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  • Honor Rolls

    EASTside Elementary

    The Eastside Elementary Honor Roll for the third grading period includes:

    Fourth Grade

  • Harrison County Live returns to the stage

    It’s coming!

    And, it promises to be big; entertaining, and Live!

    From the Hilltop of Cynthiana, it’s Harrison County Live!

    For three shows over two days, 70 Harrison County High School students will breathe new life onto the stage with their renditions of some old-time favorites as well as some new, soon-to-be favorites.

    According to Michelle Hassall, director, the students will be bringing solos and ensembles, choreography and more. There will be selections from Dream Girls as well as Ray Stevens.

  • St. Edward Honor Roll

    St. EDWARD

    HONOR ROLL

    The St. Edward Honor Roll for the third quarter includes:

    Second Grade - All A’s

    Bailey Lawrence, Eli Hargett, Maria Furnish.

    All A/B

    Payton Walker, Mynor Spence, Emma McGee, Grace Hughes, Noah Daily, Lucy Barry, Riley Switzer.

    Third Grade - All A’s

    Clay Furnish.

    All A/B

    Kyle Barnes, Nicholas LaFleur, John Taylor Schreiber.

    Fourth Grade - All A’s

    Jacob Walker.

    All A/B

    Sydney Perraut, Dillon Gasser, Blake Gasser.

  • Academic Briefs

    FULTON

    Rebecca Fulton, current eighth grade student at Harrison County Middle School, has been accepted at Lexington Catholic High School. She will be a member of the 2014 Class.

    She is the daughter of Jim and Veronica Fulton of Hicks Pike, Cynthiana.

    While at Harrison County, Fulton has been active in various activities. She was recently part of the Governors Cup competition where she place third in the district. She is on the tennis team, a member of Student Leadership, and is involved in 4-H Knitting and Lexington Indoor Soccer.

    NOBLE

  • Six defendants change pleas in drug-related cases

    Six individuals who previously entered not guilty pleas to drug charges issued by a January grand jury, changed their pleas on Thursday.

    They were arrested on charges related to Operation Flamingo  Road, which was the largest drug sweep in Kentucky history. Well over 500 warrants were issued state wide.

    The suspects were alleged to have been traveling to south Florida to pain clinics to get prescription drugs and then sell them illegally.

    For more on this story, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Tobacco farmers feeling affects of contract cuts

    It’s time for Ricci Roland to sell his tobacco.

    For years Roland has sold his entire tobacco crop to Universal Leaf  Tobacco Company at Double M Dixie, the local receiving station on White Oak Pike.

    But this year, Universal Leaf isn’t buying Roland’s entire tobacco crop.

    This year, they’re only buying a third.

    And Roland says he isn’t the only farmer that’s been affected by this year’s decreased tobacco sales.

  • Academic Briefs

    Skills USA members

    place in competition

    Thirty-one members of the Harrison County ATC’s Skills USA club competed in regional competition at Bluegrass Community and Technical College on March 5.

    All the first place winners received a certificate for a free class, good for up to two years after graduation.

  • Brunker appointed to fill school board seat

    The vacant Harrison County School Board spot has been filled.

    Mary June Brunker will be sworn in as the second division school board member (representing the Buena Vista/Eastside area) at Tuesday evening’s regular meeting.

    Brunker will replace Lucy Vanhook, who resigned from the board in November.

    For the complete story, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Grant brings iPods into the classroom

    Many Harrison County students already own an iPod.

    The technological device used by students for fun will soon find a place of its own in the classroom.

    “We’re bringing 21st century tools into the classroom,” said Harrison County Schools’ Chief Information Officer Melissa Shepard.

    The recipient of a  $67,824 technology grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the school system will purchase 70 iPod touches and 17 Macbook laptops to be used at the Harrison County Middle School.

  • Tire fires set across county over weekend

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is looking for information relating to early morning tire fires on Saturday, March 20.

    According to Harrison County Deputy Sheriff Dean Hutchinson, tires were intentionally set on fire on Pike Street, Junction Pike, U.S. 27 North at the Two Lick bridge, two on KY 1032  and one on Dutch Chapel. All occurred between 3 and 5:30 a.m.

    It is also believed that the culprits attempted to set a barn on fire on KY 1054.