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National Day of Prayer observance May 1 in Hillsboro

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While it has been observed across the country for 63 years, a communitywide National Day of Prayer observance was not held locally until three years ago when Becky Gotherman and others revived a program they believe was last held in 1996.This year’s observance in Hillsboro will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1 on the Highland County Courthouse lawn.“We started it back up because the Lord laid this on my heart,” Gotherman said. “When I found out no one was doing anything for National Day of Prayer … I just think it should be celebrated. I just think it’s a good time to unite and get as involved as we can.”


Hillsboro Tennis loses to Chillicothe; Defeats East Clinton

The Hillsboro Tennis team was in action on Thursday of last week against Chillicothe and again on Monday when they played East Clinton. The boys split the games, losing to Chillicothe 2-3 at home and defeating East Clinton 4-1 on their home court as well.The following are the scores for the loss to Chillicothe:Singles1. Alex Rhoads def Paul Luttrell6/2, 6/22. Zack Basford lost to Luke Meares 4/6, 4/63. Michael Gunderman def Marshall Picke...

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Lady ‘Cats rough up Manchester 9-0

The Whiteoak softball team improved to 7-7 overall on the year after Monday night’s defeat of Manchester. The Lady ‘Cats won the game 9-0 and Kiley Sosby recorded 15 strikeouts in the game.“I’m proud of the way my girls played tonight,” Lady ‘Cats coach Trisha Hauke said after the 9-0 win. “They were hitting the ball well and we were able to capitalize on getting girls on base. Kiley was dominant again on the mound with 15 strikeouts, and h...

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Indians lose 12-8 in extras to Amelia

The Hillsboro Indians fought hard on Tuesday night and pushed the game into extra innings, but they didn’t have enough and lost to the Amelia High School Barons 12-8 in eight innings.Things started off good for the Indians as they were the first team on the board when Zach Young came across the plate in the second inning after being walked earlier. The Barons answered with a run of their own in the top of the next inning to even the score but Hillsboro was able to score anoth...

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Hillsboro After Prom will be held for 8th year in a row

More than eight years ago Hillsboro parents concerned with what there was for their students to do after the prom started meeting to develop with new ideas. What resulted was the Hillsboro After Prom, which will be held for the eighth consecutive year Saturday at Hillsboro Elementary.“The whole purpose is to keep our children in a safe environment throughout the evening,” After Prom Committee member Elaine Gilliland said. “The After Prom was started, in part, beca...

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'Start Talking' initiative coming to Greenfield

State and local officials will participate in a program Friday at McClain High School called “Start Talking,” a program which will be a “community conversation” about drug abuse and prevention, according to promotional material. “The goal of the program is to heighten awareness,” said Lori White-Sanders, Legislative Service Commission Fellow and organizer of the event....

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‘What more could you ask for?’

The love and attention that comes with owning a pet is something that affects, not only the animal, but also the person who cares for it.From a medical standpoint, local veterinarian Dr. Rob Sharp said pet owners can recognize and treat serious illnesses and injuries that “in the wild aren’t obvious.” However, protection and care alone are not all animals receive from their owners.“The more time you spend with them, the more benefits you both get....

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Appalachian roots music and fish fry on for Friday

An evening of Appalachian roots music presented by Greenfield’s SPARK! Creative Artspace is coming Friday, April 25, and there’ll be a fish fry, too.Roots in the Field will feature the music of The Gypsy Jug Band and One Damn Man. A silent auction featuring donated guitars, keyboards, handmade art, artisan crafts, themed gift baskets, gift certificates and services donated by local and regional artists, artisans and businesses will benefit SPARK! Creative Artspace....

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