Today's News

  • Two men killed in Sunday crash

    Becky Barnes,

    Two young men lost their lives in a single-vehicle accident in Pendleton County early Sunday morning.
    Issac Chambers, 26, Cynthiana, and Matthew Ramsey, 27, Pendleton County, were killed when Chambers apparently lost control of his vehicle in a curve on the Old LLL Highway, struck a tree then traveled backward into a fence and caught fire.
    Pendleton County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Dennie said the vehicle was only about eight feet from the roadway.

  • Viewpoint pictures
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  • Viewpoint

    Harrison County schools have followed suit with several other school districts around the state and have canceled classes on Aug. 21, the day of the solar eclipse.
    I don’t have an issue with our local district taking that action, but I don’t like its reasoning.
    In its official press release, the school district said, “Student safety was the deciding factor in closing school for this event, since NASA and other scientific experts warn of possible eye damage if the sun is viewed improperly during the eclipse.”

  • Viewpoint

    In less than two weeks, downtown Cynthiana will be transformed into a massive parking lot for some of the most beautiful and outrageous automobiles.
    The Cynthiana Rod Run was the brain child of local car enthusiast Jerry Adams. Adams said a few years ago at a Cynthiana City Commission that he loved Cynthiana and wanted to do this for the community.
    It has to be so.
    There is so much work behind the scenes to put on something of this class and size.

  • 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.

    Wendell Perkins will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service at Oakwood Baptist Church, Cynthiana, on Sunday, Aug. 20. Come worship with us.

    Robinson Christian Church Homecoming Weekend will be held Aug. 19-20.

  • Stars in the Universe

    One of nature’s beloved scenes is twilight when the moon and the first star of the night appears against a darkening blue sky.
    Most of us probably learned to wish upon that star: “Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight...”
    Both my granddaughters are very empathetic. I imagine them looking at that lone star and feeling sorry for it; feeling sorry that it is up there all by itself.  

  • Grace Notes

    It was a warm summer night in a town near Washington, D.C.
    A group of friends sat around a backyard table eating dinner when a young man with a gun appeared and interrupted the dinner party, according to a 2016 NPR story.
    “Give me your money or I’m going to start shooting,” he said, pointing the gun at one of the women.
    The people believed him; however, no one had any money on them.
    So, they started talking to the man, first trying to play on his guilt: “What would your mother think about you doing this?”

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, Aug. 17
    Book Babies. Thursday, Aug. 17 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.                     

  • Silver Medalists