Today's News

  • Go Band!
  • HCHS student wants to prove his worth in city government

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer

    Ask the typical candidate running for public office about his plans for the day, and very few will list studying for a European history test, reading an English assignment, or pulling a shift at Chick-fil-A.
    Branson Gillispie is that rare candidate.  On Aug. 23, the day he turned 18, the Harrison County High School senior publicly announced his intention to run for Cynthiana City Commission.  

  • Restoring a Halloween tradition at the courthouse

    Do you remember going trick or treating as a child? The excitement of getting treats? Getting to eat the candy before bed on Halloween night?
    One memory that I recall is going to the courthouse to trick or treat.
    It was the best place in town to gather a bag full of treats. Often, that was the only stop you would need to make. The treats would include apples and cookies and even an orange drink. Of course, sweet candy was a must.
    I want to provide a safe and central location for our kids to trick or treat.  

  • Not necessarily through the woods

    In spite of not knowing where in the world summer went, the leaves are turning, vegetables in our gardens are getting scarce, and we see Halloween decorations sprouting up like mushrooms all over town.
    Good things happen during Fall.
    For instance, have you noticed that the band up on the Hilltop is bringing home enough hardware to warrant new trophy cases?
    Our Bourbon band friends are also celebrating victories up and down Kentucky and Ohio highways.  

  • “Fall” in love with Harrison County back roads

    For too long this year, summer has refused to surrender.  We have endured high temperatures and dry, crunchy grass for so long that fall sneaked up without our notice.  
    All of a sudden, leaves have begun turning.  In fact, after this weekend’s windy weather, some trees are already sporting bare branches.

  • Trick-or-treating safety tips

    For young children, Halloween night is one of the best of the year. But trick-or-treating can be dangerous if kids and parents aren’t careful. Take a look at some vital trick-or-treating tips before you accompany your child.
    • Plan a route in advance.
    Trick-or-treating could take you several streets away from your house, which can cause sore legs and a bit of frustration. Avoid long paths by mapping out a route before leaving the house. Stick to paths that you and your child are familiar with to avoid getting lost.
    • Wear comfy shoes.

  • Junior Varsity Volleyball
  • Breds drop 38th District Championship match 2-1 to Pendleton County Thursday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    It was the first time since 2014 that Harrison County had advanced to the district championship game as the Breds faced the Pendleton County Wildcats.  
    This match was no different from every other time the two teams met as it was a rough-and-tumble affair. The field was wet and play rough, which took its toll on the Thorobreds.  

  • Harrison County football, what can we do?

    Harrison County football currently has an 0-8 record and a date with arch rival Bourbon County coming up next on Friday.  
    No one likes the fact that the Breds haven’t won.  
    The players, the coaches or the parents don’t like it. Well, thank you, Mr. Obvious you might say.  
    Let’s look at some of the factors that have contributed to the record. There are few seniors with experience.

  • Sports Beats

    Recreation Dept. youth basketball sign-ups to begin
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Recreation Department will hold youth basketball sign-ups Monday-Friday, Oct. 16-27 from 2-4 p.m. at the City Hall office.
    Cost is $50 (multiple children discounts).
    Second-third grade (girls before Christmas, boys after); fourth-fifth grade (girls before Christmas, boys after); Coed Pre-K/K/first (after Christmas); middle and high school (after Christmas).
    Fore more information contact the Parks and Recreation office at 234-7155 or 298-5113.