Today's News

  • Cynthiana well represented in Georgetown Theatre production

    On being asked by legendary gossip columnist Louella Parsons about how he landed in the United States, famed Austrian play director Max Reinhardt replies, “Heh, heh.  This is going to make you laugh, is funny story.  There is man in my country named Hitler who is killing people.”
    Right out of the starting gate, this exchange sets the tone for the Georgetown College Maskrafters’ latest production, Ken Ludwig’s screwball comedy, Shakespeare in Hollywood, and the play is a family affair for one Cynthiana household.  

  • You are God’s Temple

    By Don Powell, Gideon’s

    Did you know that your body is the temple of God, and the Spirit of God dwells in you?  
    Did you know that Jesus loves you and wants only the best things in this life for you?  
    Did you know that God wants you to keep his temple clean and in good shape?  

  • Grace Notes

    Every few years I go home.
    Although home for me for the past 25 years has been here in Florida, “home” home is Southern California. My DNA is a combination Valley Girl and the OC.
    Last week I went home to attend my only, and therefore by default, favorite sister’s 40th wedding anniversary party.
    I missed her wedding 40 years ago when I was living in Maine and very, very pregnant with my daughter Alison, who also flew out to California from her home in Maryland, along with my favorite only granddaughter, Caroline.

  • Church News

    Calvary Assembly of God will be giving away free gently used winter coats of all sizes, blankets, gloves and scarves on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to noon.
    The church is located at 325 Webster Ave. (across from the high school).

    Central Christian Church, located at Second Street and Riggs Avenue, Cynthiana, will have its Fall Festival fun on Monday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m.

  • Did you know?

    LVS fall concert tickets on sale
    Tickets for the Licking Valley Singers’ fall concert, Masterworks: Sacred Songs and Spirituals are now on sale.
    The LVS will have two performances, one on Friday night, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and the other at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13.
    Both performances will be conducted by Karen Bear, with accompanist Dr. Beth Laytart and will be held in the sanctuary at the Cynthiana Baptist Church.
    Tickets are $10 per person, with children 10 and under admitted free.

  • ARTober Fest cutie

    This little one was either a ‘Mummy” or “Mummy’s Little Angel” on Friday night at the downtown Cynthiana ARToberFest celebration.

  • Jones picked up on 2014 case

    Becky Barnes,

    Fifty-one-year-old Victor Jones is back in jail awaiting another appearance before Judge Jay Delaney on 2014 drug charges.
    Jones was arrested in April 2014 and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) third or more offenses, third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by convicted felon.

  • Eastside students experience colonial life with visitor

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Nationally renowned colonial America storyteller Darci Tucker spent the day at Eastside Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 17, spinning yarns to the students about three significant women who played prominent roles in Colonial America.
    Eastside teacher Jeff Kinney attended a summer workshop in Williamsburg, Virginia, with Tucker leading the training. He convinced principal Belinda Maggard that Eastside students would benefit from Tucker’s program.

  • Downtown haunted house continues through October

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    If seeing ghosts, goblins and all things scary are not your thing, it’s probably best that you avoid the old Ben Franklin building in downtown Cynthiana on Fridays and Saturdays for the rest of October.


    Becky Barnes,

    Double, double toil and trouble;
    Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
    Fillet of a fenny snake,
    In the caldron boil and bake;
    Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
    Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
    Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
    Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,—
    For a charm of powerful trouble,
    Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
     Double, double toil and trouble;