Today's News

  • Sign up for Code Red alerts

    A call from dispatch may mean the difference between being alert and not knowing what is to come. County and city officials are pushing for all city and county citizens to sign on to receive Code Red alerts.
    Anyone interested in receiving Code Red alerts from the 911 center, simply needs to fill out a form that can be picked up at the sheriff’s department, City Hall, or the county judge-executive’s office located in the old courthouse.

  • City needs better protection of water plant during potential floods

    While this rainy spring may have wreaked havoc on roofs and basements, city officials have water woes of a greater magnitude.
    “We have to address this problem,” Gary Royalty, utilities director, told Cynthiana City Commissioners Tuesday night. “We cannot continue to roll the dice.”
    Royalty asked the commission to approve a work order allowing HDR Engineers to prepare a plan to construct a new flood wall berm to protect the city’s water treatment plant.

  • History Channel to air ‘My Ghost Story’ about Rohs Theatre

    Roger Slade and Phillip Nickerson call all ghost enthusiasts to come celebrate and watch the Biography channel’s hit show, My Ghost Story, featuring the well-known and mysterious stories of Rohs Opera House on April 30.
    The long patient wait of Slade and Nickerson has finally paid off as they get the chance to tell the world about the mysterious occurrences they have encountered as co-owners of Rohs Opera House.

  • County budgeting process nears end

    After several meetings deliberating over finances, Harrison County Fiscal Court members say they are beginning to feel slightly optimistic about the 2011 budget.
    The fiscal court has only two issues with questions about the budget requests.
    Still somewhat unclear are the future of the ambulance service and recreation department. Court members were certain that they would have the budget completed by the state’s June 1 deadline.

  • Four local baseball greats headed for ‘Fence of Fame’

    The Harrison County High School Baseball Fence of Fame is getting four new members Friday when the Thorobreds face the Conner Cougars on the Hilltop at 6 p.m.  
    James R. (Jimmy) Whitaker, John Hampton, J.B. Schmidt, and Will Renaker will all have a sign with their name go up on the fence that evening.
    Jimmy Whitaker has been involved in coaching the Thorobreds as long as brother Mac has been the head coach at the school.  

  • Middle school soccer
  • Harrison County loses three of four matches to Bourbon, Paris

    The Harrison County girls and boys tennis teams continue to compete for wins in matches, but continue to fall a little short.  
    Bourbon County was the opponent last Tuesday and came away with close wins in both team scores.  
    The Colonels won 3-4 in the boys’ and 4-6 in the girls’ competition.  
    Cory McCauley, Charlie Smith and Johnny Mitchell won in the single competition but none of the doubles pairs were able to win leaving the 3-4 verdict.  

  • Fillies soccer
  • Track team runs into tough competition at Scott County

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    The Scott County All Comers had several really good teams and the Harrison County Fillies and Thorobreds were not sharp on Tuesday, which brought about less than the desired results for the local athletes.  
    “There was some good competition, but we were just not sharp,” remarked Fillies Coach Danny Simpson.
    The Fillies finished fifth of the 10 teams, only 24 points out of first, but were not as intense as the veteran Simpson would have liked.  

  • Little League time is here

    It is the wettest April on record, with storms every day it seems, yet Little League is scheduled to start Saturday.  
    I hope it is able to start because when it does all of the wet weather will just be a memory. We will forget, or at least put in the back of our mind, all of the problems we are having today with the constant bad weather and rain.  
    Little League times remind me of when I was that age and played for the Tell City Chair Company.