Today's News

  • Downtown clean-up this Saturday Volunteers needed

    On Earth Day, Cynthiana Main Street will be hosting its first Community Clean-up day this year.
    Once again, we have partnered with Bluegrass Greensource for this event.
    On Saturday, April 22, from 9-11 a.m., we are asking volunteers to come downtown and join in our efforts of cleaning up Cynthiana.
    As I have said in the past, we will be “Spring Cleaning.” This can include washing windows on vacant buildings, sweeping the sidewalks, picking up trash or any other projects that need attention.

  • Viewpoint

    There are some professions where it is critical that the job be done well.
    There are no second chances or do-overs. And, while “we” (being those of us from the community) are proud of our first responders and the telecommunicators who get those responders where they need to be, it is always good to get an atta-boy.
    In the recent case of the Harrison County Fire Department and Brown EMS, that validation came from a highly respected trauma doctor at the University of Kentucky’s Chandler Medical Center.

  • Fillies edge Brossart 6-4 Tuesday, improve to 8-5

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County Fillies softball team traveled north to Alexandria Tuesday and came home with a hard fought 6-4 win over the Lady Mustangs (4-9).   
    The Fillies used a couple of innings where they bunched some hits together, an inning where they scored a run without a hit, and a solo home run by Bailey Conley to tally the six runs.

  • Tennis Fillies remain undefeated, Breds fall to Pendleton County

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Wednesday on the Hilltop saw the Harrison County Fillies and Thorobreds face Pendleton County and the Fillies also take on Montgomery County.  
    The Thorobreds dropped the match with the Wildcats 1-4.  Harrison County’s Kyler Williams and Luke Bradford defeated Mike Dewald and Dillon Feltner 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, in doubles, for the Thorobreds lone win.  

  • Church News

    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.


  • The greatest love story ever told

    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.

  • Hatterick, McDaniel score three goals each in HCMS ‘Eighth Grade Night’ win

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Gab Hatterick and Laurel McDaniel’s hat tricks and stellar defensive play led the Harrison County Middle School Fillies to a 7-0 win Tuesday night over Lexington Christian Academy on the Hilltop.  
    This Eighth Grade Night match win brings the Fillies record to 6-0-1 for the season.  

  • Error-prone Breds lose at Scott County Monday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Senior Grant Bennett was not his own worst enemy Monday as he pitched against the 13-3 Scott County Cardinals in Georgetown.  
    He gave up just six base hits and walked four while throwing two wild pitches as the Cardinals won 10-0 in five innings.  His and his teammates fielding was the big problem as they combined for seven errors with Bennett picking up three of them.  

  • Busy times on the Hilltop

    The action on the Hilltop has been at a fever pitch for some time and will be even busier this weekend.  
    It will not be as busy as it would have been with the Vernon Bibb softball tournament cancelled but still there will be a lot going on.  
    The action all started with the 60th Annual Lions Auction followed by the Rotary/Relay for Life pancake breakfast and the Frankie Taylor Memorial Easter Egg Hunt.   

  • Grace Notes

    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.”