Today's News

  • Internet dangers should be addressed with school children to keep them safe

    As Kentucky kids return to school, I want to encourage parents to take a few minutes to talk with their children about the dangers that exist on the Internet and how to stay safe online. With the proliferation of smart phones, webcams and the Internet, kids today are at a greater risk of being sexually exploited or even targeted by online predators.
    According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, one in seven kids is solicited for sex online and one in 33 kids receive aggressive online solicitations to meet in person.

  • District’s cost-cutting efforts make a difference

    The Hilltop is once again all abuzz.
    When school is out, I miss all the hype of the school campus, but when its in, I think the traffic is the bane of my existence.
    The first day of school appeared to  launch without a hitch... except for the traffic slow down on U.S. 62 West.
    I must say, now that my children are already out of school, I kinda miss all the getting ready. I miss back-to-school shopping. However, I don’t miss the huge expense that was the start of the school year.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Aug. 11
    Northside Council. Northside Elementary School Site Base Council will meet Aug. 11 at 3:45 p.m. in the Northside Library unless otherwise stated.
    FRIDAY, Aug. 12
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Aug. 12 at Beacon House at 10:30 a.m.; New Beginnings, 11 a.m.; Our Little Miracles, 11:30 a.m.; Robynwood Heights, 2 p.m.
    SATURDAY, Aug. 13

  • Healthy lifestyle tips for academic success

    (ARA) - Excitement for the new school year is growing, and whether it’s preschool or high school, all parents want their children to do well both academically and socially. Parents can do some simple things at home to help set their children on the right path to reach their full potential.
    Dr. Keri Marshall is a mother, licensed naturopathic doctor and school lunch nutritional advocate. Here are her top tips for parents who want to give their kids a great start in the classroom.
    •Eat a balanced breakfast

  • Education

    Berry resident Joseph Anderson has been named to the Spring 2011 Dean’s List at Berea College.  Students who achieve a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours are named to the Dean’s List.

    Cynthiana resident Felicia Helvey has been named to the Spring 2011 Dean’s List at Berea College. Students who achieve a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours are named to the Dean’s List.


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  • School Menus

    Sept. 27 - Oct. 1
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: No School
    TUESDAY: Cereal and toast, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Pancakes and bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Breakfast pizza and yogurt, juice choices, choice of milk.
    FRIDAY: Scrambled eggs, sausage links and toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    MONDAY: Egg on English Muffin or PopTart/Yogurt or Cereal/Toast

  • Church News

    An informal Christian Home Fellowship meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 6-8 p.m. for more information call Janet at 859-954-1145.

    Join us Aug. 12 for a night of gospel music featuring the Soul’d Out Quartet.
    Soul’d Out is an award-winning southern gospel group that travels throughout the year capturing the heart of audiences across the nation. This is an event for the whole family.

  • Lay that donkey down

    A young boy and an old man were walking with a donkey when a group of people passed by.
    “Isn’t that ridiculous that no one’s riding that donkey,” one person said.
    So, the old man told the boy to ride the donkey.
    Another group of people passed by and someone said, “That’s terrible! Look at that young boy riding that donkey while the old man walks.”

  • Wiggins receives Sponsorship award from LVBPW Organization

    Courtney Wiggins, daughter of Marty and Patty Wiggins, received the Licking Valley Business and Professional Women’s $300 Sponsorship for college.
    Wiggins will be attending Eastern Kentucky University this fall. She and her parents attended a luncheon on Wednesday, July 13 and Martha Sullivan, past president, presented the check on behalf of the club. Wiggins was also informed that she was now a member of the Licking Valley Business and Professional Organization and the club paid her fees.