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  • 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.

  • HMH retiring leader honored

    Darwin Root has made it his career to see that health care needs of Harrison and surrounding counties continue to be met. It’s a source of pride.

    Now, after 13 years at the helm of the hospital, Root is retiring.

    “I believe the good news is that there will always be a need for a health care facility in this area,” Root said. “And, I believe that HMH will be a part of that.”

  • Benefit dance and silent auction is Dec. 13

    A benefit dance and silent auction will take place Saturday, Dec. 13, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Cynthiana Elks Lodge for the Fowler family.

    All proceeds benefit autism treatment for 3-year-old Mia Fowler, daughter of Jacob and Andrea Fowler. Monthly costs exceed $3,000 and are not covered by insurance. The Fowlers, who live in Cynthiana, are taking Mia to Florida for treatments every two weeks.

    With the progress we have seen thus far, recovery is in her near future, Andrea said.

  • Berry mayor, Don Adams, dies Saturday of heart complications

    After years of service to the town of Berry, mayor Don Adams died Saturday evening from heart complications.

    Suffering from diabetes and continued heart problems, Adams was being treated at VA Medical Center in Lexington for a week before his death.

    “He had been very ill these past couple of months,” said Berry city clerk Christine Philpot.

    Philpot said Adams had expressed his health concerns at the November Berry city commissioners’ meeting, where he had discussed possible plans of resignation.

  • McCord performs in Georgetown College play

    By Tori Bachman-Johnson, Georgetown student

    Historic limestone fences line many roads throughout central Kentucky, a Bluegrass trademark with a story that originates halfway across the world in Ireland. These fences – on both sides of the Atlantic – are also being used to tell another story of relationships in an original play by George McGee, chairman of Georgetown College’s Theatre and Performance Studies Department.

  • Pratt pleads guilty to Falmouth and Cynthiana bank robberies

    The United States Attorney’s  Office, the Commonwealth  Attorney’s office for Harrison, Robertson and Pendleton counties, the Cynthiana  Police Department, Kentucky State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Harrison County Sheriff’s office jointly announced  Wednesday that 30-year-old Jeffrey Allen Pratt of Cynthiana pleaded guilty to robbing two central Kentucky  banks.