Today's News

  • Sports Beats

    Fillies run in indoor meet at Mason Co.
    The Harrison County Fillies track team had two participants in the Mason County indoor track meet, last Saturday in Maysville. 
    Haley and Hannah Creech each competed in two events. 
    The 19-team meet was won by Mason County with 93 points followed by Male with 91 and Dixie Heights with 60. 
    The Fillies were 14th with nine points.  Haley Creech was second in the pole vault clearing 8’6”.  She was also eighth in the 400M dash in 1:08.48. 

  • Viewpoint

    After last week’s mass-killing by a lone gunman at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, much has been bandied about concerning how to prevent such horrific incidences.
    I don’t purport to have any solutions to the rise in mass shootings, particularly in schools.
    Is it a mental health issue? Is it a case of violent movies and video games desensitizing young people? Is it an issue related to guns, specifically assault rifles?
    It is a complicated issue that needs to be addressed, however.

  • Harrison County Archery
  • KY-051 Marksmanship team finishes 4th and 7th in Kentucky State Tournament, wins the first annual Thorobred Invitational

    The Harrison County High School KY-051 AFJROTC Marksmanship Team participated in the Kentucky State Air Rifle Championship on Jan. 31 and did quite well to be in their second year competing as a team.
    Both A and B teams competed in the Advanced Sporter Class Division against 39 other schools from around the state. The A-Team came away with a fourth place finish scoring 1956 points and the B-Team finished seventh with 1664. Henderson County High School won the state title with 2055 points.

  • Local Churches celebrate Go Red for Women's Heart Awareness
  • No turning back

    There is a hymn that says, “I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back.” I remember that song at an early age, when as a preteen “I made a decision to follow Jesus.” But at that time in my life, what stuck out the most was “the no turning back.”
    I accepted Jesus at church camp. I was away from my very dysfunctional and abusive home, and believed this decision was not going to take me back to those circumstances. If Jesus cared enough to save my soul, then I just knew he would save me from “going back.”

  • Fillies roll over Montgomery in regular-season finale, 69-35

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Friday night on the Hilltop was a fitting ending to a good season for the Harrison County Fillies.  The Fillies improved their regular season record to a final 23-5 with a 69-35 win over the Montgomery County Lady Indians.  
    Montgomery County finished the first regular season for former Miss Basketball, Coach Beth Vice Barrier with a 7-22 record.

  • Church News

    Tune in on Saturday mornings to 90.7 fm radio from 8-9:30 a.m. for the Lay Witness Outreach Program. We take song and prayer requests.
    Call 1-800-772-9458 or 1-800-PRAY 4 KY.

    The Harrison County Hymn Sing broadcasts a live program of gospel music every Sunday evening from 5 - 6 pm on WCYN 1400 AM


  • Grace Notes

    This past Valentine’s Day, the newspaper ran a story I wrote about Harry and Charlotte Austin who have been sweethearts since Charlotte was 10 and Harry was 11.
    They recently celebrated their 70th anniversary.
    I’ve written about them before -- they sit behind me in church on Saturday nights.
    For the past five or so years Charlotte has had dementia, and in 2015 she had a stroke that affected her left side.
    So, when they come to church, Harry positions her in the pew next to him in such a way that if she leans she won’t topple over.

  • Breds go into post-season with a bad loss and a tough win

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County Thorobreds played perhaps their poorest half of the season Wednesday night as 10-18 Bourbon County came to the Hilltop to play a rematch of the Dec. 19, 83-57 win by the Breds.  
    The second time around was much different with Bourbon County staying with the Breds in the first half and then exploding for 52 points in the second half for an 86-50 whipping of the Thorobreds.