Today's News

  • 302 BGE customers still in the dark

    According to the latest figures from Blue Grass Energy,  302 Harrison County customers remain without power.

    The figures are as of 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5.

    “We are on track to have restoration complete by this weekend,” said Cathryn Gibson, vice president of member services. 

     As of 10 a.m. today, about 660 members remain without power, she said.

  • One-hour delay on Friday

    Harrison County Schools will be operating on a one-hour delay on Friday, Feb. 6.

    According to Assistant Superintendent Dee Gee Fischer, the delay will allow students to board buses in daylight.

  • 4-H NEWS

    4-H Club Officers have been elected for 2009. These officers have received training at the Harrison County 4-H Club Officers Training held in November at the Harrison County Extension Center. These officers will be in charge of their monthly 4-H club meetings for 2009.

  • Work continues on Switzer tower

    The City of Cynthiana is continuing to treat and pump water to its customers. One such customer is the Harrison County Water Association.

    Danny Northcutt, HCWA manager, said a vicious rumor has been circulating stating that the county is about to run out of water.

    "That's simply not true," Northcutt said.

    He said that the Switzer tank, which is located on Connersville Pike had a downed line. However, he said Blue Grass Energy crews were working there now expecting that power to be returned soon.

  • Breds and Fillies drop road games

    The Harrison County Fillies and Thorobreds both lost tough games last week and are looking for the weather to clear so they can get back in the gym and correct some mistakes.

    On Saturday, the Breds were once again plagued by poor post defense as they dropped a 68-64 decision to Madison Southern in the West Jessamine Colt Classic in Nicholasville.

    Eagles center Joey Wallace worked on the Breds around the basket and scored 25 of his game-high 31 points in the second half.

  • Road crew ready for bad weather

    With snow, ice and sleet predicted throughout the week, the Harrison County Road Department is gearing up for one long work week.

    “Today we’re working to gear up for tonight,” road department supervisor James McCarty said Monday afternoon.

    McCarty said road department workers were out treating county roads from 6 p.m. Sunday evening until 1 a.m. Monday morning.

    “When it gets to two inches, we come in,” said McCarty. “It doesn’t do us any good to put ‘em down before that.”

  • New drivers

    New Drivers

    Dorothy Curtis, Katelyn Sallengs, Randall Wagler, Courtney Grannis, Jeslyn Baker, Donna Morris, Christopher Perkins

  • Wrestlers take 3rd at North Hardin

    The Harrison County Thorobreds wrestling team got a late invite to compete in the North Hardin Trojan Invitational last Saturday and jumped at the opportunity.

    “We had an open date and the tournament looked to be very competitive,” said HCHS Coach Russ Riegel. “They let us in at the last minute and we jumped at it.”

    With only eight wrestlers competing, Harrison County fared well in the preliminary rounds, but faltered a bit in the medal round.

  • Academic Briefs


    Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham has announced the academic honors’ list for the fall 2008 semester.

    Joshua T. Ashbrook, a freshman from Cynthiana, Ky., has been named to Campbellsville University’s President’s List for fall 2008.


    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 878 graduates at the conclusion of the Fall 2008 semester.

    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies Dec. 20.

  • Jaxton Blake James

    Jaxton Blake James was born to Calvin James of Georgetown and Trista Milner of Cynthiana, on Nov. 29, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital.

    He weighed 9 lbs. 3 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Jayden Scot James.

    Maternal grandparents are Tracy Milner of Cynthiana, and Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Milner of Berry, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Gill of Cynthiana, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Milner of Berry; maternal great-great-grandmother is Jeanie Garrett of Foster, Ky.

    Paternal grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Luther C. James of Georgetown.