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Today's News

  • Country church adjusting for change

    Embracing change while holding fast to doctrine might seem an impossible feat. However, that's exactly what has occurred at a little country church in the western edge of the county.

    Leesburg Christian Church has rested in the quaint little community well over 100 years. It's numbers have gone through the ebb and flow of many church congregations.

    Sammy Harris, who has been leading services at Leesburg for the last six years, said Leesburg was like every other church in that its growth went through cycles.

  • Museum Musings

    Horse Tales -- collected by the late George Slade.

    *Cynthiana News, Feb. 25, 1869 -- Last Monday night about 9 oclock, J. L. Griffith, a young and prominent lawyer of this city, was crossing the bridge in a carriage in company with George Williams when the horse became frightened and ran off furiously throwing Mr. G. from the carriage, breaking his left leg just below the knee.

  • Soldier's daughter sees that medals awarded

    For three years, one month and 19 days, James Johnson was away from his home and his family, fighting in World War II.

    James came back, never receiving the medals he had earned for his sacrifice.

    Originally from Pike County, James moved to Harrison County where he owned and operated the Claysville Store for 33 years while raising a family.

    He retired in 1992 and on May 19, 1996, at age 73, he died, still never receiving his medals.

    On Tuesday, Aug. 12, those medals came home and were given to James daughter Donna.

  • Academic Briefs

    SWITZER

    Anah Switzer, a 2008 graduate of Harrison County High School, was awarded the Presidential Scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky.

    The Presidential Scholarship covers the cost of her tuition and mandatory fees for up to four years of undergraduate study. The award was given to Switzer based on her completion of the Governors Scholars program.

  • New Drivers

    NEW DRIVERS

    Charleen Almeida, Joshua Ray Miles, Sean Michael Florence, and Nicholas James Cox.

  • These empty nests are for the birds

    I've been kidding myself and anyone else who has asked me in the last month about my son going off to school.

    "Ah, it'll be party time at the Barnes's," I feigned. "He's ready. This is what I've raised him for over the last 18 years. He'll be fine. I'll be fine."

    Moms, have you made similar statements of denial?

    I know there have been many mothers who have forged this trail long before me, and there'll be many more after me. However, this is it for me. My last.

    My husband and I are officially "empty nesters."

  • 37-year grocery manager will retire Friday

    John Faulconer bagged his first groceries when he was 15 years old. He worked for Lee Sparks in his Kentucky Food Market at the corner of Main and Pike streets where the new Chamber office is today.

    Now, thousands of bags of groceries later, Faulconer is retiring.

    All totaled, Faulconer spent 37 years in the grocery business, with a few hitches in between.

    Faulconer graduated from Harrison County High School in 1965 and went to Eastern Kentucky University for about a year and half before being drafted into the Army.

  • Sports Beat

    Youth football signups now being taken

    The Harrison County youth football signups have been extended to Sept. 5. Anyone interested in playing should meet at the Harrison County football field by the concession stand nearest the Hilltop Restaurant to sign up from 5-7 p.m.

    Leagues include: Flag (first and second graders); Lower Youth League (third and fourth graders); and Upper Youth League (fifth and sixth graders).

    For more information contact David Conner at 859-298-2060, 588-4471, or 588-2341.

    HCHS Bowling Golf Scramble Sept. 13-14

  • Marriage Licenses

    MARRIAGE LICENSES

    Robin Michelle Jett, 40, and William Joseph Ernst, 49, married Aug. 11, 2008.

    Kayla Caroline Litteral, 19, and Kristopher Alex Griffith, 20, married Aug. 12, 2008.

    Karyjujuanna Veatrice Garlick, 39, and Joseph Lee Sams, 40, married June 28, 2008,

    Nell Elizabeth Withers, 43, and Timothy Alan McCauley, 44, married July 26, 2008.

    Cherish Heather Long, 30, and James Lee Nelson, 31, married Aug. 13, 2008.

    Michelle Denise Harper, 46, and Mark Ward, 41, married Aug. 15, 2008.

  • Making the grade: District meets 12 of 13 NCLB goals

    Better than two-thirds of Harrison County's students are proficient readers.

    According to the recently released No Child Left Behind scores, the local school district's reading goal was 53.04 percent. However, students exceeded that goal with a 64.4 percent proficiency level based on CATS results.

    David Case, Harrison County district assessment coordinator, said students also exceeded the math goal. As a district, Harrison County needed 39.68 percent. There were 58.09 percent of its students scoring at the proficient.