Today's News

  • Fillies win 3 more; record now 20-4

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County Fillies played three times this past week and won by big margins in all three.  The Wednesday night encounter at Madison Central was the closest game with the Fillies winning, 60-47.
    Harrison County started a little slowly Wednesday as they showed a little nervousness both in their shooting and ball handling.  The Fillies trailed by a 13-10 score after one quarter behind four of 12 shooting which, fortunately, included two three-pointers. 

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  • Archers do well in Harrison County Spring Fling

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County archery team finished highly in the rankings in the Harrison County Spring Fling held Saturday at the Harrison County Middle School.   
    The HCMS team scored the highest with a first and third in the girl’s competition and a second and fourth in the boy’s.  

  • Sen. Steve West’s legislative update

                 This week was the busiest yet in Frankfort with a number of bills moving through committees and on to the Senate and House floors for votes.
      We were also visited by a number of statewide advocacy groups that
    championed their great causes and rallied in the Capitol Rotunda.
       Between visiting constituents, committee meetings, and voting on the
    Senate floor, we continued to discuss the upcoming budget.

  • Credit where credit is due

    The entry to Cynthiana needs some work, both on north and south 27 and on 62.  
    How many state championships has Harrison County High School won? More than the number of famous writers and directors that have attended school in Harrison County.  
    I have no problem with the signs recognizing them. We should do that. We need to properly recognize the state baseball champions.
    We have the signs or at least we used to have one set of signs.  

  • Sports This Week

    Breds Basketball
    Wednesday, Feb. 7 vs. Paris (H) F/JV/V  5/6/7:30 PM
    Friday, Feb. 9 at Mason Co. G/B DH Breds at 8 PM
    Saturday, Feb. 10 at Breathitt Co. F/JV/V 3/4/5 PM
    Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Franklin Co. JV/V 6/7:30 PM

    Fillies Basketball
    Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Woodford Co. JV/V 6/7:30 PM
    Friday, Feb. 9 at Mason Co. G/B DH Fillies at 6 PM
    Monday, Feb. 12 at Augusta Varsity only 6:30 PM

    Region 8 Tournament (H) 9:30 AM

  • Cold weather is producing higher electric bills, PSC says

    Prolonged and severe cold in December and January has led to sharply higher electric bills for customers across Kentucky, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) says.
    For many customers – particularly those who heat entirely or primarily with electricity - bills received from late December through January have been much larger than those for the previous billing period.

  • Bred’s struggles continue as they lose three games; record falls to 7-15

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County Thorobreds basketball woes continue as they dropped three more games, two very winnable contests and one to third-ranked Madison Central.
    Thursday’s Madison Central contest on the Hilltop was never a game.  The powerhouse Indians led 29-7 after one quarter and were never threatened.  The final score of 80-35 was an accurate portrayal of the game. 

  • Viewpoint

    My, how times have changed. Sometimes not for the better.
    I’m sitting here in the office, finishing up this column for the newspaper, wondering why there wasn’t school today in Harrison County and a dozen or so other counties in the region.
    I can’t speak to the other counties, but as for us, it doesn’t seem like the roads are too bad at all.
    I can only attribute our school closing to another weather forecast that didn’t quite live up to its expectations of impending disaster.

  • Hiang The’ booksigning Feb. 17 in Cynthiana

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    No stranger to those involved in the world of Central Kentucky martial arts, Master Hiang The’  (pronounced Chung Tay) has been involved in teaching his brand of the Central Shaolin Martial Arts System for 39 years in the United States, but has been studying the martial arts since he was 8.