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Today's News

  • Tuesday fire claims home on Gray’s Run

    A Tuesday afternoon fire totally wiped out the home of Lewis J. Mastin at 3611 Grays Run Road.
    James McCarty of the Harrison County Fire Department said a Kentucky State Police arson investigator was called in after neighbors reported seeing a vehicle leave the driveway at a high rate speed.
    The fire started about 3 p.m. Fire fighters were on the scene about three hours and were called back later Tuesday night.
    McCarty said the county volunteers were assisted by the Cynthiana Fire Department.

  • Marsh’s ‘puttering’ keeps family pantries filled with vegetables

    Tucked into a lush green hillside in Buena Vista, away from the eyes of passersby,  is a gardener’s dream.
    One might say that Jack Marsh has a green thumb… and that would be an understatement.
    Jack and Ruby Marsh have created their Bobtown Road paradise with an understanding that Jack will take care of the outside and Ruby will handle all things interior. At least that’s what Jack says with a smile on his face.

  • State gives $94,000 nod to Safety Way repairs

    Cynthiana Mayor Steve Moses received official notification Tuesday that Safety Way will be repaired and the state will pick up the $94,000 bill.
    “It should be fixed in the next two to three weeks,” Moses said at Tuesday’s city commission meeting.
    Moses made his request to the state citing the use of Safety Way by detoured traffic from the new viaduct/Church Street project.
    In other business, the commission agreed to pursue an ordinance that would allow a car dealership in Northern Kentucky to conduct a tent sale in Cynthiana.

  • Reward offered for conviction in vehicle vandalism case

    Former Kentucky State Trooper Kenny Jones and his wife Wanda are offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the July 13 vandalism of their silver Dodge truck on KY 3004.
    According to previous reports, the first report was that someone had “keyed” his truck with profanity. The next night, Jones called back to report that all four tires on the vehicle had been slashed.

  • Court OKs plans for BP gas station, store on US 27 North

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that will allow for a new BP station to be built on US 27 North.
    The request, which was submitted by Scott McCauley to planning and zoning, would allow McCauley to eventually tear down the old Pine Villa building and replace it with a new BP station equipped with a food mart and gas service.

  • Thorobreds’ offense hopes to utilize backfield experience

    The Harrison County Thorobreds face a daunting schedule this season even more so with the addition of AAA state runner-up Belfry and must figure out a way to score more points.  
    One way is to improve the passing accuracy of returning starting quarterback Joe Korona.  
    “Joe’s pass completion percentage is a little misleading,” said third year Thorobreds coach Mark Carroll. “We had several dropped balls and ill run pass routes which led to incompletions that were no fault of Joe’s.”  

  • Get out your Hygrometer, it’s time for sports

    Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it, as has been said by many and I’m sure Will Rogers or another famous wit probably said it first, but isn’t it true?  
    The heat of this summer seems to be worse than some others and it has wreaked havoc upon the coaches of all of the fall sports.  
    Practices have become very difficult to hold without rescheduling, having practice later in the day or having it inside.  

  • Duo wins The Jungle for second time

    The Jungle winners Harrison County senior Anthony Shirley, left, and partner Wayne Taulbee were the winners of the annual The Jungle tournament at the Cynthiana Country Club. Pictured with the Jungle Cup and the winners is Tim Letcher, who made the presentation. The Jungle is named in memory of Tim’s father, the late Jim Letcher, and is sponsored by Palmer-Hampton Agency. This is the second year in a row that the duo has won the event.

  • Veterans return to bolster cross country

    Coach Danny Simpson has a group of veteran girls, though youthful, and could potentially have a strong group of veterans back for the boys’ cross country team as well.  
    The potential comes from last year’s leading scorer and fastest runner senior Jacob Marsh, who is currently being sidelined by a severe ankle sprain. Marsh suffered this sprain before the regional track meet last spring and is still being treated for the ailment.  

  • Sports Beat

    Wiley participates in IU soccer camp
    Thorobreds soccer player Logan Wiley participated in the Indiana University Soccer Camp held July 6-10. Wiley was one of 400 who were in Bloomington to learn at the premier soccer school in the Midwest.