Today's Features

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Lance Emory Phillips, March 23, son of Patrick and Amanda Phillips; Isabella Grace Smith, March 31, daughter of Luke and Nikki Smith.
    Jim Brown resigns as Mayor of Cynthiana as he continues to recover from a stroke in December.
    Harrison County school administrators will not renew contract with Chris Hedges, HCHS band director. Hedges served as director for four years. Former HCHS physical education teacher and tennis coach Jennifer Hatfield resigns from her position.

  • A celebration will be held to honor Bill and Janice Doan of Cynthiana on Sunday, May 19 from 2-4 p.m. in the Sidney Haviland Room (use ramp entrance) at the First United Methodist Church, Pike and Church Streets.
    The Doans have been residents of Cynthiana and Harrison County for over 50 years. They are now moving out of state closer to family.
    During their residence here and in the surrounding area they have served their church, school systems and community in enormity and unfailingly.

    The 2019 Northcutt family reunion will be held Saturday, June 1 at Kincaid Lake State Park (Shelter No. 2) at 12:30 p.m.
    Bring a side dish to share for a fun day with the family.
    For information contact Glenda Northcutt at 859-298-5016.

  • I am getting ready to do some perennial garden renovation so I am identifying all the plants that I want to dig and relocate for the project.
    This time of the year two perennials really stand out for their beauty and for their no-fuss existence. Amsonia hubrichtii, or Arkansas blue star, and Baptisia australis, or false indigo.

  • Henry and Betty Pope of Cynthiana, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on May 23. They were married May 23, 1949 at Union Baptist Church in Cynthiana.
    The couple has four children, 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

  • THURSDAY, May 16
    Bingo for Adults. Thursday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Prizes will be household items. Pre-registration is not required. Participation is on a first come basis.
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, May 16 at Hillside Program at 1:30 p.m.

    SATURDAY, May 18

  • The Cynthiana Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will host a retirement reception for Asst. Minister Dr. Tim Teater and Bonnie as well as for church custodian Gary Dearborn and Susan on Sunday, May 19, from 2-4 p.m.
    In addition to his ministerial duties, Dr. Teater has served as hand bell director and choir member. Bonnie Teater has been involved in a full range of church activities including choir, hand bells, the Lord’s Lunches program and the Garden of Eden fresh vegetables to shut-ins.

    Ladies Circle Yard Sale
    The Ladies Circle of Central Christian Church, Second and Riggs Ave., will hold an inside yard sale on Friday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Lots of baby items, baby, children and adult clothes,  book cases, coffee maker, furniture, lamps, vegetable plants, canning jars and more.


  • Lately I have taken up a new hobby:  paint pouring.  It doesn’t sound too difficult…how hard can it be to pour paint onto a canvas? But, it turns out that it does take some hard work and knowledge to be able to do it well.  You have to do a little bit of chemistry, a little bit of color combining, and a whole lot of trial and error.

  • A week or so ago, I went to a celebration of life service at a church I’d never been to before.
    Behind the altar was a huge glass wall with a huge glass mosaic crucifix in the middle.
    While I waited for the service to start, I studied the crucifix, the intricate pieces of colored glass fit together to form Christ’s body.
    Unlike a jigsaw puzzle, these glass pieces didn’t fit together smoothly and perfectly. The edges appeared to be rough. Perhaps the artist had used broken bits and pieces? I couldn’t tell.