Today's News

  • The issue of a new arena

    Like many of you, I have been reading about what the University of Kentucky wants to do about either building a new basketball arena, renovating Rupp Arena or letting well enough alone.  
    Rupp Arena is among the best venues for college basketball in the country as it is today. Some are speculating that the new arena is wanted, due in large part to jealousy over the University of Louisville and the Yum Center. Only the individual knows why they are for or against something, but it is a fine arena (the Yum Center) and many UK fans don’t like Louisville.  

  • Bryan Station wins Harrison County All Comers

    The Bryan Station Defenders ran away with the boys’ portion of the Harrison County All Comers Track Meet Thursday and edged the Harrison County Fillies by 10 points in the girls’ competition to sweep the event.
    The Fillies took first place in seven events and second in six others as they tallied 144 points to 154 for the Lexington squad.  
    Bracken County and Paris tied for third 76 points behind the Fillies. Then came Nicholas County, Montgomery County, Pendleton County and Holmes to round out the scoring.

  • Akin named head coach at Mason County

    After one successful season at Harrison County High School, Fillies basketball coach Piper Akin has accepted the head job at region rival Mason County beginning next season.  
    The Fillies sported a 17-14 record in Akin’s one year at the helm, winning the district championship over rival Pendleton County. Harrison County lost to eventual region champ Montgomery County in the regional.  

  • Thorobreds win two to improve season record to 6-5

    The Harrison County baseball team finally got back into familiar territory Monday night as they took their season record above .500 for the first time this year.  
    The Thorobreds had evened their season mark at 5-5 on Thursday night when they defeated a good Campbell County Camel team in Clareyville by a 7-4 score.
    The Thursday game was another where Brandon Kendall started and pitched well.  
    Kendall went the first 3 2/3 innings giving up one earned run on three hits, striking out four and walking one.  

  • Sports beat

    Ford to play in Gene Lowe Junior
    All Star game Saturday
    Harrison County junior Caleb Ford has been named to play in the ninth annual Gene Lowe Junior All Star Game Saturday at Berea College. The game will pit six top juniors from each the 10th and 12th regions against the six best from the 11th and 13th regions.  
    The game will be played at the Seabury Center at Berea College with a tip off of 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Admission is $3 with 10 and under free. There will be a slam dunk and three point shooting contest at half time of the all star game.

  • Soccer
  • Fillies lose key district game at Nicholas County, 7-3

    Tracey Hicks struck out 11 Nicholas County batters while walking four and giving up five hits. Despite this performance, the Fillies dropped their eighth game in 11 starts, 7-3, to the Lady Jackets Thursday in Carlisle.
    “We just didn’t show up to play,” lamented Coach Christine Garnett. “Our intensity level was non-existent.  When you out-hit a team like we did and strike out 11 batters, there is no way you should lose a game.”

  • MESA donates AED to the Harrison County Recreation Department

    Marshall Emergency Services Associates (MESA), Harrison Memorial Hospital’s emergency department physician group, donated an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to the Harrison County Recreation Department on March 28.  
    An AED is a small, portable device that analyzes the heart’s rhythm for any abnormalities and, if necessary, directs the rescuer to deliver an electrical shock to the heart of someone suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. This shock, called defibrillation, may help the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Ashley Renee Ishmael, March 29, daughter of Thomas and Mary Ishmael; Halie Renae Evans, April 6, daughter of Tonya Evans; Shane Tyler Porter, Feb. 7, son of Jill Hammons and Bobby Porter Jr.
    The Recreation Department office is now located at River Road Park.
    Grede sale tentatively set for July 13, and 280 employees will be terminated at negotiations end. Grede Perm Cast is located on New Lair Road. Grede Foundries Inc. purchased the Cynthiana plant in 1986 from Eaton Corporation.

  • Hall-Berry plan July wedding

    Jillian Rose Hall of Cynthiana, daughter of Ronnie Hall of Mt. Sterling, Ky. and Andrea Hughes of Georgetown, Ky., and Edward Colten ‘Coty’ Berry of Cynthiana, son of the late Edward Berry of Berry, Ky. and Jennifer Roberts of Cynthiana, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
    Hall is a 2010 Harrison County High School graduate and is a sophomore at Maysville Community and Technical College studying Office Technology.
    Berry is a 2009 Harrison County High School graduate and is employed by Toyota of Georgetown, Ky.