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Today's News

  • Harrison Co. cheerleaders soar in national competition

    It was 2001 that the Harrison County cheerleaders last reached the final round of the UCA National Cheerleading competition in Orlando, Fla.  
    Never had the cheerleaders finished as high as they did last weekend though as they worked their way to fifth in the nation in the small squad division.  
    Coach Jessica Reynolds was ecstatic with the girls’ performance.  

  • Freshman boys finish season as district champs, regional runners-up

    The Harrison County Thorobreds freshman team finished the season with a sparkling 16-5 record as they defeated Bishop Brossart and then lost to Mason County in the regional tournament.   
    Coach Dr. Stephen Moses’ team represented the 38th District in the four-team region as only the district winners advance to the regional tournament.  

  • Shirley wins wrestling region championship

    Senior Anthony Shirley led the way as the Harrison County Thorobreds wrestlers finished only 14 points away from third place in the 7th Region wrestling tournament at Western Hills Saturday.  
    Shirley scored a reversal on Dunbar’s Brad Milford with five seconds left in the match to win the 120 lb region title 12-11.  
    Five other wrestlers qualified for the state tournament held this weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park in the Alltech Arena.  

  • This is not Thanksgiving but it could be

    Before I get into my thought for the week I want to add a Valentine worst gift story that makes some of the others pale.  
    When Ben Hyatt wrote the story last week I’m sure he couldn’t have imagined that someone as smooth and loved by women like me could have a story that would be worthy but here we go.  
    Patti and I lived in Michigan for the longest nine months in history before moving to Cynthiana in April 1976.  

  • Sports beat

    Bowlers roll over Scott Co.
    in Sunday road match
    The Harrison County bowling team continued its magnificent season rolling over the Scott County Cardinals in a Sunday match at Joyland.  
    The Fillies won the girls’ match taking six of seven games to run their record to 9-1 (50-20). Kelsi Caldwell led the Fillies in pins with a two-game total of 307. Mikayla Fryman with 261, Heather Randolph with 239, Rebecca Switzer with 230 and Jessica Wilson with 224 were instrumental in the victory as well for the Fillies.  

  • Kentucky Education Commissioner visits Harrison schools

    Students in Ashley Hunt’s fourth grade class at Southside Elementary were visited by Kentucky’s Education Commissioner Dr. Terry Holliday on Monday. Dr. Holliday also visited Harrison County Middle and High schools in his tour. Superintendent Andy Dotson and Southside principal Steven Fowler accompanied Holliday on his visit at Southside.

  • Gunman changes plea in April 5 shooting

    Formal sentencing will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, for Andrew Hill, who changed his plea in Harrison District Court last week, prior to the Feb. 16 and 17 scheduled trial.
    Hill, 20, pleaded guilty to 15 criminal counts related to an officer-involved shooting, which occurred on April 5, 2011.  
    The commonwealth attorney recommended a total of 11 years in jail on the charges including: three counts of first degree assault, 10 counts of first degree wanton endangerment, one count of resisting arrest and one of receiving stolen property (firearm).

  • Harrison prisoners soon headed to Bourbon County

    Topping of the agenda for the special Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting held on Monday, Feb. 13, was the issue of changing the detention center used to house Harrison County inmates.
    Harrison County jailer Larry Turner was present at the meeting to inform the court that changes could be made to save money in the jail funds.
    “We currently are using Grant County Detention Center to house most of our inmates; however, we have the opportunity to start using Bourbon County again,” said Turner.

  • City gives first nod to raising liquor fee

    Those who sell mixed drinks or package liquor could be paying more to the City of Cynthiana.
    Commissioners approved the first of two readings required to pass an ordinance increasing the fee on liquor sales Tuesday night.
    The increase from 2 percent to 4 percent would not become effective until May 1.
    City Clerk Charleen McIlvain told commissioners at a special meeting last week that between July 1, 2011, and Jan. 20, 2012, the city received $257.52 in administrative fees on the sale of restaurant liquor.

  • Nationally ranked

    The Harrison County High School varsity cheerleaders returned home with hardware from the UCA National Cheerleading competition in Orlando, Fla. The cheerleaders, coached by Jessica Reynolds, finished fifth in the nation following a Sunday finals competition behind two other Kentucky schools, Southwestern in Pulaski County and Perry County Central.