Today's News

  • Smile for the camera

    Everyone knows two heads are better than one and through the years bus drivers have discovered the same can be said for eyes as well.
    To keep up with the changing times, the Harrison County School District is looking into digital recordings of the bus rides to help crack down on behavior problems and bad bus driver decorum.
    “The bus driver can’t see everything so we depend on these cameras to be our second pair of eyes,” said Transportation Director Teresa Harp.

  • Commission reinstates take-home cruisers

    The Cynthiana City Commission reinstated the take-home fleet for police officers living within the city limits.
    “I am of the opinion that most people don’t break the law when the law is around,” said Gary Brunker, safety commissioner.
    Brunker added that another benefit to the take-home fleet is that officers won’t have to pick up their vehicles if there is an emergency.
    Vehicles will be assigned by the police chief according to seniority and at his discretion.

  • Webb has tantrum, says jail official

    Accused murderer Bass Webb is once again grabbing attention in jail.
    “It’s what I would call a temper tantrum, just because he could,” said Sgt. Jennifer Taylor, public information officer for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Division of Community Corrections.
    Taylor said that Webb refused to return to his cell last Thursday after recreation time. He damaged a shower door and telephone before complying with jail officials within 10 minutes, she said.

  • County agrees to refinance EDA loan

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court met last Friday to discuss the refinancing of a city/county loan for the Economic Development Authority for purchase land that is now the industrial park.
    Judge Alex Barnett informed the court that three banks were contacted to see which would provide the best rate.
    Farmers National Bank agreed to lock an interest rate of 3.5 percent for five. The remaining balance on the loan totaled around $614,000.

  • Police use taser to stop fleeing suspect

    A Cynthiana man was jailed Saturday morning after an attempt to get away from police.
    James Anthony Lewis, 30, was being sought for questioning in a Friday night purse theft at Shiloh Blue on Walnut Street. Sgt. Wilbur Gross approached Lewis, who allegedly ran out the back door and was tased.
    He was wanted on four warrants as well as the resisting arrest charge that Gross initiated.
    Gross said the purse was recovered as well as some of the money inside the purse.
    The investigation remains open, Gross said, as people are still being questioned.

  • Grapplers in two three-team meets last week

    Harrison County’s wrestling team competed in a three-team match at home last Wednesday and then in what was supposed to be a dual meet in Mt. Sterling Saturday.  
    The Montgomery County High School and Middle School Duals turned in to a three-team meet for each the high school and the middle school as the weather caused three teams to cancel.  
    Madison Central, Perry County Central and Boyle County could not make the trip to Mt. Sterling, which left Walton Verona, Harrison County and the host Indians.  

  • Thorobreds win Friday and Saturday, winning streak now at three

    The Harrison County Thorobreds won at home Friday over Bracken County and on the road Saturday at Paris to take their winning streak to three games and even their season record to 6-6.  
    On Friday, Harrison County avenged an earlier five-point loss in Brooksville by overcoming an early deficit to defeat the Polar Bears, 56-48, on the Hilltop.  
    The Bears ran out to a 14 point lead midway through the second period as they put together runs of eight and nine straight to lead 20-6.

  • Fillies drop road games at Scott, Mason counties

    The Harrison County Fillies were on the road Saturday and Monday night and came away in both cases on the short end of the score.  
    On Saturday night, the Scott High School Lady Eagles ran out to 44-10 half time lead and never looked back as they bested the Fillies 67-40.  
    The Fillies were undersized in this contest as they faced six-foot-three Lauren Tibbs and the Lady Eagles. Tibbs, who will play at Marquette next year, scored 32 points including three three-point shots in the first half.  

  • Profile of an assistant

    This week’s profile is the No. 1 wrestling assistant Luke Tucker.  
    Luke is a 2001 graduate of Harrison County High School where he ran track, played soccer and wrestled. He was a four-year varsity wrestler for current coach Russ Riegel.  
    While wrestling for Harrison County, Tucker qualified for the Century Club, which is for wrestlers who have 100 varsity wins. He finished his high school career with 143 victories.  

  • Second quarter dooms Fillies at Bracken County Wednesday

    The Harrison County Fillies traveled to Brooksville and lost their battle with the Polar Bears, 51-37, last Wednesday night.  
    The Fillies were facing one of the better players in the 10th region in Sara Sticklin, the six-foot junior guard, along with a considerable disadvantage in height. Despite this, Harrison County jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and battled even for the most part in the first period trailing by only four at the break.