Today's News

  • Volleyball Fillies play top competition in Bluegrass State Games

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Harrison County’s volleyball coach Bill Faulkner likes to use the Bluegrass State Games as a measuring stick to see what his team needs to work on before the regular season gets under way.  
    This year’s games presented a perfect opportunity as the Fillies ran into some stiff competition yet fared well for the most part.  

  • They are traded like cattle and some odds and ends

    The Major League Baseball trade deadline is fast approaching and already the Reds have sent Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals.  There have been a few other trades but Cueto is the first really big-name player, sorry Aramis Ramirez, to be traded in this “trading period.”  
    Ramirez was traded to the Pirates from Milwaukee last Thursday for a couple of minor league prospects and is probably, next to Cueto, the best player to be moved during the trading deadline time period.

  • Sports beat

    Two annual events this weekend: Maroon/White Madness
    and Hall of Fame banquet
    The Harrison County Thorobreds football team returned Monday afternoon from camp at Eastern Kentucky University with some bumps and bruises.  
    “I have some kids who need to heal for our scrimmage on [Friday] Aug. 14 and the first game on the 21st,” said Coach Neil Furnish. “We have changed the Maroon-White game to an open practice to facilitate the healing.”

  • Cross country returns 11 runners for the 2015 season

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Coach Deanna Lunsford, in her second year at the helm of the Harrison County cross country team, welcomed 11 veteran runners to begin the 2015 season.  
    While veteran, the runners are still fairly young with only one senior and two juniors in the lineup.  
    Senior Tamara Lunsford along with juniors Abby Cooper and Sandra Brock are the only older runners. Brock is in her first year.  

  • Kentucky Brewing Company expanding to Georgetown, production to increase adding approximately 20 jobs

     A rapidly growing brewing company partly owned by Cynthiana native Jeff Beagle has decided to expand in its home state. The brewery got its start in Kentucky in 2012. Gov. Steve Beshear announces that Country Boy Brewing is expanding to Georgetown, its second Kentucky location.
    Along with Beagle, the brewery is owned by Evan Coppage and Daniel Harrison.
     Lexington-based Country Boy Brewing, which produces expertly brewed craft beer, will create 20 jobs and invest nearly $4.4 million into the project.

  • News briefs

    Post-it® Fashion Show entries wanted
    The Taste of Harrison County Post-it® Fashion Show and Contest will take place on Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. at the Rohs Opera House. Entries are wanted. The entry deadline is Aug. 28. Teams consist of up to four members. Registration is $5 per team member.  

  • Quarter-Century Club
  • Prepping for College 101

    (StatePoint) Whether you’re an incoming freshman or entering your senior year, the transition to campus life requires mental and logistical preparation. For a smooth move, prepare in advance.
    “You’ll want your dorm room or apartment to be a space in which you can thrive academically and socially from day one,” says Jessica Joyce, spokeswoman for Bed Bath & Beyond, a well-known destination for college essentials.

  • Inspire kids to create their own adventures

    (StatePoint) Getting kids to be more active and motivated for outdoor adventure can be a challenge in today’s world of cool technology. With so many compelling reasons to stay indoors, like smartphones and streaming video, how do you convince your little ones that the great outdoors is, well, great?
    Here are a few ideas to inspire outdoor play and even to use their love of technology to help lure them outdoors:
    Plan a Scavenger Hunt

  • Great Museum Treasure Hunt