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  • Longest Day of play held at Flat Run Veterans' Park

    The fourth annual Longest Day of Play was held Monday evening at Flat Run Veterans’ Park from 6-8 p.m.

    Hosted by The Community Health Partnership Wellness Committee, the event featured booths offering kids a variety of physical activities and games, including jump rope, tai chi, Jazzercise, dancing and badminton.

    Pictures from the Longest Day of Play can be found in this week’s edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Fab Fourth activities return to the Hilltop

    The hilltop will once again be the place to celebrate on July 4.

    Coordinated by the Cynthiana Rotary Club, this year’s Fabulous Fourth celebrations will begin at 5 p.m. with free games and booths for kids.

    “We’ve been doing it to give back to the community,” said Rotary member and Fabulous Fourth coordinator Roger Despard.

    Hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, cotton candy, pizza, Avi’s pies, homemade lemonade, snow cones and many more items will be sold at the Rotary food booths on the hill.

  • Breds put away Tigers for trip to Applebee's Park

    The Harrison County Thorobreds won their second consecutive Semi-State Tournament with a 3-0 win over Beechwood on Wednesday night at St. Henry High School to sweep the first two games of the best-of-three series.  They now advance to the eight-team Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Tournament at Applebee’s Park in Lexington next week.

    Harrison County’s pitching, defense and some timely hitting by seniors Eric Case and Bobby Feeback, proved to be the difference for the Breds.  Case and Feeback delivered back-to-back RBI singles as Harrison County took the lead.

  • Academic Briefs

    BCTC DEAN’S LIST

    Bluegrass Community and Technical College recognizes following students from Harrison County who have achieved Dean’s List honors for the 2009 Spring Semester.  The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the Dean’s List full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

    BCTC’s Dean’s List honorees for Spring 2009  are:

  • Academic Briefs

    BELLIS-JONES

    Harrison County Middle School teacher Cynthia Bellis-Jones attended a workshop at the University of Kentucky recently where she learned about approaches designed to encourage girls to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

    The workshop, organized by the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Initiative, featured a presentation by gender equity expert Jo Sanders.

  • Eastside Elementary Honor Roll

    Eastside Elementary School

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

    Fourth Grade

  • 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.