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  • Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter's pet adoption list

    Pet Adoption List

    The following pets are available for adoption at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. Female dogs, $75; male dogs, $65; female cats, $58; male cats, $43. Call 234-7138 or 234-1492 for more information.

    FOSTER CARE - DOGS

    Boyfriend - Male, Border Collie/Chow

    Reese - Male, Pit

    Nugget - Female, Boxer/Pit

    Cooper - Male, Setter

    Jetson - Male GSD, 4 months

    Lucy - St. Bernard, senior

    FOSTER CARE - CATS

    Paisley - Calico

    Sandy - Male, buff

    Two female, torti

  • Northside Elementary is placed on lockdown

    Northside Elementary school is on lockdown after the school received a letter in the mail of “questionable content” Thursday.

    The letter did not threaten any students.

    A note was sent home to parents Thursday afternoon explaining the situation.

    The letter, from principal Sharon Hill and Harrison County School superintendent Andy Dotson, says that authorities have been contacted about the situation and the school remains in lockdown as a safety precaution.

    School security officers were placed at the entrance of the school Friday.

  • HCHS December Students of the Month

    The Harrison County High School Students of the Month for December were, from left, Ashlyn Techau, sophomore, daughter of Neal and Stephanie Techau and Sara Moredock, senior, daughter of Lee and Wendy Moredock. Sponsor for December was McDonald’s of Cynthiana.

  • Boy Scouts help remove debris from Battle Grove Cemetery

    Members of Boy Scout Troop 60 visited Battle Grove Cemetery and removed fallen limbs from the property, as a result of the ice storm. Pictured above are, from left to right, Jim Swinford, scoutmaster, Shawn Tobin, first class scout, Hunter Henson, life scout, and Jamison Brooks, eagle scout.

  • Sharing warmth

    Every day a child somewhere needs a renewed sense of security.

    He may be removed from his home for his safety. She may be ill and separated from her family. Perhaps their home burned to the ground, or the death of a loved one has left them yearning for the closeness of a hug.

    For years the Peanuts’ character Linus and his cloud-bearing blanket have been synonymous with security.

    Project Linus is a volunteer campaign designed to put blankets into the arms of need and to give back some sense of security.

  • After heart attack, Kearns now living heart healthy

    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.

    A former cheerleader at Eastern Kentucky University and later a physical education teacher at Harrison County Middle School, Johnetta Kearns never thought she would have a heart attack.

    “Why would I have a heart attack?” Kearns asked at her home one afternoon five years later. “I was somebody you wouldn’t think would have a heart attack.”

  • Early dismissal Mondays nixed for Harrison County schools

    Monday, Feb. 9, will be Harrison County schools’ last early dismissal Monday this year.

    During a special meeting Wednesday evening, Harrison County school board members voted to do away with early dismissal Mondays.

    Superintendent Andy Dotson said the extra hour of class time on Mondays will allow the district to make up for two of the 12 days it has missed this school year.

    Half of those days missed were related to the recent snow/ice storm.

    The board also voted for schools to make up another day on President’s Day.

  • Two lives claimed in wake of outage

    A Harrison County couple is dead and an investigation continues after supposedly high carbon monoxide levels filled James and Norma Penwell’s home on U.S. 27 North.

    A generator was found in the home last Thursday at 12:47 p.m. when Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Terry Barnes responded to a call from the couple’s daughter, who lived out of state and hadn’t heard from her parents in several days.

    When Barnes entered the home, he found the deceased Penwells.

  • Academic Briefs

    BOX

    Susan Marie Box, the daughter of Terry and Charlotte Box, a 2002 graduate of Harrison County High School, graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Science. She is presently obtaining her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from EKU.

    Susan recently completed a clinical rotation at the Kentucky Horse Park in Hippo-therapy, involving the use of horses to optimize independence and maximize the quality of life for children with special needs.

  • Smith to run for national BETA vice president in June

    Wood Smith, a junior at Franklin County High School, recently attended the State Beta Convention in Louisville, where he was elected Kentucky Beta vice president. In June, he will be traveling to Orlando for the National Beta Convention, where he will run for national vice president.  Wood is president-elect for the Franklin County Beta Club and junior class president. Wood is the son of Claude and Maribeth Smith and grandson of Dr. Ed Ford and the late Dorothy Ford.