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    THURSDAY, Feb. 22
    Harrison County Go Red Celebration. The annual Go Red Celebration will be held at the Harrison County Extension Office on Feb. 22. The speaker will be Dr. B.K. Srivastava, HMH Cardiologist. The event begins at 5:15 p.m., with the speaker presenting at 6:15 p.m. A light dinner will be provided, and must RSVP by Feb. 19 to the Harrison County Extension Office at 859-234-5510.

  • Sports This Week

    Feb. 21- Feb.28

    Fillies Basketball
    Thursday, Feb. 22 vs. Nicholas Co. 7 PM at Pendleton Co.

    Breds Basketball
    Friday, Feb. 23 vs. TBA 7 PM at Pendleton Co.

    Saturday, Feb. 24 Indoor Meet at Mason Co.
    Sunday, Feb. 25 Indoor State Pole Vault Championships at Shelbyville

  • Blanton 4th in state, Breds wrestlers 29th as they lose some close ones

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Junior Chase Blanton finished fourth in the 182 -pound class in the KHSAA State Wrestling Championships held last weekend at the Alltech Arena.  
    Blanton lost both of his matches in overtime. In the semifinals he lost to the eventual state champion, Dylan Gray of Caldwell County, on a rare stalling call.    

  • Fillies advance to district finals with 60-40 win over Robertson; Kellione scores 35

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    When March Madness begins, previous games and records can be thrown out the window.  
    An example of that happened Monday evening when the Harrison County Fillies matched up with the Lady Devils of Robertson County.  
    Only 19 days previously the Fillies had defeated the Lady Devils 68-21 in a game played in Mt. Olivet.  

  • Breds roll into district finals with 65-39 win over Nicholas, Tuesday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Sparked by a 12-0 start the Harrison County Thorobreds advanced to the finals of the 38th District Tournament with a 65-39 win over the Nicholas County Bluejackets Tuesday night. The 38th District opener played in Falmouth before a large crowd saw the Breds win big over a team that they had beaten by only two points early in the season in Carlisle.  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Brooklynn Marie French, Jan. 28, daughter of Darren and Shanna French.
    Twenty-three persons have applied for the school leader post of superintendent. Selection will be announced on April 4.

  • Museum Musings

    * Historian George Slade (1916-2005) -- “I remember when Biancke’s Restaurant menu, in addition to other delicacies, listed for breakfast hog brains scrambled with eggs, for lunch cold slided beef tongue sandwiches, and for dinner lamb fries with cream gravy.” (2018 - Congratulations and thanks to Mary Todd and all. Rest assured that today’s delicacies are most satisfactory.)

  • Storytelling Festival returns to Paris

    It is almost May and plans are already being made for the second annual Paris Storytelling Festival. The Festival will take place in Paris and Carlisle the weekend of May 11-13 and the lineup is sure to please everyone.
    Back by popular demand is storyteller Bil Lepp from West Virginia. Last year he had the Bourbon County Middle and High School roaring in their seats, as well as the listeners at the Wallis House Garden Club, the Bourbon County Courthouse and the First Christian Church.

  • Skunks on the move

    It is that time of year again and I am reminded because of the smell and road kill left behind. Plus, a strong scent of skunk has been lingering in the pasture this past week; and I got an Instagram video from my niece as she was clearly backing away from a lumbering black and white rodent down by the river!  We used to get them circling the house on winter evenings but our livestock guardian dogs’ presence has kept them from bay the last few years.  Their presence is not surprising, however, because it is mating season for skunks and they are on the move!

  • Homemakers to host International Dinner March 25

    The annual Harrison County Homemakers International Dinner will be held Monday, March 25, at 6 p.m. at the Extension Office.
    Kelsey Knight will present a program about her year in Ghana. She will talk about working in a local middle school, working with farmers and her 4-H Club.
    She will also have some products she brought home, such as fabric, money, and beads that she collected in Ghana.
    The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish and enjoy the evening’s fellowship.