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Today's News

  • Victim of home invasion grabbed by the throat

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    It was the middle of the night when Sarah and George Hudgins heard someone knocking at their Dogwood Court home. The person at the door was yelling “My wife is hurt in the street. Please help. My wife is hurt.”

  • Voters should be prepared for Tuesday’s primary election

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Selecting the best candidate for the job may not be the most difficult thing about Tuesday’s May primary election.

  • Breds breeze in Senior Night tilt, edge Campbell County 3-2 on Tuesday

    Harrison County made Senior Night successful Monday with a 10-3 defeat of Franklin County on the Hilltop.  
    The evening began with the recognition of six seniors, five players and one stat girl. Stat girl Audrey Ramsey joined senior players Nolan Brossart, John King, Christian Persinger, Jordan Riley and Zach Royce on the field for the pregame ceremony and after the game for a reception.
    Franklin County and Harrison County had matched up only 11 days ago on the Flyers’ field with Franklin County winning by a 6-2 score.  

  • Plans made for Hall of Fame Induction, Legends trip

    The Cynthiana/Harrison County Baseball Alumni Association has two events coming up in June.
    On Saturday, June 14, a trip is planned for Alumni Association members and guests to a Legends game in Lexington with game time at 7:05 p.m.  
    Each person provides their own transportation for the trip, which will feature seats on the third base line and group recognition.  Ticket cost is $9 each.

  • Fillies split four games, host Lexington Catholic Friday

    The Harrison County Fillies lost to Henry Clay Thursday, 11-6, in nine innings and then went on the road Friday, Monday and Tuesday to win two of three.
    The Henry Clay game was tight throughout with the two teams trading the lead until the second extra inning.  
    The Lady Blue Devils (14-8) rallied with five runs for the win.
    The Fillies took an early lead facing Somerset when Sydney Motell singled with two outs in the first, Courtney Newsom doubled and Macy Martin singled to drive in Motell for a 1-0 lead after one inning.  

  • Breds third, Fillies fourth in region track meet

    The weather Saturday mirrored the 2014 season as the Region 4, Class AA track meet was delayed for 90 minutes due to rain and lightning. Thanks to hard work of the coaches and volunteers, a quality event was staged.
    Highlands defeated defending champion Lexington Catholic in the girls’ meet by a narrow 154-to-147 margin.  Western Hills had 84 points to finish third follow closely by Harrison County with 80 points.  
    Franklin County, Scott, Holmes, Pendleton County and Bourbon County also competed though neither the Lady Cats nor Lady Colonels scored.

  • Sometimes I think I have lived too long

    As I have grown older, I have come to realize that many things that other people do and/or say do not suit me.  Most of these do not involve sports so I don’t say or write much about it because this column is supposed to be about sports.
    I began Sunday evening thinking that I was going to write about my trip to the last SEC game of the year for the University of Kentucky baseball Wildcats.  

  • Sports beat

    Three HCHS athletes honored
    Three Harrison County High School athletes won honors during the last weeks, two in track and one in tennis.
    Haley Carr was named Fillies Athlete of the Month for April for her contributions to the Fillies track team. This award is voted on by the female athletes of the school and is presented each month to a deserving senior.
    Senior Jacob Markley was selected by the 10th Region tennis coaches to be awarded the Sportsmanship Award for the region. The coaches vote during the 10th Region Tournament.

  • Thorobreds 20-11 after wins over Scott and Nicholas counties

    A couple of 20 win seasons in a row is the goal of most programs in high school baseball, but that is not the case in Harrison County.  
    The Thorobreds won Friday night in Carlisle to reach 20 wins for the 34th season in a row.  
    The Breds won No. 19 at Scott High the night before and dusted the Bluejackets 17-4 Friday for the magic 20.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kamryn Alexus Ladd, May 3, daughter of Ashley Kiskaden and Kevin Ladd; Spencer Riley Moore, Jan. 22, son of Jason and Amber Moore.
    The Harrison County Board of Adjustments gives Alex Lyons the okay to continue operation of the Richland Creek Sportman’s Club under a conditional use permit.
    Cynthiana Family Chiropractic to open soon.
    • The museum at Blue Licks Battlefield State Park contains some priceless pioneer articles, many of them used by Daniel Boone.