Today's Features

  • THURSDAY, Dec. 13
    Scrapbook Program for Adults. Thursday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. Supplies are provided. All library programs are free to the public. Call the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 859-234-4881 to register. Pre-registration is required.
    Supernatural Fandom Program. Thursday, Dec. 13 at 4 for 6th-12th grade at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

    Blue Christmas Program
    As Christmas approaches, the whole world seems to be alive with anticipation. Yet, against this cheerful backdrop of sparkling lights and festive music, there are many for whom this time is a tearful reminder of the harshness of life.

  • During Advent, one of the first Christmas carols we sing at my church is “O Come O Come Emmanuel.”
    It’s a melancholy song of Israel’s lament, of their crying out to God for relief from bondage and slavery, begging God to come and free them.
    But then the chorus goes: “Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.”
    Rejoice -- to feel and/or show great joy or delight.

  • The Cynthiana Chapter of the NSDAR met at Ashford Acres on Dec. 3. Regent Jane Whitehead brought the meeting to order.
    Betsey Clyde was presented with a 50-year-pin. She became a member of the Children of the American Revolution at a young age and has remained a member of the Cynthiana Chapter of the DAR for many years.
    Guest Fran Carr, Pendleton County Librarian, Mary Mac Barnett, 5th District Director, and members were welcomed.

  • Melissa Carol Fogle, 43, and Jerry Wayne Faulkner, 54, married Nov. 17, 2018.

    Allison Paige Cordray, 24, and Brady Thomas Anderson, 24, married Nov. 17, 2018.

    Kayla Rene Shannon, 24, and Jason T. Howard, 34, married, Nov. 10, 2018.

    Amber Nicole Smith, 27, and Justin Douglas Moore, 28, married Nov. 24, 2018.

    Kelsey Nicole Saylor, 23, and Nathan Alan Kennard, 26, married Nov. 28, 2018.

    Chellsea McCord Vergara, 19, and Robert Thomas Webber, 22, married Dec. 3, 2018.

  • The Blue Licks Chapter Kentucky SAR will hold its annual Christmas luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. (awards banquet) at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library, 104 Main Street, Cynthiana.
    The menus will be turkey or ham, green beans, mash potatoes with gravy, dinner roll, banana pudding, and tea/soft drinks. Bring a cover dish of choice.
    Send $10 for each meal to Blue Licks Chapter SAR, P.O. Box 94, Berry, KY 41003 or you can pay at the door.

  • Most of us know that the popular spice ginger comes from the root of the plant.  Well, really it is a rhizome, and the hot and pungent flavor has more to it than just a taste sensation.  
    Ginger got its name from the Sanskrit word sringavera, which means “root shaped like a horn.”  It has been used by the Romans, the Chinese, Europeans and others for thousands of years and has been endowed with an herbal and medicinal reputation.