Today's Features

  • 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, guest columnist
    Cynthiana First Church of God
    This act of personal surrender is called many things: consecration, making Jesus Lord, taking up your cross, dying to self, yielding to the Spirit.
    What matters is that you do it, not what you call it. When I played sports I gave everything. It’s the same with God. God wants your life, all of it – 95 percent is not enough.
    Our total surrender to God is blocked by several things, including:
    •Our ignorance of God – not knowing what he’s really like;

  • 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.

    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.


  • THURSDAY, Dec. 3
    Hospice of the Bluegrass 2015 Holiday Workshops. (All workshops are free and open to the public). Memory Snow Globe - Thursday, Dec. 3, 3-5 p.m. A glass globe will be decorated to honor a deceased loved one and to display throughout the season; 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.

  • Robin Smiley,
    news writer

    Ghosts are no longer just a visitor on Halloween night, they have been known to make appearances at the Rohs Opera House on Pike Street year round.
    Bluegrass Ghost Chasers, based out of Frankfort, Ky., along with Keith Age, founder and president of the Louisville Ghost Hunters Society, were in Cynthiana at the Rohs Opera House Saturday for an overnight investigation.

  • Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority met at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on Monday, Nov. 2. Patsy Barnett was hostess, with 10 members present.

  • * A season of thanks, patriotism, remembrance, veterans appreciation, gratitude - but not just for this season - but on each and every day - thanks.
    * Please visit the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum to enhance your gratitude. A large portion of the museum is dedicated to our veterans. Amidst the uniforms, pictures, artifacts, and flags is a section where one can sit and peruse and appreciate veterans’ stories, especially Harrison Countians..