Today's News

  • Favorites of last year’s reading season

    Yes, I have a reading season, and each year the season gets a little longer as I reject television and radio listening more and more.
    The current state of our news cycle has helped push me back into books and this year I came across four titles that I particularly liked because they deepened my understanding of food and farming.  
    First Bite: How We Learn to Eat
    British food writer and historian, Bee Wilson, might as well have this book referenced in the pre-natal care part of the bookstore.

  • Teaters to celebrate 50th anniversary

    Timothy and Bonnie Teater will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at Cynthiana Christian Church.  They were married Jan. 20, 1967 at Indian Creek Christian Church.
    An informal reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. hosted by their children and grandchildren. No formal invitations will be sent and the couple requests no gifts; your presence is what matters most to them.
    Tim and Bonnie Teater have been role models not only to their children, but to many they have touched during their ministry and in their communities.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Baylee Ann Hudgins, Jan. 1, daughter of Kelly Hudgins and Jessica Beagle.
    Year in Review: Host Ty Pennington of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition shows up at the Ky. 1284 home of Brian and Michelle Hassall for an extreme makeover of their home; HCHS principal, Robert Barr, quits under scrutiny; Elections bring leadership changes; Water woes plaque city, county; EDA makes changes in command; Handy Farm park progresses; HMH $16 million project underway.

  • Academia

    Russ Ward, Maysville Community and Technical College’s interim chief academic officer, has released the Dean’s list and the President’s Honors list for full and part-time students for the fall 2016 semester.
    MCTC offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in nearly 30 programs of study with classes offered on the Licking Valley Campus in Cynthiana, the Maysville Campus in Mason County, the Montgomery Campus in Mt. Sterling and the Rowan Campus in Morehead as well as online.

  • School Menus

    Jan. 9-13
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: Choice of: Breakfast slider or cereal or Poptart with yogurt; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: Choice of: Pancakes with syrup or cereal or Poptart with yogurt; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: Choice of: Breakfast pizza or cereal or Poptart with yogurt; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    THURSDAY: Choice of: Super bun or cereal or Poptart with yogurt; fruit, choice of milk or juice.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. The Mamas & the ____
    6. Clingy plant
    9. Half of Brangelina
    13. Poem at a funeral
    14. 2nd largest bird in the world
    15. Palm grease
    16. Abraham’s original name
    17. *Columbia introduced the 33 1/3 ___ record
    18. Painting support
    19. *Originally known as safety cushion assembly
    21. *Penny Farthing, e.g.
    23. G in music
    24. Damp and musty
    25. Teacher org.
    28. Locus, pl.
    30. Opposite of cantata
    35. Tiny leftovers

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, Dec. 29
    Free Movie. Thursday, Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. A free showing of The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) movie based on the book by Roald Dahl. Will also be creating Dream Jars and enjoying Frobscottle. For all ages.

    FRIDAY, Dec. 30
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Dec. 30 at Our Little Miracles at 10:30 a.m.; Robynwood, 3 p.m.; Edgemont, 3:45 p.m.

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



    By Don Powell, Gideon’s

    Christmas is a Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus Christ.
    Traditionally, we celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25 around the world. No one knows for sure the correct date of Jesus’ birth, so we celebrate on Dec. 25.
    Some say that the early Christians in Rome picked this date to counter the Roman holiday celebration of the Winter Soltice.