Today's Features

  • Pam and Jeff Perkins, Cynthiana, announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Louise Perkins, to Shane McKenzie Ratcliffe, son of Mack Ratcliffe, Cynthiana, and Rebecca Huchins, Kansas City, Missouri.
    Allison is the granddaughter of Mary Perkins of Cynthiana and the late Donnie Perkins, and the late Alma and Elbert Hardin, Maysville. She is a 2017 graduate of Miami University and serves as a School Psychologist in the Marion City School District in Marion, Ohio.

  • There are two categories of garlic to consider: Allium sativum, or softneck garlic and Allium ophioscordon, or hardneck garlic.
    Softneck garlic is the easiest and most widely cultivated because the bulbs are large and the cloves and skin are tight, which prevent moisture loss and allows for longer storage.

  • By Earl Litman
    Guest columnist
    Cynthiana First Church of God
    These are evil times, so make every minute count. Ephesians 5:16
    Songs from the 60’s and 70’s had titles such as The Times They are A-Changin’ (Bob Dylan), No Time Left for You (The Guess Who), Turn, Turn, Turn (The Byrds), and Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Chicago).

  • Pray for your pastor.
    When faith is your job, it’s easy to grow weary.
    I get a taste of it every week when I sit down to write this column. First, I have to think of something that’s hopefully both entertaining, worth saying and also something I think God wants me to say.
    Plus, it needs to be biblically accurate and I try to make it as faithful to my particular denominational tradition (in my case Reformed theology) as I can be without totally alienating the Baptists, Catholics, Methodists and/or Pentecostals.

    The 5th Sunday Hymn Sing will be held Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at Elmarch United Methodist Church.
    Stedfast, Kathy Hess, Jim Caskey and more. Everyone is invited to attend.

    The First United Methodist Church will host Trunk or Treat in the church’s parking lot at the corner of Church and Pike streets.
    The event will be held to coincide with Treat or Treat on Tuesday, Oct. 31, beginning at 6 p.m.


  • THURSDAY, Oct. 26
    Boo Bunch Boogie. Thursday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for ages 2 through 7 years old. Costumes encouraged but not required. Dancing, Games, and Crafts.
    Harrison County Historical Society will meet Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Bluegrass Hospice Care Navigators, 1317 US Hwy. 62 E. Chris Bowling, Professor of History, Maysville Community College, will discuss America’s entrance into World War I. 2017 is the 100th anniversary of United States involvement in World War I.

  • For young children, Halloween night is one of the best of the year. But trick-or-treating can be dangerous if kids and parents aren’t careful. Take a look at some vital trick-or-treating tips before you accompany your child.
    • Plan a route in advance.
    Trick-or-treating could take you several streets away from your house, which can cause sore legs and a bit of frustration. Avoid long paths by mapping out a route before leaving the house. Stick to paths that you and your child are familiar with to avoid getting lost.
    • Wear comfy shoes.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Toby Joseph Barry, Sept. 18, son of Ricky and Alissa Barry; Elijah Clay Insko, Oct. 11, son of Sarah and Randall K. Insko.
    The Harrison County High School Marching Band is headed to the semi-final round of the state band competition. The band will present their show entitled “The West” at Meade County High School.

  • HCHS CLASS OF 1964
    The Harrison County High School Class of 1964 will be having their annual get-together on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. at Biancke’s. This annual event is an informal time to catch up on activities of class members. The meal will be soups (chili and potato), salad, sandwiches, tea and dessert and will cost each person $10. We need to get a count of those who plan to attend, therefore, if you plan to attend, call Ruth Ann Florence Wilson at 859-588-0760 or Donna Navarre at 859-234-1528.