Today's News

  • Thorobreds approach 2018 with some experience and some questions

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    When a team loses seven seniors even the Harrison County baseball program with all of its success has some questions and some holes to fill.  
    That is what veteran Hall of Fame Coach Mac Whitaker is working on as his 41st season approaches.  Whitaker has the holes filled for now but depth is a problem without an answer yet.  

  • Retired teachers donate
  • Academia

    Mary Malcolm Levi, the daughter of Tim Levi and Debbie Gaffin Case, is a 2016 graduate of Harrison County High School. She is a Junior at the University of Kentucky with a primary field of study in Psychology, with a minor in Criminology.
    Mary has been named to the UK Dean’s List and has maintained a GPA of 4.0 since the Fall of 2016. To be eligible to make the Dean’s List in one of the UK colleges, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester.

  • Harrison County ATC Skills USA attends Regional competition

    On March 2, members of the Harrison County ATC Skills USA attended the Regional Skills Competition in Lexington. These students won medals in the competition.
    The students are from Harrison, Bourbon and Nicholas counties. The Skills USA State Conference and Skill Competition will be in Louisville in April.
    Those winning medals are:
    Micah Haight, first, mechatronics team #1;
    Nash Renfro first, mechatronics team #1;
    Gracie Murphy, first, related technical math;
    Hayden Myers, second, carpentry 1;

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Maximus Alexander Jett, Feb. 21, son of William Jett and Tiffney Martin; Whyatt Keith Lea, Feb. 12, son of Kenna-Rae and Keith Lea.
    McDonald’s is now serving movie rentals. The signature red kiosks offers consumers to rent their favorite new releases in one location and return them to any redbox location for only $1 a night.

  • Woman’s Club of Harrison County meets for March luncheon

    The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met on Friday, March 9 at Bluegrass Care Navigators for their monthly luncheon and business meeting. Virgie Wells, president, welcomed members, guests and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    Wells introduced Gay Marsh who was a guest of Cheryl Case.

  • Plants and insects come alive in spring

    The hostas and daylilies are barely poking out of the ground and I’m already noticing signs of slug activity.  
    The primrose and lungwort have been munched on; bagworms are dangling from the pines and the next generation of borers are stirring beneath the bark getting ready to emerge and reproduce; the larvae of the holly leaf-miner are ready to become flies.
    So, what do we do? For starters, go outside and take a good look around. Examine your plant material and look for any evidence of insect activity.  

  • Booth brings Appalachia to Paris Storytelling Festival

    Adam Booth, from West Virginia and Appalachian country, will be offering a free workshop for children seven years old and up at the Hopewell Museum on Saturday, May 12.
    His appearance is part of the free monthly Saturday events at the museum. But that is not all. He will be performing in the local schools on Friday, May 11, before appearing at the free ghost storytelling at the First Christian Church on High Street in Paris that night.

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    Case reports
    Feb. 20 -- At 3:38 p.m., police were called to Riggs Avenue where a fight was to take place between juveniles. Police talked with the juveniles and no fight had actually occurred. At this point it was all verbal. The juveniles were advised of the consequences of fighting.