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  • 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.

  • ‘Marvel’ous talent returns from France

    Tony Moore began looking at comic books before he could even read.

    Once Moore picked up comic books from a leftover moving box of his uncle's, he never put them down.

    “As a kid, I would dress up as He-man and run around out here,” said Moore, pointing out the window of his Harrison County studio.

    Today, from a 15-foot-by-15-foot room in his grandmother, Helen Harney’s home on White Oak Pike, Moore works on a ‘Ghost Rider’ comic for Marvel® comics.

  • Blue Grass Energy funds Washington D.C. trip for juniors

    High school juniors served by Blue Grass Energy can win an all-expenses-paid, weeklong trip to Washington, D.C., where they will see the sights, meet with their congressional representatives, learn about the inner workings of the national government, and make friends with students from across the state and the nation.

    The national Youth Tour is sponsored by the nation’s rural electric cooperatives. Blue Grass Energy’s students also spend a day in Frankfort, learning about state government and visiting state monuments.

  • Strawzell honored at Artists' Reception

    Kelsi Strawzell, a senior at Harrison County High School, was formally recognized at the Artists’ Reception on Nov. 21, 2008, at Xavier University Department of Art. Her juried piece, Radiance, was on exhibit during November and December.