Today's News

  • Time to stop and say ‘thanks!’

    In 1860 a steamboat with nearly 400 passengers broke apart off the Illinois coast. Northwestern student Edward Spencer swam out 17 times to rescue victims. Finishing his final swim, his body gave out, his mind delirious, all he could ask, “Did I do my best?”
    His superhuman efforts saved 17 lives. Spencer, for his heroics, became an invalid for remainder of his life.
    Years later, a reporter asked him about his most vivid memory of the event. Spencer offered, “I remember that not one of the 17 returned to thank me.”

  • Grace Notes

    Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.
    Dear God,
    Here I am again, my 18th year composing my annual psalm of Thanksgiving, my public declaration of gratitude to you.
    The biblical writers say we should give thanks in all things, in good times and in bad. Even in bad times, you are still good. You are gentle and kind. You do not break a reed that’s been bruised, neither do you crush a spirit that is wounded.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, Nov. 23
    The Harrison County Health Center will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 23 and 24.

    FRIDAY, Nov. 24
    Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum will be closed Friday, Nov. 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 25.

    MONDAY, Nov. 27
    Weight Loss Support Group. Monday, Nov. 27 at 9 a.m. Weigh in is optional. Call the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 859-234-4881 to register. Pre-registration is not required but appreciated.

  • School Menus

    Nov. 27-Dec. 1
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: Sausage gravy and biscuit or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: Chocolate donuts or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: Waffle sticks or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    THURSDAY: Banana muffin or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    FRIDAY: Biscuits with egg patty or cereal, fruit, choice of milk or juice.

  • Tori Watkins, sports in her blood

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Northern Kentucky University is very much in the minds of Harrison County sports fans these days.  
    Christian Carey just wrapped up an outstanding soccer career at the school.  Shelby Roberts is bowling for the NKU bowling team and of course, Camryn Whitaker continues to be the mastermind behind the Lady Norse basketball team as she coaches them through the perils of Division One basketball.  

  • Shon Walker named to KHSAA Hall of Fame

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Cynthiana’s Shon Walker was named Sunday to the 2018 class of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame.  Walker joins 12 other inductees who will be formally honored with their induction on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Hilton hotel in Lexington.
    The 1992 Mr. Baseball award winner, Shon Walker set KHSAA single season records for home runs and runs scored which still stand 25 years later.  

  • Basketball galore

    Finally, there is basketball.  
    College football is still intriguing and bowl bids will be won, lost and decided this weekend which is exciting but finally high school basketball.  
    In fact, high school sports in general and even middle school volleyball has allowed me to be distracted from the national media barrage of who stood and who didn’t.

  • Sports Beats

    HCMS volleyball wins at
    Robert Campbell and at
    The Harrison County Middle School Fillies volleyball team traveled to Winchester last Thursday and came away with two wins and a tie. 
    The sixth grade split with the home team 21-16, 15-21.  The seventh grade won 21-10, 21-12 and the eighth grade won easily 21-10, 21-3.  
    Friday, they traveled to Richmond to face Clark-Moores Middle School.  The sixth grade won 21-9, 21-2. The seventh grade went down to defeat 8-21, 9-21 and the eighth grade won 23-21, 21-7.

  • Sports This Week

    Nov. 22- Nov. 29

    Fillies Basketball
    Monday, Nov. 27 at Tates Creek JV/V  6/7:30 PM
    Wednesday, Nov. 29 vs. Montgomery Co. (H) Freshman  6:30 PM

    Breds Basketball
    Tuesday, Nov. 28 vs. LCA (H) JV/V  6/7:30 PM
    Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Montgomery Co. Freshman  6:30 PM

    HCMS volleyball
    Tuesday, Nov. 28 vs. Royal Springs (H) 5:30 PM

  • Meet the Breds and Fillies