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Today's News

  • Turnberg versus the Swarm, or, Uncommon events of a Friday afternoon

    At first glance, the bee swarm that had taken temporary residence on the roof adjacent to the Rohs Opera House didn’t appear to be all that large. But, of course, size is all a matter of perspective and mine was from a distance of about 10 feet inside the top floor of the local theater and movie house.
    It was Angel Turnberg who had the up close and personal point of view of the swarm.

  • Reaching the big 4-0

    Forty years ago, a very young man I barely knew got into his 1973 white and orange Ford Comet and said he was going to the store to buy film for his camera.
    I said to this very young man I barely knew, “You’re coming back, aren’t you?”
    Later that morning, this very young man I barely knew and I, also very young, had plans to get married.
    We were both stationed at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine, two miles from the Canadian border, and there were patches of snow on the ground.
    It was May 3, 1975.

  • The scare of my life

    By Earl Litman

    Cynthiana First Church of God

  • Church briefs

    MT. HOPE UNITED
    METHODIST
    Mt. Hope United Methodist Church will host Cross Tithes  with special music on Saturday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday School is held at 10 a.m.; Sunday worship service, 11 a.m.; Sunday night service, 5 p.m.; and Wednesday night prayer service at 5:30 p.m.
    The church is located on Hwy. 32, five miles west of Harrison Square in Cynthiana.

    ODDVILLE CHRISTIAN
    A Country Gospel Music Festival will be held at Oddville Christian Church on Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to dark.

  • Breds 17-6 heading into last two weeks of season

    Harrison County’s baseball Thorobreds split four games in the past six days. After Monday night’s Senior Night win over Mason County, they stand at 17-6 with 10 days left in the regular season.
    Last Wednesday the Breds traveled to Scott County where they got two hits and made five errors.  
    Three Harrison County hurlers combined to give up eight hits, walk eight and hit three batters.  
    Scott County left 13 runners stranded or the score could have been worse than the 10-0 five-inning defeat.

  • Fillies win three district games, lose in extra innings at Bryan Station

    Last Wednesday the Harrison County Fillies traveled to Carlisle to take on district rival Nicholas County.  Coach Christine Garnett’s charges rallied in the fifth inning to put a close game out of reach by scoring six runs in the inning.  
    Before the fifth, the two teams battled evenly with the Fillies holding a 3-2 advantage.  
    Jami Davis scattered six hits while striking out nine in a very good performance for the Fillies.  

  • Fillies, Breds do well at Scott and Montgomery meets

    “We are a better team than we were two weeks ago,” said Coach Danny Simpson. “But we still have a long way to go.  I am proud of how hard the team is working.”  
    These words came after Friday’s meet at Montgomery County and Tuesday’s meet in Scott County where the Fillies and Breds had very good showings.  
    On Tuesday, the Fillies and Breds faced a strong field of 10 teams in the Scott County All Comers.  

  • Spring game close as Maroon edges White

    The maroon players defeated the white squad in an evenly matched scrimmage, 21-14, in the Harrison County High School spring game Thursday evening.  
    The game, played on Lawson Field in Ingles Stadium, was the first for the Neil Furnish Thorobreds on the Hilltop.  The game featured two 20-minute halves played with a running clock with 40 players dressed for the occasion.  
    The baseball players who also play football along with a couple of track athletes and a few injured players did not participate in the scrimmage.

  • Football back behind the scene for a while

    The Spring Football Game and the NFL draft brought football off of the back page and back to the front for a couple of weeks.  
    The draft takes four days and is more highly watched and discussed than the NBA playoffs and regular season baseball though the “real” games aren’t for another few months.  
    Having UK’s Bud Dupree go to the Steelers was very pleasing to me as a Steelers fan.  Dupree has what it takes to be a really good defensive player in Pittsburgh and the Steelers style of play fits him very well.  

  • Sports this week

    May 6-May 13
    Baseball
    Wednesday, May 6, at Montgomery Co. V/JV 5:15 p.m.
    Thursday, May 7, vs. Scott High (H) Varsity 5:30 p.m.
    Thursday, May 7, at Nicholas Co. Freshman 5 p.m.
    Friday/Saturday, May 8 & 9, at Powell Co. Bill Orme Classic
    Friday, May 8, vs. Prestonsburg Varsity 8 p.m.
    Saturday, May 9, vs. Garrard Co. 3 p.m.
    Saturday, May 9, vs. Madison Southern 5:30 p.m.
    Saturday, May 9, vs. Nicholas Co. (H) Freshman 10 a.m.
    Monday, May 11, at Fleming Co. V/JV 5:15 p.m.