Today's Features

  • Nora McCauley will be celebrating her 96th birthday on Sept. 6 with her family and friends.

  • Whenever brown patches or dead spots appear in the lawn we are quick to suspect a grub infestation.  
    This is not always the case though, in fact, contemporary lawn care routines may be more to blame than you realize. Some lawn care habits encourage disease and/or make your lawn more desirable to Japanese beetles and masked chafer beetles, both of which deposit the eggs that grow into grubs.
    The most common disease for lawns around here is brown patch (which is sometimes blamed on grubs).  

  • The City of Berry will be hosting a festival on Sept. 19 in the downtown area of Berry.
    Music guests include the Licking Valley Singers, Jarrod Biddle, The Joyful Messengers, Thunder Ridge, Bro. Carl Morton, Travis Cook and others.
    There will be food, crafts, games, baby show, little girls doll buggy show hosted by Katie Himes, Miss KY USA.
    Festival starts at 9 a.m. Come out for a great day of fun. Proceeds will be used to upgrade the Berry park equipment for the children.

  • THURSDAY, Sept. 3
    Intro to Meditation and Yoga. Thursday, Sept. 3 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. At 4 p.m. there will be a session for teens; at 6 p.m. there will be a session for adults. Instructor: Vishnudev Dan Holman.

    FRIDAY, Sept. 4

    Health Department Closed. The Harrison County Health Center will be closed in the afternoon on Sept. 4 for a meeting and on Sept. 7 for Labor day.

    For information on location and times of services call 859-954-1573, 859-954-0579 or visit wareagleministries.org.


    Berry Christian Church will hold a river baptism on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. Will meet at the church.
    For more information call the church office.


  • When I was a young man on Maryland’s eastern shore, the best job opportunity was working for Dupont, which was tough to get on with and to work for. They employed efficiency managers to track the time it took to complete a task and then used that to gauge (judge) your performance, or failure.  
    We live in a culture where judging is the norm, e.g. sports, pageants, school awards, promotions, etc.

  •  In my family we have two new babies: Lily Aaron and Zachary Jack.
    Lily is my niece Jennifer’s third daughter and Zach is my nephew Shane’s third son. Both babies were born just a few weeks apart, Lily in July and Zachary in August. My sister now has six grandchildren.
    If Lily had been a boy she would be Jack Aaron.
    Jack is my dad’s name. Aaron is Lily’s dad Marc’s middle name.
    Got all that?

  • Just this morning my friend Tara and I were wondering if it’s possible to be addicted to drama.
    She calls it being on the crazy train. She said when the crazy train comes around and she hitches a ride on it she’s firing on all cylinders, she’s in high gear and overdrive, not to mention mixing metaphors.
    She feels alive, she says, yet at the same time she hates it with all her might.

  • Back in the day, “Back to School” came after Labor Day week-end. Summer went on and on. Of course, since our school year started so late, we had neither fall nor spring breaks at our school. Rest from classroom activities came with Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays; teachers’ in-service days; and, the occasional snow day.
    The first weeks of school held a certain excitement. Everything seemed new – new classes, new challenges, new teachers and friends. Some classes held our interest ... others, not so much. That’s how life works.