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Today's News

  • Tom McKee honor dinner set for March 2

    A special dinner to honor former state Rep. Tom McKee for his many years of service to Harrison County will be held Thursday, March 2.
    McKee served 19 years as a Harrison County magistrate before he made a successful bid for 78th House District representative, a position he held for 20 years.
    “He’s put a lot of time here in this community,” said Gary Carter, retired Extension agent.

  • Cynthiana athlete to compete at world event

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    To see her in her street or dress clothes, one would never suspect that she could dead-lift a 375-pound axle or yoke-carry 475 pounds for 60 feet.
    But that’s exactly what Emily Ware will be doing when she competes in the Strongman Corporation Amateur World Championship March 3-5 at the Arnold Sports Festival is the largest fitness expo in the world and will be held in Columbus, Ohio.

  • One student is dead, another stable after shooting

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County teen has died from a gunshot wound he sustained Friday morning on Ruddles Mills Road. His girlfriend is in stable condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
    Det. Jeff Asbury of the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Department said he was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident just after 8 a.m. Friday.

  • Fire claims Davis Lane home Tuesday

    The residence of Fay Whitson was gutted by fire on Tuesday morning. According to Harrison County Fire Chief Charles Alan Carson, her son, Jeremy Whitson, was alone in the house and was cooking on the stove, which led to the grease fire that totally destroyed the home. Mr. Whitson was able to get out of the house safely and no one was hurt as a result of the fire.

  • Blanton fourth, Mattox sixth in state meet; three wrestlers will graduate

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Harrison County’s wrestling team took 11 competitors to the State Wrestling Championships Friday and Saturday at the Alltech Arena in the Kentucky Horse Park.
    As a team, the Thorobreds came home with a 26th place finish and had two individuals reach the medal stand in their respective weight classes.  

  • Fillies roll in district opener over Pendleton County, 58-36

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Fillies were a slight favorite as they entered the opener of 38th District play Monday night with Pendleton County, on the Hilltop.  
    The odds-makers were not considering how well the youthful Fillies have played as of late as the game was not close after the first period.  
    Playing on senior center Emma Darnell’s 18th birthday the Fillies appeared a little nervous to start the game but they soon settled down into the game plan.  

  • Breds upset Wildcats in thriller on the Hilltop, 63-55

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The host Harrison County Thorobreds put their disappointing season record behind them and played an inspired 32 minutes of basketball upsetting favored Pendleton County 63-55 in the first round of the 38th District Tournament Monday night.  
    The Wildcats were considered the team to beat by most in the district but Harrison County used a balanced attack and some good defense to advance to the 38th District title game, Friday night at 7 p.m.

  • Fillies win, Breds lose in regular season finales at Montgomery Co.

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Fillies built a big lead and coasted to a 68-59 win, Friday night in Mt. Sterling, defeating Montgomery County.  The Harrison County Thorobreds were out scored nine to four at the end of the first half and never threatened after that in a 62-46 loss to the Indians, in the second game of the girl/boy doubleheader..  

  • Mr. and Mrs. Basketball; Who will they be?

    I received my ballot last week to vote for Mr. and Miss Basketball for 2016-17.  
    The nominations for the cherished positions consist of the player or co-player of the year in each region for girls and boys.  
    Twenty boys and 18 girls are still in the running for the Mr. and Miss Basketball and ballots will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 24.  
    The winners will be announced on March 14 during a ceremony at the Lexington Center prior to the Sweet Sixteen.  

  • Tracksters have a good day at Mason Co. meet

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County track team, with only six participants, had a good day Saturday at the Mason County indoor track facility.  
    The Fillies finished 15th scoring eight points and the Thorobreds were tied for 19th in the boys’ competition.  Teams came from Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky to compete in the Mason County meet.