Today's News

  • Two-week Multi-faceted Awareness Program being observed
  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kaelynn Jade Bennett, June 13, daughter of Sierra Roberts and Ryan Bennett; Sarah Blaine Combs, May 3, daughter of Rebecca McCord and Shawn Patrick Combs; Jacey Lane Muntz, June 30, daughter of Tiffany Caudill and Kyle Muntz.

  • Prayer Warriors, the world needs you

    In 2011 we returned home to Virginia Beach. The 10-hour trip became a 15-hour marathon, but, for once, I could not complain.  
    Most of the ‘delay’ was powerful God-time – we went up on the mountain to listen to God speak through his oracle.  

  • Grace Notes

    As the story goes, at a synagogue in Eastern Europe when the Shema (the prayer that starts out, “Hear O Israel, the Lord is one…”) was recited each week, half the congregation stood with hands raised and the other half remained seated.
    Although it might not have been a problem for this congregation, it was because each half insisted that their way was the synagogue’s tradition and, therefore, the right way.
    So, each week the standers stood and yelled at the sitters to stand up and the sitters sat and yelled at the standers to sit down.

  • Phytophthora blight returns in pepper plants

    About 45 years ago, a fungus was discovered in pepper crops in New York and since it has spread as far as California and Florida.  
    It’s in our midst, as well.  The fungus in question causes phytophthora blight in peppers. Some refer to the sudden wilting of peppers as damping off, phytophthora root rot, crown rot or stem and fruit rot.  

  • Bryson Lee Ritchie

    Bryson Lee Ritchie was born to C.J. Ritchie and Brooke Ritchie of Cynthiana on May 31, 2018 at Baptist Health, Lexington.
    He weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Brendyn Ritchie.
    Maternal grandparents are Terry and Angie McMichael of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Rosalie (Leon) Tunks, Bonnie Shawler, and Joe McMichael.
    Paternal grandparents are Kristin Ecklar and Chris and Michele Ritchie of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Brenda and Doug McCauley and Betsey (Harold) Herron.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, July 12
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, July 12  at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    DIY Birthday Calendar Board. Thursday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Create a birthday board to help remember those special days. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required. Call 859-234-4881 to register.
    Teen Cooking Class. Thursday, July 12 at 2 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Japanese Candy Making Kits.

    FRIDAY, July 13

  • Harrison County Community Fund donates to HMH KidTown Playground Project

    The Harrison County Community Foundation, on behalf of the Harrison County Community Fund, granted a $2,500 donation to the Harrison Memorial Hospital KidTown Playground Project.
    HMH KidTown was excited to receive the donation from The Harrison County Community Fund. The Harrison County Community Fund, a local, permanent, charitable endowment, was established by local citizens for the perpetual benefit of the community to support local, civic and charitable causes.

  • Reunions

    The Henry N. and LuMara Fryman reunion will be held Sunday, July 15 at Unity Christian Church, Hwy. 36 W. The meal will be served at 1 p.m.
    Descendants include families of Edward and Nettie Fryman, Ottis and Minnie Fryman, Florence and Dove Wagner, Ada and Wilford Wagner, Clara and Orie Florence, Ida Jane and James Snapp.
    A potluck lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Cutlery will be provided. Bring drinks. Come and enjoy family, fellowship and good food.


  • Fighting the battle with chiggers

    It’s chigger time across Kentucky. Just talking about them may make you itch. Chiggers are actually the immature stage of certain mite species. You’ll find them most often in overgrown, bushy areas. They also congregate in shady, humid areas near stream banks, under or around shade trees or in berry thickets.
    After hatching, larvae crawl around until they find and attach to a suitable host. In addition to humans, chiggers feed on a variety of wild and domestic animals, including snakes, turtles, birds, rodents and domestic pets such as dogs and cats.