Today's News

  • Fillies and Breds win home match-ups

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    The Harrison County Fillies and the Harrison County Thorobreds were on the Hilltop Tuesday and each posted impressive wins.
    The Fillies spotted Scott High two runs in the top of the first before banging out 15 hits and 17 runs in a 17-2 three inning win over the 6-14 Lady Eagles.  

  • Breds defeat two regional rivals

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    The Harrison County Thorobreds won two more games against 10th Region opponents in games played on Wednesday and Thursday.
    Last Wednesday, Harrison County received a masterful pitching performance from sophomore Reese Asher in a 2-0 win over the Montgomery County Indians in Mt. Sterling.  
    Asher allowed only two hits as he went the distance except for the last out of the game, which Spencer Free recorded with a ground out to second.  

  • Bred win two of three in Orme Classic

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    “It would have been great to go into the final week with a seven-game winning streak,” said Coach Mac Whitaker following the Thorobreds’ 12-2 loss at the hands of 9-15 Madison Southern. “But we had a good week and hopefully will learn from our mistakes tonight.”  
    The Hall of Fame mentor of the Thorobreds was visibly disappointed in his team’s effort in the loss to the Eagles, but was careful to not throw the whole week out with the wash.  

  • Fillies roll over Bears and Jackets

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    The Harrison County Fillies rolled over Bracken County, 15-0, on Wednesday and Nicholas County, 10-3, Thursday to improve to a 20-7 record on the year.  

  • Track enters region with home and away success

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    “We are not the same track team that we were at the start of the season,” said Coach Danny Simpson. “We have made improvements despite injuries and the weather. We will be a factor in the region competition.”

  • Nine Scout troops go camping

    girl scouts. Harrison County Girl Scouts had a great time camping at Camp Cardinal in Olive Hill, Ky. Seventy girls and leaders spent the weekend of May 1-3 cooking on fires, hiking, making crafts and just enjoying nature. The 70 girls represented nine Girl Scout troops from the county. If you would like to join Girl Scouts, contact Jenny Tapp at 859-234-5829.



  • Ammerman celebrates reaching century mark

    Dr. Howard K. Ammerman, who grew up in Harrison County, celebrated his 100th birthday in mid-April in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

    He lives in Chapel Hill with his daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Tom Keyserling.

  • Miscellaneous musings and random scribbles

    Once again, after going through my column ideas folder of scribbled notes on church bulletins, saved emails and starts of columns I haven’t finished, I’m turning these random bits of miscellany into today’s column.
    I hope some of these thoughts will be helpful to someone reading this.
    •“How could a thorn ever be grace?” That’s from a song, “Strong,” that I heard at a church recently. Thorns hurt, and I was hurting that day.

  • Church News 5-14-15

    Calvary Assembly of God, 325 Webster Ave., will be welcoming new pastors, Steve and Crystal Perry.
    The Perrys are from Fulton, Kentucky. He began preaching at 16 years old and has been in the ministry for over 20 years.
    His wife began singing in church when she was 2 years old and now is a strong support in their ministry.
    The congregation invites the community to join them in welcoming Cynthiana’s newest ministers on Sunday, May 17.
    Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. followed by morning worship at 10:45 a.m.

  • Are you a good person?

    Dateline NBC did a story recently on a murderer who had been convicted of hiring hitmen to kill his wife of 20 years.  
    As I was flipping channels, I became intrigued by this story. From the outside, this man looked like a “good man.”  He went to church on Sunday, had a high level executive job, had two beautiful children, and a faithful wife.  The family appeared to have acquired the American Dream.