Today's News

  • Stuck on the throne of fear

    The night I was struck with fear began as any other ordinary night.

    I put on pajamas, brushed my teeth, washed my face and went to bed.

    I am 24 years old, but I think I have an 88-year-old bladder.

    I woke up around midnight, like so many other nights, and had to pee.

    I got up and blindly made my way to the dark bathroom.

    I situated myself on the porcelain prince and prepared to do what I had been called there to do... when I saw something out of the corner of my eye.

  • Noah Clay Simpson

    Noah Clay Simpson was born to Stevie Clay Simpson II and Rebecca Jean Simpson of Berry, Ky. on Sept. 7, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

    He weighed seven pounds, 14 ounces and is welcomed home by his sister Kary Suzanna Simpson.

    Maternal grandparents are Mark and Delores Marsh of Berry.

    Paternal grandparents are Stevie and Sue Simpson of Harrodsburg, Ky. and Lillie Simpson of Millersburg, Ky.

    Maternal great-grandparents are George Marsh and the late Kary Marsh, the late Edward Crawley and Jean Crawley and Diane and Robert Long.

  • Managing droughty conditions

    It has not been a very forgiving summer when it comes to the heat, but what is of more concern to us now is the lack of rain. 

    Some are in the throes of a severe drought, others threatened soon to be put on the list.  If you are among them, I hope you have started to water because we are seeing some unfavorable conditions for newly planted trees, shrubs and perennials.

    So, how much is enough when it comes to water?

  • Harrison County 4-H Livestock Judging team has excellent season

    The Harrison County 4-H Livestock Judging team has had another excellent season in 2010. They kicked off their judging endeavor in March with the Kentucky Beef Expo.

  • His glory is all in the family

    Recently, my brother’s father-in-law, Ed Bremser, died after a very long illness.

    Just a few months before that, his mother-in-law, Audrey, died.

    The Bremser family is a bunch of huggy, kissy, demonstrative, fiercely loyal, loud, emotionally close people.

    They’ve had a lot of tragedy and hardship in their ranks, but they stick together. Over the years, the Bremsers have been my brother’s primary family.

  • Reunions

    CLASS OF 1964

    The Harrison County High School Class of 1964 will be holding its annual informal get together on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. The reunion will be held at the home of Bonnie (Pierce) and Tim Teater, 626 Waits Rd. The meal will be provided, however, if classmates have a specialty they would like to share, feel free to bring it.


  • Three wins for soccer Fillies boosts record

    The Harrison County Fillies are one of the teams for which you hear the old cliché ‘they are better than their record.’ 

    In this case, it is very true as the Fillies went into last week with a 2-8-2 record, having lost to some of the state’s better teams.  

    Beginning last Thursday with Model and going through Monday against Sayre, the Fillies proved just how misleading their record is as they took three straight wins from good opposition. 

  • Sports Beat

    Cross country competes in Berea Invitational Meet

    Cross country competes in Berea Invitational Meet

    The Harrison County High School, Middle School and Elementary School Cross Country teams traveled to Berea Saturday for the Berea Invitational Meet. 

    The elementary girls finished in second place in the team scores as they continued an impressive campaign. 

    The top five finishers for the girls were Haley Creech (4), Hannah Creech (8), Jessi Petty (9), Chandlyr Puckett (10), and Rachel Eckert (12).  

  • Royals trump Breds with strength and speed at Mason County Friday

    The Harrison County Thorobreds fell to 3-2 for the season Friday night in the rain at Maysville with a 41-6 loss. 

    The Royals of Class 3A are now 4-1 having only lost to power house Danville the first game of the year. 

    Mason County is one of the better teams in their class and should go a long way in the playoffs barring injuries to key players.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana News, Oct. 6, 1870 - “The Soap Factory of Schumaker and Berry, in this city, was entirely destroyed by fire last Sunday night, about 7 o’clock. Loss about $500 partly insured.”