Today's News

  • Basketball Breds to sport a veteran line up with an up tempo outlook

    “I would really like to see the community get behind this team,” said Coach Larry Kendall. “We are going to play an exciting brand of basketball with a lot of different players and a lot of action.”
    This is the new outlook on the Hilltop as Kendall begins his first year of work as the varsity coach for the Harrison County Thorobreds. He starts his career with a veteran line up with still a lot of youth.
    Although Kendall will see many familiar faces, three that he saw for the past three years are gone.  

  • Football banquet features senior and season awards

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    The Harrison County High School football team held its annual banquet Thursday night at the Elk’s Club with more than 100 people in attendance.  
    The awards ceremony featured a meal prepared by David Turner consisting of beef and pork barbeque and desserts furnished by the parents.  
    Coach Jim Carr was the master of ceremonies in the two-hour meal and program.  

  • Mike’s Minute

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  • Sports beat

    Carr 21st in State Cross
    Country Meet Saturday

    Junior Grant Carr took advantage of a beautiful day to run and finished 21st in the AA State Cross Country meet at the Kentucky Horse Park.  
    Carr was the only Harrison County runner who qualified and established himself as one to be contended with in future races.  

  • Kincaid Theatre presents A Country Christmas Carrol beginning Dec. 1

    “A Country Christmas Carol” is the classic Dickens’ story of Ebenezer Scrooge set in typical small town USA where Ebenezer is the banker, owner of the hotel and half of the other real estate in town. He is a mean, miserly grouch who generally hates anything that has to do with Christmas.   

  • Cynthiana Sports Center open house is Thursday, Nov. 29

    An open house will be held Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m. at City Hall for the new Cynthiana-Harrison County Sports Complex.
    Commissioner Billy Grayson told commissioners Tuesday that the basketball season should get underway anytime after the open house.
    “There’s a few things still to do,” Grayson said, adding that plans are underway for hanging the new scoreboard, baseboards need to be added and the bleachers painted.

  • Harrison grand jury indicts 12 in Thursday session

    In addition to last Thursday’s indictment of Kay Brown, the wife of former Cynthiana mayor Jim Brown, the grand jury also issued indictments against 11 others.
    Forty-one-year-old Christopher Beckley faces a four-count indictment on charges that he had sexual intercourse with a child under 18 years old who was a relative.
    He is officially charged with two counts of incest from incidents alleged to have occurred in November 2011.

  • Test scores put district in middle

    While the recently released test scores from the first K-PREP shows Harrison County schools hovering around the middle of the 174 school districts in the state, there are some brighter spots as well.
    Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) is the result of the 2009 General Assembly mandate for a new public school assessment program.
    Local administrators have been awaiting the changes, knowing that they would be drastic.
    “This is completely different than anything we’ve had since KERA,” said Superintendent Andy Dotson.

  • Poinsettias available from HCHS FFA

    Harrison County High School’s FFA Chapter is taking orders for its annual flower drive.
    This year students have been divided between the two FFA advisors, Nicki Jones and Todd Brannock. The team that sells the most earns bragging rights. The advisor for the team selling the least could face consequences such as having to wear pink, skinny jeans, Santa suits or having to dye a beard or shave an eyebrow.
    Those wishing to order a poinsettia should do so under the name of a specific student or advisor.

  • Cynthiana man charged with abusing child

    A 22-year-old Cynthiana man is in jail following an investigation into accusations that on Oct. 24, he caused physical injury to a 2-year-old child.
    According to court records, David A. Burden Jr., 22, Oddville Avenue, is charged with first degree criminal abuse, child under 12 years old.
    He was arrested in Lexington on Nov. 12 at Amazon.com and lodged in the Bourbon County Detention Center under a $50,000 full cash bond.
    Kentucky State Police, who is investigating the incident, declined comment at this time.