Today's News

  • Chamber director reflects on her first year on the job

    Last month marked my one-year anniversary as executive director of the Chamber of Commerce. What a year it has been. 

    I am so happy and blessed to be able to have a job that I love and I can’t wait to see what the next year holds for the Chamber of Commerce and the community.

    When I took over in September of last year, we had 94 members. With over 15 new businesses opening this past year alone and a renewed sense of community, our membership gained momentum and increased to 146 members.  

  • Funding approved for ‘rocket-docket’ programs


    I am pleased to announce that the Prosecutors Advisory Council has approved funding to continue the rocket docket program in the 18th Judicial Circuit for fiscal year 2017.  

    Our Circuit is fortunate to be one of the select few rocket docket programs in our state.  

  • Viewpoint

    In less than a month, we will know the outcome of the last weeks, months and years of campaigning.

    Just hold on a little longer. It will soon be over ... or just beginning for some.

    As always, we are accepting candidate endorsement letters. However, the deadline is quickly approaching.

    The very last opportunity to submit a letter is before 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24. Anything received after that will find its way to the waste receptacle.

  • calendar

    THURSDAY, Oct. 13 

    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

    Book Babies. Thursday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Bring your baby up to 18 months old for a fun time reading, playing, and singing. Library time for our youngest patrons. Pre-registration is appreciated.

  • Trunk flare should be evident at planting

    Hands down this is the best time of the year for me.  

    The weather has a subtlety about it with extremes thrown in here and there as a reminder that Mother Nature will do as she pleases.  

    I am tired from the summer but reinvigorated when the light changes and the blue sky becomes clearer. I can think about gardening again with a smile on my face.  

  • Newly revamped DVR website offers more online services

    Tired of waiting in long lines or using personal time to renew your vehicle registration? Have you exhausted time and energy trying to enroll in state traffic school or file your trucking taxes? The Department of Vehicle Regulation (DVR) has announced a more convenient option to provide motorists the services they need while keeping them on the road and out of lines. Visit the newly revamped website http://drive.ky.gov.

  • Church News


    Connersville Christian Church is having Bluegrass Gospel music on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. featuring Ward, Aaron, Cecil and Tim Jackson and friends. Free to the community. Come and enjoy an evening of Bluegrass Gospel and fellowship.



    Oddville Christian Church will be holding Bible Study on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Will start in Genesis and ending in Revelations.



  • Grace Notes


    This past week I got an email from someone who has emailed me before, always with thoughtful, thought-provoking comments.

    In this one he wrote, “Permit me to posit the following: Why not consider the word ‘Christian’ more as an adjective than a noun? That is, ‘I try to live a Christian life’ rather than tagging oneself with a label that could suggest a holier than thou attitude….”

  • Sports This Week

    Oct. 12 – Oct. 19



    Monday, Oct. 17 vs. Bourbon Co. (H) FR/JV 6 PM


    Fillies Soccer

    Wednesday, Oct. 12 vs. Mason Co. at Mason Co. 5:30 PM

    38th District Championship



  • Middle school eighth grade Fillies wins 37-28

    Mike Aldridge,

    Sports Writer



    The HCMS eighth grade Fillies defeated Scott Middle Tuesday night in the first round of the Bluegrass Conference tournament, 37-28, on the Hilltop.  

    The Fillies now advance to play favorite Elkhorn Middle School on their home floor Thursday at 6 PM.  

    Kendall Box led the Fillies with 17 points with Elizabeth Allison also in double figures with 12.