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Today's Features

  • By Benita Peoples, County extension agent for family and consumer science
    While we like to think of the holidays as a picture-perfect Norman Rockwell painting, they tend to be the exact opposite and full of stress for everyone around. Think about it - from buying presents and extra food to visiting relatives you hardly ever see, stress can come from all sides during this time of the year.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Abigail Reese Courtney, Nov. 14, daughter of Joel and Jenny Courtney; Kyler Douglas Fryman, Nov. 24, son of Robert (Booter) Fryman and Amber Fick; Wyatt Leslie Clay Ravencraft, Nov. 23, son of Danny and Rachel Ravencraft; Noah Scott King, July 7, son of David and Leah King.
    Cynthiana is losing another industry. Concept Packaging Group is moving its local facilities to Georgetown.

  • This time of year, toy stores are crammed with loving parents, aunts and uncles, and grandparents trying to find the perfect gift for their favorite little ones.
    Last Christmas season, Jace’s mom was praying she would have her son long enough make Christmas memories. She dreamed of having the opportunity simply see him walk, watch him open Christmas gifts, sing songs, and enjoy holiday treats.

  • Every couple of years I like to revisit my father’s favorite Christmas poem inspired by Clement Moore’s famous work ‘Night Before Christmas’.  The writer is unknown but he or she certainly was a gardener; and you may even get some last minute gift ideas from its verse.

  • Over the past few years, my friend Mike and I have had some rather unorthodox conversations about faith and stuff.
    Mike’s the one who once prayed that God would fix his toilet and it was fixed miraculously. He’s also the one who assured me that it’s OK to tell God when I’m angry at him since he knows it anyway and he won’t smite me with boils for being angry.
    Mike is also the one who one year ridiculously announced he was giving up pride for Lent, which I still remind him of 10-plus years later.

  • CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH
    Central Christian  Church will begin The Lord’s Kitchen at its Second and Riggs Avenue location this month.
    The kitchen will be open to the public the following Saturdays: Dec. 19, Jan. 9 and 23, and Feb. 6 and 20. Hours for the free meals are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    For more information call Benny Northcutt, senior minister, 859-588-3800, or Justin Northcutt, 859-298-4034.

    COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN

  • My father took his life in October 1987. Christmas that year was very mechanical. It was a season of motions over powered by emotions.
    Every holiday and special day the next year was very painful for my mother. Specifically, who was going to get her roses for her birthday, her Easter lily or her Christmas poinsettia? There was no joy in the world.
    Sometime in the 90’s, the military changed its boot camp training. It was determined that the recruits had changed; they were no longer cocky, confident and needing to be torn down so they could be rebuilt.

  • Over the past few years, my friend Mike and I have had some rather unorthodox conversations about faith and stuff.
    Mike’s the one who once prayed that God would fix his toilet and it was fixed miraculously. He’s also the one who assured me that it’s OK to tell God when I’m angry at him since he knows it anyway and he won’t smite me with boils for being angry.
    Mike is also the one who one year ridiculously announced he was giving up pride for Lent, which I still remind him of 10-plus years later.