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Today's News

  • Harrison to host band competition on the Hilltop Saturday

    Harrison County will host the 2009 edition of the Thorobred Marching Band Classic on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the new athletic complex.

    Eight bands will be performing, with the first band taking the field at 2:30 p.m.

    HCHS director John Merz said the preliminary round should conclude by 4:30 p.m. Finals will begin at 7 p.m.

  • Candidates begin filing for offices

    Candidates for November 2010’s election will begin filing with County Clerk Linda Furnish this Wednesday.

    Those offices up for grab in next year’s election cycle include judge-executive, mayor, county clerk, sheriff, jailer, city commissioners, county magistrates and coroner. Election for some state offices will also be on the ballot.

    Democrat and Republican candidates must file before Jan. 26, 2010. Independent and political group candidates must file a statement of intent by April 1, 2010.

  • Dixie Heights wins grand championship at Thorobred Classic

    Harrison County High School Thorobred marching band performed in exhibition last Saturday at the Thorobred Classic contest held in the new Harrison County Athletic Complex. Seven bands competed in the event, with Dixie Heights coming out as grand champion. In Class A, Nicholas County won the class and was reserve grand champion. Lexington Christian Academy was second and Ludlow finished third. Harrison County will perform in its last regular season competition on Saturday at Powell County. The following weekend, Oct.

  • Band claims first in class despite rain-hampered performance

    Life often throws even the most prepared a few curve balls every now and then.

    From flu to rain, the Marching Thorobreds have had to deal with several this year, and Saturday’s performance was no different.

    The band’s scheduled performance in Stanton was relegated to the parking lot after a deluge of rain drenched the Powell County High School football field. These performance conditions were obviously not ideal, but the challenges were compounded as the field was not full size and two abandoned cars dotted the field around the 20 yard-line.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    Nov. 1 at 10 p.m. -- non-injury, US 62 East, Karen Withrow, 38, Cynthiana, driving a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu struck a deer.

    Nov. 2 at 9:42 a.m. -- non-injury, Judy Ridge Road, James R. Sizemore, 77, Cynthiana, driving a 2005 Ford Taurus.

    Nov. 2 at 6:22 p.m. -- non-injury, US 27 North, James C. Fultz, 47, Cynthiana, driving a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier struck a deer.

    Nov. 4 at 11:10 a.m. -- non-injury, US 62 East, Johnny McMillen, 50, Independence, Ky., driving a 2005 Scion XA.

  • Owner of recovered rototiller sought

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is looking for the owner of a recovered rototiller.

    Det. Paul Olin said the department has recovered $15,000 to $20,000 worth of stolen property between June and July, including the large rototiller.

    “All of the property except the rototiller has been identified,” Olin said.

    Olin said the department is wanting to return the piece of equipment to its rightful owner.

    Olin said the owner of the rototiller needs to call the Sheriff’s department at 234-7135.

  • Harrison County weather goes online

    Harrison County weather information can now be found at the tip of a finger.

    The Kentucky Mesonet recently installed an automated weather and climate monitoring system in Robinson.

    “For a weather bug, this thing is fabulous,” said Harrison County Extension Agent Gary Carter.

    By visiting the Kentucky Mesonet website at www.kymesonet.org, viewers can see the temperature, precipitation, humidity, solar radiation, wind speed and direction for all Mesonet stations, including Harrison County.

  • Church Briefs

    BERRY UNITED

    METHODIST

    A Soup Dinner and Basket Auction will be held Friday, Nov. 20 at the National Guard Armory located on New Lair Road, Cynthiana. Dinner will start at 5:45 p.m. and will be served through-out the evening. Dinner will consist of: various soups, sandwich, drink, and desert for a love donation. Basket Auction will start at 7 p.m., and consist of several theme baskets, three refinished trunks with some antique items in them, various Longaberger Baskets, several country hams, Kentucky, Louisville and Tennessee items, with several various other items.

  • Father honored for service during WWII and Korean War

    To the editor:

    Our father, Noel Phillips Sr. was with the 735th Tank Battalion under the command of General George S. Patton during World War II. Dad entered the war in August of 1944 in France. He was in the 735th until the end of the European war that ended on his 20th birthday.

  • Colts strip Breds’ advancement bid

    On Friday night the very first football playoff game in the new stadium took place between the Harrison County Thorobreds and the West Jessamine Colts. The Breds entered the game with a 5-5 record, while the Colts were 8-2, with losses only to Boyle County and Lexington Catholic.

    The sparse crowd was barely settled in before West Jessamine went on a seven-play, 63-yard drive resulting in a 23-yard touchdown run by Colt halfback Parker Ball. The Colt’s were on top 7-0 with barely over three minutes gone by.