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Today's News

  • Defending champions have questions as season opens

    When you are the defending state champion with the top rating in the state going into the season, the outlook should be rosy.  
    But as Coach Mac Whitaker explained, things aren’t always as they seem from the outside looking in.  

  • Fillies track returning veteran squad

    Veteran track coach Danny Simpson returns 16 of the 21 starters from the regional team last year as the Fillies embark on the 2011 track season.  
    Gone are graduated runners Courtney Grannis, Ashley Lyons and Liz Ford, all of whom contributed to the team’s success last year.  
    “We didn’t lose many girls from last year, but the ones we did lose meant a lot to our team,” said Simpson.  

  • Harrison County’s tennis team greets many new players

    Harrison County graduated the No. 1 Fillies doubles team in Polly Whalen and Jacqueline Young, the No. 1 Thorobreds singles player in Ross Smith and one half of the Breds No. 1 doubles team in Kalen Woosley.  The other half of that No. 1 doubles team, junior Ben McDonald, moved away so there are several holes to fill for second-year coach Kara Mattox.  
    However, given these circumstances, the cupboard is far from bare.  

  • Salato Wildlife Education Center offers ‘Get on Board’ fisheries exhibit

    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort announces a new, interactive exhibit.
    “Get on Board” greets visitors by inviting them to enter the exhibit through the mouth of a huge Kentucky spotted bass and into an operating fish hatchery. Visitors will enjoy a hands-on learning experience about the efforts of fisheries biologists from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to manage and maintain healthy fish populations.

  • Tornado safety tips

    Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds, according to Michael Palmer, Harrison County’s Emergency Management director, who offered the following information for tornado preparedness.
    A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long. Every state is at some risk from this hazard.

  • NCAA and Sweet Sixteen, it’s the best time of the year

    This is one of my favorite times of the year.  
    It’s when the high school players put it all on the line at Rupp Arena for the state championship and the college players do the same for the NCAA championship.  
    This year’s NCAA has a Cynthiana flavor as John Michael Reitz takes his training skills to Denver as the Morehead State Eagles battle the Louisville Cardinals, and both of the Hampton men will be officiating in the “Big Dance” -- John in Tampa and Brent in Chicago.

  • KSNPC to dedicate 60th preserve in Calloway County

    The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission (KSNPC) will conduct a public meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24, in the conference room of the commission, Frankfort.
    KSNPC will note a milestone in its 35-year history when it dedicates the 192-acre Blood River State Nature Preserve. The preserve, located in Calloway County, is the 60th preserve to be dedicated by the commission, allowing for the protection of a rare acid seep community and the endemic Blood River crayfish. Currently, the commission manages over 25,000 acres of land throughout Kentucky.

  • Making it work

    An uncertain future may have once described the lives of Curtis Stillwell and Lance Phillips, but recent check-ups and doctors’ reports have almost put to end a nightmare for the two boys’ families.

  • William Earl Hixson, 94

    William Earl Hixson, 94, husband of Martha Pribble Hixson for 54 years, died March 7, 2011.
    He was born Feb. 16, 1917 in Fleming County, Ky., to the late Emory Clifton and Mary Bell Powell Hixson. He was a World War II Army veteran, a member of V.F.W. Post 4075 in Frankfort, and a member of Salem Church of Christ.

  • Webb is guilty, says Fayette jurors

    The first of several trials before accused murderer Bass Webb was held Monday and ended with a 15-year prison sentence.
    A one-day jury trial was held in Fayette County to determine Webb’s fate on charges of third degree assault and persistent felony offender (PFO).
    The charges were the result of a incident that occurred inside the Fayette County Detention Center when Webb and other inmates refused to follow orders of the jail officials.