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    THURSDAY, Feb. 1
    Valentine’s Day Card Craft Program for Adults. Thursday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.  Call  859-234-4881 to register for this program. Supplies are provided by the library. All library programs are free to the public. Pre-registration is required.
    The Science and Art of Snow for K-6th. Thursday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is appreciated.

  • Two suspects arrested following separate threats against students

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    In two separate and unrelated incidents, two Harrison County High School students have been arrested.
    The first suspect was taken into custody about 6:45 a.m. after an all-night investigation by the Cynthiana Police Department.
    According to Superintendent Andy Dotson, he was informed at 10:11 p.m. Thursday that a threat had been made against Harrison County High School and its students.

  • KY-051 Marksmanship team on target in Ohio

    The Harrison County High School KY-051 AFJROTC Marksmanship Team participated in the second Annual Ohio State Air Rifle Invitational Tournament on Jan. 4 at Ohio State University and walked away with some top shooter individual and team recognitions.
    The team sent both of their Sporter Class teams to compete against schools with JROTC units from Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Washington, North Carolina and even a Department of Defense school from Kadena, Japan.

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  • Sixth grade Colts makes final four in state tournament, record now 19-2

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Middle School sixth-grade basketball team advanced all the way to the final four of the 65-team KBA sixth grade state championship. 
    The team members are Logan Denniston, Demond Larue, Jashon Lewis, Bryson Tucker, Korbin Gilkey, Raiden Burton-Graves, Kaydon Custard, Cason Wright, Cliffy Todd McIlvain, Mason Smiley, Elijah Harris, Garrett Wilson, Charlie Furnish and Caiden Boyers.  The Colts are coached by Glenn Lonaker with Ronnie Spicer assisting.

  • Fillies go to 15-3 with wins over Bracken and Estill

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Harrison County’s Fillies worked through some early rust to roll past Bracken County, Friday night in a make-up game and then shot out to a big early lead to dispatch Estill County, Saturday at the Monticello Heights gym on the Hilltop. 
    Friday, the Fillies juniors led the way early as the home team jumped out to a 16-9 lead by the end of the first quarter. 

  • Harrison County Football Alumni meeting is Sunday

    The Harrison County Football Alumni Association annual winter meeting will be held Sunday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Harrison County football fieldhouse. The meeting is to discuss football business and annual football banquet.

  • Mike’s Minute: Spoiled athletes? Who is surprised?

    Seth Greenberg of ESPN went on a rampage the other afternoon about how spoiled and selfish college basketball players have become.  
    Greenberg was speaking specifically about the University of Kentucky’s freshman-loaded team but could have and should have been including many more.  
    Greenberg, who was a head coach at Long Beach State, South Florida, and Virginia Tech, should not have been surprised about what he considered players being spoiled.  He also should have painted with a broader brush to include more than only Kentucky’s youth.

  • Grapplers finish fourth in Capital City Classic; HCMS qualifies 3 for state

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Thorobreds wrestling team finished fourth, of 20 teams, in the Capital City Classic Saturday, in Frankfort.  The Breds had two champions with Tyler Hudgins taking the 132-pound class and Chase Blanton winning the 182-pound division. 

  • HCMS volleyball wraps up season with sweep of Bourbon, tournament play

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Middle School Volleyball Fillies met Bourbon County last Thursday on the Hilltop and swept the Lady Colonels.  The Harrison County sixth grade won 21-18, 21-17, the seventh grade won 21-6, 21-12 and the eighth grade took the Lady Colonels 21-7, 21-10.
    Last Saturday the sixth grade played in a tournament at Caudill where they won two of three matches. 
    “The girls played very well,” noted Coach Lonnie Tolson.