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Today's News

  • Louisville to host National Quartet Convention

    During the week of Sept. 9-15 over 40,000 Southern gospel music fans, representing at least 40 states and more than a half dozen foreign countries will converge in the city of Louisville, Ky. for the 55th annual National Quartet Convention.
    This year, many of the most popular names in southern gospel music will be featured throughout the seven-day event. In addition to the many popular quartets, trios, duets and soloists featured throughout the week, some of the most prominent keynote speakers in the country will be featured.

  • Hospital visit spurs valet parking idea for UMC

    To some it may seem a bit high class, but to others it is another way to serve.
    First United Methodist Church is now offering valet parking for all attendants of Sunday school and worship.
    “I noticed when I came to be pastor of the church that the amount of handicap parking was minimal at best,” explained pastor Mike Coppersmith.
    Coppersmith said a recent trip to Central Baptist Hospital with a family member gave him an idea to eliminate the issue of handicap parking.

  • Soccer Breds tie Indians at Athletic Complex Thursday, roll past Royals

    In what Coach Nick Hill referred to as “the entire team firing on all cylinders,” the Harrison County Thorobreds soccer team tied Montgomery County 0-0 last Thursday at the Athletic Complex.  
    A nice crowd from both schools witnessed an intense battle from the opening kick, which saw the Thorobreds take the action to the Indians in an unusually physical game for the Breds.  

  • Register for mid-term classes at LVC

    Maysville Community & Technical College, Licking Valley Campus classes for midterm start on Oct. 15. There is a  process to sign up for classes. First, students need to apply.  Second, students should make an appointment with their advisor.  Third, students should register. Finally, order books. There are several  people at the hilltop to help students through every step of the process. For questions or to make an appointment with an advisor call 859-234-8626 extension 66424.  

  • New teachers join elementary and middle school faculty

    Harrison County's elementary schools and middle school has a few new faces on their faculties. Some are veteran teachers and a few first-year teachers.

  • Thorobreds bowled over in Pike County Bowl

    It appeared to be a small college team playing a bowl game Friday night in Belfry in the second game of the Pike County Bowl.  
    After Pike County Central unmercifully ran up the score on helpless Phelps, 62-6, the band struck up the Belfry fight song and out came about 100 red-clad football players to ready themselves for battle.  
    This was a high school football atmosphere that stories are written about in the how to do it books.

  • Fillies shutout Lady Flyers Wednesday on the Hilltop, lose to Campbell County

    Senior Johnna Marshall and freshman Millie Wiglesworth each scored as the Harrison County Fillies defeated the Franklin County Lady Flyers at the Athletic Complex last Wednesday evening.  
    “I am really proud of how hard the girls work,” said Coach Kim Jenkins. “We defeated a really good team tonight.”  
    The Lady Flyers and the Fillies battled to a 2-2 tie on Aug. 11 in a scrimmage at Frankfort so the improvement was obvious.  

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Aug. 30
    Free Movie Night. Thursday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. hosted by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The movie will be “Ernest Goes to Camp.” The library will also be doing a craft and having a snack. Pre-registration is appreciated.
    MONDAY, Sept. 3
    Library Closed. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 in observation of Labor Day.  Will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 9 a.m.

  • Ramblings on Sunday night

    I often wait until later in the week to write my column, but so much has happened I wanted to start on Sunday this week.  
    One of my favorite columns that I used to read is one by Dave Barry.  
    Barry is not in the Herald Leader they instead have champs like Mrs. Davis so I can’t read him anymore or don’t even know if he still writes.  
    One of the ways Barry used to write was to put together short thoughts about many different ideas and call them ramblings.  
    So this is a rambling edition of Mike’s Minute.

  • Harrison County Cross Country starts season off strong

    Coach Danny Simpson’s Harrison County Cross Country teams have started the season with early success as they work to compensate for the short time for preparation.  
    “We have not had enough practice,” the long-time coach noted. “But at some point and time you have to compete. We obviously need a lot of work, but I like what I see.”
    Simpson’s remarks came after two good performances, especially by the Thorobreds.  The season began on Aug. 21 with a somewhat confusing all comers meet at Woodford County.