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Today's News

  • Smith to run for national BETA vice president in June

    Wood Smith, a junior at Franklin County High School, recently attended the State Beta Convention in Louisville, where he was elected Kentucky Beta vice president. In June, he will be traveling to Orlando for the National Beta Convention, where he will run for national vice president.  Wood is president-elect for the Franklin County Beta Club and junior class president. Wood is the son of Claude and Maribeth Smith and grandson of Dr. Ed Ford and the late Dorothy Ford.

  • Marriage Licenses

    MARRIAGE LICENSES

    Dorthy Laverne Mounts, 40, and Johnny Ray Baker Jr., 37, married Jan. 1, 2009.

    Melissa Gayle Aubrey, 30, and Leif Bentley Morgan, 29, married Jan. 10, 2009.

    Lucinda Hayes, 38, and Steven Eric Flinchum, 37, married Dec. 12, 2008.

    Elizabeth Ann Clifford, 59, and Richard Allen Wade, 60, married Jan. 16, 2009.

    Phyllis Ann Jenkins, 66, and John Grayson, 67, married Jan. 25, 2009.

  • It’s lights back on for many in Harrison County

    According to Blue Grass Energy Wednesday morning figures, 466 households were without electricity. Kentucky Utilities still had 50 customers awaiting restoration on Tuesday afternoon. However, those were expected to be back on by late Wednesday.

    Cliff Feltham, KU statewide media relations manager, said KU initially had about 1,500 customers in Cynthiana and Harrison County and 135,000 customers system-wide without power.

    He said 68 percent of those have been restored.

  • Breds outrun Colts down the stretch

    The Harrison County Thorobreds notched their biggest win of the regular season on Tuesday night as they defeated visiting West Jessamine, 81-72.

    In a fast-paced game, Harrison County took the lead for good in the second quarter, led by as many as 15 points in the fourth quarter and held on to escape with the win over the 12th Region’s top-ranked team.

  • Grapplers ready for post-season, to participate in tournament Saturday

    The Harrison County Thorobreds wrestling team will participate in the Region 7 Wrestling Tournament this Saturday at Montgomery County High School.

    The tournament is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., with the weight-class finals projected to begin at 7 p.m.

    On the line for the Breds are qualifying spots in the state wrestling tournament next week at the Farnham-Dudgeon Center in Frankfort.

    Full day tickets for the regional meet on Saturday will be $6 for adults and $4 for students. Finals tickets will be $5 for adults and $3 for students.

  • Whalen receives award honoring dedication to foster parenting

    When the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors presented the 2008 Good Neighbor Award, Gerry Whalen said she was surprised to learn she was the recipient.

    “I’m not one to talk,” Gerry said about her acceptance speech.

    While Gerry said the award was an honor, she said she couldn’t have done any of it without the support of her husband John.

    “John’s been right in there with me,” she said Tuesday afternoon. “He’s been a big support.”

  • Sports Beat

    Breds, Fillies falter on the lanes

    The Harrison County Bowling Team dropped a pair of matches to visiting Clark County on Sunday at Galactic Alley.

    The Breds won the first two games of their match with the Cards, but dropped the next four, along with a fifth point for total pins.

    Zach Schneider rolled a 210 and Zack Gaunce had 188 as HCHS won that first game, 563-548, then Justin Fryman had 203 and Nick Marcum rolled 200 in the second game win, 579-578.

    It was all downhill from there for the Breds however, as the visitors won the last four points.

  • Alyssa Jo Rice

    Alyssa Jo Rice

     

    Alyssa Jo Rice was born to Bradley Aaron and Ashley Marie Rice of Cynthiana on Jan. 25, 2009 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz.

     

    Maternal grandparents are Susan Moore of Cynthiana, and David Moore of Lexington, Ky.

     

    Paternal grandparents are Donna and Chester Knipp of Cynthiana, and Floyd and Monica Rice of Cynthiana.

  • Recovery proves costly for county government

    The final bills aren’t tallied, but it’s looking like the snow and ice storm of 2009 is going to be costly.

    Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett estimated totals as of Friday were nearing $25,000.

    Salt alone is costing about $8,775 for 150 tons. Another 200 tons were ordered Friday at $58.50 per ton.

    The county used 300 tons of rock at a cost of $3,535. Add to that another $550 for equipment costs, such as chainsaws used in tree and debris removal.

  • Fillies continue to struggle

    The Harrison County Fillies continue their trend of playing well in spurts, but not well enough to seal the deal.

    Harrison County lost its fifth straight game, and 10th in their last 11, with a 53-38 decision to Pendleton County on Monday night in Falmouth.

    Pendleton County went on a 10-2 run in the second quarter to take the lead for good. Charley Hatfield led Harrison County with 14 points.