Today's Features

  • 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.

  • THURSDAY, May 9
    Painted Recipe Box Program for Adults. Thursday, May 9 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Paint and some embellishments will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Call 859-234-4881 to register. All library programs are free to the library.

    Cynthiana Presbyterian Church invites children from Preschool through 5th grade to experience a fun adventure at Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School.
    This adventure includes exciting new music, amazing science experiments, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories that will help children know that God is with them always.
    The adventure runs from June 17 through June 20 from 5:45-8 p.m. beginning each evening with supper and held at Cynthiana Presbyterian Church at 103 N. Main St.

  • In the 27 or so years I’ve been writing for the newspaper, I’ve listened to and retold the stories of many hundreds of people.
    My favorites are the ones of redemption.
    Lately, I’ve been interested in the stories told by recovering drug addicts, their descent into a living hell and how the grace of God pulled them out and set them free.
    One man, a heroin addict for 25 years, once slit his own throat. Yet God saved him and now, 25 years later, he’s helping to save others.

  • 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.

  • There are some plants that demand good drainage:  taxus, coreopsis, gaillardia and penstemon, to name a few. I have lost them all because they were poorly sited in the garden but now that I know where water is slow to drain, I know where to plant those trees, shrubs and perennials that like wet environments.  
    There is an upside to poor drainage for some plants, just be sure that water is available when Mother Nature doesn’t deliver. That, clearly, has not been a problem this year. I definitely know where my wet spots are.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Xavier Thomas Kirk, April 4, son of Jessica Slade and Daniel Kirk.
    Mark Carroll is the new head coach of the Harrison County gridiron Thorobreds.

  • “Tomato 101” is for beginners and advanced gardeners alike.
    There are many assumptions about the tomato that get passed on by the most well-meaning aficionado. I take my tomatoes seriously and have developed a routine to hedge my bets for a healthy summer harvest.
    When it comes to spring fever the tomato is most abused, most people still plant too early. First, wait until our frost-free date (on average this is May 10, give or take a week depending on where you are located).