Today's News

  • Sacraments for sinners

    Last week my friend Mike got baptized.
    As the only adult being baptized, he was upstaged by some cute little kids and a baby, but he still shined.
    We baptize babies and grownups at my church because we believe baptism is not so much us declaring our commitment to follow Jesus, but it’s our declaration that we’re in desperate need of his cleansing.
    It’s one of two sacraments we celebrate, the other one being communion.

  • Sparks accepts position as associate athletic director

    One of the rewards for a parent or a grandparent comes when an offspring takes advantage of the benefits they have earned or been given and makes a success of their life.
    Austin Sparks graduated from Harrison County High School in 2005 having lettered in baseball and golf while also maintaining a more than acceptable grade point average.  
    The son of Ray and Jennie Sparks and the grandson of Fannie and Joe Pat McKee and Lee and Nona Sparks, Austin was an honor role student and was active at Cynthiana Baptist Church while in high school.  

  • Thorobreds end season with 59-6 playoff loss at Ashland Friday

    If one of your buses breaks down on the way to the game that is probably not a omen that better things are in store.  
    That was the case Friday night for the Harrison County Thorobreds football team.  One of the three buses broke down around Morehead causing the team to have to pile into the two remaining buses along with all of the equipment and finish the 80 or so miles to Ashland.

  • Veterans return but losses are great for Harrison Co. wrestling

    Interim coach Luke Tucker is quick to tell you that he would like the job as head coach, but that without Russ Riegel, he wouldn’t be much of a coach.  
    “He was my mentor and my coach,” said Tucker Monday evening. Whoever is the new coach has a huge set of shoes to fill.”  
    Riegel’s Hall of Fame knowledge and coaching techniques are only part of the absence that will be felt on the mats this season. Also gone are two seniors who were key to the program’s grand success over the past several years.  

  • Hunters breakfast to be offered Nov. 12

    St. Edward School, 107 N. Walnut and Kehoe Alley, will host a hunters breakfast on Nov. 12 from 4-9 a.m.
    Drive through pickup is $6. Pre order by noon Friday at 234-6841, Saturday morning call ahead at 588-6100. Sausage, eggs, biscuits and hot coffee (sit downs) available for $8.

  • Changing quarterbacks is like magic, and we need fewer playoff games

    Any time a team is doing badly in football the answer is change the quarterback or fire the coach or both.  
    Such is the case at the University of Kentucky and also for many other teams.  Let’s run down the list.  
    First, everyone is all too aware of the grand success of Maxwell Smith at UK. The Lexington media beats this to death, but the fact is he did lead the team Saturday to the first SEC win of the year.  
    Granted, it was over a horrible team in Ole Miss, but nevertheless Kentucky won.  

  • Sports beat

    Freshman Brooke Frederick qualifies for state meet
    While running her best race of the year freshman Brooke Frederick led the Harrison County Fillies team to a sixth place finish in the Class 2A Region Four meet Saturday in Grant County. By doing so, Frederick became the first Harrison County runner to qualify for the state meet since Ryan Puckett in 2008.  
    “This will be a great experience for Brooke and for the Fillies’ team,” said Coach Danny Simpson. “She has certainly earned it by working hard and racing well.”

  • New Drivers

    Brett Haley, Rebecca Riggle, Donovan Kiskaden, Jason Darnell, Justin Purcell, Ashley Coppage, Michal A. Jackson, Kelsey Wood, Ashley Lakes, Travis Fugate, William Adams, Shelby Lesak, Whitney Gross, Dillion Stanfield, Aleesha Tapp and Jordan Martin.

  • Property Transfers

    Quit Claim Deed: Robbie Toomey to Sherri Philpot, property on Falmouth-Sunrise Road.
    Sherri Philpot to William J. Traylor and Opal J. Traylor and Kevin H. Bills and Judy D. Bills, property on Falmouth-Sunrise Road, $135,000.
    Roger Q. Brill Sr. to George Wesley Hensley and Shawna A. Hensley, property on Finnell Road, $2,500.
    DGS Development, LTD, James Pollard to Gary W. Jelley and Peggy S. Jelley, Tract 2-Schell’s Bobtown Road Land Division, $25,000.