Today's Features

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Matthew Allen Craycraft, June 12, son of Steven A. and Rebecca K. Craycraft II; Taylor Katherine Florence, June 15, daughter of Seth and Lindsey Florence; Addison Ryan Whisman, June 23, son of Tasha Lane and Randy Whisman Jr.
    Cynthiana lawyer Doug Miller to take over as state’s prosecutor, appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear.
    First-ever Cynthiana Art Walk will feature Lincoln Logs cabin construction for children on July 25.

    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.
    The Henry N. and LuMara Fryman reunion will be held Sunday, July 21, at Unity Christian Church, Hwy. 36 W. The meal will be served at 1 p.m.

  • Aaron Joe (AJ) Ashbrook was born to JD and Mary Todd Ashbrook of 102 S. Main St., Cynthiana, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 6 lbs. and 4 oz. and is welcomed home by his sisters, Eva and Avery.
    Maternal grandparents are Mike Seaman and Julie Ecklar of Cynthiana. Paternal grandparents are Amy Ashbrook and the late Greg Ashbrook. Dolores Seaman is the maternal great-grandmother.

  • The wet summer so far has made for a great weed season and some soggy looking vegetable gardens. Those that are part of the fungi family are having a real ball. Gardeners are wondering about the toadstools popping up in their lawns; others are confounded by the stinky, phallic-looking things poking through their mulch, a mushroom commonly called the stinkhorn; and the slimy orange globs on cedar trees got many thinking aliens landed in their landscape. 

  • Mr. and Mrs. James A. Blackburn of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, formerly of Cynthiana, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 18, 2019.
    They have one daughter, Christy, of Southgate, Kentucky.

  • ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA—Nell Withers McCauley, SEDC communications advisor, has been elected to serve her third term on the Certified Cooperative Communicators (CCC) Board of Directors and appointed to the Council of Rural Electric Communicators (CREC) Board of Directors.
    McCauley earned her CCC certification in 1992 and is one of approximately 250 CCCs nationwide; 24 work for electric cooperatives in Georgia.

    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.