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Today's News

  • HCHS tennis teams hopeful to build on last season’s improvement

    A mixture of veterans and youth make up both the Thorobreds and Fillies tennis teams this season as Coaches Ron Markley and Austin Dacci start the 2014 season.
    The Fillies have three seniors led by their number one singles player Bryson Clifford. Dacci expects Clifford to contend for the regional title and advance to the state tournament.  
    Clifford has been playing during the off season indoors and has honed her game well past last year.  

  • This is no parking lot story, but the best that I could do

    I wanted to comment on the proposed parking lot, but I couldn’t find a way to make it a sports story so here we go with something else.  
    I sometimes forget how fanatical people get at this time of year when the pairings are announced for the NCAA tournament.
    I realize that I have no dogs in the hunt since there are no Indiana schools in the tournament.  
    It would be hard to count the number of times that the good sports of the BBN have let me know this so it would be hard to not know it even if I was in or from Outer Mongolia.  

  • Track runners finish indoor season strong, begin outdoor at Woodford

    The Harrison County boys and girls indoor track season wrapped up with the KTCCCA AA Indoor Track Championships in Mason County with some very good results.  
    It was incorrectly reported that the event was to be held in Louisville as part of the Mason Dixon Games.
    The track in Louisville was condemned and Mason County stepped in and held the state championship meet on March 8, which was the first time in 50-plus years that it was not in Louisville.

  • Baseball Breds begin 2014 with 6-2 win over Grant County Saturday

    Harrison County Coach Mac Whitaker picked up his 988th career win Saturday, but it wasn’t easy as his Thorobreds had to come from two runs down to defeat Grant County, 6-2.
    The game was scoreless through the first three innings as Harrison senior hurler Nolan Brossart and Braves junior hurler Jason Goe were doing a masterful job on the mound.  

  • Sports beat

    Jordan Doram plays for victorious East Squad in all star game
    Harrison County High School’s Jordan Doram was selected for and played in the East-West All Star Game Saturday in Bowling Green.
    The all star game is part of the festivities around the state tournament, which was played in Diddle Arena with Butler of Louisville coming out of the championship game victorious over Elizabethtown.

  • Score 'N' More
  • Homemakers International Dinner planned for March 28

    The Harrison County Homemakers select a country to study each year. This year they chose to study the Philippines. The International Dinner committee has scheduled the dinner for Friday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    Josh Shepherd, a Cynthiana resident who once lived in the Philippines, will be the guest speaker.  The public is welcome to attend this dinner and hear about Josh’s experiences and the culture and people of this country. Traditional Filipino cuisine will be served.

  • Kinney hosts March DAR meeting

    The Cynthiana Chapter of the DAR met at the home of Sarah Kinney on March 8. Guests and members were welcomed.
    Jane Whitehead, vice regent, called the meeting to order. The DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, Americans Creed and the Preamble were recited, followed by singing of the Star Spangled Banner.
    Jayne Newman read the President General’s message, Billie Jean Vanhook read the National Defense message and Whitehead read the American Indian Minute and the Conservation Minute.
    Minutes of the Dec. 9 meeting were read and approved.

  • Muntzes to observe 60th anniversary

    Donald D. and Mary Russell Muntz will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on March 20. The couple was married in New Albany, Ind. in 1954.
    The Muntz’s have five sons, Greg, Tony, Mark, Brad and Drew; and nine grandchildren, Mary Beth Hill, Brandi Marcum, Clay, Scott, Kacey, Katie, Austin, Blake and Jake Muntz; and four great-grandchildren.

  • Woman’s Club holds March luncheon

    The Woman’s Club of Harrison Country met on Friday, March 14 at the Hospice of the Bluegrass Community Room. Anna Ruth McLoney, president, welcomed members and guests then led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    Layne Tussey catered the luncheon. Lottie Barlow offered the blessing of the meal. Barlow also offered the Spiritual Values. She read a poem titled “How to be Happy.” It was an inspirational poem that reaffirms doing something for others makes a positive difference in their lives and ours as well.