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Visiting Israel a ‘surreal experience’

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An Adams County commissioner and former Army Ranger told Hillsboro Rotarians on Tuesday that a recent visit to Israel an eye-opening experience.Paul Worley, who has been a county commissioner in Adams County for about a year and a half, said he visited Israel in December with Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to examine the security situation.Worley, who was a guest of Rotarian Sue Smith, presented a slide show from the visit. He said that he expected to have a heightened sense of danger during the visit, but instead was surprised to find that there was not a visibly high level of security forces.He described various points of interest, and said that Israel is “a very vibrant country.”

 

Bluegrass Pipeline Company donates $7,500 to HCSO

Highland County Sheriff Richard Warner recently announced that the sheriff’s office has been awarded an additional $7,500 in grant money from the Bluegrass Pipeline Company. The grant money will be used for new radio consoles and repeaters that are in the process of being completed at the Highland County Justice Center. The additional $7,500 is the second award given from the Bluegrass Pipeline Company for a total of $9,500 that has been given towards the project.

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Hillsboro Farmers MarketThe Hillsboro Farmers Market is open on Wednesdays from 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Gov. Trimble Place in Hillsboro, between the Highland County Courthouse and Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District building.La Leche League of Highland CountyLa Leche League meetings emphasize the joys of breastfeeding while they inform and encourage mothers who wish to nurse their babies, LLL offers mot...

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Times-Gazette is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making timesgazette.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:• Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibility to storie...

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Rotary goes 16-0 during summer season

The Rotary Club’s 10U baseball team is fresh off their undefeated season out at Shaffer park, going 16-0 overall this summer.“There are two things you really need to make this kind of season happen, great kids and great parents,” coach Rodney Captain said on Monday. “These parents did a great job of getting the kids to every practice and every game and were helpful in getting the kids to work on what we needed them to while they were home. Helping them to ge...

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Community Calendar

TODAYLynchburg Boy Scout Troop #120, 7 p.m., Lynchburg Lions Club.Hillsboro Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1161, 7 p.m.Al-Anon, noon to 1 p.m., First United Methodist Church Parlor, 133 East Walnut St., Hillsboro.Alcoholics Anonymous 7:30 p.m., Serenity Group, Big Book/12&12 Study, FRS Counseling Inc., 313 Chillicothe Ave. (U.S. 50 East), Hillsboro (use door 4).THURSDAY, JULY 24Highland Count...

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All-Stars go undefeated in recent tournament

The Hillsboro All - Stars 10U team, comprised of youngsters from teams that have played all summer at Richard Shaffer Park this season, played in their first tournament as a team this weekend. They played four games all together and ended the weekend undefeated tournament champions.“This was the first time these kids had played together as a team,” Hillsboro All-Star coach Tim Parry said on the phone. “All these kids have been playing all summer out at Shaffer Par...

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Sports Briefs

HHS Basketball Golf ScrambleThe Hillsboro Basketball team will hold its 5th annual Alumni Golf Scramble on Saturday, August 2 at the Hillsboro Elks Golf Course.Tee times are available for both morning and afternoon.The cost is $200 a team and prizes will be awarded. There is also a 10,000 hole-in-one prize. Lunch & appetizers will be provided and there will be a social time after the event.If you have any questions, contact Bruce Mi...

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Farm to Fork Dinner rescheduled to Aug. 15

The inaugural Highland County Farm Bureau Farm to Fork Dinner originally scheduled for this month has been rescheduled for Friday, Aug. 15.The dinner, being held to enhance awareness of agricultural food production by bringing the city residents to to the farm to share a meal of entirely locally grown products, will be held at 7 p.m. at the home Tim and Karen Sheeley, 11325 SR 506, Hillsboro.Tim Sheeley said the dinner was rescheduled because there was not enough respons...

