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  • School board honors six retirees Tuesday

    Six retiring employees were honored Tuesday evening at a special school board meeting.

    Annetta Hill, Lee Kendall, Janice Lemons, Angie McMichael, Betty Moran and Mike Reitz were presented with rocking chairs, a Kentucky Colonel certificate and a drawing of the school where they had worked.

    The school board and administrators thanked the six employees for their years of service to the school district.

     

    For complete story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Vacationing family serves as extras for Miley Cyrus movie

    When Lauren and Mackenzie Shepard head back to school next week, they’ll have quite a story to tell their classmates.

    While vacationing on Tybee Island, Ga., Lauren, 12, Mackenzie, 10, and their parents Tim and Melissa, acted as extras in Miley Cyrus’ new movie “The Last Song.”

    “We didn’t even know the movie was being filmed there,” Melissa said, adding that the family vacation had been planned almost a year ahead.

  • Fall Sports Gala at new stadium on Friday night

    The Harrison County Athletic Department has invited the public to attend a fall sports gala at the brand new Harrison County Sports Complex on the Hilltop on Friday night Aug. 28.

    The gates will open at 7:30 p.m. and the public will have about 30 minutes to tour the new facility before formal introductions of all the HCHS fall sports teams begins at about 8. All players and coaches of all the fall sports teams will be publicly recognized during the evening’s program.

  • Courageous Kids offers camp fun for kids with asthma

    For many kids, summer time means summer camps.

    Colin Coy, 12, is no exception.

    Except that he has asthma.

    “I think I found out when I was born,” Coy said about the disease that forces him to carry an inhaler.

    Coy said his asthma isn’t severe, but still required monitoring.

    And at The Center for Courageous Kids, monitoring Coy’s asthma isn’t a problem.

  • Sports teams to be featured this week

    This week’s Cynthiana Democrat will feature a salute to each of the Harrison County High School fall sports teams.

    There will be photographs, team rosters and schedules for the 2009 edition of the HCHS Thorobreds football team, which will have its home opener in the new stadium on Friday night.

    Also being recognized are the Breds and Fillies soccer teams, the cross country team, the Breds and Fillies golf teams, the Fillies volleyball team, band and cheerleaders.

    See the print edition of this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Westside student spends summer improving outdoor classroom

    While most students can’t wait to leave school for the summer, Kevin Barnett, 10, spent a good part of his summer break working at school.

    A fifth-grader at Westside Elementary, Barnett worked throughout the summer to clean and improve the school’s outside classroom.

    “We came out here during CATS testing and we saw there was a bunch of glass around,” Barnett said Monday. “...It didn’t look good... I just didn’t like how it looked.”

    And so Barnett changed it.

  • Academic Briefs

    MIDWAY COLLEGE

    Midway College is pleased to announce the 2009 Spring Dean’s List. Students named to the Dean’s List must be enrolled full time and achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.6 for the semester.

    Those Midway students from Harrison County making the Dean’s List were  Tamara Banfield, Melody Bills, Kimberly Furnish, Pamela Slone and Kimberly True.

    TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

  • Cynthiana author releases 22nd book, with help from her furry friends

    Dolores Harrison used to keep her stories in shoeboxes.

    Today, they’re found in 22 published books.

    “I’d just make up stories,” Harrison said.

    Harrison’s latest book, “Wild Strawberries” was released earlier this month.

    Harrison said that like her other books, “Wild Strawberries” presents a mystery that Harrison waits until the end to unfold.

    “I like a book that has a mystery in it,” she said.

  • Lightening claims Berry barn

    Tuesday’s severe thunderstorms sent one Berry barn up in smoke.

    “There was a big clap of thunder and the sky lit up,” said Barbara Kendall.

    Both Barbara and her husband James were at their residence off Renaker Ridge Road when the barn behind their house was struck by lightening around 2:30 p.m.

     

    See complete story in this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Planning and Zoning to vote on zone change tonight

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission will vote tonight on a possible zone change at the Business Park.

    The zone change recommendation by the P & Z board would be the first step toward changing one lot of the Business Park from light industrial to heavy industrial.

    The zone change comes in lieu of the Economic Development Authority’s negotiations with United Propane Gas, Inc.

    The business, which would distribute propane gas locally and regionally, would be located on the lot closest to Connersville Pike.