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Today's News

  • HMH receives Kentucky Hospital Association Quality award

    Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) was recognized and honored with the 2014 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Quality Award. The award is presented to recognize hospital leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment in patient care. The facility received the award at the annual awards luncheon held during the 85th KHA Convention on May 9.

  • Fillies shutout Bracken Co. 3-0, top Bourbon 5-3 to reach finals

    The Harrison County Fillies took advantage of a sparkling pitching performance by seventh grader Bailey Conley and defeated the Bracken County Lady Bears 3-0 in the last quarter final game of the 10th Region Tournament Monday evening.   
    Nicholas County, George Rogers Clark and Bourbon County had already advanced by winning earlier games so the Fillies filled the final spot for the semi finals Tuesday at Scott High’s state of the art softball stadium.

  • Breds beat St. Pat 18-1, lose semi final to Scott 4-3

    Harrison County High School’s Thorobreds began the defense of the 10th Region baseball crown with an 18-1 defeat of the Saints of St. Patrick Monday morning, but lost a heartbreaker to Scott High’s Eagles, 4-3, Tuesday to end the season 25-12.
      The 3-15 Saints were no match for the Breds though they did take a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Harrison County starter Nathan Fryman struggled mightily, walking the first batter and committing two errors before Coach Mac Whitaker replaced him with senior Christian Persinger after four batters.  

  • Cook leads Fillies to 12th in state meet, Thorobreds finish 14th

    Junior Kassidy Cook took two second place finishes and senior Caylin Mattox scored fifth and sixth places to score 23 points for Harrison County in the KHSAA AA State Track Meet held Friday at the University of Kentucky.  
    On a bright, sunny, warm day, Cook ran a personal best time in the 100M hurdles to finish second and Mattox was sixth in the event.  
    Cook’s time of :15.33 is second to Katelyn Gray’s :14.92 in Harrison County High School history.  

  • Honor those who served by failing to vote?

    It’s been a week since the primary election.
    I offer my congratulations to the winners and good luck to those who move on to the general election coming in November. May you earn a real mandate by the majority of the voters in the county for the general election.
    I am told that a 37 percent turnout for any election is huge. And, judging from the sheer exhaustion of Linda Furnish and the entire staff at the Harrison County Clerk’s office when the counting was officially complete Tuesday night, I have no doubt that it was, indeed, a large turnout.

  • Pirates clip Cardinals in Little League Thursday match up 6-4

    The Cardinals jumped out to an early two-run lead Thursday night against the league-leading Pirates but could not hold on as they lost a 6-4 decision on Field Three.
    The Cardinals’ Casey Sledd opened the game with a single advanced to second by a Tanner Eckler sacrifice before scoring on an Ian Boland hit past the shortstop.  
    Boland then came around to score after Chandler Power reached on an error and his brother Corbin grounded out.

  • Sports beat

    Whitaker Baseball Camp is June 9-12
    Harrison County High School baseball coach Mac Whitaker has announced the dates for this year’s baseball camp. The camp will be held at River Road Park beginning Monday, June 9, and go through Thursday, June 12.  
    Each day’s session will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with a snack and break time. Campers will be provided instruction from Coach Whitaker, the high school coaching staff and some former players who come back to help in the camp.

  • Waste water treatment abandonment concerns Cedarbrook land owners

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Home owners from the Cedarbrook subdivision appealed to the Harrison County Fiscal Court for help Tuesday evening after it was discovered that the R.A. Williams Construction company was planning to abandon the package wastewater treatment plant serving the neighborhood.

  • Breds win district again over Nicholas County

    Coach Mac Whitaker’s Harrison County Thorobreds claimed the 38th District championship Wednesday with a five-inning, 11-0 win, over the Nicholas County Bluejackets.  
    Whitaker played 17 Thorobreds in the contest with four pitchers sharing the duties to sharpen the edge heading into the 10th Region Tournament Monday on the Hilltop.  
    Senior Nolan Brossart was the starter and winner for the game with fellow seniors Jordan Riley and John King along with freshman Nathan Fryman also getting some work.  

  • Hank Whalen returns to Harrison County to manage Cynthiana Country Club

    Hank Whalen, a 2008 graduate of Harrison County High School and a 2012 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, has returned to Harrison County to manage the Cynthiana Country Club.  
    Whalen left the assistant golf professional position at Hurstbourne Country Club in Louisville to begin in Cynthiana last January after serving in Louisville for almost two years.  
    Whalen’s business marketing and management degree from Eastern Kentucky University had an emphasis on club management, which included a PGA membership.