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Today's News

  • Former Falmouth police chief has sentence probated for three years

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Former Falmouth Police Chief Mark Lane Posey was sentenced to three years probation in Franklin County Circuit for crimes committed while he was chief of police.
    Posey entered guilty pleas in October to charges of
    •Abuse of Public Trust Over $500,
    •Theft by Unlawful Taking of a Firearm, and
    •Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument Second Degree (14 counts).

  • McKee files for re-election

    Kentucky state representative and chairman of the Kentucky House Agriculture & Small Business Committee, Tom McKee (D-Cynthiana), has filed for re-election to his House District 78 seat that encompasses Harrison and Pendleton counties and portions of Scott County.  
    McKee holds a national position, serving as the chairman of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) Agriculture & Rural Development Committee.  

  • Burden assumes interim Main Street post

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana Main Street program has a new, albeit temporary, director.
    Harrison County native, and business owner, Stephanie Pierce Burden assumed control of CMS on Tuesday as the program’s interim executive director.
    “It’s an odd situation and an odd transition,” said the 34-year-old mother of two. “I just want to maintain the enthusiasm that has been generated downtown.”

  • Fillies beat Montgomery County in Gateway Classic, finish sixth

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Fillies played three games in the Gateway Holiday Classic in Mt. Sterling winning one and losing two.  
    Their victory came over 10th Region rival Montgomery County on Monday by a 47-40 count.  

  • Harrison Co. wrestlers finish fifth in 23-team tournament

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Woodford County Invitational is one of the most prestigious and difficult wrestling tournaments held in the state each year.  
    This year was no exception as the competitors were much like a Who’s Who of high school in the Commonwealth.  
    Twenty three teams were in the two-team tournament. which was won by the host Yellowjackets by a fairly comfortable margin.  

  • Breds lose at Ashland Invitational to Newport and Bracken Co.

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Free throws and some inopportune turnovers were the main culprits Monday afternoon as the Harrison County Thorobreds dropped a 67-62 verdict to the Newport Wildcats.  
    Harrison County’s free throw accuracy, which has been a problem all season, raised its ugly head again with a five-for-11 performance.  

  • Sumpter well on her way to stardom in the world of archery

    Lauren Shepard,
    Guest writer

    The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) boasts a motto of ‘Changing Lives One Arrow at a Time’ and that is exactly what it has done for thousands of students all over the world.
    Harrison County’s Kennedy Sumpter, 13, is just one example of the way that this motto is lived out.
    Born Nov. 12, 2002, Kennedy was a “happy, bright-eyed little girl with a great life ahead of her,” said Darren Collins, Kennedy’s father.

  • Sports this week

    Dec. 30 – Jan. 6
    Breds Basketball
    Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Ashland Invitational TBA
    Friday, Jan. 5, at Simon Kenton JV/V 6 p.m.

    HCMS Colts Basketball
    Monday, Jan. 4, at Georgetown Middle 6/7/8  5:15 p.m.
    Wednesday, Jan. 6, vs. Robertson Co. (H) 6/7/8  6 p.m.

    Fillies Basketball
    Saturday, Jan. 2, at Lewis Co. F/JV/V 1 p.m.
    Monday, Jan. 4, vs. Lexington Christian (H) JV/V 6 p.m.
    Wednesday, Jan. 6, vs. Nicholas Co. (H) F/JV 6 p.m.

    Bowling

  • I wonder what the KHSAA thinks

    I was in Mt. Sterling yesterday and stayed after the Fillies game to watch the state’s second all-time leading scorer, Whitney Creech of Jenkins, play against Montgomery County.  
    To say she is a great scorer is an understatement. She poured in 60 points and grabbed 22 rebounds in her team’s 70-45 win over the home squad. She also had four assists so she had a hand in all but two of her team’s points.  

  • Breds win Tiger Classic over host Beechwood

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Thorobreds won the school’s first regular season tournament since 2001 last Tuesday defeating Beechwood 61-52 in the Beechwood Tiger Classic.  
    Harrison County accomplished this feat despite another bout of poor free throw shooting and early foul trouble for senior Zack Pulliam.