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Today's News

  • Crape Myrtles and full disclosure about Toby

    It is time for some catch up and reminders etc. First off, we are all beginning to think spring and planting and flowering shrubs. So, it is a great time to make our plans to put out one or more Crape Myrtles. There are folks who took up that suggestion last fall and planted and during the winter have had occasion to let me know. I have heard from readers in such varied locations as our big box store, restaurants, grocery, church—lots of places.

  • Viewpoint

    It’s so refreshing that the fine arts are apparently making a resurgence at Harrison County High School.
    Next weekend students from HCHS, along with several students from the middle school and the four elementary schools in the district, will  put on four performances of The Wizard of Oz.

  • Church News

    CITY ON A HILL
    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.

    BOYD UNITED METHODIST
    Pauls Ministry Band will perform at Boyd United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 9 at 11 a.m. A potluck meal will be served after the program. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    CYNTHIANA PRESBYTERIAN

  • Does God Bleed Blue - Big Blue?

    My whole body quivers as this Dookie, may be the only royal blue fan in the entire commonwealth, strokes these keys. If Duke/UK isn’t bad enough, living in Carolina it was Duke/UNC. Arrogant Tar Heel fans would unscripturally proclaim, “If God isn’t a Tar Heel, why is the sky Carolina Blue?” My take, it is a sense of their false hope.
    Do we put God in a box? Do we define Him by our convenience and whims? Do we see Him in our approving light while He must surely be annoyed with others?

  • Grace Notes

    A few weeks ago, my pastor’s sermon made me squirm in my seat.
    We’ve been studying the Old Testament book of Exodus. That’s the book that talks about God rescuing the Israelites from their centuries of slavery in Egypt, all the plagues upon the Egyptians, how Moses parted the Red Sea and fed the Israelites with manna -- honey-tasting bread from heaven.
    At one point, Moses meets with God on Mt. Sinai where God gives him two stone tablets with his law written on them.
    God’s law is a gift to his people, my pastor said.

  • Former U.K. Wildcat Kenny Walker talks basketball with Lions

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari has been at the forefront when it comes to recruiting one-and-done players.
    Count former UK star Kenny Walker as one who is not particularly fond of that current trend.

  • Former state Rep. McKee honored for years of public service

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Former state Rep. Tom McKee was honored on Thursday night, March 2, with a dinner and several testimonials about him and his years of service as an elected official in Harrison County and beyond.
    Over 175 people attended the dinner that was provided by the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association.
    McKee has been an ordained deacon and elder at the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church for decades and is known for never missing a Sunday service.

  • Leaders teach SAFETY first

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Local comedian Will Hinton will admit that when his idea for a mentoring group came about there were a few hitches in making it work.
    Two years ago, Hinton and a few other men thought they could welcome kids between 6 and 17 years old into a group where they could have positive role models. They wanted to show the kids that they could have fun and learn some life skills.

  • Cynthiana is 17th safest city in state

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana is in the top 20 of safest cities in the state, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security.
    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said he was notified on Monday that the city was 17th among all the cities in Kentucky.
    Johnson said information from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report statistics is used to determine the top 50 cities, based on population, the number of violent crimes, crimes against property and the number of cases solved.

  • Daylight Savings Time returns March 12

    Daylight Savings Time will return on Sunday, March 12. So remember to forward your clocks ahead by one-hour on Saturday evening before going to bed.
    Eastern Standard Time will return on Sunday, Nov. 5.