Today's Features

  • As a Christian, I have a longing desire to grow in my knowledge of God. I never want to come to a point in my life when I can look back on times past and say that I was closer to Him then than I am now.
    I have sadly witnessed so many individuals in my life that seemed to have had a more intimate relationship with Christ years ago than they do at present.
    In my quest to have a deeper relationship with God, I find that few requirements are more important than purity of heart.  

  • Last week, the Rev. Doug Shepherd died.
    I met him in 2002 at his auto parts business.
    His dad was in the auto business too, and they were both Pentecostal preachers.
    I had been writing a story for the paper about the 100th anniversary of Pentecostalism, and although I had lots of history and background information, I wanted to talk to a real-live Pentecostal.
    At the time, “Brother Shepherd” preached on Sundays, but during the week he fixed cars.

  • THURSDAY, April 27
    Identity Theft Program will be presented on April 27 at the Harrison County Extension Office on New Lair Road. A meal will be served by the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association. Call by April 20 to reserve your seat. Registration at 6 p.m., meal at 6:30 p.m. The program will start at 7 p.m. There is no charge. Call 859-234-5510 to reserve a seat.

    City on a Hill evening services are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.
    Services are held at the Center at 201 N. Second St., Berry, Ky.
    For more information call 859-954-1573 or 859-954-0579.

    A Spring Revival will be held at Irvingsville Baptist Church, Morning Glory Road, April 23-26, starting at 7 p.m. each night.
    Dan Black will be the speaker.


  • There was once a great, noble, faithful, righteous husband who married. His wife became discontent. She left him, looking for greener pastures. She chased after false lovers who held out a deceptive promise of a full and satisfying life which she vainly pursued.
    Initially, it felt like freedom. She thought she was choosing, but increasingly she fell deeper into a tyranny of her own desires and fell captive to users and abusers.
    She was trapped, stuck, captured. She accrued a tremendous debt. A debt produced by selfish desires and the manipulation of and by others.

  • I hate clutter, although you’d never know it by looking at my desk.
    This morning I had some free time, so I decided to go through the piles of notes and scribbles scattered around, which usually results in a “random notes of grace” column.
    I hope something will be helpful or encouraging to you today:
    Some months ago, I wrote down something my friend Mike said: “I had faith that I was going to heaven, but I didn’t trust God to fix me NOW because I didn’t see how he would or could do it.”

  • THURSDAY, April 20
    Book Babies. Thursday, April 20 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for babies up to 18 months old for a fun time reading, playing, and singing.
    Dandelions (stories, crafts and fun). Thursday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for Kindergarten through 6th grade.

    FRIDAY, April 21
    Pop Tab Bracelets and Mosaic Earrings for Teens. Friday, April 21 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Please pre-register.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Isaac Wilson Furnish, Feb. 27, son of Wilson and Meredith Furnish; Sarabeth Lynn Mattox, Oct. 27, daughter of Tiffany Mattox; Adam Michael Welte, April 2, son of Katey Jenkins and Brandon Welte; Teryn Bailee Whalen, March 21, daughter of Kimberly L. Whalen and Terry Lee Smith; Kaitlyn Rose Bartels, March 11, daughter of Shane and Glenda Bartels.

  • The Cynthiana Chapter NSDAR met at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on April 8.
    Acting Regent Jane Whitehead welcomed guest speaker Chris Bowling and guests Sharon Withers and Donna Pope.
    The DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, The American’s Creed, The Preamble to the Constitution, and the Daughter’s Pledge were recited, followed by the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. All were given a copy of these items and also a calendar of events.
    Minutes of the March 11 meeting were read and approved. There were no reports of committees.