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Today's News

  • Childhood sweethearts reunite after 30-plus-year separation

    Theirs is a storybook relationship that started as kindergarten sweethearts at Northside Elementary.
    Stacey Mann and Joe Mike Ashbrook maintained their kindred relationship through middle school. When they weren’t “a couple,” they were still best friends.
    “Our parents were always saying that wherever they were, they were together,” Stacey said.
    Everything changed when they reached high school.
    Joe Mike had his friends and Stacey had hers. The kindergarten sweethearts ran in different crowds.

  • Our Town production will be HarriCyn’s first

    Although it took several years to get it off the ground, a grant, offered by the Harrison County Fiscal Court and The City of Cynthiana, is reaping rewards.   
    Several years ago, the local Arts Council received $3,000 seed money to start a community theatre. Since that time, the HarriCYN Community Theatre has been planning and preparing.  
    Its April 29 production of Our Town, by Thornton Wilder opens that inaugural season.

  • Chamber recognizes Journey to a healthier community

    With the help of a hand-full of doctors and nurses, Journey Medical Mission has brought much-needed care to those with no insurance.
    It was no surprise to the attendants of the annual Chamber banquet when the winner of the 2011 Special Community Recognition was awarded to Journey Medical Mission.
    Journey Medical Mission began in concept January 2010 when Janie Whitehead attended a Harrison County Communities Partners Program with an idea to help bring wellness to the community.

  • Attorneys want cases tried at same time

    A motion has been filed in Harrison Circuit Court to join the two related cases against Sandra Southwood.
    She was charged after a shooting spree on Confederate Drive involving her ex-husband and his girlfriend.
    She faces five charges from the July 30 incident, including first degree wanton endangerment, first degree assault, first degree criminal mischief, first degree fleeing or evading police and third degree criminal mischief.
    She has since been indicted on charges of tampering with a witness.

  • Gregg plans retirement after 33 years at the head of the class

    Since she was six years old she has never missed the first day of school, however after 33 years of teaching, Harrison County Middle School Band Director Laura Gregg said it is time to move on.
    Growing up in Franklin County, Gregg said she always had an appreciation for the fine arts. By the time Gregg was 12 years old, she already had the ability and desire to teach music.
    “When I was 12, I was teaching adults how to play the clarinet and the piano,” said Gregg.

  • HCHS teacher earns prestigious Air Force Distinguished Educator award

    Patriotism and allowing children to hear the call to the armed forces has landed a Harrison County High School teacher a national award.
    After returning from a week-long trip to San Antonio, Texas HCHS English teacher Michael Hughes shared just how he was able to achieve an award that is given to only 24 teachers in the nation each year.
    “It’s called the Air Force Distinguished Educator Award,” said Hughes. “Myself and 23 other teachers from across America were presented a special coin for our efforts to education.”

  • New court members seem to feel right at home

    So far, the new faces in the Harrison County Fiscal Court seem to be complimenting the veteran members.
    Covering Harrison County Fiscal Court meetings has allowed me to see first-hand just how well the new court members are gelling with veteran members.
    It has often been said that new members of any committee or board go through a transition phase where they are just trying to find their niche.
    However, as a spectator of the meetings, I have found that the new members are fitting in quite well and have few signs of growing pains.

  • Breds hit seven home runs in 13-9 win over Wildcats

    The Harrison County Thorobreds improved to 7-5 on the season with a 13-9 win over the Pendleton County Wildcats Tuesday night in Falmouth.  
    While winning the game, the Thorobreds put on an awesome power display hitting seven home runs and three doubles in their 17-hit total.
    The power display started in the first as the Breds had back-to-back-to-back home runs with Hunter Hill, Shane Fowler and John King leaving the park.  

  • Fillies score 10 in sixth to bury Lady Camels, 14-4

    The wins are hard to get so far this season, but Fillies coach Christine Garnett likes her team’s moxey.  
    “We get down but keep fighting back, but success has been hard to come by this year,” she noted after Tuesday’s game.  “Maybe this inning will set the stage for the rest of the season.”  
    The inning she was referring to was the 10-run sixth in the 14-4 win over Campbell County.  

  • Harrison Co. tennis defeats Deming, lose to Clark and Montgomery

    Montgomery County and George Rogers Clark are two of the favorites in the region this year, and almost every year, which made it difficult for Harrison County to face them on successive days.  
    The Harrison County netters traveled to Mt. Sterling and were soundly defeated on Wednesday as both the girls’ team and the boys’ lost by 0-5 scores.