The Harrison County High School Speech and Debate Team competed over the weekend at the annual Kentucky High School Speech League.
KHSSL is the oldest high school organization in the state and promotes speech, drama and debate education in Kentucky Schools.
The tournament is held every March on the University of Kentucky Campus. This year the tournament hosted 574 students from 53 schools across the state of Kentucky.
MCTC/Licking Valley Campus, NAMI on Campus, will host a presentation concerning addiction. The event will be held at the Hilltop location on Tuesday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m.
Paula Blades, NAMI on campus vice president, Mary June Brunker and Derrick Allen will speak about how their lives have been affected by addiction. Karen Adams, Adams and Associates, will speak about treatment resources.
The Harrison County Sliders traveled to Kenton County Sportsplex last weekend and competed in their first 8 and under coach-pitch tournament of the year.
The excited Sliders played their first game Friday night under lights.
Some of the players said it felt like playing in the big leagues.
“We played hard and were down the most of the game till the last inning,” described Coach Petey Reynolds. “We were down 3-1 going into the last inning and started hitting. We ended up winning that game 5-3.”
The Woodford County “Luck O the Irish” track meet featured a strong field from the central Kentucky area.
“This may turn out to be one of our toughest tests all year,” noted Fillies’ Coach Danny Simpson. “We usually start with a little smaller meet but this 12-team field was a powerhouse.”
Despite a limited amount of time for preparation, the Fillies and Thorobreds performed well.
The Fillies finished sixth led by Kassidy Cook.
Don’t lose your chance to elect ARC or PLC and qualify for 2014 payments.
Update your yields, reallocate base and elect ARC or PLC by March 31, 2015.
Landowners need to update farm yield history and/or reallocate crop base acres.
Producers need to make one-time election of ARC or PLC for 2014 - 2018 crop years.
What happens if you miss March 31?
• Your farm will not be eligible for 2014 crop year ARC or PLC payments.
• Your only option will be to enroll your farm in PLC for the 2015 - 2018 crop years and not ARC.
So, I was seeking out ideas for stories to write in this week’s paper last Friday evening when I turned up Pleasant Street, which, ironically, has not been at all pleasant this week to downtown drivers.
Not only do we have the intersection of Church and Pleasant Street shut down for some big project, but another sidewalk improvement project has shut off yet another section of this heavily used roadway.
Trent Thompson closed out his high school career Saturday with another double double in the East/West All Star Game. His 24 points and 10 rebounds led his East team, which lost by a few points to the West.
After Harrison County lost, I was for Owensboro Senior High to win the state tournament, which they did on Sunday.
When I was growing up in Tell City, Owensboro was a state power and I believe that basketball is better in the Commonwealth when the western part of the state is more competitive.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces the availability of more than $66.5 million in funding for research and extension activities to address the needs of America’s specialty crop industry and solve critical organic agricultural production issues. The grants will be funded through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative and the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative. Both programs are administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and made available through the 2014 Farm Bill.