Today's Features

  • National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gifts was observed Nov. 16-23.
    Nearly 28,900 children will soon experience the joy of Christmas, thanks to the combined efforts of the Cynthiana community and residents from surrounding counties. Residents packed empty shoeboxes with small items like toys, school supplies and hygiene items for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse that sends gifts to children living in difficult situations around the world.

  • THURSDAY, Dec. 10
    Hospice of the Bluegrass 2015 Holiday Workshop. (Workshop is free and open to the public). Memory Topiary Tree - Friday, Dec. 11, 3-5 p.m. Small boxwood trees will be made for a personalized container. For more information contact: Mary McKenzie, ACSW at (859) 234-6462 or mmckenzie@hospicebg.org.
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reminds farmers and ranchers that the next general enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) began Dec. 1, 2015, and ends on Feb. 26, 2016. December 2015 also marks the 30th anniversary of CRP, a federally funded program that assists agricultural producers with the cost of restoring, enhancing and protecting certain grasses, shrubs and trees to improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and reduce loss of wildlife habitat.

  • By Earl Litman

    Cynthiana First Church of God

    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. 5 and 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.


  • As I write this, I’m sitting in the sanctuary of my church.
    It’s early on a Monday morning, the first day of our prayer week.
    We did this last year, opened the church to anyone who wanted to come and pray. Last year I went every day and prayed fervent, specific prayers, prayed with all my heart, soul, mind and strength.
    As far as I can tell, not one of my prayers was answered the way I had hoped. The situation I had prayed about has changed, but not the way I had imagined and hoped it would.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Ayden Parker Hayes, Oct. 22, son of Sara Hayes and Sam Hernandez.
    A holiday lamplight project is being sponsored by the Cynthiana Renaissance program to spark interest in the downtown shopping district. Nearly 30 creative decorated lamplights have been placed throughout the shopping district. The frames were made by the ATC students.

  • Gabel Zastian Stone Fryman was born to Marlena and Kregina Fryman of Cynthiana on Nov. 25, 2015 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz., and is welcomed by his sister, Kraglynn Fryman.
    Maternal grandparents are Patty and David Barker of West Liberty, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Geneva and Norwood Barker, Lovell and Gene Cantrell, and Myrtle and Pearl Cantrell.
    Paternal grandparents are Eugonda and Lee Fryman of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Zona and Dale Fryman, and Leroy and Ruthie Fryman.

  • Jamison Brooks and Rose Insko were united in marriage on Oct. 3, 2015 at Elmarch Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeffery Jackson officiating.
    The couple are residing on Harrison Avenue in Cynthiana.

  • Several years ago I made the mistake of leaving the water pump in the barn instead of storing it in the basement.  
    Well, I found out why Daddy always stored it in the basement during the cold days of winter.
    When I got the pump out to do some irrigation the following summer, the primer tank had split right open.  
    A little bit of moisture was left in the tank and it froze.  The tank is made of cast iron so imagine what a little moisture might do to your favorite terracotta pot.