Today's Features

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Jan. 13, 1927 -- “The Ward Bakery has been installed in the building on Pike Street formerly occupied by the Atkinson Timer Co., where the ‘Twin Brothers,’ are known, have set up a complete and modern bakery. The Messrs. Ward are experienced bakers and had operated in Ohio for a number of years before coming to Cynthiana. Tempting pastries and an extra good grade of bread are kept fresh at all times.” (There is an Atkinson Timer on display at the museum.)

  • Mr. and Mrs. John Mac (Sandra) Palmer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 19. They were married at Robinson Christian Church on April 19, 1968 by Bro. Truman Whitaker.
    Mr. and Mrs. Palmer have two children, Rebecca Lee Palmer and the late Billy Ray Palmer, and two grandchildren, MacKenzie Faith Palmer and Landon Ray Palmer.

  • With more people living in urban areas, many think they do not have the space to garden. A new publication from the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, ID-248: Gardening in Small Spaces, describes how you can garden in a limited area.

  • THURSDAY, April 12
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, April 12  at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    Scrapbook Program For Adults. Thursday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Supplies are provided. All library programs are free to the public. Call the library at 859-234-4881 to register for this program.

    FRIDAY, April 13

    Just a reminder that City on a Hill Church is no longer meeting at the old Berry Lumber Co. Building. We are now holding services every Sunday in the Community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Connect time is 9-9:45 a.m. for some recreation and Bible Study for our youth with the youth Pastor. Adults will also meet for fellowship in the community room at these times. Service will begin at 10 a.m. with live worship. Come as you are and worship with us.

  • I have an active imagination, so it doesn’t take much for my fears to take on a life of their own. I got a lot of practice growing up in the 80’s where every van was driven by a kidnapper—possibly a whole Satanic cult—that was looking to abduct me.

  • Years ago, I knew a feisty older woman who loved to say, “There’s nothing like a good smoting.”
    She’d point out how, in the Bible, God was always smiting people -- and she had a list of people on her own smite list.
    Don’t we all have people we’d rather smite than forgive?
    Last month at the church in Tampa we frequently visit, the pastor talked about the words Jesus spoke from the cross, beginning with “Father, forgive them -- they don’t know what they’re doing.”

  • Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles recently announced that Kentucky couples will have the chance to walk away with a $5,000 grand prize package in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) first Kentucky Proud Weddings Contest.

  • We spent the weekend weeding, preparing soil and planting potatoes, onions, leeks, lettuces, peas, carrots and beets.
    It felt so good to start the vegetable growing season.  Then I looked at the weather forecast calling for snow in April. Oh well, these spring vegetables won’t mind a little cool weather. They should respond quickly to some April showers.
    In fact, some lettuce seedlings had already emerged in the kitchen garden from last year’s stray seed, a sure sign of early spring greens that love this time of the year.