Today's News

  • Seven guilty pleas

    Seven jury trials that were scheduled for this week in Harrison Circuit Court were resolved with guilty pleas.
    Jaron Michael Talbott, who was charged following a fight that ended in shots being fired at Harrison Square in May, changed his plea to guilty last week.
    Talbott, 20, was initially charged with two counts of second degree assault and one count of first degree wanton endangerment as well as tampering with physical evidence.

  • $225,000 ambulance subsidy gets county nod

    Obligation to the citizens of Cynthiana and Harrison County led to a 6 to 2 vote for reinstating the stipend to Brown’s Ambulance Service.
    During the Oct. 25 Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting ,members of the ambulance service, including director Cristy Smith and Richard Wherle, the conservator for ambulance owner Jim Brown, informed the court of the ambulance financial short falls.
    At the court’s request to see an itemized budget, Joni Douglas was brought to help answer questions regarding Brown Ambulance bookkeeping.

  • Leaf pick up begins Nov. 1

    It’s the time of year when the trees have begun shedding their leaves, dropping them for home owners to rake, blow or bag.
    The City of Cynthiana public works crew will begin its annual leaf pickup on Nov. 1.
    Commissioner Roger Slade is encouraging homeowners to rake their leaves to the back edge of the sidewalk.
    “Please, please, please do not rake or blow them into the gutter,” Slade said, explaining that the dried leaves create problems in the city’s storm drains.


    Hunting has been and continues to be a hobby that many Harrison County citizens enjoy doing in their spare time.
    There are many kinds of hunting that go on in the county from archery, muzzleloading, modern firearms and for some, metal detecting.
    David Kinney enjoys a form of hunting that most don’t think about for the area. Instead of hunting wild game, Kinney got great pleasure in unearthing Harrison County Civil War artifacts.

  • District’s rankings put Harrison County in the Top 30 in the state

    When Harrison County schools’ leadership looks at rankings for the last three years, they like what they see.
    “There’s been great strides,” said Superintendent Andy Dotson, who received the last rankings last week.
    As a school district, Harrison County has improved from 107th in 2008 to 52nd in 2011. These rankings are based on the Kentucky Core Contest Testing results.
    Each of Harrison County’s six public schools showed academic growth.

  • Slucher returns to line up, scores 4 times in 44-20 rout of Wildcats

    After sitting out two games with an injury suffered in the Highlands game, senior running back Nick Slucher returned to the Harrison County line up in a big way Friday night scoring four times in the Thorobreds’ 44-20 smashing of Pendleton County.  
    Harrison County scored three times in the first half after a sluggish start and then stretched the lead to 37-6 before the reserves came in to finish the game in the latter part of the fourth period.

  • Soccer Thorobreds fall in region championship

    “I am very proud of this group of young men,” said Coach Nick Hill after the championship game loss to Montgomery County. “They could have laid down when the record was 3-7-2, but they didn’t. Instead they fought back and made a real run at the region championship.”
    The Harrison County Soccer Thorobreds began the game and played the entire match with an intensity that Coach Hill had not seen all season.  

  • Back from Ireland and the Cardinals are in the Series

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    The trip to Ireland had many good features including a visit to the Guinness Storehouse where a revolving bar gives visitors a bird’s eye view of all of Dublin.  
    In fact, in the first 36 hours of our visit I had made it to Guinness and the Jameson Distillery, which I imagined would be the highlights of the trip. I was wrong.  
    The people on the tour and the inhabitants of Ireland made the trip worthwhile.  That is saying something since we were on airplanes for more than 17 hours, which is not fun.  

  • Volleyball ends season with region loss to Bishop Brossart

    The Harrison County Fillies volleyball team dropped a two-set match to Bishop Brossart last Tuesday to end a very successful season in the opening round of the regional tournament.  
    The district champion Fillies lost to Brossart  25-14, 25-16 in matches that could have gone either way.  
    Newport Catholic (23-6) went on to win the region as expected and will play Caldwell County (29-7) Friday night in the state tournament at Bellarmine.

  • Pee Wee Champs