Today's News

  • Cynthiana Baptist Church fills two-year senior pastor vacancy

    Thundering applause rang through out Cynthiana Baptist Church on Jan. 30, as the 6-foot-10 Nigeria native walked down the aisle after an overwhelming number of “yes” votes named him as the new senior pastor.
    After the departure of former pastor Wayne Spivey, CBC has been without a full-time senior pastor for two years. As the CBC pastor search committee worked tirelessly, interim pastor, John Withers, graciously fulfilled the empty position and led the church through the difficult “vacant” period.

  • Alabama pastor makes his new home at Cynthiana Presbyterian Church

    Not only has Cynthiana Presbyterian Church recently received a face-lift and a historical renovation to the walls and beautiful copper steeple, but part of the face-lift includes a new face in the pulpit every Sunday morning too.
    Patrick Laney has recently been called to fill the position of pastor at Cynthiana Presbyterian Church, a position that has been vacant since June 2008.
    Since the church’s former pastor, Larry Bowald, left, interim pastor Dr. Art Deyoung has lead the church for two years through the long search for a new leader.

  • Stevenson replaces tenured pastor at Macedonia Baptist Church

    When a pastor gives service to the same church for 38 years, they leave a legacy, and usually really big shoes to fill.
    Macedonia Baptist Church, was blessed for 38 years of faithful service by Joseph C. Ray. Recently, Ray turned ill and was forced to retire due to his declining health.
    Recently though, Macedonia Baptist has received a new type of light in the form of Anthony L. Stevenson.

  • Some odd and ends during the District

    I had several comments on last week’s article about how the grandchildren remind me and others of me.
    I appreciate the kind words and also appreciate that someone reads this. I am thankful for the ability to be around them to know what they are doing.  
    Several things of note happened that I want to comment on this week.  
    First thing is Stephen Moses and Lee Kendall being selected to the 10th Region Basketball Hall of Fame. Moses was the best shooter that I have seen in the past 35 years of watching Harrison County basketball.

  • Connersville Christian hires Ashland native to lead church

    Some want to be doctors or lawyers when they are young, but Warren French knew at an early age that he was destined to do something much more divine.
    Barely a month ago, Connersville Christian Church put an end to a vacancy that had the church without a senior minister.
    To fill the position, the Lord sent an Ashland, Ky., native to once again lift the spirits of the growing country church.

  • Cheerleaders disappoint in Florida, excel at state competition

    Cheerleading is difficult to explain.  

  • Church News

    An informal Christian Home Fellowship meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 6-8 p.m. for more information call Janet at 859-954-1145.


    Cynthiana NA Group Hope for Tomorrow meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at St. James AME Church, 312 W. Pleasant St. Annex. Speaker meeting last Thursday of each month.
    For more information or questions call Blaine at 859-298-1171.


  • Sports beat

    Kendall, Letcher, Moses in 2011 10th Region Basketball Hall of Fame Class
    Three of the most outstanding local basketball figures in the area were named to this year’s hall of fame class in the 10th region. Dr. Stephen Moses of Harrison County, Lee Kendall of Harrison County and Greg Letcher of Nicholas County are three of the newest members of this prestigious hall.  

  • What face do you show?

    The other day I read an article written by Sharon Miller, a woman who stopped wearing makeup “as an act of Christian discipleship.”
    She was getting ready to go shopping with her in-laws and as she went through her usual morning routine of blow-drying her hair and picking out an outfit, she decided to go to the mall sans makeup.
    She said she had been inspired by a book, “Dance of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Women’s Spirituality,” by Maria Harris.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Feb. 24
    Historical Book for the month of February will be 1776 by David McCullough. This group is open to any adult who enjoys reading and discussing history. Will meet Thursday, Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the front desk of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

    FRIDAY, Feb. 25
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Feb. 25 at New Beginnings at 10:30 a.m.; Our Little Miracles 11:15 a.m.; Robynwood Heights 2 p.m.

    MONDAY, Feb. 28