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Today's News

  • Man killed in mobile phone tower accident

    A wireless communications worker was killed at the top of a Verizon Wireless mobile phone tower on Waits Road Wednesday afternoon when the routine installation of a new signal receiver went wrong. Heavy equipment plummeted over 240 feet trailing a cable that caught and severed the worker’s right arm and then, tragically, decapitated him before the eyes of his crew.

    The man was later identified as 28-year-old Joel Metz, a father of four from Indianapolis, according to a report from Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton.

  • Henson wins third Joe Mooney tournament with five stroke margin

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    Last year Cynthiana’s Joe Henson walked off the 18th green at the Cynthiana Country Club disappointed in the one-stroke loss to Mason Countian Izzy Grayson.  
    Sunday afternoon there was no chance for disappointment as the solid, steady lefty came away with a seven-under-par 137 and a five-stroke victory over three players tied for second. Jon Henson, Rex Schalch, and Rus Whalen each shot two-under-par 142 for the 36-hole tournament to finish tied for the runner up spot.  

  • Breds work at three camps, looking for next year’s combinations

    “We got to look at several different combinations,” said Coach Larry Kendall. “We are trying to find out who can help us next basketball season.”  
    That is how Harrison County’s staff approached the three camps that they just completed during the last weeks.  
    The Georgetown College camp saw the Breds take four teams. They took a varsity “A” team and “B” team, a freshman team and an eighth grade squad to compete against multiple opponents.  

  • 2014 Fillies Basketball Camp
  • Fillies compile 14-10 record for the summer

    The Harrison County Fillies head into the dead period after putting together a nice 14-10 record for the summer having played in three camps.  
    “It was nice to see some of the hard work that the girls have put forth start to pay off,” noted Coach Kim Furnish.  “The coaches have been pleased with the growth that has been shown as a unit over this 2 ½ week period as well as some individual improvements.”

  • River Road Park
  • Could I be wrong about soccer?

    Most of you know that I am not a huge fan of soccer.
    I admit that the athletes who play must be in tremendous shape and that the reason I am not a huge fan may be because I do not understand the rules.  
    The tremendous outpouring of support by regular people and the media for the World Cup still really surprises me.  The media not so much because many members of the media are far left leaning and soccer is a European, central American sport where that is the political climate.  

  • 2014 Future Fillies Soccer Camp
  • Sports beat

    Two more camps for
    Youth Football remain
    The Harrison County Youth Football held its first camp last Saturday morning and has two more before school is in full swing next fall.

  • National Wildlife Federation to observe Great American Backyard Campout June 28

    E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville will join thousands of families across the nation gathering in their backyards, neighborhoods, communities, and parks on June 28 to enjoy a night of camping for the 10th annual Great American Backyard Campout, presented by National Wildlife Federation.
    In conjunction with Great Outdoors Month, the annual event encourages people of all ages to camp in their backyards, neighborhoods, parks and campgrounds, as a way to reconnect with nature.