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    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.

  • Pension bill filed, other legislation on the move

    While several critical bills have moved through the House, the past week was largely driven by one item: pensions.
    Senate Bill 1 has been filed, and is the result of ongoing work over the better part of the last year to save the pension systems and protect the retirement of our teachers, law enforcement and other state workers.
    This measure puts Kentucky on track to eliminate the unfunded liability and ensures that a good retirement is available for all current and future employees.

  • Guns aren’t the problem, people are

    I have heard and read all the hype about guns and the need for legislation. I have seen the Facebook posts that declare that “Guns don’t kill, people do.”
    What’s the answer to gun violence?
    I grew up around guns. My dad and grandfather made certain that my brother and I had a healthy respect for all weapons.
    We learned how to shoot with accuracy. How to secure a weapon, break it down and clean it.
    Now, 40 years later and not having spent much time since around weapons, some of those lessons might be a little stale.

  • Byron pens book on show horses in Central Kentucky

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Tom Byron will be 80-years-old in May. He has been inducted into the Kentucky Broadcaster’s Association Hall of Fame and still works for WMST, in Mt. Sterling.
    While Byron has loved his career in broadcasting, which began in 1956, his real passion has always been saddlebred horses.
    It took him 10 years, but he has finally completed a book devoted to the early years of horse shows in and around Central Kentucky.

  • Harrison County has deep history with Elks Hoop Shoot

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    In 1946, in Corvallis, Oregon, Frank Hise saw a group of children playing basketball and was struck with the idea that something needed to be done to allow less-talented players to compete on a more level playing court with those children who were bigger, faster and more talented.
    Hise, the late former National President of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, originated the idea of a free-throw-shooting contest, that has since evolved into the Elks Hoop Shoot Program.

  • Court gives nod to support for growing medical marijuana

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Local hemp farmer Jason Marshall addressed the Harrison County Fiscal Court, seeking its approval to endorse his plea to enact state-wide legislation that will legalize the production and sale of medical marijuana.
    “With the wide-spread addictions and over-prescribed use of opioids as painkillers, it is time to use the most natural form of pain relief that we have, cannabis,” Marshall said. “There has never been a recorded death due to an overdose of cannabis.”