Today's News

  • The gift of giving

    Christmas morning. You’re either watching your children tear through the gifts it took you all year to buy and wrap, only to provide 30 minutes of paper shredding fun or you’re setting back thinking of all the smiles you helped create to some of the less fortunate.
    Charles and Peggy Carson made up their minds over 30 years ago as to what would be going through their minds Christmas morning, and that was the 400 plus kids who would wake up to a real Christmas experience.

  • Harrison warrants are only a click away for officers

    No more outstanding warrants or waiting for confirmation that a warrant has already been served.
    Due to the latest technology, Harrison County is now part of a new electronic warrant system.
    “When it comes to law enforcement, Kentucky is pretty state of the art,” said Detective Paul Olin of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.
    eWarrants, as it is called, is a relatively new electronic way of issuing warrants. This system is said to eventually do away with old paper warrants that often times get misplaced.

  • Keeping up with changes

    Nearly 100 women gathered last week for a session on how women’s education and financial responsibilities have changed in recent history.
    The Power of the Purse, sponsored by Kentucky Bank, was held on Nov. 10 at The Prizing House.
    Kentucky Bank marketing president Pam Slone was one of four speakers to address the audience of how women’s roles have changed so much in the past 10 years.

  • Woman drives into residence, twice

    A Cynthiana woman who allegedly left her three small children at home alone while she went to her mother’s house and got into an argument is in jail.
    Police arrested Jessica Contreras, 21, on Nov. 4 after witnessing her trying to leave her mother’s house on Miller Street.

  • Cynthiana’s Christmas parade is Saturday, Dec. 4

    The annual Christmas parade is just a little over two weeks away on Saturday, Dec. 4 and there is more to see this year than ever before.
    The Chamber of Commerce is introducing its theme and version of “Deck the Halls.”
    “We are encouraging not only everyone in the parade to be festive in their decorating, but the store windows around town as well,” said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Pat Grenier.

  • BGADD awarded grants for police, fire equipment

    The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) has awarded $578,100 in State Homeland Security Grants to Bluegrass Area Development District  for the purchase of interoperable communications, hazmat equipment, and mobile data computers.
    “Homeland Security grants are a vital component in helping keep the Commonwealth safe and secure,” Gov.  Steve Beshear said. “They provide funds that enable our first responders to have the latest and best tools needed in their critical missions.”

  • Fillies’ season depends on progress made by youthful players

    First year head coach Piper Akin is excited about her new team’s improvement in the two or so weeks they have practiced this year.  
    “The girls have given great effort and are working together well as a team,” she commented after the scrimmage last Friday.  
    “Sayre played a 2-3 zone against us and we adjusted pretty well to it as the game went on,” she said.

  • I could have made that kick

    As I have gotten older, my skills as I remember them in different sports have improved a great deal.  
    I am not the only person that falls into this category I am sure, but I may be one of the few to admit it.  

  • Cheerleaders finish third, qualify for nationals Saturday

    The scene was the Civic Center at Rupp Arena for the Bluegrass Regional competition on Saturday, Nov. 13. The Harrison County cheerleading squad faced the toughest competition in the area as nationally ranked North Laurel and perennial 10th region powerhouse George Rogers Clark were two of the squads from all over Kentucky who were present to win the right to go to Florida in February.   
    The Harrison County team opened the season with a third place finish and qualified for the NHSCC in Orlando in February 2011.  

  • Youth dominates squad for Thorobreds in 2010-11

    “We really won’t be Thorobreds this year for a while,” commented head Breds’ Basketball Coach Mike Reitz. “We will be yearlings for sometime while we grow, mature and get stronger.”  
    Reitz greeted two returning starters and two other players who played substantial minutes as practice began for the upcoming season.