Today's Features

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Evan Braxton Gann, April 17, son of Benjamin and Angel Gann; Sutton Ann Koch, April 27, daughter of Charles and Katie Koch.
    John Merz, Mason County, has been hired as the new Harrison County High School band director. He is replacing Chris Hedges whose contract as HCHS band director was not renewed.

  • THURSDAY, June 6
    Scrapbook Program for Adults. Thursday, June 6 at 11 a.m. Supplies are provided. All library programs are free to the public.  Call the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 234-4881 to register. Pre-registration is required.

    FRIDAY, June 7
    HMH Blood Drive. Donate blood on June 7 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, June 7 at Southside at 9 a.m.; River Road Summer Road Program, 12 p.m.

  • By James Smith,
    Paster Cornerstone Christian Church

    Daniel Boone, when asked if he ever got lost out in the wilderness, replied, “I can’t say I was ever lost, but I was once bewildered for about three days.”
    Men hate to ask for directions. It’s a pride thing. I’ve driven around and around looking for an unmarked street before I’ve broken down and pulled over to ask for help. 

    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.

  • Back in 2010, on a warm Wednesday evening at a nearby lake, Minnie Sockman’s sins were washed away.
    She was 67 at the time and couldn’t remember ever being baptized, although she thought maybe she had been.
    As a kid, she was in church every Sunday, but then she took a 32-year hiatus from regular church attendance.
    When she started going again she wanted to make sure she was baptized, so, she invited a bunch of her friends to her baptism and me, the newspaper’s religion reporter.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Ashton Edward Allen Durbin, April 29, son of Crystal Kelly and Edward Durbin III; Campbell Perrin McCann, April 5, daughter of Codye Hill McCann and Robert Joseph McCann.
    It’s official, Mayor Pro-tem Jack Keith was sworn in as mayor at the Cynthiana City Commission meeting. Keith replaces Jim Brown who had resigned as Cynthiana Mayor due to health issues.

    The Hatfield and Workman family reunion will be held June 9 at Flat Run Veterans Park in the front shelter. Lunch will begin at 12:45 p.m.
    Everyone should bring a dish to share.

    The 2019 Northcutt family reunion will be held Saturday, June 1 at Kincaid Lake State Park (Shelter No. 2) at 12:30 p.m.
    Bring a side dish to share for a fun day with the family.
    For information contact Glenda Northcutt at 859-298-5016.


  • Elliott Rose Sexton
    Phillip and Autumn Sexton announce the birth of their daughter, Elliott Rose Sexton, born March 21, 2019 at Baptist Health in Lexington, Ky.
    She weighed 7 lbs., 11.5 oz.
    Paternal grandparents are Dale and Alissa Bostic of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Johnnie Mac and Linda Fryman of Cynthiana.
    Maternal grandparents are George and Debbie Walters of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Dale Eckler of Cynthiana and the late Rosa Eckler and Annah Walters of Plant City, Fla. and the late Hershel Walters.

  • Renea Sue Terhune, 52, and Mark Thomas Muntz, 58, married April 20, 2019.
    Debbi Lynn Burden, 36, and Eli Kemmal Johnson, 48, married April 27, 2019.
    Ashley Nichole Poff, 25, and Brandon Colt Bailey, 34, married April 27, 2019.
    Melinda Maria Lee, 52, and Maurice Ray Perkins Sr., 61, married April 9, 2019.
    Emma Mikaylea Joe Lemons, 20, and Chase Meridian Highlander, 21, married May 11, 2019.
    Polly Fay Smith, 41, and Christopher Ray Barnett, 40, married April 26, 2019.

  • Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around. It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started. 
    The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing, pruning and treatment before it spreads.
    Powdery mildew is caused by several different fungi, I won’t bore you with their names because they all act the same way. The spores of the fungus are carried by the wind and by splashing water.