Today's News

  • Still teaching...and learning...after all these years

    The first daffodil in my yard bloomed Feb. 25. What I wonder about this early visit, is it a promise of an early spring or just a confused bulb? I don’t really know why, there have been worse winters, but this one has managed to sink into my bones and dull my senses.
    As I write this I hear the persistent drum of rain on my patio room tin roof, a great sound in August, not so much in February.

  • Church News

    AWANA will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at Connersville Christian Church.
    This children’s program runs through early May and is for children in preschool through 5th grade.  It includes supper, games, and a Bible lesson.
    Contact the church office at 234-1040 for more information. Weather cancelation announcements will be made on the church Facebook page.

    Cynthiana Presbyterian Church will be holding a Lenten service every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel.

  • May the ‘Force’ be with you!

    Be a Jedi Christian!
    We must be prepared — we must be equipped, armed. Every day we wrestle against “The Empire” — Satan and his Imperial Forces.
    But we need not fear! The “Force” (Jesus) not only is close to us, He is here to help us. All we need do is call on Him.
    There are parallels between Jedi warriors and Christians.

  • Grace Notes

    A number of years ago a woman called me at work, wanting to tell me her story.
    She wanted to tell someone who would believe her and not laugh, someone who believes that God can and does do strange and wonderful, impossibly improbable things.
    She had heard that I believe that God makes pigs fly.
    That I do, although I haven’t seen any in a very long time, but I’m praying that I will.

  • Harrison County receives statewide recognition for campaign for organ donation

    The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life is honoring 28 counties for exemplary achievements in educating communities about the lifesaving gift of organ donation. Harrison County is one of them.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, March 8
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, March 8  at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    Adult Craft Program. Oh The Things You Can Make With The Paper Scraps You Have. Thursday, March 8 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Will provide paper scraps and ideas to create a card, wall hanging, embellishments, etc. Call 859-234-4881 to register.

  • Hope in the night, light in the darkness

    Several years ago I began a column: “The other day a co-worker posted on Facebook that it had been the ‘week from hell.’
    “We had all felt it. It was as if a black cloud hovered over us, raining down all kinds of bad. We had made mistakes. Tempers flared. Fingers pointed.
    “Cranky people called, which didn’t help our own crankiness. We scowled. We sulked. We wished we were anywhere but here.
    “It was one B-A-D week.”
    That could be said of the past several weeks, locally and globally.

  • We are never alone

    Don Powell, Gideon’s

    Probably one of the worst feelings we mortals must occasionally endure is the feeling of loneliness.
    We may suffer the loss of a loved one or close friend due to death. We may have to suffer through the heartache of divorce after many years of marriage. You may lose a roommate unexpectedly. Whatever the situation, suddenly, we find ourselves with feelings of loneliness. We find ourselves lost and alone in a sea of people.

  • Church Briefs

    Just a reminder that City on a Hill Church is no longer meeting at the old Berry Lumber Co. Building. We are now holding services every Sunday in the Community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Connect time is 9-9:45 a.m. for some recreation and Bible Study for our youth with the youth Pastor. Adults will also meet for fellowship in the community room at these times. Service will begin at 10 a.m. with live worship. Come as you are and worship with us.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, March 1
    Scrapbook Program for Adults. Thursday, March 1 at 11 a.m.  Supplies are provided. All library programs are free to the public. Call the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 859-234-4881 to register for this program. Pre-registration is required.
    Genealogy Databases. Thursday, March 1 from 5-6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Class participants will learn how to access the four genealogy databases that are offered for free at the library. Call 859-234-4881 to register.