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  • Northside fifth graders bring history to life

    Fifty Northside Elementary fifth-graders brought history to life Friday afternoon.

    “In the year 1842, I married a temperamental lady named Mary Todd,” a student portraying Abraham Lincoln told an audience seated in the school’s cafeteria.

    Part of Tonya Northcutt’s social studies curriculum, Northside fifth-graders were asked to pick a Civil War character they would become.

    “It makes the content fun,” said Northcutt, who has been teaching at Northside for two years. “I just try to keep things interesting for them.”

  • The Horse Whisperer

    Clinton Jones, 31, began riding and training horses before he was old and strong enough to lift a saddle.

    “I can’t ever remember not having horses,” said Jones. “Every summer, that’s all I did - ride horses.”

    Today, Jones trains horses at Stillwater Farm, his own farm near Berry.

    With a love of horses learned from his father Charlie, and techniques learned from another horse trainer named Clinton (Anderson), Jones said his training includes no tricks or gimmicks, but only natural horsemanship for natural excellence.

  • Academic Briefs

    CARSON

    Edie C. Carson of Cynthiana, a graduate of Harrison County High School, has been named to the Bellarmine University Dean’s List for fall 2008. Carson is a freshman at Bellarmine.

     FISHER

    Gabrielle Fisher has been selected to attend the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathmatics and Science on the Western Kentucky University Campus.  She will be the first student from Harrison County to be accepted into the program.

  • Family burned out of home

    One family is living in temporary housing after a Friday afternoon house fire destroyed their belongings and the 421 W. Pleasant residence.

    Richard Adams and his family had just moved into the Cynthiana home when an electrical fire started in the kitchen.

    “They lost all their stuff,” said Cynthiana firefighter Robbie Lyons, who served as officer-in-charge at the fire.

    “They went to turn on the electricity and we heard a big pow...” said Adams, previously from Nicholasville.

  • Sidewalk plan concerns business owner

    Heather Ladick, owner of Zeppelin Threads, addressed the Cynthiana City Commission at Tuesday evening’s meeting.

    Ladick told commissioners that she was informed Tuesday morning that the sidewalk in front of her Main Street home and business would be torn out Wednesday.

    “I was immediately alarmed because this was the first time I had heard of any progress of this project,” Ladick said. “As a private property owner on Main Street, one who also has a business there, my head started swimming with the impact of having my sidewalk torn up...”

  • Karate Kids

    The ultimate goal is a black belt. However, there are numerous levels of success to be celebrated in karate.

    There are challenges and proving one’s prowess to the master. To get to that point, there has to be hours of practice and instruction.

    In this karate -- recorder karate -- Harrison County’s fifth graders are under the tutelage of Chris Hedges, who is also the high school band director.

    Hedges said this is the second year Harrison County students have participated in the nationally recognized recorder karate program.

  • Bennett is at home aboard Navy ship

    Blue is all one Harrison Countian sees.

    Currently serving aboard U.S.S. Monterey, B.J. Bennett, 21, first enlisted in the U.S. Navy in January 2007.

    “I really liked the thought of travel,” Bennett said Thursday afternoon during a phone interview.

    Bennett and the U.S.S. Monterey is currently stationed in the Middle East, but a specific location could not be given.

  • Officials hopeful that neighbors on the look-out will reduce crime

    When a large group met at the Cynthiana Christian Church for a Neighborhood Watch presentation last Thursday evening, Kay Withers was among those in attendance.

    A summer resident of Cynthiana and a winter resident of Marion County, Fla., Withers is part of a similar Citizens Patrol group in the Sunshine State.

    “It was something to do in the neighborhood and a way to get to know people,” she said.

    In Florida, Withers said she volunteered at least four hours a month for the program developed by the Sheriff’s department.

  • State prisoners to help with county’s Clean-up Week

    Harrison County transportation officer Larry Turner told members of the fiscal court Tuesday that he will provide eight state prisoners to work during Clean-up Week, Saturday, March 28, through Sunday, April 4.

    Turner said the prisoners will be brought in from the Grant County Detention Center and will be paid 65 cents for each day they work.

    County treasurer Candida Wilson told magistrates that volunteer insurance will cover them while they are in Harrison County custody.

    Turner added that he and his deputies will be monitoring their work.

  • Hart's Dry Cleaning to service Cynthiana

    After over 50 years of business, Hart’s Dry Cleaning and Laundry is extending its reach to Cynthiana.

    Operating out of Lexington, Hart’s is now offering pick-up and delivery to Ken’s New Market.

    “We pick up Mondays and Wednesdays before 2:30 p.m.,” said sales/service manager Bob Hensley.

    Dry cleaning items can be taken to the customer service desk at Ken’s.