Today's News

  • Escaped Fayette County inmate captured in Cynthiana

    A Fayette County inmate who has been on the lam for two weeks was captured in Harrison County Monday night.
    Trina Hurst, 31, was given a furlough on Sept. 6 to attend a trial for the man accused of murdering her father in north Lexington in April 2010.
    Hurst did not return to the Fayette County Detention Center at the end of the day. According to media accounts, Hurst walked out of the courtroom when graphic photographs of her father were shown. Her father was beaten to death.

  • Volunteers celebrate by hosting Operation Christmas Child kickoff event

    Cynthiana kids, families and volunteers host a celebration event to kick off the 2011 Operation Christmas Child season in which they aim to collect over 450 shoe box gifts.  Volunteers will distribute empty shoe boxes, and attendees will have the opportunity to hear stories from local volunteers as they share their experiences with Operation Christmas Child and provide information about how to participate this year.  
    Cynthiana residents will learn how to impact hurting children a world away with simple shoe box gifts this holiday season.

  • Mercury contamination averted at Northside

    School officials spent much of Wednesday dealing with a possible mercury contamination.
    According to DG Fischer, assistant superintendent of Harrison County Schools, a Northside Elementary third grade student had a trace amount of mercury in a plastic container on the school bus and then in the school’s cafeteria.
    The student showed the less-than-dime-size amount of mercury to four students on bus no. 952 and to five students at his breakfast table.

  • Fillies take third straight Monday night at LeBus Field

    The Harrison County Fillies soccer team edged Lafayette Monday night 1-0 at LeBus Field to win their third straight match and improve the season mark to 5-4-1.  
    The tough schedule that the young (for the most part) Fillies have undertaken this season is beginning to pay off as they are rounding into a team that can play the close game well.  
    Sophomores Haley Carr and Marly Jenkins combined for the goal against the Lady Generals as Carr buried Jenkins’ pass from the corner into the back of the visitor’s net.  

  • Golfers finish fourth in Central Kentucky Conference tourney

    Monday evening the Harrison County boys’ golf team toured the Mt. Sterling Country Club in their best effort of the year to finish fourth of seven teams with a team total 176 score.  
    This finish had the Breds defeating two teams, Montgomery County and Bourbon County, who had defeated them in dual meets this year.  
    Anthony Shirley shot a 38 to lead the Harrison County team in scoring followed by Shalyn Barnes (42), Zach Schneider (46) and Stephen Lemons with a 49.  

  • Harrison County Volleyball wins tournament in Hodgenville

    The Harrison County Fillies volleyball team is hitting stride as they head into the final three weeks of the regular season.  
    Despite losing in a lackluster performance Tuesday night at Lexington Christian, Coach Bill Faulkner sees a good light at the end of the tunnel.
    “The girls were a little out of sync tonight,” he noted after the loss. “Allison Cordray, our senior setter and team leader, was out with an illness and we really missed her.”  

  • Ten years ago, how we remember

    Sept. 11, 2001 is a day that changed the United States of America forever.  
    It has been interesting how the sports world has reacted to the 10th anniversary this week and the rumors around some of the action taken by the NFL.  
    First, let me promise you that my article will not be an apology to the Arab world for being pro American. In fact, anyone who knows me knows that I fly a flag at my home and don’t care who knows that American is right and if someone doesn’t like how we are there is an exit where they came into the country.  

  • Harrison County fumbles chance for second victory

    The first quarter of the Mason County vs. Harrison County football game at the Athletic Complex Friday was a lesson in how not to play.  
    The first two possessions ended in fumbles and Mason County’s next possession climaxed with a safety for the hometown Thorobreds as Cory Webber tackled the punter in the end zone.  
    After the safety, the Royals’ free kick put the ball on the Mason County 35-yard line and a short run, a holding penalty and two incomplete passes found the Breds punting from the Royals’ 49.  

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    Cross country runners
    participate in Born to Run
    Twenty-two of the nearly 400 runners in the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Born to Run were members of the Harrison County Cross Country team.  
    The race, which was won by David Robeson of the Bullard team, was for runners of all ages and covered the 5K distance in times of 18 minutes, 20 seconds to 1 hour, 3 minutes and 27 seconds.