Today's Features

  • THURSDAY, Feb. 8
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Feb. 8  at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    Valentine’s Craft Program for Adults. Thursday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Call the public library at 859-234-4881 to register to paint and decorate a ceramic heart candy dish. All supplies provided. Library programs are free.

  • In a fit of gratitude, I made a list of the things I loved about my life the other day. I managed eight solid things, none were frivolous; and one prompted the whole exercise:  I love warm February days.  
    This beautiful February day set into motion a very productive weekend. It felt so good to get some good old-fashioned garden clean up done with my husband by my side and the sheep grazing freely about.
    It makes you feel optimistic about the rest of your life.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Brynlee Reese Howard, Dec. 9, daughter of Eric and Rebecca Prather Howard.
    True Confections Cafe to open Feb. 4 at 219-3 South Walnut Street. Owners are Tonya Wiglesworth and Kim Darnell.
    Harrison County Breds’ wrestling coach Russ Riegel captures 800th win of his coaching career at the Montgomery County MTXE Future Duals.

  • I have loved green beans ever since I grew ‘Tenderette’ in the fifth grade for my 4-H project at Simpsonville Elementary.  
    I still love ‘Tenderette’ but now I prefer to grow pole beans, or climbers, so I don’t have to bend over to pick. If I do grow bush beans, it will be a long row of “Tavera’ because it is a flavorful bean at any size.  
    Another great thing about pole beans is that the vertical growth is a way to maximize yield in a limited space, so consider going vertical if you have a small garden plot.

  • * Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) - “If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

  • February is American Heart Month, and the Harrison County Go Red for Women Committee is doing its part to raise awareness of heart disease in women. This year marks the 14th anniversary of the national heart disease awareness campaign.
    Fourteen years ago, the American Heart Association discovered that heart disease killed more women than men. Based on these findings, the AHA formed Go Red For Women, a campaign to bring awareness of heart disease through education. Accomplishments of the 14-year campaign include:

    Just a reminder that City on a Hill Church is no longer meeting at the old Berry Lumber Co. Building. We are now holding services every Sunday in the Community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Connect time is 9-9:45 a.m. for some recreation and Bible Study for our youth with the youth Pastor. Adults will also meet for fellowship in the community room at these times. Service will begin at 10 a.m. with live worship. Come as you are and worship with us.

  • Donna and I recently visited Israel and many of its historic sites.
    It is amazing to stand on the banks of the Sea of Galilee and inspect a 1st century Galilean fishing boat and wonder what stories it held.
    It was frightening to look out over the barren Judean desert and the fissured flats of the Dead Sea and wonder which wilderness Satan tempted Jesus.
    It was inspiring to look down from the Mount of Olives on the Eastern (Golden) Gate and Temple Mount, and reflect that one day Jesus will stand on that same mount and walk through that gate.

  • As the story goes, Chippy the parakeet never saw it coming.
    His owner had decided to use the vacuum cleaner hose to clean out Chippy’s cage -- with Chippy still sitting on his perch.
    As Chippy’s owner turned on the vacuum cleaner, the phone rang, and as she reached to answer it, the vacuum cleaner hose moved slightly toward Chippy and -- “thwuuupp!”
    Chippy’s owner immediately dropped the phone and tore open the vacuum cleaner bag to rescue a very dusty, very scared bird.

  • THURSDAY, Feb. 1
    Valentine’s Day Card Craft Program for Adults. Thursday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.  Call  859-234-4881 to register for this program. Supplies are provided by the library. All library programs are free to the public. Pre-registration is required.
    The Science and Art of Snow for K-6th. Thursday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is appreciated.