Today's News

  • 9-1-1 What’s your emergency?

    Becky Barnes,

    Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, without fail a call to 9-1-1 will get you the voice of a person trained for your specific need.
    The Cynthiana 9-1-1 dispatchers were honored last month as the Chamber of Commerce’s Public Safety Department of the Year.
    There is no such thing as a normal day behind the computer screens and telephones that link dispatchers to the public.
    There are, however, routine calls.

  • Escaped inmate captured in Boone County

    Becky Barnes,

    Police captured an escaped prisoner on Tuesday afternoon after he had been on the run for about 24 hours.
    Gary W. Courtney, 49, who slipped custody at the Harrison County Justice Center Monday afternoon, was arrested in Boone County Tuesday following a brief foot chase, according to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Hutchison.

  • This week in the State Capitol

    This week in Frankfort marked the halfway point of the 2018 Legislative Session. Kentucky is a robust state, with many incredibly good traits and some serious issues still to tackle.
    Every two years in Frankfort, the legislature is charged with crafting a budget to fund important government programs like education, health care and transportation, just to name a few. Every two years, Kentuckians descend on Frankfort to make the case for funding certain programs, and this year is certainly no different.

  • Sports Beats

    Fillies run in indoor meet at Mason Co.
    The Harrison County Fillies track team had two participants in the Mason County indoor track meet, last Saturday in Maysville. 
    Haley and Hannah Creech each competed in two events. 
    The 19-team meet was won by Mason County with 93 points followed by Male with 91 and Dixie Heights with 60. 
    The Fillies were 14th with nine points.  Haley Creech was second in the pole vault clearing 8’6”.  She was also eighth in the 400M dash in 1:08.48. 

  • Viewpoint

    After last week’s mass-killing by a lone gunman at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, much has been bandied about concerning how to prevent such horrific incidences.
    I don’t purport to have any solutions to the rise in mass shootings, particularly in schools.
    Is it a mental health issue? Is it a case of violent movies and video games desensitizing young people? Is it an issue related to guns, specifically assault rifles?
    It is a complicated issue that needs to be addressed, however.

  • Harrison County Archery
  • KY-051 Marksmanship team finishes 4th and 7th in Kentucky State Tournament, wins the first annual Thorobred Invitational

    The Harrison County High School KY-051 AFJROTC Marksmanship Team participated in the Kentucky State Air Rifle Championship on Jan. 31 and did quite well to be in their second year competing as a team.
    Both A and B teams competed in the Advanced Sporter Class Division against 39 other schools from around the state. The A-Team came away with a fourth place finish scoring 1956 points and the B-Team finished seventh with 1664. Henderson County High School won the state title with 2055 points.

  • Local Churches celebrate Go Red for Women's Heart Awareness
  • No turning back

    There is a hymn that says, “I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back.” I remember that song at an early age, when as a preteen “I made a decision to follow Jesus.” But at that time in my life, what stuck out the most was “the no turning back.”
    I accepted Jesus at church camp. I was away from my very dysfunctional and abusive home, and believed this decision was not going to take me back to those circumstances. If Jesus cared enough to save my soul, then I just knew he would save me from “going back.”

  • Fillies roll over Montgomery in regular-season finale, 69-35

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Friday night on the Hilltop was a fitting ending to a good season for the Harrison County Fillies.  The Fillies improved their regular season record to a final 23-5 with a 69-35 win over the Montgomery County Lady Indians.  
    Montgomery County finished the first regular season for former Miss Basketball, Coach Beth Vice Barrier with a 7-22 record.