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Today's News

  • Warrant issued for driver from high-speed chase

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A stolen television, squealing tires and reckless driving ended with a chase, two crashes and a warrant for a Carlisle man.
    Cynthiana Police Sgt. Vance Meighan was sitting in his cruiser in the parking lot of Taco Bell when he heard squealing tires coming from the Walmart lot.
    According to his report, just before 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31,  Meighan heard the commotion and then saw a Dodge Dakota traveling at a high-rate of speed through the lot.

  • Wrestlers romp past Bourbon; host Region 8, Saturday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County High School wrestling team made quick work of the Bourbon County Colonels on Jan. 31 in Paris.  The Breds won the dual match 69-8.  
    Some highlights of the win were Tayvone Williams picking up a varsity win at 120 lbs.  Tyler and Brent Hudgins continue to dominate their weight classes and Bubba Jackson won the heavyweight match.  

  • Fillies win 3 more; record now 20-4

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Fillies played three times this past week and won by big margins in all three.  The Wednesday night encounter at Madison Central was the closest game with the Fillies winning, 60-47.
    Harrison County started a little slowly Wednesday as they showed a little nervousness both in their shooting and ball handling.  The Fillies trailed by a 13-10 score after one quarter behind four of 12 shooting which, fortunately, included two three-pointers. 

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  • Archers do well in Harrison County Spring Fling

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County archery team finished highly in the rankings in the Harrison County Spring Fling held Saturday at the Harrison County Middle School.   
    The HCMS team scored the highest with a first and third in the girl’s competition and a second and fourth in the boy’s.  

  • Sen. Steve West’s legislative update

                 This week was the busiest yet in Frankfort with a number of bills moving through committees and on to the Senate and House floors for votes.
      We were also visited by a number of statewide advocacy groups that
    championed their great causes and rallied in the Capitol Rotunda.
       Between visiting constituents, committee meetings, and voting on the
    Senate floor, we continued to discuss the upcoming budget.

  • Credit where credit is due

    The entry to Cynthiana needs some work, both on north and south 27 and on 62.  
    How many state championships has Harrison County High School won? More than the number of famous writers and directors that have attended school in Harrison County.  
    I have no problem with the signs recognizing them. We should do that. We need to properly recognize the state baseball champions.
    We have the signs or at least we used to have one set of signs.  

  • Sports This Week

    Breds Basketball
    Wednesday, Feb. 7 vs. Paris (H) F/JV/V  5/6/7:30 PM
    Friday, Feb. 9 at Mason Co. G/B DH Breds at 8 PM
    Saturday, Feb. 10 at Breathitt Co. F/JV/V 3/4/5 PM
    Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Franklin Co. JV/V 6/7:30 PM

    Fillies Basketball
    Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Woodford Co. JV/V 6/7:30 PM
    Friday, Feb. 9 at Mason Co. G/B DH Fillies at 6 PM
    Monday, Feb. 12 at Augusta Varsity only 6:30 PM

    Wrestling
    Region 8 Tournament (H) 9:30 AM

  • Cold weather is producing higher electric bills, PSC says

    Prolonged and severe cold in December and January has led to sharply higher electric bills for customers across Kentucky, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) says.
    For many customers – particularly those who heat entirely or primarily with electricity - bills received from late December through January have been much larger than those for the previous billing period.

  • Bred’s struggles continue as they lose three games; record falls to 7-15

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Thorobreds basketball woes continue as they dropped three more games, two very winnable contests and one to third-ranked Madison Central.
    Thursday’s Madison Central contest on the Hilltop was never a game.  The powerhouse Indians led 29-7 after one quarter and were never threatened.  The final score of 80-35 was an accurate portrayal of the game.