Today's News

  • Viewpoint

    It never ceases to amaze me how much is going on in Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    Much has been written in this newspaper about the progressive nature of our current government leadership, and that will continue as long as those leaders continue to make decisions that are proactive and lead to a better life for all of us.

  • Reunions

    This year we will be celebrating our 25th family reunion.  The reunion will be Sunday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. at Unity Christian Church on Ky. Hwy. 36W. The meal is potluck, all paper products will be provided, just bring your favorite dish(es) to share with everyone, plus your drinks.
    Bring family photos to share with everyone and plan on taking a family picture. There will be tables setup for a Silent Auction. Examples: handmade crafts, homemade bread, bag or basket filled with goodies (school supplies, candy, lotions, etc.), candles.

  • 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.

    We will be having a blast at our Rainforest Vacation Bible School the week of July 17-21.
    Dinner will be provided at 6 p.m. each night, with the program ending at 9:15. We will have a commencement ceremony on Sunday, July 23 at 11 a.m. in the church.

  • Reunions

    The annual Copes family reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 6 at Curry United Methodist Church in the Patrick Building. A potluck dinner will be served at 1 p.m.
    Please come and enjoy the fellowship.

  • Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program available

    The Work Read Kentucky Scholarship helps students who have not yet earned an associate’s degree afford an industry-recognized certificate or diploma.
    Help wanted in construction, transportation/logistics, health care, business services/IT and advanced manufacturing.

    •Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an eligible postsecondary institution in an approved program of study that leads to an industry recognized certificate or diploma in a high-demand workforce sector.
    •Be a Kentucky resident.

  • Life is hard, then you die

    We recently remodeled an upstairs bathroom. We replaced the floor, toilet, vanity, tub, lights. It was so much better. Within three weeks we noticed a leak from the kitchen ceiling, which is right below the new tub. The tub drain leaks.
    Just when we thought life was improving, wow, an even bigger problem than we had before. That is really a commentary on life isn’t it.
    We plant a vegetable or flower garden. Beautiful! But then wind and hail, rabbits and coons, weeds and disease seem bent on destroying what we have accomplished.

  • Academia

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2017 semester. The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 12-13.
    Local EKU graduates include: Mary R. Heimlich, Melissa Jayne Whalen, Jamie Carol Snapp, Mark S. Barnes, Joseph Robert Thomas, Daniel Steven Klapheke, Randi Kremer Schweitzer, Susan Brooke Darnell, April Nacoe Barrett.
    President’s List

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kamryn Nichole Clines, July 3, daughter of Greg and Shellie Clines; Garett Michael Jones, June 12, son of Chris and T.J. Jones; Rebecca Lynn Muntz, July 11, daughter of Eric and Julie Muntz; Wesley Clay Nichols, Feb. 14, son of Kellie Marie Grubbs an Jerry Wayne Nichols Jr.
    Harrison Memorial Hospital announces a new healthcare provider for women. Mary Bell, M.D., is a certified obstetrician and gynecologist who has joined Dr. Derek Clarke of the Women’s Health Clinic of Cynthiana.

  • Grace Notes

    One of the great pleasures in life is being able to say, “I told you so.”
    I don’t get to say it often, but when I do, especially when I can say it to my husband, I do it with immense glee. I may even dance around and sing.
    Moms get to say I told you so a lot.
    Remember Ralphie’s mom in “A Christmas Story”? Ralphie kept asking for Red Ryder BB gun and his mom kept saying, “You’ll shoot your eye out.”

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, July 20
    Book Babies. Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for babies up to 24 months old for a fun time reading, playing, and singing. Library time for our youngest patrons. Pre-registration is appreciated.      
    Summer Reading Finale. Thursday, July 20 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Jamie Eubanks and Jimmy Tucker from JoJo Gunn will be performing a special acoustic show. Summer reading winners will be announced.

    FRIDAY, July 21