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  • Eastside students win essay contest

    americanism essay contest

  • Westside Elementary Honor Roll

    Westside Elementary School

    The Westside Elementary Honor Roll for the fourth grading period includes:

    Third Grade

    *Lauren Ammerman, *Adam Bradford, Ariel Bryan, Amber Clemons, Caleb Covington, Natalie Crump, Haley Fauste, Bryce Henderson, Michael Kaba, *Alyssa Kilpela, *Olivia King, Ricky Martinez, Electra Mastin, Devin Mattox, Allison Nichols, *Clay Nickell, Ryan Perkins, Delaney Petty, *A.J. Smith, Owen Stephens, Paige Warner.

    Fourth Grade

  • Northside Elementary Honor Roll

    Northside Elementary

    The Northside Elementary Honor Roll for the final grading period includes:

    Fourth Grade

    Joe Banfield, Ben Bowen, Sandra Brock, CJ Claypool, Sarah Doyle, Hunter Griffith, Stefanie Harney, Tanner Harney, Hanna Hendren, Natalie Kinney, Weston Lea, Lyric Moore, Ben Northcutt, *Brady Posey, Shelby Roberts, Elliot Rognstad, Autumn Smith, Keishon Tucker, Alex Tumey, Austin Tumey, Madison Wells, Kyler Williams.

    B.U.G. Fourth Grade

  • Berry Festival kicks off Friday evening

    The annual Berry festival will be held this weekend in downtown Berry.

    “People are getting excited about the festival,” said event treasurer Christine Philpot.

    The weekend event will begin Friday evening at 6 p.m. with a Gospel Jubilee featuring several groups and soloists.

    Saturday events include a baby show, Little Miss and Mister contest, a parade at noon, Texas Hold ‘em tournament, sidewalk chalk drawing contest and bingo.

  • Commission denies mayor’s zone change request

    A zone change request from Mayor Jim Brown was denied at Monday evening’s Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission.

    Currently zoned agricultural, Brown’s request asked that his residence on KY 36 East (Millersburg Pike) be changed to a residential zone.

    Brown’s architect Philip Sims addressed the board on behalf of Brown, stating that the zone had not been changed when the property was annexed into the city limits earlier in the year.

  • Sheriff continues to improve following heart surgery

    Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton returned home last Friday after undergoing triple-bypass heart surgery last Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

    “I feel good,” Hampton said over the phone Tuesday morning. “I’m just limited in what I can do.”

    At age 57, Hampton said he visited his family doctor after experiencing some shortness of breath.

    Hampton said he was referred to a heart specialist and underwent a stress test and heart catheterization that proved he needed to have heart surgery.

  • Soldier parade is Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

    It’s going to be their day. When the soldiers of C Company 201st Engineering Battalion wake up Saturday morning, it will be a day designated to their honor.

    Harrison County Judge Executive Alex Barnett has declared May 16 as 201st Day to honor the men and women who served a nine-month tour in Afghanistan.

    They returned home in March and will receive their hero’s parade Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

    Retired Sgt. Allen Fryman said he is anxious for the community to focus on the parade and the sacrifices of the soldiers.

  • Academic Briefs

    BRADFORD

    Ashley Bradford, of Harrison County High School, is the recipient of a $4,000 Sam Moore Scholarship.

    The grant is one of 66 college scholarships worth $99,300 that are being awarded this year by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation.

    Recipients were judged on a variety of issues such as academic excellence, extra curricular activities, leadership abilities and financial need.

    Bradford plans to attend Morehead State University to become a veterinary technician. She is the daughter of Troy and Mary Ware Bradford of Cynthiana.

  • HCHS French student places ninth in nation

    It was ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ that convinced Hayley Morgan-Sanders to learn the French language.

    “I saw it for the first time when I was in eighth grade,” she said. “I just really liked how the language sounded.”

    Hayley began taking French classes with Tonya Wagoner as a freshman.

    Now, as a junior at Harrison County High School, Hayley recently placed first in the state and ninth in the nation on the national French Exam.

    Hayley placed 11th in the nation last year.

  • Neuspickel retires from animal control

    After 19 years as Harrison County’s animal control officer, Jeff Neuspickel is retiring.

    Members of the fiscal court hosted a retirement reception for Neuspickel prior to Tuesday’s court meeting.

    “I appreciate all the court has done,” Neuspickel said as he was presented a plaque.

    In other business, the court:

    •Heard Magistrate Bradley Copes ask that a resolution be adopted giving support of the Cynthiana City Commission’s stand on getting a new skateboard park.