Today's News

  • Harrison ends four game slide, defeats Gallatin County

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County Thorobreds broke a four-game losing streak Tuesday with a 9-3 victory over Gallatin County on the Hilltop.  
    The Breds scored in every inning but the sixth on their way to their 11th win of the season.  Harrison County pounded out five extra base hits in the first two innings alone.  

  • Hendricks to direct The Odd Couple at the Rohs in May

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Rohs Theatre Company and director Jody Hendricks will be putting on an extended run of the Neil Simon play The Odd Couple, in early and mid-May.
    “I’m very excited about this production,” said Hendricks, who is making his directorial debut. “The actors have done an amazing job and I think the audience is in for a real treat.”

  • Ringling Bros Circus: the end of an era

    (Brad Deutser is president of Deutser LLC (www.deutser.com), a consulting firm that advises leaders and organizations about achieving clarity, especially in times of transition, growth or crisis. He previously worked for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus)

    From ring to ring, you have entertained. From generation to generation, you have brought families together. You have invited us in to witness and be a part of the Greatest Show on Earth.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births to report this week.
    The Christian Angler Sports Team (C.A.S.T.) has begun sponsoring a program at the public library called Rods and Reels. Patrons can go to the library and check out a fishing rod, complete with tackle box (just like they would check out a book). David Rogers and Paul Kempler, CAST members, have found something that would help kids become involved in outdoor recreation. CAST also organizes several other events.

  • School board plans for new sewer lines at Northside Elementary

    The Harrison County School District Finance Corporation met Tuesday as part of the regular school board meeting to approve an easement that would allow for the construction of a sewer line.
    The sewer line project is part of a city plan to advance lines on U.S. 27 North to Northside School and ultimately to Northside Mobile Home Park.
    Facilities director  Robert Switzer said the school dis­trict would be able to do away with its sewage treatment plant at Northside.
    He said the cost savings would be between $30,000 and $60,000 per year.

  • Don’t forget those nurses on Derby Day

    The first Saturday in May is a Big, Big day, and I am not referring to the Derby. We Kentuckians are justly proud of the Derby, but after all how many of us really have seen, touched or been directly affected by these magnificent animals? Not many.
    But on the first Saturday in May we are going to have the opportunity to celebrate Nurses’ Day and I just bet that everyone in our reading audience has been positively affected at some point in their lives by a nurse or even  lots of nurses.

  • Homemakers Tea Party
  • Singers seek school board’s long-term commitment to choral program

     Becky Barnes,

    Former choral music educator  Karen Bear and a contingent of Licking Valley Singers addressed the Harrison County Board of Education Tuesday in what was initially planned as a protest of board action to reduce the high school’s choral director’s position to part-time.
    However, prior to Tuesday’s meeting, Bear was advised that the director’s position was reinstated as full-time.

  • Friends remember a ‘selfless’ Dr. Rick Arnold

    Becky Barnes,

    One of Harrison County’s biggest supporters died on Sunday leaving a huge hole in the local sports programs.
    Dr. Richard “Rick” Arnold Sr. apparently died in his sleep while friends and family assumed he couldn’t be reached because he was at his beloved Cincinnati Reds baseball game, according to long-time friend and coach Ray Graham.
    Dr. Arnold was 67.

  • Viewpoint

    Our family got a scare on Tuesday, when we were told our grandson, Calvert, had been taken to the emergency room at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    Calvert is a rather ‘busy’ lad, and his genetics are only gonna make it worse, I think. Right now, he is fearless and invincible, or so he thinks.
    Thoughts of him climbing somewhere, falling and breaking an arm or a leg, or sustaining a gash that required stitches, were not far-fetched.