Today's News

  • Harrison County students win state speech awards

    After five years, Harrison County High School has a new speech champion.

    Aaron Williams, a senior at HCHS, won extemporaneous speaking at the Kentucky High School Speech League held March 13-16 at Western Kentucky University.

    “This was the cumulation of four years,” said Williams, who began the event in middle school.

    Participants in extemp are given a political question to answer and 30 minutes to prepare a seven minute speech.

    “You don’t actually write out the speech,” said Williams.

  • Breds, Fillies win first home track meet

    Last Tuesday, the Harrison County Thorobreds and Fillies won their first home track meets of the spring, defeating Nicholas County and Bracken County easily.

    The Breds garnered 13 first place finishes in the 16-event meet and won easily over second-place Nicholas County, 172-86. The Harrison County “B” team finished third with 43 points and Bracken County was a distant third with 19.

  • Breds drop first 2 games in Florida

    The Harrison County Thorobreds dropped their first two games in Pensacola, Fla., on Monday and Tuesday with two more games to be played, yesterday and today.

    On Monday, Harrison County managed only two scratch singles and were shutout by Navarre High School 5-0. On Tuesday, the Breds fell behind 4-0, tied it at 4-4 in the top of the fourth, but were beaten 6-4 in a rain-shortened five-inning game.

  • School Menus

    March 23-27

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

  • Harrison County Saddle and Spurs host horse health day

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  • Breds open season with a pair of wins

    Questions abound about the 2009 edition of the Harrison County Thorobreds baseball team. Will they be able to score runs? Will they be able to find an ace starting pitcher to replace Brandon Martin? Will their defense hold up?

    After the first two games of the regular season on Monday and Tuesday of this week, the answers are yes, yes and yes.

    Harrison County, ranked eighth in the state in the coaches’ pre-season poll, routed host Owen County on Monday, 18-0, then came back on Tuesday with a less-than-inspired 5-1 home opening win over Deming.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, March 26

    2009 Westside Elementary Health Fair. March 26 from 6-8 p.m. Several booths will be available with free hand outs, along with a healthy snack, prizes and giveaways for both children and adults. Register at the door. Do not have to present to win. Students will have a chance to register and win a new bicycle and helmet. For more information call the school at 234-7115.

    Free Health Fair. Thursday, March 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harrison Senior Center. The event will be hosted by the Nurses Registry.

    FRIDAY, March 27

  • Addison Jo Thomas

    Addison Jo Thomas

    Addison Jo Thomas was born to Drew Thomas and Brittany Yelton on Feb. 26, 2009. She weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Rick and Pam Yelton of Morgan Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Jack and Pat Yelton of Morgan and the late Joe and Peggy King.

    Paternal grandparents are Jackie and Joy Thomas of Butler, Ky.; paternal great-grandparents are Cecil and Dottie Alsip of Butler and Brenda Thomas of Cynthiana and the late Jack Thomas and God parents Dave and Lisa Pitman of Falmouth.

  • Commissioner's special meeting is canceled

    The Cynthiana City Commission’s special meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 26 at noon, has been canceled.

    The special meeting, scheduled by commissioners at Tuesday evening’s regular city commission meeting, was planned to further discuss the sidewalk renovations on Main Street.


  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding March 5, 2009


    Jeffery D. Davis, 1984, contempt hearing; motion for contempt withdrawn.

    Thomas E. Hall Jr., 1988, sentencing; sentenced to 15 days in jail, probated one year.

    Kevin H. Belleville, 1972, show cause deferred/installment payment; $200 converted to 40 hours community service.

    John  E. Jacobs, 1981, probation revocation hearing; motion for probation revocation withdrawn, bond amended.