Today's Features



    Although the weather is not quite there, football season is upon us. Fall colors and crisp air will soon be here. 

    With the heat index in the triple digit range I have found it too sweltering to work outside for long; dehydration and heat have become too strong of foes. I don’t know how I ever managed summer football practices or playing catcher for three baseball games over a single weekend. 

  • It was a Monday, about a dozen or so years ago, the sky a brilliant blue, dotted with puffs of white, fluffy clouds.

    At that same moment, 600 miles away, a violent, deadly storm raged and ravaged the nearby Gulf coast states, it’s destructive power beyond my comprehension.

  • Petrea Mitchell and Johnathan Allison  announces their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    Petrea is the daughter of Darvin and Melissa Mitchell of Carlisle, Ky. She is a 2010 graduate from Nicholas County High School, and is employed at The Carlisle Mercury (KyNewsGroup) as a graphic designer. 

  • Carolyn Perkins and the late Robert Perkins announces the engagement of their daughter, April Stroub to Bryan Sifford, son of Mark and Mary Ann Sifford.

    April is a graduate of Kentucky State University with a Bachelors in Child Development and Family Relations as well as a Masters in Special Education LBD and the University of the Cumberlands with a Masters as a Literacy Specialist. She is employed as a Pre-K teacher for the Harrison County Board of Education.

  • All are welcome to come and help celebrate George and Jo Ann Switzer’s 60th wedding anniversary.

    The celebration will be held Sunday, Sept. 11 from 2-4 p.m. at Central Christian Church, 205 Riggs Ave., Cynthiana.

    In lieu of gifts we are taking donations of canned goods or money for the food pantry.

  • THURSDAY, Sept. 8 

    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.


    FRIDAY, Sept. 9

  • Moss no longer carries the stigma of being an undesirable plant. Some still refer to it as a problem but largely folks are accepting of this somewhat opportunistic plant.  

    Moss likes it shady and moist and we don’t always have the moisture to maintain a nice lush garden of it.  This year is certainly the exception.


    The descendents of A.N. and Margaret Wagoner Herrington will hold their reunion Sunday, Sept. 11 at Wagoners Chapel Church. A potluck meal will be served at 12:30 p.m. A memorial service for Jim Sims will be held at 2 p.m.

    Come spend a day with family and friends.



  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Breanna Nicole Gann, July 24, daughter of Kendall and Anita Gann.

    Dotson Brothers invites everyone to stop by their newest location in Cynthiana. They are located at Harrison Square.

    Road and bridge projects set for new recreation park on Oddville Avenue.

    Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park will have a grand opening for its new gift shop this weekend.