Today's News


    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Donald Trump proved the pollsters and political pundits wrong by upsetting Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election.
    In what most considered to be an upset of monumental proportions, Trump accepted a concession call from Clinton in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
    Just a few months ago, Trump’s campaign was considered to be dead in the water, according to nearly all the polls.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Daniel Simpson, Sept. 24, son of P.J. and Jennifer Simpson; Christopher Paul Otero-Burden, Sept. 12, son of Marie Otero and Jesse Carr Burden Jr.
    The City of Cynthiana opened bids for various water system improvements including the following: Lola Drive, White Oak Subdivision, Rose Bay and Cherry lanes, eastern transmission main, Bradford Drive and Meadow Lane, Third and Fourth streets, and high school tank improvements.

  • Band season ends on strong note

    The Harrison County High School Marching Thorobreds closed out the 2016 competitive season on Saturday at Kings High School, just north of Cincinnati, Ohio, in the Mid-States Band Association Class AAA Championships.  
    Bands from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana competed for the Class AAA crown.   
    “We had a really solid performance in the preliminaries,” said band director John Merz.   
    “The band played strong and the color guard had an excellent performance as well,”  

  • Falmouth Road Homemakers
  • kY-ASAP awards luncheon
  • Save leaves for composting and mulching

    Leaf raking is an autumn chore that only children enjoy because they get to undo it in one fowl swoop.
    We rake and pile and they jump.  
    I propose a new approach that just may make us all happy: Adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer.  
    At the farm, raking leaves is passé; we let them stay where they fall (with reason, of course) which is usually beneath their canopy.

  • Breds lose first round playoff game to Greenup County, 57-28

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    If Coach Neil Furnish knew that he would have three receivers with over 100 yards and a total of 490 yards for the game, he probably would have been pleased.  
    That is just what the Thorobreds managed Friday night against the Greenup County Musketeers but, to no avail, in the 57-28 loss in the first round of the 2016 playoffs.   
    Coach Furnish was not pleased.  More later on that.

  • Youthful Breds look to improve on 2015-16 record

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Coach Larry Kendall has, at most, three seniors to begin the 2016-17 season, and two of them just finished football.  
    Kendall does have three players back who started a lot of games and one other who played quite a bit but only two of them are seniors.  

  • Coach Bill Faulkner, Brooke Faulkner named to 10th Region Volleyball Hall of Fame

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Harrison County High School’s only volleyball coach, Dr. Bill Faulkner, has been selected for induction into the 10th Region Volleyball Hall of Fame.  
    Faulkner started the Harrison County program in 2001 and just finished his 16th season.  His career record is 374-183.  The Fillies have won 12 district titles and have made it to the Tenth Region semi-finals eight times under his tenure.  

  • Sports Beats

    Meet the Breds and Fillies is
    Nov. 18 on the Hilltop
    The annual “Meet the Breds and Fillies” night will be held on Friday, Nov. 18 in the newly renovated Hilltop gym. There will be a pulled pork dinner beginning at 5 p.m. in the high school cafeteria for the low price of $5 per person.  
    The on-court action begins at 6:30 with both the Fillies and Thorobreds playing for the fans. The cost is $2 per adult with students getting in free.