The First Chance Scholarship Committee, a local organization dedicated to giving area students education opportunities, has announced the fall 2015 recipients.
This semester there were six recipients. Each candidate is required to fill out an application and go through an interview.
The fall term recipients are Rebecca Simpson, Austin Short, Jacob Patrick Wolfe, Seth Taylor Fisher, Alisha Bledsoe and Chris Woolums.
In order to apply, students submit the detailed application, a recent photograph and write an essay.
For Cynthiana mom Mary Gim Norfleet, the decision she made five years ago to homeschool her kids was the best decision she could have made.
“We’ve always liked to be involved,” she said. “You can’t be more involved than that.”
It seems more and more parents are making that choice.
Addison R. Doyle, Christopher A. Mashburn, Tiffany B. Gould, Nathan Lopez, Makayla Delynne Tucker, Kyle Lucas Hill, Sara Ledford, Hannah Winkle, Michaela Carrel, Christopher David Tucker, Clayton Jones.
1. Fisherman’s ____ in San Francisco
6. Rejuvenating spot
9. Tom, as opposed to tabby
13. Drawing support
14. Center of activity
15. John Hancock, e.g.
16. Novelist Jong
17. Pilot’s announcement
18. Bar order, with “the”
21. *Part of Watery Trigon
23. Once around
24. Bank deposit
28. Russian parliament
30. Psychologist of classical conditioning fame
35. Author Murdoch
To the editor:
I want to give a BIG shout out to Jerry Adams and his hardworking staff for the outstanding job they did this year on the Rod Run. They worked countless hours planning and preparing for this event. There was a great crowd, and who knows how many vehicles and vendor booths galore. Also the Lord blessed us with really beautiful weather.
This is something Cynthiana should be proud of and in my opinion is the biggest and best event this little town has.
Again, thanks to Jerry and his staff for all their efforts. Great job guys.
The Harrison County Middle School Colts lost two more games on Thursday but the eighth grade team showed some much-needed improvement over the previous outing.
The seventh grade Colts put together a decent drive to start the game but did not score and gave the ball up on downs to Royal Springs.
Royal Springs then put together a sustained drive and scored late in the first quarter to lead 8-0 after the first six minute period.
The organizer of the much-loved community Water Day will soon have the chance to focus her talents to bring even more good things to the area.
Tomi Jean Clifford has been named the new director of the Cynthiana/Harrison County Chamber of Commerce. She will begin in the position Sept. 14.
Clifford, 31, said she has wanted to be involved with the Chamber of Commerce since she was in high school, and she is excited about the position.
Students have been busy since the start of school breaking in the new state-of-art welding lab at the Harrison County Area Technology Center (ATC).
About 85 students use the facility throughout the day, ATC welding instructor Michael Tull said.
More and more students are looking into the welding program, partly because of the number of jobs available, Tull said.
Anyone looking for a puppy or kitten, or dog or cat, as a new family pet should check out the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter.
However, if a more ... well, exotic animal is the desire, a place to check out is Cynthiana’s newest pet place Noah’s Ark Pet Emporium on Pike Street.
Dennis and Gabrielle Wiggins of Claysville brought their love for animals and exotics to town.
According to July’s unemployment figures released last week, Harrison County is in a better position than it was this time last year.
The Kentucky Labor Force numbers show that in July 2014, Harrison County was looking at a 6.1 percent unemployment rate. Over the last 12 months, that has dropped to its current 4.9 percent.
Since 2005, the unemployment rate in Harrison County has ranged from 4.2 percent in December 2014 to 13.1 percent in July 2009.