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  • Rachel's Challenge promotes kindness

    Ethan Prows, a senior at Harrison County High School, signed the ‘Rachel’s Challenge’ banner at the high school Wednesday afternoon. The program, funded by the Youth Services Center, the Positive Behavior Support Committee at HCHS, and the Central Kentucky Special Education Cooperative, promoted kindness and compassion. Designed around the writings and ideas of Rachel Scott, the first student shot in the Columbine high school shootings, the program urged individuals to start a “chain reaction” of simple acts of kindness.

  • ‘Simply Christmas’ is the 14th original play by Mattox

    Eighteen years and fourteen Christmas plays later, Rick Mattox said he never really wrote much as a kid.

    “I just wrote the first play kind of out of the blue,” he said one Sunday afternoon at Lair United Methodist.

    The cast that ranges from infants to senior citizens had lunch in the dining hall, before the 2 p.m. practice.

    Not only does Mattox write Christmas plays, he also directs them, and sometimes acts in them.

    Mattox discussed a scene in this year’s play, ‘Simply Christmas’ with cast member, Pat Snapp.

  • HCHS grad performs in Transylvania dinner theater

    Harrison County High School graduate and Transylvania sophomore Carissa Marksbury recently performed in Transylvania’s annual production, “A Medieval Feast,” presented by Transylvania’s Madrigal Singers and the Medieval Instrumental Ensemble.

     

  • More UPS than downs in 40 years

    The man in brown won’t be delivering packages around town any longer.

    After 40 years delivering UPS packages to Harrison County residents and businesses, Al Buckley plans to spend more time fishing with his grandson.

    Buckley’s last day on the job will be Christmas Eve.

    “When I first started nobody even knew what UPS was,” said Buckley.

    Born and raised on a farm in Lexington, Buckley said he instantly felt at home when he began his route in Harrison County in 1969.

  • Commissioners ponder two annexation proposals

    A new ordinance for property owned by Mayor Jim Brown to be annexed into the city was heard at Dec. 9 city commission meeting.

    The new ordinance is now the second ordinance being considered to annex residential areas on Millersburg Pike into Cynthiana. Different from the first ordinance, the second ordinance annexes only property owned by Larry and Patricia Wiley and Jim and Kay Brown. Property owned by Dr. Derek Clarke and Doreen Wisener was removed from the second ordinance.

    City Attorney John Lair said Clarke and Wisener may not want to be annexed into city limits.

  • Miss HCHS pageant returns to hilltop

    The Miss Harrison County High School Pageant was held on Saturday, Dec. 13, with the theme of “Moonlight Masquerade”. Pictured from left are: Stephanie Fryman, first runner-up; Kelsi Strawzell, Miss Harrison County High School; Bonnie Jo Dailey, second runner-up; and Nicole Rosa, best theme wear. The 10 contestants were judged on theme wear, formal wear, a random question, community service, a stage interview, grade point average and their participation in clubs/organizations. The event was sponsored by Brian T. Canupp, Attorneys at Law.

  • Fowler family finds hope in daughter’s progress

    The weekend before her third birthday, Mia Fowler didn’t have a birthday cake or a birthday party, but she did travel to Tampa, Fla.

    There, at Care Clinics, Mia receives treatments for autism.

    Mia and her parents, Jacob and Andrea Fowler make the 15-hour drive to Tampa two weekends a month.

    The alternative treatments, not covered by health insurance, cost the couple $300 each day Mia is at the clinic, or $1,800 a month, not including traveling expenses.

    The trips may continue for a year.

  • Southsiders make healthy choices at health fair

    “What about a peach?” Mollie Smith asked Southside first graders at the Health Fair Thursday morning. As Harrison Memorial Hospital marketing director, Smith helped students build a balanced meal. HMH was one of the 15 booths at the fair instructing students about making healthy and safe choices. Pictured with Smith, from left, are Scott Clark, Cody Taylor, Braden Cheek and John Thomas Sadler.

  • Opera House Players to perform traditional Christmas play

    For their community theater debute, The Opera House Players will bring a traditional Christmas story to life. Gathering together young and old, the troupe will perform “A Christmas Carol” in Aeolian Hall (above Rohs Opera House theater) Friday and Saturday night.

    “We’re doing the play as a radio drama like they used to do in the 40’s,” said director Laura Stephens.

  • Northside Elementary October trustworthy students

    Northside students who were nominated for Trustworthiness in the month of  October are: Noah Gifford, Madison Coppage; Kristin Munoz; Hunter Traylor; Dallas Barrett; Katie Barton; Cameron Cooper; Austin Haynes, Gage Bailey, Emily Cunningham, Eli Marsh, Autumn Wells, Isabella Sturgill, Peyton Schooley, Hanna Hendren, Jace Northcutt, Megan Pike, Lucas Perkins, Shelbi Jackson, Tyler White, Haleigh Jones, Brayden Johnson, Alex Tumey, Joe Banfield, Sarah Durbin, Hunter Watts, Brayden Mitchell, Kacey Brierly, Sandra Brock and Elliot Rognstad.