Today's News

  • P&Z oks recommendation for HMH zone change

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    After a lively, and sometimes contentious, public hearing on Monday night, the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission voted to accept a request by Harrison Memorial Hospital to change a zoning classification on property they own. More than 60 people were in attendance.
    At issue was a little more than 26 acres of land, designated as A-1, the hospital purchased from Robert Owen, a member of the joint planning commission.

  • Church Street at Oddville Avenue is closed for the summer

    Work began Tuesday to make road and drainage improvements at the Church Street and Oddville Avenue intersection.
    According to Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson, Church Street is completely closed between Reynolds Avenue and Pleasant Street. Residents can access through either end. However, they cannot cross Oddville Avenue.
    Church Street traffic is re-routed on the north end to Reynolds Avenue then onto Oddville Avenue.

  • Harrison County sends five to state tennis championships

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Lucas Sullivan, Alexis Lanza, Andrea Gil, Melony Dunaway, and Sarah Dunaway all advanced to the state tennis championships, to be held at UK’s Boone-Downing Tennis Center in Shilito Park in Lexington.

  • Breds beat Fleming County 14-4 Tuesday on the Hilltop

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County Thorobreds improved to 18-7 for the season Tuesday with a 14-4 win over Fleming County on the Hilltop.  
    The Breds put together nine hits and were issued 14 walks and three hit batters to run away with the game.  

  • Harrison County Fillies fall at Dunbar Tuesday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County Fillies softball team batted around in the first inning Wednesday in Falmouth as they pounded the Pendleton County Lady Cats 10-0 in five innings.  
    Pendleton County picked up only one hit in the contest when shortstop Reagan Carlisle singled in the third inning.  Fillies pitcher Bailey Conley struck out 12 Lady Cats and walked two while hitting one.   

  • Honoring the greats

    Sunday night I was sitting in a hotel room in Berlin, Ohio, watching ESPN.  
    The ceremony from Yankee Stadium retiring Derek Jeter’s number two jersey was on before the game between the Yankees and Houston. Ironically, it was only the day before that the Harrison County Thorobreds baseball program honored three former players in the “Fence of Fame” ceremony.  
    Both ceremonies started me to think again about honoring people who have meant a great deal to Harrison County in both education and sports.

  • Sports This Week

    May 17-May 24

    Friday, May 19 thru Saturday, May 20
    State Tournament at University of Kentucky

    Friday, May 19 State Track Meet at University of Kentucky 4:30 PM

    Fillies Softball
    Wednesday, May 17 at Boone Co. Varsity 6 PM
    Friday, May 19 at Henry Clay JV/V 6 PM
    Saturday, May 20 Triangle with Estill Co. and Fleming Co. 11 AM
    Sunday, May 21 38th District Tournament on Shirley Field
    4 PM Harrison Co. vs. Robertson Co.

  • Breds win seventh straight with stirring Senior Night win

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Reese Asher scored the winning run on a passed ball Monday night as the Harrison County Thorobreds won a come from behind victory over Scott High 6-5.  
    Asher had driven in two runs in the fifth with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly by Nathan Fryman to cut the Scott lead to 5-4 before his last inning dash from third.  

  • Sports Beats

    Coach Mac Whitaker Baseball Camp scheduled
    for June 12-15
    Hall of Fame baseball coach Mac Whitaker will hold his annual baseball camp for ages six through 14 beginning Monday, June 12 and finishing on Thursday June 15.  
    The cost is $75 per camper. A camper should wear appropriate baseball attire, shoes, hat and bring a glove. The camp will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. daily.  

  • Breds sixth, Fillies eighth in regional meet; send 17 to state meet Friday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Highlands, Lexington Catholic and Franklin County pretty much ruled at the Class AA Region 4 Meet at Pendleton County Friday.  
    The girls’ competition was won by Highlands with 185 points while Franklin County scored 92 and Lexington Catholic was next with 89.  
    Bourbon County was a distant fourth followed by Scott, Holmes, Western Hills, Harrison County, and Pendleton County.