Today's News

  • Viewpoint

    It’s Thanksgiving. There is much to be thankful for all year round, but we always culminate that into one weekend. Because our forefathers chose this Thursday to collectively be thankful, this is when we gather with family and friends.
    We cook, we eat, we (at least some) watch football and the rest allow the tryptophan to do its damage.
    I have these observations from years of experience.

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  • Church News

    A 13-week GriefShare session will be offered for grieving/hurting people who have lost loved ones, on Sundays from 5-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 302 E. Pike St.
    The sessions are open to the public and can join at any time.
    For more information contact Leona Bell at 859-954-5070. You may also find information on the facebook page at Leona Bell GriefShare group, or www.GriefShare.org.


  • Time to stop and say ‘thanks!’

    In 1860 a steamboat with nearly 400 passengers broke apart off the Illinois coast. Northwestern student Edward Spencer swam out 17 times to rescue victims. Finishing his final swim, his body gave out, his mind delirious, all he could ask, “Did I do my best?”
    His superhuman efforts saved 17 lives. Spencer, for his heroics, became an invalid for remainder of his life.
    Years later, a reporter asked him about his most vivid memory of the event. Spencer offered, “I remember that not one of the 17 returned to thank me.”

  • Grace Notes

    Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.
    Dear God,
    Here I am again, my 18th year composing my annual psalm of Thanksgiving, my public declaration of gratitude to you.
    The biblical writers say we should give thanks in all things, in good times and in bad. Even in bad times, you are still good. You are gentle and kind. You do not break a reed that’s been bruised, neither do you crush a spirit that is wounded.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, Nov. 23
    The Harrison County Health Center will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 23 and 24.

    FRIDAY, Nov. 24
    Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum will be closed Friday, Nov. 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 25.

    MONDAY, Nov. 27
    Weight Loss Support Group. Monday, Nov. 27 at 9 a.m. Weigh in is optional. Call the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 859-234-4881 to register. Pre-registration is not required but appreciated.

  • School Menus

    Nov. 27-Dec. 1
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: Sausage gravy and biscuit or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: Chocolate donuts or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: Waffle sticks or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    THURSDAY: Banana muffin or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    FRIDAY: Biscuits with egg patty or cereal, fruit, choice of milk or juice.

  • SAR purchases Revolutionary War-era cannon

    Becky Barnes,

    The city of Berry is the recent recipient of a Woods’ cannon that has been donated by the Blue Licks Sons of the American Revolution.
    Jackie Miller and his son, Jackie Miller II, along with Janie Whitehead, who is the regent for the Cynthiana Chapter of the National Society for Daughters of the American Revolution were on hand to make the presentation Monday.

  • Teens rescued while garage burns

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Tragedy was averted on Saturday afternoon when an alert citizen was able to pull two teenagers from a house that was in danger of going up in flames.
    The Harrison County Fire Department was called to the scene of a garage fire at the home of Greg McLoney on Pedro Pike just after lunch on Saturday.

  • Giving Thanks: After many surgeries, Mashburn stands tall and pain free

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer

    When Amy Mashburn began having back pain while attending college, she drove two hours to see her family doctor back home in Cynthiana. He dismissed her worries, saying that spines are supposed to curve like that. The neurosurgeon she subsequently turned to attributed it to stress.
    During an interview with her, Mashburn said that by the time her son, Christopher, was born in 1998, the problems with her back could no longer be shrugged off.