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Today's News

  • Academic briefs

    Logan Baarlaer, son of Joseph and Melissa Baarlaer of Berry, Ky., has earned first honors for the first quarter at Covington Latin School.

  • Jury selection to continue through next week

    The evidence portion of Bass Webb’s murder trial is not expected to get underway until Monday, Dec. 12.
    Individual voir dire, or jury selection, will continue through Friday, Dec. 9, in closed session. Each potential juror is being interviewed separately.
    Judge Jay Delaney ordered that the voir dire be closed as well as a daubert hearing that was to be on Wednesday that was moved to Friday afternoon. The daubert hearing will determine if evidence that is to be presented during trial is scientifically reliable.

  • Breds open season with narrow defeat at Simon Kenton

    Senior Cody Chambers couldn’t miss Tuesday night as his 23-point effort led the Simon Kenton Pioneers to a tight 63-61 win over the Harrison County Thorobreds in Independence.  
    Despite the fact that the Breds shifted the defense to Chambers’ side of the floor he still made contested shots that led to a 40-32 halftime advantage for the home team.
    The second half saw the Breds switch to a match up zone playing much tougher defense causing the Pioneers to become very deliberate taking only close-in shots.  

  • Tucker named Harrison Co. High wrestling coach

    Gene Bartow, Joe B. Hall and Mike Davis have nothing on Luke Tucker. Each of them were chosen to follow a legend in coaching when they assumed their respective jobs at UCLA, Kentucky, Indiana and Harrison County.  
    Tucker was named this week to succeed Russ Riegel as head coach of the Harrison County Wrestling Thorobreds. No one is more appreciative of his position than Tucker.  

  • Football winding down, it’s a good thing for some

    At the end of this week, high school football will wrap up another season and the only local team left is Jim McKee’s Scott County Cardinals, who play the No. 1 team in not only our state, but the nation; the Trinity Shamrocks.  
    Joining Scott County in the playoffs are two other teams from Harrison County’s tough schedule this year.  The Belfry Pirates and the Ft. Thomas Highlands Bluebirds are also playing on Saturday in Bowling Green.  

  • Fillies inexperience shows in Conner scrimmage

    “Conner played 16 girls and was very athletic,” bemoaned Fillies Coach Kim Furnish. “We found out just how much work we have yet to do.”  
    Furnish said this after the Harrison County Fillies were defeated 80-51 by the Lady Cougars of Conner in the final scrimmage of the year Saturday afternoon. The scrimmage, which was played at Ft. Thomas Highlands, was 22-minute halves with a regular clock, which simulated as close to a regular season game as a scrimmage is allowed.  

  • Breds scrimmage Tuesday and Saturday to prepare for 2011-12

    The Harrison County Thorobreds basketball team has the scrimmages behind them now as they wait in anticipation of Monday night’s trip to Simon Kenton.
    Tuesday the Breds traveled to Somerset to play the Pulaski County Southwest team who played in the 12th Region championship game last year.  
    The Warriors return all but two from that team plus have a talented freshman and sophomore group.  

  • Judge closes hearing, jury selection

    Portions of pretrial hearings will be closed to the public and media following a ruling from Circuit Judge Jay Delaney Tuesday afternoon.
    Delaney agreed to a defense team motion to allow closing individual questioning for potential jurors who will hear the capital murder case against Bass Webb in the death of Bryia Runiewicz.
    Bass Webb’s will stand trial for murder and rape beginning Thursday with the jury selection.
    Also closed to the public was a Wednesday morning hearing to determine if certain evidence to be presented is scientifically reliable.

  • Christmas concert to benefit three organizations

    Christmas will be the theme of a benefit concert blending local talent with headliner Mark Bishop as the featured artist on Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m., at the Rohs Opera House.
    Bishop, of Irvine, Ky.,  will bring a variety of traditional holiday and spiritual Christmas music, said Sally Levi, one of the event organizers.
    Benefactors for the concert will be the Cynthiana-Harrison County Food Pantry, The Clothes Closet and the Harrison County Ministerial Association.

  • HCMS football recap

    The Harrison County Middle School Colts 7th and 8th grade teams had very successful seasons in 2011.
    The 7th grade team finished the regular season with a record of 7-1 and placed second in the Bluegrass Conference. They played Scott County in a playoff game.  
    The 8th grade team had a 6-2 record and finished in a 3-way tie for second place in the conference. However, the tiebreaker system was not in their favor which prevented them from making the playoffs.