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Greene Countrie Towne Festival scenes

The print buyers are shown with local artist and print designer Tammy Wells, from left, Mike Penn (Greenfield Research), Andrew and Wes Surritt (Wooden It Be Nice), Marti Cox (Southern Hills Community Bank), Lowell McNeal (Sitterle Insurance), Lynn Harris (Adena Greenfield Medical Center), Wells, Dr. Richard Mizer, Kelly McNeal (Home Building & Loan), Matt Dyer (Fifth Third Bank), Blaine Bergstrom and Terry Foltz (Merchants National Bank). Not present for photo were representatives of the Cor...

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Another successful GCTF in the books

Despite incessant rain Friday and the threat of rain on Saturday and Sunday, attendance for this year’s Greene Countrie Towne Festival didn’t suffer the whole of the event as people gathered to enjoy the inflatable rides, hear musical entertainment and partake in culinary offerings.Friday’s attendance waned as rain fell for several hours, but Saturday found a steady stream of festival attendees and the route for Sunday’s parade was packed with people.

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Guests enjoy ‘Sinatra’ and ‘Monroe’

A packed house at the senior citizens center took a trip through time Saturday night and was serenaded by the smooth tunes of “Frank Sinatra” and the over-the-top antics of “Marilyn Monroe.”Nearly 180 attendees enjoyed a “Rat Pack” atmosphere at the center, which was elaborately decorated to resemble a Las Vegas nightclub.“The Cincinnati Sinatra,” Matt Snow, and his wife, Patti Warner Snow, wowed the guests with Sinatra sta...

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Fulkerson appointed to MNB board of directors

Paul W. Pence Jr., chairman of Merchants Bancorp Inc., and Merchants National Bank have announced the appointment of Amy Davis Fulkerson to the board of directors of both the Bancorp and the bank.Fulkerson was sworn in as a director of Merchants National Bank and Merchants Bancorp Inc. on July 8.

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Take Note

Hillsboro Farmers MarketThe Hillsboro Farmers Market is open on Wednesdays from 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Gov. Trimble Place in Hillsboro, between the Highland County Courthouse and Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District building.La Leche League of Highland CountyLa Leche League meetings emphasize the joys of breastfeeding while they inform and encourage mothers who wish to nurse their babies, LLL offers mot...

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Juvenile put on probation with warning from judge

A Lynchburg teen was allowed to go home Monday after spending eight days in juvenile detention following an incident that left him charged with domestic violence.The 13-year-old, who was transported from the juvenile detention center in Chillicothe for the hearing, admitted to the charge against him.Assistant prosecutor Molly Bolek recommended the teen’s release to his guardian and a suspended sentence on the condition that he is on probation and completes anger ma...

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Greenfield man dies in boating accident

A Greenfield man is dead after a reported Sunday evening boating accident on Lake Cumberland in Wayne County, Ky.Adam Sharp,19, of Greenfield, Ohio was pronounced dead around 7:25 p.m. Sunday, WKYT in Kentucky reported.The news station said that according to officials, Sharp was a passenger on a personal watercraft in the Buffalo Ridge area when it was struck by another watercraft. Sharp was taken to a Wayne County hospital, where he died.Sharp was visting the...

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Hillsboro man arrested for menacing, harassment

A Hillsboro man was arrested over the weekend on multiple charges, including aggravated menacing, harassment, and leaving the scene of an accident.Jeremy A. Thompson, 24, was arrested Saturday after the Hillsboro Police Department investigated several alleged phone harassment incidents as well as a single-car accident involving a stop sign.According to an affidavit filed with the Hillsboro Municipal Court, the alleged victims notified law enforcement after Thompson had m...

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Murder suspect shoots self in Fayette County

Following an overnight standoff with authorities at the Econo Lodge at the I-71/U.S. 35 intersection, a man wanted for murder in Hocking County attempted to take his own life this morning by shooting himself in the head.According to Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, Michael Napoli’s vehicle was spotted by an Econo Lodge housekeeper outside of the motel at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday. The FCSO was contacted and after evacuating the motel at around midnight, deputies set up...

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