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Today's News

  • Fillies rout Black Devils, 70-30 Tuesday night

    “I wasn’t so surprised that we won, but the way we won was numbing,” said the exuberant first-year Fillies’ coach, Piper Akin. “We dominated this game from start to finish.  I am almost speechless.”  
    That was the reaction to the 70-30 win the Fillies had just posted over a veteran Deming team who was one of the early favorites in the district.  
    The Fillies jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead on the strength of two baskets by freshman Jordan Doram.  

  • Harrison finishes 9th in Five Star Classic

    Being in the hole by four decisions before the match begins, makes winning very difficult.  
    This is what the Harrison County wrestling team faced Saturday as they battled in the Five Star Classic at Lafayette.   
    Wrestlers with a wrenched neck, skin problems and one who was just released from the hospital were three who would have been in the starting line up for Coach Russ Riegel as they met some of the elite of the state in this 16-team event.  

  • Fillies split 2, end losing streak at four games

    The Harrison County Fillies battled Montgomery County hard on the Hilltop on Thursday, but were unable to score with the Lady Indians and fell 67-50.  
    The Indians’ fast-paced offense made it difficult for the Fillies to defend them, which allowed for some easy baskets.
    Point guard Kelsey Cummins was hampered by illness and some early foul trouble which led to some ball handling issues for the Fillies.  

  • Playoffs and poor sportsmanship are both in the picture

    The NFL playoffs are now down to the last four teams and there are some big surprises.  
    No doubt the biggest surprise is the Jets beating the Patriots, especially since Bill Belichick is a genius according to the east coast sportswriters and major television announcers.  
    The Patriots were really never in this game after the first Jet score as their offense sputtered all over the field much to the dismay of the home crowd.

  • Profile of an assistant

    This week’s profile is of the four cheerleader assistants.  
    Head Coach DeDe Shirley commented that cheerleading, unlike many other sports, requires the ultimate in timing and teamwork, which is also how the assistants’ roles work.  
    While one may be stronger in the gymnastic aspects, another may be stronger in dance, another in routines and yet another in strength and conditioning.  
    So it takes a coordinated effort to work with the number of girls involved and to get the utmost effort and results.  

  • Cheerleaders repeat as region champions at Bourbon County

    Greg Shirley is probably a little biased when it comes to cheerleading since his wife, DeDe, is the head coach at Harrison County High School.  
    But Greg described the routine that the Harrison County High School cheerleaders did on Saturday as the most exciting two and one half minutes of sports, compared to the first Saturday in May’s most exciting two minutes in sports.  
    That is how well the performance went on Saturday for the Harrison County squad.  

  • Sports beat

    Harrison County Football Alumni meeting
    The Harrison County Football Alumni Association annual Winter meeting will be held Sunday, Jan. 30 at the Harrison County Sheriff’s office at 2 p.m.
    The group will be discussing the 2011 Alumni Banquet. This is also a time to discuss any new business. Come and help the Harrison County Football Alumni continue to grow.

    Whitaker named 2010 National Coach of the Year

  • Harrison County Young Farmers

    The Harrison County Young Farmers group has begun their local meetings, which are held every Monday at 7 p.m. in the Ag room at Harrison County High School.
    The Regional banquet will be Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Scott County Extension Office.
    The Harrison County organization will be hosting the state summer tour July 29-30 with local tours and tours in surrounding counties.

  • Calendar

    THURSDAY, Jan. 20
    Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Annex. Randall Boyers will present the program. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
    Teen Movie Night. Thursday, Jan. 20 at 4:15 p.m. This program will take place in the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library annex.

  • Consequences of late summer drought and winter salt

    As I write I am comforted by the snow that has accumulated on the boughs of my Nordmann fir and Serbian spruce. It is beautiful, yes, but more important the snow serves as an insulator against desiccating winds and frigid temperatures.  
    We must not forget that evergreens, particularly broadleaf evergreens like rhododendrons and American hollies, lose a great deal of moisture through their leaves in the winter.  
    Winter desiccation is not unusual, but the effects are magnified coming out of a season of drought.