Today's Features

  • When I was a kid, my grandmother on my father’s side owned a bakery.
    Whenever we’d visit her we would come home with huge pink bakery boxes filled with assorted butter cookies, plus bags of bagels and loaves of bread and the best cinnamon rolls and bear claws you could ever eat.
    Fun fact: My dad used to say that when Uncle Benny swept the floor at night, whatever he swept up was what he put on the bear claws as toppings.
    I’m pretty sure he was joking, or else he wanted to gross us out so he could eat all the bear claws. 

  • THURSDAY, June 21
    Longest Day of Play. Harrison Memorial Hospital and the Community Health Partnership Wellness Committee will provide outdoor activities to promote physical activity and healthier lifestyles for Kentucky’s children on June 21. This free event will be held at Flat Run Veteran’s Park in Cynthiana from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If interested in a booth space, call (859) 235-3510.

    FRIDAY, June 22

    Vacation Bible School, “Shipwrecked-Rescued by Jesus,” will be held at Beaver Baptist Church, 112 Ky. Hwy. 3003, Cynthiana, on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for ages 3-12.
    All ages welcome to join us for lunch following closing ceremony.
    For more information call 859-588-8608.

    Set sail for Outrigger Island™ Vacation Bible School. It will be a week of nonstop action as you learn how to live God’s unshakeable truth.

  • Life is full of changes. The seasons of the year give us an example of that. Winter gives way to spring which quickly changes to summer heat.  These are all routine changes that happen every year.  Still there remain other events that occur that place more stress upon us. 
    Some have just graduated and are anxious about their future. Others are moving to a new location and are facing the strain of a new life in a strange place.
    Still there are others who have recently married, undergone a divorce, lost a loved one or are enduring health problems. 

  • One of my favorite authors is Anne Lamott.
    I don’t agree with her politics or her theology, but she loves Jesus with a raw, earthy, profound and honest love.
    She’s a recovering alcoholic and is not shy about openly telling her story.
    In her book, “Traveling Mercies,” she writes about what she sarcastically calls her “beautiful moment of conversion.”
    It was during the week after her abortion when she stayed home, smoked dope and got drunk.

  • THURSDAY, June 14
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, June 14  at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, June 14 for the Elmarch Church Program at 1 p.m.

    FRIDAY, June 15

  • Brother Clifford and Mary Frances Neat will be honored with a reception at Connersville Christian Church on Saturday, June 23 to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 2-4 p.m.
    They were married June 22, 1958 in New Viena, Ohio. They have ministered to several Christian Church congregations during their marriage.
    Please join us in the celebration. No gifts please.

  • If your daffodils didn’t bloom well this year, ask yourself these two questions: did you allow the foliage to die back naturally last summer before you cut it off; and has it been eons since they were last divided?  
    Patience is a virtue when it comes to daffodils. Often the first color to appear in early spring, their beauty is long awaited.  
    Then we have to wait another two months before we can remove the dulling green foliage. The foliage gathers nutrients for the bulb to store over winter, allowing it to grow and bloom next spring.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kaylee Nicole Dargavell, May 1, daughter of Bradley and Brittany Dargavell; Haven Alexis Harlow-Gripshover, April 14, daughter of Teryna and Tommy Gripshover.
    Cynthiana Police Chief Steve Muntz has announced his retirement effective July 31. He has been with the police department for 21 years.
    The Harrison County Breds face LexCath at Applebee’s. Seeking fourth state title.
    Showing at Rohs Opera House: What Happens in Vegas. Coming will be Kung Fu Panda, Classic Wizard of Oz, and Wall-e.