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  • Food Pantry makes holiday meal possible for all

    Local volunteers gathered Thursday morning to make Christmas a little brighter for others.

    With the First Church of God filled with boxes and food, volunteers packed the Food Pantry’s holiday boxes for those in need of food this holiday season.

    “Our numbers have doubled these past couple of months,” said Food Pantry chairman, Margaret Watson.

    Watson said she didn’t believe the increase was due to the holiday season, but instead from the economy crunch.

  • Lemons' family honored at fiscal court meeting

    The family of the late Stanley Lemons, magistrate of District 1 in Harrison County, received a plaque from Judge Alex Barnett during the Dec. 9 court meeting. Lemons’ daughter, Debbie Lemons Palmer, front center, has been appointed to fill the remaining term of her father. The center of the plaque is Stanley Lemons’ name plate that appeared before him during court proceedings.

  • Christmas deLIGHTS

    The Christmas spirit isn’t scarce on Elmarch Avenue.

    For decades, Cynthiana and Harrison County residents have come to 102 S. Elmarch and 102 N. Elmarch to admire the abundance of Christmas lights and decorations.

    “I thought we was gonna have to get a cop,” said Charlie Carson about the traffic from onlookers.

    “They start asking us in October, ‘When you gonna put up your Christmas lights?’” said Charlie’s wife Peggy.

  • 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

    Lil’ Bit - Female, Pom., black

    Macy - Female, Beagle mix

    FOSTER CARE - CATS

    Paisley - Calico

    Sandy - Male, buff

  • Driver admits guilt in get-away

    Another of the individuals accused for his alleged role in one of six area bank robberies, has entered a guilty plea to his charges.

    Miguel David Ayala, 30, Cynthiana, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Lexington on Dec. 10 to aiding and abetting bank robbery.

    According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Lexington, Ayala admitted that on March 19, he drove Jeffrey Allen Pratt to Mt. Olivet to rob the Integra Bank. He told authorities he waited while Pratt robbed the bank and drove him from the robbery.

  • 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.