Today's News

  • Track teams compete at Scott County and Dunbar

    The Harrison County track teams competed in two very competitive track meets last week and gave a good performance despite some trying circumstances. Illness and injury have hampered the squads as they approach the last week of the regular season. 

    This was a problem at the Scott County meet on Tuesday and again at Dunbar Saturday. 

    The Dunbar meet was also affected by the tragic loss of life of Brittany Cordray who was a classmate and friend of many of the athletes on both squads.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, May 20

    Let’s Make Beaded Safety Pins. Thursday, May 20 starting at 5 p.m. This program is open to children in grades second through sixth. Have fun using patterns or making your own designs. Pin your creations anywhere. Sign up at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library's front desk.

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, May 20 at Edgemont at 2:30 p.m.; and White Oak from 3-3:30 p.m.

  • Underage drinking can lead to deadly consequences, says KSP

    To the editor:

    We are nearing the time where many young people will celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life goals. Family and friends will gather together for a festive occasion to commemorate this awesome milestone.

    Traditionally, this is also a time when alcohol enters into the mix and brings tragic results for all involved. Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among American youth and it kills 5,000 teens every year.

  • Property Transfers


    General Warranty Deed: Abner Freeman and Eunice Freeman to Charles G. Doolin and Sylvia A. Doolin, 1.18 acres on US 62 W., $21,200.

    Warranty Deed: Carol J. Warren and Darwin D. Warren to Carol J. Warren and Darwin D. Warren, 5.1356 acres on Leesburg-Leeslick Road (Ky. 1942).

    Jimmy Franklin and Jeanette Franklin to Rachel L. Taylor, 1.113 acres at 7255 Ky. 356 (White Oak Pike), $63,000.

    Warranty Deed: Kenneth A. Pugh and Joan M. Pugh to Robert Brandon Pugh, 1.890 acres on Pughs Ferry Road, $1.

  • CONTINUED UPDATE: Search called off at Richland Creek

    The search for a possible person in Richland Creek has been called off.

    According to Emergency Management Director Mike Palmer, an eye witness came forward Thursday afternoon, claiming she had seen a dead calf floating down the creek Wednesday around noon.

    Palmer said that was the same time dispatch received a call reporting a possible person in the creek.

    “There was no missing persons reported last night,” Palmer said.

    Palmer said emergency crews believe the object the caller saw and reported is the same calf the eye witness also saw.

  • Thorobreds race past Mustangs for Whitaker’s 900th win

    It was like the Kentucky Derby of baseball as the Harrison County Thorobreds and the Bishop Brossart Mustangs met in Alexandria Monday night. 

    One of the horses is still in the starting gate though as the Thorobreds smashed the Mustangs 19-2 in an abbreviated game. 

    Jared Martin pitched the five innings for Harrison County, allowing the two earned runs in the fourth on Bezold’s two run homer, striking out two, walking none and giving up six hits.

  • Fillies finish second in Woodford Tournament, lose Hatfield to injury

    The Harrison County Fillies saw their 13-game winning streak come to an end Friday night as they fell to the Conner Cougars (15-6) 3-1 in the opening game of the Woodford County Tournament. 

    But the loss may not be the worst thing that happened in this game. Senior shortstop and team leader Rachel Hatfield was carted from the field and taken by ambulance to the hospital with an injured ankle in the third inning with the Fillies trailing 1-0. 

    The complete nature of the injury is not known at this writing, but Hatfield missed the remainder of the tournament.

  • Handwritten letters

    I have a small box in my room that is filled with cards.

    I save every note and letter I receive - those wishing me ‘Happy Birthday,’ those thanking me for something, those just saying ‘hey’ and those that say more than we’re ever capable of saying face-to-face.

    And I treasure them all, especially those that showcase my niece’s newly developed cursive writing, or my grandmother’s distinct print or my mother’s even and predictable letters.

  • New Drivers


    Sara Jenkins, Amber Wright, Katlynn Horschler, Rachel Barnes, Cody Moore, Shelbie Wright, Brittany Unger and Austin Crump.

  • School Menus

    May 17-21

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.



    MONDAY: Pancakes, sausage, juice choices, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: Cereal, bacon, biscuit, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Scrambled eggs, sausage, toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Cereal, bacon, toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: French toast, sausage, juice choices, choice of milk.