Today's News

  • Sports Beat

    Breds Baseball Camp

    Mac Whitaker’s “Boys of Summer” Baseball Camp will be held in the mornings, June 8-11 at the Hilltop Baseball Field. Registration will begin on Monday at 8:30 a.m. with all subsequent camp days starting at 8:45. The camp will conclude at 11:30 each morning. For more information, or to pre-register, contact Coach Whitaker at 234-4006. Cost for the four-day camp is $60 per camper.


    Breds Soccer Camp

  • Quadris receives special local need label for greenhouse grown tobacco

    For the past few weeks we have continued to see an escalation of disease identified as Target Spot in our float plant systems. In the past we have had little or no control of this and have encouraged producers to get the plants into the fields. Later in the season we see this disease show up in our crops and continually lose weight and production. Dr. Kenny Seebold, Plant Pathologist at the University of Kentucky, has worked to get an emergency label or Quadris in the greenhouse and on the float system. The following is an article that Seebold sent to the agents last Friday.

  • Samuel Eugene Robinson, 87

    Samuel Eugene Robinson, 87

    Samuel Eugene Robinson, 87, died Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. He was a retired coach, superintendent and served over 30 years as a school administrator. He served as principal of Oddville School from 1957-1958.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Ava Belle Mefford Robinson.

  • Mom’s lessons remain as prominent as paint on the basement floor

    “You can paint on the basement floor,” my mother told me.

    I was eight years old or younger... and stunned.

    Mom was going to let me paint on the floor? I was going to be able to use the gray concrete as my huge blank canvas?

    “On the floor?” I asked, just to make sure my ears weren’t deceiving me.

    “Yes... on the floor,” Mom repeated again, probably in between loads of laundry or meal preparations.

    And so I, gathered up all my paints and brushes and went to the basement where I painted on the floor.

  • Fillies third, Breds sixth in regional track

    The Harrison County Fillies track team had its best regional track meet showing in years last Saturday, finishing third overall in the team standings. The HCHS Thorobreds didn’t fare quite as well and finished sixth, with nine schools competing in both meets.

    Harrison County is competing in Class AA for the first time this year, and the drop from AAA apparently helped both teams, in regards to  the numbers of athletes who qualified for this coming weekend’s state meet in Louisville.

  • Breds in district finals against Blue Jackets

    The Harrison County Thorobreds will continue their annual rite of spring next week by participating in another 10th Region Baseball tournament.

    This will mark the 29th straight year that the Breds have earned their way into the regional tournament by either winning or finishing as runner-up in district tournament play.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    April 19 – At 8:22 p.m., Larry Wachter, Bridge Street, reported a CD player taken from his vehicle.

    April 19 – At 8:28 p.m., Michelle Evert, Cedar Crest Court, reported that someone removed a carton of cigarettes, a Nintendo DS and six games from her vehicle.

    April 20 – At 12:19 a.m., James B. Douglas was arrested after being stopped for a traffic violation and police allegedly found a marijuana cigarette inside a pack of cigarettes. He was charged with possession of marijuana.

  • Memorial Day observance May 25

    Memorial Day observance May 25

    The annual Memorial Day Observance will be held Monday, May 25 at 11 a.m. The celebration to honor America and the sacrifices of many will be held on the Main Street Side of the County Courthouse. There will be placing of wreaths on the memorials, short welcome addresses from State Rep. Tom McKee, County Judge Alex Barnett, and Mayor Pro Tem Jack Keith and a keynote address by Lt. Col. Christopher Aycock, US Army. Aycock is a Battalion Commander from Fort McCoy in Wisconsin.

  • Reunions


    The 1959 graduating class of Harrison County High School will be having their 50th reunion on June 13, 2009 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana Country Club.

    All classmates and friends who attended school with these members from 1947-1959 are welcome to attend.

    Call Charlene Dawson at 234-5316, or Brenda Anderson at 484-2392 to reserve a space.



  • Academic Briefs


    Brittany Abner of Cynthiana, a 2009 graduate of Harrison County High School, has been admitted to Berea College for the Fall 2009 term.

    As an enrolled student at Berea College, Abner has been awarded a four-year tuition scholarship currently valued at more than $100,000. Berea College admits students based on their academic achievement, community service, leadership potential, and financial need.