Today's News

  • County’s salt truck overturns on White Oak Pike Saturday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    A Harrison County Road Department truck overturned on White Oak Pike on Saturday, March 24 at about 6 p.m., while plowing snow.
    According to Sheriff Shain Stephens, Timothy Eubanks was driving the truck that was fully loaded with salt.
    “Mr. Eubanks got the right-side wheels off the side of the road and with a full load of salt, when the truck got off the road, the weight shifted and it just went right over on its side,” Stephens said.

  • Home and Garden Show moves to Save-a-lot

    The annual Cynthiana Democrat’s spring Home and Garden Show is moving to the Save-a-Lot building on U.S. 27 South.
    Initially, it was planned to have the 2018 show at the 4-H Center grounds and take advantage of their new building. However, the building may not be completed in time and we cannot wait that late to decide where it will be, said Patricia Jenkins, Cynthiana Democrat/Harrison Shopper general manager.
    This year’s show will feature some of the favorite vendors returning and some new additions.

  • Breds shutout Paris, 13-0 in home opener

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Max Ferguson, Chris O’Neal and Ryan Smiley combined for five innings of shut out pitching as the Harrison County Thorobreds beat the Paris Greyhounds 13-0, Friday on the Hilltop.  
    Ferguson went the first three innings allowing two base hits, hitting one batter and striking out two.  O’Neal pitched the fourth inning striking out one and Smiley hurled the fifth also striking out one Greyhound.  

  • Fillies fall 9-0 in opener Friday on Shirley Field

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Lady Jags of East Jessamine were late getting to the Hilltop Friday evening due to bus issues and Lexington traffic.  That was all that slowed the East Jessamine girls down as they pounded out six extra base hits including five home runs in a 9-0 win over the Harrison County Fillies.

  • Major League baseball is back

    Before I get into my thoughts for the upcoming Major League Baseball season, I have two opening comments. First is congratulations to Gary Philpott for being selected to the Kentucky Prep Softball Hall of Fame.  
    Philpott will be inducted in mid-June during the 22nd annual East-West All Star weekend. Philpott is a pitching guru and has helped many players both in Harrison County and in other parts of central Kentucky.  
    He is among six people who will be inducted on this weekend, including Bourbon County’s Tony Sosbe.

  • Wings & Wheels April 21

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport “Fly-in and Cruise-in” will take place at the airport on Saturday, April  21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
    “This is kind of like the annual Rod Run, but on a much smaller level,” laughed airport administrator Re’Jeana Craft. “We have had up to 200 cars and many, many motorcycles in the past, with several dozen airplanes flying in, as well.”

  • HCMS Archery Shoot
  • Students’ last day, graduation set for May 25

    Becky Barnes,

    If Harrison County public schools are able to finish out the year without missing anymore days, graduation will be May 25.
    The board voted Tuesday night to amend the calendar.
    Assistant Superintendent David Case said they still have one NTI day that can be taken if needed.

  • Annual egg hunt/pancake breakfast is Saturday

    The Harrison County Rotary Club and Relay For Life Pancake Breakfast will be held this Saturday, March 31 from 8-11 a.m. in the Southside Elementary School cafeteria, followed by the Frankie Taylor Memorial Community Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. at Ingles Stadium. Sponsored by the Rev. Ross Park Committee and the Harrison County Family Resource Center.
    Cost for the pancake breakfast is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. Participation in the Easter egg hunt is free, but is limited to children under 12.

  • Sports Beats

    University of Kentucky announces Summer Baseball Camp schedule
    There will be four separate Wildcat Baseball Camps, which are open to all children enrolled in first through eighth grades.
    There will be both full-day and half-day camp options offering the opportunity for each camper to develop his baseball skills in a fun and positive learning experience.
    The UK staff will teach each player baseball fundamentals, drill work specifically designed to improve each camper’s offensive and defensive skills, and also simulated game situations.