Today's Features

  • By Don Powell

    It’s that time of year when the Christmas trees are decorated, the Christmas lights are up, and shoppers are hurrying to buy those last-minute special gifts.
    At most churches, preparations are well underway for Christmas plays, choir practices for Christmas music programs and  Christmas parties.
    The post office sees an increase in mail because of packages and Christmas cards that must arrive at their destination by Dec. 25. It’s a “hustle and bustle time” for sure.

    Covenant Presbyterian Church congregation invites all to join them Sunday evening, Dec. 23, at 6 p.m. for their Candlelight Service.
    The Covenant Christmas Choir will lead in a service of song and scripture celebrating the birth of Jesus. There will be congregational singing as well. After the service, there will be refreshments. Please join the congregation Sunday evening.

    Candlelight Communion Service

  • When I was a kid, my family observed Advent, lighting the candles on a traditional evergreen wreath.
    Because there’s four of us kids, we each got to light one of the four candles, one candle for each of the four weeks in Advent.
    The first candle represents hope; the second, peace; the third, love and the fourth is joy. A center candle is the Christ candle -- Jesus, the light of the world.
    My dad made the base of the wreath, because he’s awesome and can make anything, and he’d read prayers out of a booklet as we lit the candles.

  • FRIDAY, Dec. 21
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Dec. 21 at Our Little Miracle Daycare at 10:30 a.m.; Edgemont Nursing Home, 4 p.m.

    SATURDAY, Dec. 22
    Blood Drive. Saturday, Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Cynthiana Wal-mart, US Hwy. 27 South, on the KBC Bloodmobile. All donors will receive a $10 Wal-mart gift card.

  • 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.