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  • Northside’s McTeacher Night at McDonald’s

    Northside Elementary held a fundraiser at McDonalds Tuesday, Feb. 24.  Northside received $.50 from every extra value meal sold between 5-7 p.m. Principal Sharon Hill and teachers Julie Dailey, Laura Bush, Janell Delaney, and Elizabeth Korona (pictured) participated.

     

  • The Birds

    If Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 movie “The Birds” makes the hair on your arms stand up and a sends a shiver down your spine, take a stroll down Grandview Drive about 6 p.m. any evening.

    You can hear the flocks of birds screeching as they come to roost. Once in the trees, they continue an eerie song of unrest.

    There are other telltale signs that millions of birds have come to rest. Grills and outdoor furniture, abandoned for the winter, have been dotted with bird manure, as have automobiles and sidewalks.

  • Harrison County FFA celebrates 2009 National FFA Week

    Harrison County FFA celebrated National FFA Week Feb. 21-28. Step Up, Stand Out was the theme this year. Stepping up and standing out is not only a way of life for FFA members, but it’s also a call to action for others. FFA members set a positive example with their leadership, work ethic and community service activities.

  • Troops Homecoming

    Four hundred soldiers from the 201st Engineer Battalion, Kentucky Army National Guard, including the Cynthiana unit, will return home this evening.

    A ceremony welcoming the troops back home will be held at Boyd County Middle School at 5 p.m. in Ashland, Ky.

    The 201st Engineer Battalion departed for Afghanistan in March 2008, with their primary mission being route clearance and construction, removing obstacles and ensuring main supply routes remain open.

  • Academic Briefs

    BEAR

    Ilan Jacob Bear has been awarded a 4-year National Army ROTC college scholarship. This fall Ilan will be attending Ohio University as a Political Science major. Upon his graduation from college, he will be commissioned as a Second Lt. in the United States Army.

    Ilan is the son of Avi and Karen Bear.

    UK DEAN’S LIST

    The University of Kentucky is recognizes the outstanding academic performance of its students, including 24 students from Harrison County who were named to the UK Dean’s List for the fall 2008 semester.

  • Family history of heart disease prompts Dixon to seek medical care

    As part of February’s Women’s Heart Disease Awareness month, The Cynthiana Democrat is sharing the stories of four women and their personal accounts of their own heart conditions and recoveries.

    Diane Dixon was singing at Friendship Baptist Church one Sunday when she began having chest pains.

    “It just felt like something kicked me in the chest,” Dixon said.

    Dixon, who was 46 at the time, told her husband David to take her home.

    But on the way home, on March 25, 2001, Dixon said she started having some second thoughts.

  • Harrison County High School Homecoming Court

    Photo courtesy of Donald Richie/Richie Photography

  • Paris resident leads the way for international exchange

    Sue Kelley of Paris, Ky., has recently been named regional exchange coordinator for EF Foundation for Foreign Study in the Central Kentucky area. As a coordinator she will be giving local families and schools an opportunity to host talented, motivated high school exchange students eager to experience life in America for a semester or year.

  • County opts out of state aid

    Harrison County is opting to clean up its own mess.

    Judge Executive Alex Barnett said the state has offered to help with storm debris clean-up. However, that assistance comes with a price tag.

    Barnett told magistrates Tuesday that because of the county’s state of emergency declaration, FEMA will reimburse 87 percent of the clean-up costs.

    If the state sends in a clean-up crew to collect debris, that cost could come back to the county in the loss of next year’s state road aid monies, Barnett said.

  • Vocational School celebrates 40th anniversary

    Kentucky Tech-Harrison County Area Technology Center, or as it has been known these many years in the four counties it serves, the “Vocational School” recently turned 40.

    The ATC was built in 1968 while Martin Carr was serving as Superintendent of Harrison County Schools, and William E. Boswell served as the Chairman of the Harrison County Board of Education. Over the years, the school has helped educate and prepare thousands of young people by expanding student career options to post secondary education or successful employment upon graduation.