Today's News

  • “Everything has its own time. . .”

    By Earl Litman
    Guest columnist
    Cynthiana First Church of God
    These are evil times, so make every minute count. Ephesians 5:16
    Songs from the 60’s and 70’s had titles such as The Times They are A-Changin’ (Bob Dylan), No Time Left for You (The Guess Who), Turn, Turn, Turn (The Byrds), and Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Chicago).

  • Appreciating pastors with prayer

    Pray for your pastor.
    When faith is your job, it’s easy to grow weary.
    I get a taste of it every week when I sit down to write this column. First, I have to think of something that’s hopefully both entertaining, worth saying and also something I think God wants me to say.
    Plus, it needs to be biblically accurate and I try to make it as faithful to my particular denominational tradition (in my case Reformed theology) as I can be without totally alienating the Baptists, Catholics, Methodists and/or Pentecostals.

  • Church Briefs

    The 5th Sunday Hymn Sing will be held Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at Elmarch United Methodist Church.
    Stedfast, Kathy Hess, Jim Caskey and more. Everyone is invited to attend.

    The First United Methodist Church will host Trunk or Treat in the church’s parking lot at the corner of Church and Pike streets.
    The event will be held to coincide with Treat or Treat on Tuesday, Oct. 31, beginning at 6 p.m.


  • School Menus

    Oct. 30-Nov. 3
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: Pancake sausage or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: White donuts or cereal, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: No School.
    THURSDAY: Muffin or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    FRIDAY: Breakfast bun or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.


  • Arthur to Compete in National “Make it With Wool” Contest
  • Fiscal court goes on the road

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer

    Once a year the Harrison County Fiscal Court meets in Berry.  Tuesday night Berry residents were offered the opportunity to share concerns, and their local issues dominated the night’s business.
    Christine Philpot, Berry’s city clerk, voiced appreciation for the road improvements around the community.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Oct. 26
    Boo Bunch Boogie. Thursday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for ages 2 through 7 years old. Costumes encouraged but not required. Dancing, Games, and Crafts.
    Harrison County Historical Society will meet Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Bluegrass Hospice Care Navigators, 1317 US Hwy. 62 E. Chris Bowling, Professor of History, Maysville Community College, will discuss America’s entrance into World War I. 2017 is the 100th anniversary of United States involvement in World War I.

  • The Pin-up Queen: In 1941, McEwan did her part to boost sailors’ morale

    Jimmy Tomlin,
    High Point Enterprise staff writer

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Officially, Alice Chandler McEwan didn’t contribute anything to the war effort during World War II.
    She didn’t join the military or serve as a nurse. She didn’t repair airplanes, nor was she one of those “Rosie the Riveter” women who helped build ships and produce war supplies. She was just a comely coed who graduated from High Point College and became a third-grade schoolteacher.

  • Go Band!
  • HCHS student wants to prove his worth in city government

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer

    Ask the typical candidate running for public office about his plans for the day, and very few will list studying for a European history test, reading an English assignment, or pulling a shift at Chick-fil-A.
    Branson Gillispie is that rare candidate.  On Aug. 23, the day he turned 18, the Harrison County High School senior publicly announced his intention to run for Cynthiana City Commission.