay of a Christmas Eve we spent there two years ago.
    We had begun with a Christmas Eve service at a church near the downtown area, followed by pizza and hot, gooey garlic knots.

  • THURSDAY, Dec. 15
    Book Babies. Thursday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Bring your baby up to 18 months old for a fun time reading, playing, and singing. Library time for our youngest patrons. Pre-registration is appreciated.

    FRIDAY, Dec. 16
    A Storybook Christmas. Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. See the public library represented in the town Christmas parade.

  • Jessica Sayre,
    Harrison County Extension
    Agent for Horticulture
    Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors.

  • Cassie Lyn Vaughn, 22, and Hargis Dalton Fryman, 26, married Nov. 18, 2016.
    Jennifer Ellen McCubbins, 27, and Henry John Maaser III, 38, married Nov. 23, 2016.
    Barbara Rorer Thaxton, 35, and Nathan Richard Olin, 43, married Nov. 23, 2016.
    Jacquelyn Kate Parks, 26, and Jason Everette King, 33, married Nov. 27, 2016.
    April Denise Stroub, 38, and Bryan Thomas Sifford, 29, married Dec. 3, 2016.
    Nicole Brianne Taylor, 22, and Thomas Jacob Blevins, 24, married Dec. 5, 2016.

  • Parker Michael Capshaw
    Parker Michael Capshaw was born to Ashley Schneider and Kyle Capshaw of Cynthiana on Sept. 13, 2016 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 7 lbs., and is welcomed by his sister, Riley Elizabeth Capshaw.
    Maternal grandparents are Mary Lesak of Louisville, Ky., and David Arnett of Springfield, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are JoAnn and Charles Schneider and David and Linda Arnett.