Today's News

  • City initiates 3% transient room tax for tourism commission

    Becky Barnes,

    The Cynthiana City Commission took action Tuesday to establish a local tourism commission.
    Mayor James Smith introduced an ordinance to create a seven-member commission to oversee a 3 percent transient room tax.
    Anastasia Hicks, manager of the new Ashford Acres Inn, said she is completely in favor of adding the tax to her five rooms at the bed and breakfast to help finance tourism.

  • Blanton fourth, Mattox sixth in state meet; three wrestlers will graduate

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Harrison County’s wrestling team took 11 competitors to the State Wrestling Championships Friday and Saturday at the Alltech Arena in the Kentucky Horse Park.
    As a team, the Thorobreds came home with a 26th place finish and had two individuals reach the medal stand in their respective weight classes.  

  • Fillies roll in district opener over Pendleton County, 58-36

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County Fillies were a slight favorite as they entered the opener of 38th District play Monday night with Pendleton County, on the Hilltop.  
    The odds-makers were not considering how well the youthful Fillies have played as of late as the game was not close after the first period.  
    Playing on senior center Emma Darnell’s 18th birthday the Fillies appeared a little nervous to start the game but they soon settled down into the game plan.  

  • Breds upset Wildcats in thriller on the Hilltop, 63-55

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The host Harrison County Thorobreds put their disappointing season record behind them and played an inspired 32 minutes of basketball upsetting favored Pendleton County 63-55 in the first round of the 38th District Tournament Monday night.  
    The Wildcats were considered the team to beat by most in the district but Harrison County used a balanced attack and some good defense to advance to the 38th District title game, Friday night at 7 p.m.

  • Fillies win, Breds lose in regular season finales at Montgomery Co.

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County Fillies built a big lead and coasted to a 68-59 win, Friday night in Mt. Sterling, defeating Montgomery County.  The Harrison County Thorobreds were out scored nine to four at the end of the first half and never threatened after that in a 62-46 loss to the Indians, in the second game of the girl/boy doubleheader..  

  • Mr. and Mrs. Basketball; Who will they be?

    I received my ballot last week to vote for Mr. and Miss Basketball for 2016-17.  
    The nominations for the cherished positions consist of the player or co-player of the year in each region for girls and boys.  
    Twenty boys and 18 girls are still in the running for the Mr. and Miss Basketball and ballots will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 24.  
    The winners will be announced on March 14 during a ceremony at the Lexington Center prior to the Sweet Sixteen.  

  • Tracksters have a good day at Mason Co. meet

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County track team, with only six participants, had a good day Saturday at the Mason County indoor track facility.  
    The Fillies finished 15th scoring eight points and the Thorobreds were tied for 19th in the boys’ competition.  Teams came from Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky to compete in the Mason County meet.  

  • Sports This Week

    Feb. 22 - March 1

    Saturday, Feb. 25 Harrison County Fling (H)

    Indoor Track
    Saturday, Feb. 25 at Mason County

    Fillies Basketball
    Thursday, Feb. 23 38th District Championship (H)  7 PM

    Thorobreds Basketball
    Friday, Feb. 24 38th District Championship (H) 7 PM
    Saturday, Feb. 26 Tenth Region Draw  10 AM

  • Bowling Results

    Cynthiana Business 2/15/17
    1 Premier Carpet Cleaning W 68.0-32.0
    2 Galactic Alley W 64.0-36.0
    3 Man On W 61.5-38.5
    4 B-Dry W 54.5-45.5
    5 Double O W 54.5-45.5
    6 Colmansville Store & Grill W 53.0-47.0
    7 Wachter Roofing W 51.0-49.0
    8 Legacy Log & Timber W 50.5-49.5
    9 D’s Nutz W 50.0-50.0
    10 Hisle Motorsports W 49.0-51.0
    11 Sports Unlimited W 45.0-55.0
    12 Dream Chaser Farm W 45.0-55.0
    13 CW’s Crew W 42.0-58.0

  • What are the benefits of dormant oil sprays?

    A healthy fruit crop from your favorite fruit tree can dramatically increase with some late winter attention.  
    Pruning is key to healthy fruit trees and fruit production. You can prune any time after the threat of harsh winter weather is over until just before the tree is in full bloom.  Prune out any winter damage, branches that grow inward and crowded limbs.
    Prune young trees (under five years old) by removing new or young shoots at their branch origin.