Today's News

  • Car plows through Custom Cuts Monday narrowly missing child

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    Five people, including an 8-year-old boy, were inside Custom Cuts Barber Shop on Monday afternoon when an SUV crashed through the front of the building.
    No one was injured.
    Kristi Ritchey was driving down North Miller Street. Witnesses said she repeatedly honked the horn as the vehicle crossed Oddville Avenue and then plowed into the building.

  • ARToberFest to feature local talent, live music

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    Less than a month from now, those looking for something to do can peruse art, shop dozens of vendors, go for a ghost walk, visit a haunted house, and enjoy live music, poetry and part of a play,  all in the same evening­—and all in downtown Cynthiana.
    Most of the activities are part of the area’s first-ever ARToberFest, being put on by the Community Event Committee.

  • Sheriff calls first year in office ‘whirlwind’

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    Just a little over a year ago, Harrison County saw a change in its sheriff for the first time in more than two decades, when Shain Stephens took the post.
    Now, the sheriff says he has immersed himself in the role.
    “It’s been a whirlwind,” he said.
    The whirlwind began right after Stephens took office, when he and his deputies, with the help of state authorities, came down hard on drug activity that seemed to intensify right around that time.

  • Supporters pack stadium for Marching Thorobreds’ season-opening competition

    Parents, alumni, friends and supporters of every other kind packed the stadium at Bourbon County High School in an effort to cheer on the Marching Thorobreds last Saturday afternoon.  
    After a very well-received preliminary performance, the Thorobreds found themselves among the finalist bands, but in a lower position than anticipated.  

  • City ponders tax increase that would garner additional $29,000

    Becky Barnes,

    The Cynthiana City Commission pondered taking a 4 percent tax increase and even agreed to advertise for a public hearing to be held. However, following the meeting, it was determined that the advertising and meeting requirements for a public hearing might not be met in the time available.
    Finance Commissioner Billy Grayson presented the proposal that would generate an additional $29,000 for the city, which was followed by a unanimous vote to hold a public hearing.

  • Schools’ Walker, Nichols do more than security detail

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    They have the title of security officer, but their jobs are about much, much more than security. In fact, it would be impossible to encompass all that they do in one title.
    Sometimes, they serve as counselors, offering a listening ear. Sometimes, they serve as investigators, sniffing out potential problems, and sometimes, they do serve as security.
    But every day, they serve as mentors and friends.

  • Cross country team runs in Mason County Invitational

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Saturday Coach Deanna Lunsford and the Harrison County High School and Middle School Cross Country teams headed for Maysville to run in the Mason County Invitational.  
    The teams did not have enough individual runners so there are no team scores.  
    The sixth grade boys competed with 74 other runners with Justin Turner finishing 10th in the 2K run.  
    Daniel McNees was 40th and Kyle Sheppard 65th.  

  • They should not have said that

    In this modern age of communication there are statements made by coaches and others that they know will be quoted as well as statements made that for some reason they believe will not be reported.  
    More often than not, the statements come back to haunt or at least bite the speaker. There are two examples of such statements that just occurred over the weekend.  
    The first and most glaring was the “Old Ball Coach” Steve Spurrier’s remark a few years ago that the University of Kentucky would never beat him in football.  

  • Sports this week

    Sept. 16-Sept. 23

    Fillies Soccer
    Wednesday, 9-16-15 at Paris V/JV 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    Monday, 9-21-15 vs. Frankfort (H) JV/V 6/7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, 9-23-15 at Franklin Co. JV/V 6/7:30 p.m.

    Breds Soccer
    Thursday, 9-17-15 vs. Simon Kenton (H) JV/V 6/7:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, 9-22-15 at Sayre Varsity ONLY 6 p.m.

    Thursday, 9-17-15 at Scott Fr/JV/V 5:30 p.m.
    Monday, 9-21-15 vs. Fleming Co. (H) Fr/JV/V 5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, 9-23-15 vs. St. Patrick (H) JV/V 6 p.m.

  • Fillies volleyball win three matches, lose in Dink Scott semi finals

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County Fillies volleyball team won three dual matches last week over Bracken County, George Rogers Clark and Nicholas County. The team also traveled to Montgomery County to finish three and three in the Dink Scott Memorial Tournament as they advanced to the semi finals.  
    On Thursday, Harrison County ventured to Bracken County where they had a good night winning the freshman contest, 2-1, the junior varsity contest, 2-1, and the varsity match, 2-0 (25-16, 25-19).