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Today's Features

  • CITY ON A HILL
    City on a Hill Church meets Sundays in the community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 10:30 a.m.
    For more information, call 859-954-1573.
    This program is not sponsored or endorsed by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
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    Operation Stronghold is an ongoing effort to cover our children and school staff with the protection of God through prayer. Go and pray at your children’s schools. Together we can show the world just how powerful God is.

  • “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” -- The Declaration of Independence.
    Last week our nation celebrated the anniversary of the writing of those words. Mind you, it wasn’t the anniversary of achieving those, that would take several wars, the abolition of slavery and decades of struggle for equality that is going on to this day. 

  • This has been a crazy week and my thoughts have been scattered.
    So, here’s a scattering of things I’m thinking about this week:

    •In 2016, New York magazine ran an article on the science of disappointment. Apparently, when we have certain expectations for something good to happen, the anticipation causes our brain to produce dopamine, a feel-good hormone. And if that good thing happens, we get an extra dose of dopamine.
    But if that good thing doesn’t happen, our dopamine levels plummet.

  • THURSDAY, July 4
    Library Holiday Closing. Thursday, July 4 the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be closed in observance of 4th of Independence Day.

    SATURDAY, July 6
    Summer Reading Adult Book Store. Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library to turn in bookmarks and get free books and tickets for gift card drawing. Summer Reading Youth Book Store, Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to turn in youth reading time logs to earn free books and prizes.

  • NEW DRIVERS
    Austin Lewis, Alivia Austin, Benjamin Brewer Jr., Alexis Jones, Monica Elizabeth Spicer, Brooke Elizabeth Oldfield, Kimberly Lambert, Gunner Bryan, Allyson Mattox, Justin Gaunce, Chase Reed, Josie Vaughn, Madelyn Swinford, Haley Hughes, Savannah Kisner, Dennis Christopher, Star Gallagher, Emma G. Hedger, Austin Nichols, Brittany Banks, Levi Perkins, Katie Stonich.

  • RICHARDSON-FRANKLIN-RITCHIE
    The  Richardson, Franklin and Ritchie family reunion will be held Saturday, July 13 at the home of Emery Richardson Jr., 331 Dogwalk, Cynthiana. Signs will be up to mark the road.
    The meal will begin at 12 p.m. Meat and utensils will be furnished. Bring a covered dish. For more information call 859-954-8337.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kara Brynne Northcutt, April 17, daughter of Wesley and Rebecca Northcutt; Craig Jackson Oaks, June 2, son of Christina and James Oaks; Katlynn Beth Rueger, May 27, daughter of Alisha and Josh Rueger.
    Nell Anne and Wayne Gossett purchases former warehouse and skating rink and turns it into The Prizing House. A facility that can be used for wedding receptions, business conventions, parties, concerts, and reunions.

  • On my regular driving route there is a yard that shows a bit of patriotism by outlining the form of an American flag using pinwheels. It’s pretty cute but if you are a gardener you can do better than that, maybe something more permanent, something that will persist from Flag Day right on through Independence Day and beyond.
    Gardeners have expressed their patriotism with annual flower displays countless times. That’s easy … there are dozens of red, white and blue annuals to choose from.