Today's News

  • Birth Announcement

    Bretlyn Charlotte Browning

    Bretlyn Charlotte Browning was born to Robert and Saraia Browning on Dec. 11, 2013 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz., and is welcomed by her sisters, Taryn Rae, Caylee Brooke and Brinley Claire.
    Maternal grandparents are Dermon King Jr. of Cynthiana and Teresa King of Albany, Ky.
    Paternal grandparents are Esther Browning of Cynthiana and the late Charles Browning.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births to report this week.
    Harrison County Middle School is searching for a new principal after current principal Tom Willis announced his retirement.
    Harrison County Fillies reclaim district crown in win over district rival, Paris Lady Hounds.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Homemakers International Dinner planned for March 28

    The Harrison County Homemakers select a country to study each year. This year they chose to study the Philippines. The International Dinner committee has scheduled the dinner for Friday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    Josh Shepherd, a Cynthiana resident who once lived in the Philippines, will be the guest speaker.  The public is welcome to attend this dinner and hear about Josh’s experiences and the culture and people of this country. Traditional Filipino cuisine will be served.

  • Skunked Again

    From time to time I see a skunk meandering around the farm during the day, it’s unusual, however.  
    A few years back there was one that was sniffing about under some pines in the lower pasture and it was evident from its movements and from its  awareness  (or lack thereof) of its surroundings that this creature knew it had the advantage.  
    Their eyesight is poor so sneaking up on him to get a photograph was possible but it made me realize that startling a skunk is probably not a good idea.

  • Spending for gravel lot makes no sense

    To the editor:

  • The city commission and the $7,363 Parking Space

    In my 35-plus years of covering government meetings, I have to say I left one last week that had me scratching my head and wondering what in the world just happened? What was the purpose of the meeting?
    Oh yeah, it’s an election year and we’re talking political posturing at its best, or worst, however you want to look at it.
    The Cynthiana City Commission held a special meeting last Wednesday with three items on the agenda.
    1. Discussion on future of downtown Cynthiana

  • Church News


    Robby Lopez will be speaking at Calvary Assembly of God, 325 Webster Ave., at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, March 16.
    Lopez has an incredible testimony. He was previously in a lifestyle of drugs, and gangs. He has traveled as far as Alaska sharing his testimony. You don’t want to miss this.
    For more information call 234-4646 or visit www.calvaryshill.net.

  • Climbing the Hill Mountain

    It was my third week of not selling books my first summer of college. I arrived at yet another house on a street that required climbing 10-12 steps to reach the elevation of the yard.


  • The Joy of Being a Sinner

    Every once in a while, like 20 or 50 times a day, I wonder if I’ll ever get better.
    I wonder if my faith will ever grow deeper or stronger, if I’ll ever have more passion for God, more desire for holiness.
    Sometimes I think I must surely be the sorriest excuse for a Christian in the history of Christendom.
    Sometimes people ask me when my next book is coming out, and I tell them probably never. I explain that the publishing market has changed dramatically, which is true, and that people don’t buy books the way they used to, also true.

  • Florence celebrates 102 birthday