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Today's News

  • Viewpoint

    Like most parents and grandparents out there, watching your children and grandchildren open Christmas presents gives me much more pleasure than receiving gifts myself.
    Seeing the excitement of them opening that nicely wrapped present is priceless.
    I guess it goes with the territory.
    Like most adults out there, at some point we all truly reach the point when we understand that it is much better to give than to receive.
    I fondly remember my uncle, Lawrence McGill.

  • 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.
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    City on a Hill will be holding a service on Christmas Day.
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    Don’t forget to plan to join City on a Hill for its fourth annual New Year’s service.

    BERRY CHRISTIAN

  • How do you live for God?

    In 1998’s Saving Private Ryan, Tom Hanks is on a mission to pull a soldier out of harm’s way because three brothers were killed on the same day in battle.
    When he meets Private Ryan and tells him the mission, Ryan questions the logic.
    When asked what does the Army tell his mother who will have lost four sons, Ryan responds, “You can tell her that when you found me, I was with the only brothers I had left. And that there was no way I was deserting them. I think she’d understand that.” (www.imdb.com/title/tt0120815/quotes)  

  • Grace Notes

    I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked, “Are you ready for Christmas?”
    Usually I answer something like, “As ready as I’ll ever be” or “Um...sure.”
    The truth is, I am woefully holiday deficient. I do a good job of hiding it for most of the year, but around the middle of November when most Americans are in full Get-Ready-for-Christmas mode, I’m off in la-la land, oblivious to any and all holiday hoopla.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, Dec. 22
    Library Holiday Closing. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will close on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. and will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 9 a.m. in observance of the Christmas holiday.

    FRIDAY, Dec. 23
    Wedco Holiday Closing. Wedco Harrison County Health Department will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26 for Christmas. The health department will also be closed the following week on Friday, Dec. 30 and Monday, Jan. 2 for the New Year holiday.

    TUESDAY, Dec. 27

  • Retired teachers donate to Family Resource

    The Harrison County Retired Teacher Association recently donated $275 to the local Family Resource Youth Service Center (FRYSC) shoe fund. HCRTA members know first hand how important a good pair of shoes is to a student who is in need. The members were very pleased to have the opportunity to support their community in this manner. HCRTA member, Jennifer Muntz presents FRYSC Directors, Kim Brooks and Shelia Price with a donation for the Resource Center shoe fund.

  • Harrison County retired teachers support food pantry

    Working together to fight hunger in Harrison County is one way the Harrison County Retired Teachers Association is making a difference in its hometown.
    Taking advantage of a match grant funded by AARP-KY and KRTA, HCRTA members are contributing to help alleviate hunger locally by donating $513 and 42 food items to the Harrison County Food Pantry.
    In Kentucky, hunger threatens 13.4 percent of its citizens and of those, 5.40 percent are seniors at risk. Overall, the state ranks 20th nationally for at-risk seniors.

  • Harrison teen charged in Pendleton following chase

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County teen who is accused of leading a high-speed chase through two counties, now faces charges in Pendleton County.
    Harrison Schweitzer, 18, was charged on Saturday, Dec. 3, on Harrison County charges that stemmed from an incident that allegedly originated in the Walmart parking lot in Cynthiana.
    Cynthiana Police Ptl. Barry Sparks got behind Schweitzer near Walmart and made attempts to stop Schweitzer numerous times.

  • Fiscal court hears Planning Commission recommendations

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court heard the first reading of four ordinance changes handed to them by the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission on Tuesday night.
    “We believe these changes are for the better of Harrison County, not only right now, but in looking down the road 20 years and beyond,” said planning commission chairman Avi Bear, who along with planning commission director Bonnie Skinner spoke at the meeting.

  • Bell-ringing with the Salvatation Army

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Did you know that a San Francisco Salvation Army captain started the first kettle fundraising drive in 1891 and by 1897, the program was running nationwide.
    From those humble beginnings well over 100 years ago, the Salvation Army has grown nationally and internationally to become the largest organization of its kind in the world.
    In Harrison County, John Hodge has been the local chairman of the Salvation Army for the past nine years.