Today's News

  • Some changes for the upcoming early migratory bird seasons

    Although Kentucky is baking in the hottest temperatures of the year, hunters will be afield in a little over a month pursuing migratory birds such as dove, wood duck, American woodcock and resident Canada goose.

    Those planning to hunt during these seasons must be aware of some significant changes for the September Canada goose and American woodcock seasons.

    The September Canada goose season historically ran during the first two weeks of September, but will open Sept. 16 and close Sept. 30 in 2016.

  • Wachter, Hatfield win the Jungle Tournament Sunday

    Mike Aldridge,

    Sports Writer



    The eighth annual Jungle Tournament at the Cynthiana Country Club was held this Saturday and Sunday with four different formats to befuddle the 48 teams that entered.  

    The tournament, which is played in memory of the late Jim Letcher, is sponsored by Palmer/Hampton Insurance and Real Estate. The Jungle was formerly the member/member tournament before Letcher’s untimely death. 

  • Breds work with three schools in seven-on-seven at Fleming County

    Mike Aldridge,

    Sports Writer



    The Harrison County football Thorobreds were in Fleming County last week for a four-team, seven-on-seven competition.  

    It was a working seven-on-seven where the coaches could stop play and instruct during the semi-live instruction. The football teams are limited to helmets and shorts during the early stages of practice.  

  • Sports Beat

    10th Region preseason 

    volleyball poll released

    The Volleyball Coaches Association of the 10th Region released the 2016 preseason poll with the Harrison County Fillies ranked fourth of the 15 teams.  

  • Burley Belles here Friday, Saturday for the 47th annual tournament

    Mike Aldridge,

    Sports Writer



    The Ladies Golf Association of the Cynthiana Country Club is once again sponsoring the Burley Belles Golf Tournament. Fifty-six of the area’s finest golfers will do battle on the Cynthiana Country Club course beginning Friday and finishing on Saturday afternoon.  

    There will be practice rounds and a dinner Thursday night for the participants.  

  • Harrison County fares well in Cal Ripken play

    Mike Aldridge,

    Sports Writer



    The 2016 Cal Ripken State Playoffs were held at various sites over the past weeks with the 9-, 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds’ Harrison County teams taking part.  

    The 11-year-olds’ team made it all the way to the finals in their tournament but all of the teams did very well in pool play.

  • Will I be a ‘football grandpa?’

    Football can be a dangerous sport if not played and coached the way it should be played and coached.  

    It is being very heavily scrutinized for head injuries and other maladies.  

    I still would like to be a ‘football grandpa.’  

    I did not get to play much football myself. I will never be in the Tell City High School football Hall of Fame or in any other I expect and that is okay.  

  • Auction for toddler with rare disease is Saturday

    A special auction will be held Saturday, July 23, at Flat Run Veterans’ Park at 6 p.m. The $6 admission will include dinner and entertainment by Thunder Ridge.  All proceeds will go to benefit Levacy Burns, who is the 15-month-old daughter of Edward and Brittany Burns. She was diagnosed with a rare chromosome disorder. 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (which is also known by several other names including DiGeorge Syndrome) is a disorder caused by the deletion of a small piece of chromosome 22.

  • Top-water lures during low light periods break the mid-summer doldrums

    An old saying among bass anglers declares they would rather catch one bass on a top-water lure than 10 on anything else.

    The shake-inducing strike of a huge black bass savaging a top-water lure at dawn is as addictive as free donuts in the break room at work. Once bitten by the top-water bug, it becomes part of your fishing arsenal for life.

    Daytime bass fishing grows increasingly tough in the heat of July and August. Fishing a top-water lure during the edges of the day draws vicious strikes.

  • Quiet Trails Nature Preserve plaque to be unveiled Saturday

    As part of the Kentucky State Nature Preserve’s 40th anniversary celebration, there will be a special plaque dedication in Harrison County this Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m. The plaque commemorates the donation of the 110-acre Quiet Trails Nature Preserve to the state by Bill and Martha Wiglesworth in 1991.

    The plaque unveiling will take place at Quiet Trails, located on Pugh’s Ferry Road. Family and friends are invited to attend.