Today's News

  • Running toward the sound of gun fire

    Over the last few days, I have been listening to the podcast of two recent episodes of This American Life on National Public Radio.

  • Clarification

    Marshall Anthony Williams, 51, is not the same Anthony Williams, 44, who was issued a criminal summons on a theft by deception charge by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Thorobreds start fast, rout Jackets 84-54 to advance to title game

    On paper, the Harrison County vs. Nicholas County game looked like a one-sided affair. On the floor, it was a one-sided affair as the Thorobreds started fast, scoring 28 points in the first period to rout the Bluejackets 84-54.  
    Junior forward Zack Pulliam scored all 11 of his game points in the first quarter to lead the Thorobreds.  
    Senior forward Trenton Thompson scored nine of his game total of 17 in the opening period as the Thorobreds were constantly beating the Jackets down the floor.  

  • Fillies advance to district title game with 35-31 win over Nicholas County

    The two teams split their two previous meetings this season and Monday night’s game was close throughout as the Harrison County Fillies edged past Nicholas County, 35-31.  
    The game was the opening match up in the 38th District Tournament hosted by Robertson County.  
    Harrison County’s junior forward, Madison Philpott, had perhaps her finest game as she played an aggressive style scoring 18 points and grabbing six rebounds.  
    Senior guard Chelsea Ingram was also in double figures with 10 points.  

  • HCMS cheerleaders repeat as grand champions of Bluegrass Conference

    On Saturday, Feb. 14, the Harrison County Middle School cheerleaders competed in the Bluegrass Conference Cheer Competition.  
    The Harrison County squad was the defending champion in the event so they came into the competition with high expectations and a target on their back.  
    The girls held up their end of the bargain winning first place in the small division and also won the grand champion overall.  

  • The weather causes many problems

    Before I get into the article, I want to catch up on something I missed last week.  
    The eighth grade Colts did a fine job in the KBA state championships finishing in the Sweet Sixteen only a basket away from the Elite Eight.  
    Coach Glenn Lonaker’s charges beat teams from around the state and fell short by the one basket to the best team in Lexington.  
    The Colts finished 13th in the final state rankings which was higher than anyone in the Bluegrass Conference except for Scott County who was state champions.  

  • Harrison County Fillies tie for third in state bowling tournament

    On Feb 13, the Harrison County Fillies competed in the state bowling tournament finishing in a tie for third place.
    “The girls were ready to bowl,” said HCHS bowling head coach Petey Reynolds. “It was the most I have ever seen them ready at any competition.”
    The Fillies bowled one game of qualifying, consisting of two 4-women teams.
    The score wasn’t as good as the coaching staff had hoped but they ended up shooting a 961.

  • Sports beat

    Youth baseball/softball sign ups underway
    Darrell Baxter, Cynthiana-Harrison County Parks and Recreation director, announced that sign ups have begun for the youth baseball and softball programs.
    They will continue through Saturday, Feb. 28. Hours are 2-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at City Hall gym.

  • Snow, plants and deicing agents

    We have been trudging about in shin-deep snow for days now and the subzero temperatures have kept us on our toes as we try to keep livestock out of the wind and supplied with hay and water.
    Snow has an insulating effect, which is particularly useful when we do have frigid temperatures.  
    Ground level snow will actually protect the roots and crowns of perennial and woody plants but you may notice a little burn above the snow level when it comes to broadleaf evergreens.  

  • Rose-Cooper plan March wedding

    Lindsay Nicole Rose of Cynthaina, Ky., daughter of Trudi and Edward Rose of Cynthiana, and Christopher Wilson Cooper of Mt. Olivet, Ky., son of PeeWee Cooper and Clayton Insko, and the late Ronald Day Cooper, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The ceremony will take place on March 7, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Leesburg Christian Church, with Sammy Harris officiating.
    The bride-to-be will be given in marriage by her parents, Trudi and Edward Rose.
    A reception will follow at Leesburg Christian Church.