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  • Exchange student welcomes lifestyle differences

    One 16-year-old girl considers herself very lucky to be in Cynthiana.

    When Anya Koltsova applied for American Scandinavian Student Exchange Program’s (ASSE) FLAGS scholarship to study abroad, she was one of 400 applicants.

    “Only five got a chance to go,” Anya said. “I was pretty lucky.”

    An exchange student from Vladivostok, Russia (located on the eastern edge of Russia), Anya said she has wanted to travel since she was a young girl.

  • Weekend brings 6th Home and Garden Show

    This weekend promises to be a busy one in Cynthiana. The Home and Garden Show is one of the many events that will be drawing guests to the area.

    The sixth annual Home and Garden Show will be at a new location this year... The Burley Co-op Marketing Center on U.S. 27 North.

    “We’re really excited about the location and the opportunities it provides to our vendors,” said Trish Jenkins, Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper advertising manager.

  • Young Eagles free flights Saturday

    The Young Eagles program will host its 10th annual free flights event this Saturday at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport.

    “It’s just a lot of fun for us and the kids too,” said Bobby Craft, president of the local airport board. “It’s a chance for kids to get up in the air and see what it looks like... maybe even spark an interest in flying.”

    Beginning at 10 a.m., children ages seven to 17 will be given free airplane rides by local pilots.

    Craft said 198 kids received airplane rides last year.

  • Academic Briefs

    AMMERMAN, SANDERS

    The University of the Cumberlands Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs is pleased to announce that Rachel Ammerman and Beau Sanders from Cynthiana have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2009 semester.

    Full-time students who have obtained a cumulative scholastic standing of 3.5 and have no grade of “I” are eligible for the dean’s list.

    BARNES

  • Board praises Dotson’s first year as Harrison County superintendent

    The Harrison County Board of Education released the results of its annual superintendent evaluation this week.

    Taken individually by school board members and then compiled, the results rate Harrison County Superintendent Andy Dotson’s ability to meet the goals set by the board at the beginning of the school year.

    “The board is thrilled with the work Mr. Dotson has done,” said Chairman Ed Taylor. “The board is ecstatic with the progress he’s made.”

  • MCTC-LVC student named to top-twenty team

    At age 19, Kristin Grenier is making a name for herself... a name that has appeared in USA Today.

    A second-year student at Maysville Community and Technical College - Licking Valley Campus, Kristin is the first Kentuckian to be named to USA Today’s All-USA Academic Team.

    “It’s been very exciting,” Kristin said last Thursday at MCTC-LVC.

    Kristin will graduate from the college in May with an associate’s degree in arts.

  • Welcome home, Daddy!

    It was a happy day for one six-year-old.

    After serving in Iraq for nine months, Lucas Cummings surprised his daughter, Tatum at school Tuesday afternoon.

    “Knock, knock,” Cummings said in the doorway of Stacy Smiley’s Southside Elementary kindergarten classroom.

    Up from her chair, Tatum jumped in her father’s arms.

    “I know how to tie my shoes now,” Tatum told her dad, who had been away for a year with D. Com. 250 BSB.

    “It’s great to be back,” said Lucas.

  • Central Christian’s ‘Angel Food Ministry’ grows by leaps and bounds

    Members of Central Christian Church gathered to box up food Saturday morning.

    “It’s such a blessing to people,” said member Lavaughn Maybrier.

    The church’s blessing is part of the national Angel Food Ministries project, which buys and sells food items to families at half the price.

    “If you can buy enough food to feed a family of four for $30, that’s a great deal,” Maybrier said.

    Church members worked  in assembly lines Saturday morning to pack food boxes that were picked up by area residents.

  • Couple airlifted to UK Tuesday following wreck on Stratton Pike

    Greg Ritchie, 30, is in serious condition at UK Chandler Hospital after a Tuesday accident that occurred around 6 p.m.

    Ritchie and Stacey Barnes, 24, were traveling southbound on Stratton Pike in a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer, when the vehicle dropped off the right shoulder of the road.

    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak said Ritchie, who was driving the vehicle, steered the Blazer back onto the road, causing the vehicle to flip twice and hit an embankment.

    “Upon impact, the vehicle burst into flames,” Peak said.

  • Academic Briefs

    ABNER

    Brittany Abner of Cynthiana, a 2009 graduate of Harrison County High School, has been admitted to Berea College for the Fall 2009 term.

    As an enrolled student at Berea College, Abner has been awarded a four-year tuition scholarship currently valued at more than $100,000. Berea College admits students based on their academic achievement, community service, leadership potential, and financial need.