Today's News

  • Central Shaolin Martial Arts students tested for next belt

    Grandmaster Hiang The’ recently tested Cynthiana students below for their next belt at Central Shaolin Martial Arts.
    Those who tested were:
    Second degree black belt - Andrew Norfleet
    First degree Brown belt - Rick Cole, Ethan Cole, Sarah Norfleet, Nycolas Conley, Shandi Strausbaugh
    Second degree brown - Kedrick Bacon
    Third degree brown - Chris Hedges, Mason Hedges, Will Lucky, Preston Roark and Nathan Maynard

  • Thorobreds win at Montgomery County

    The Harrison County Thorobreds were playing their best basketball of the season at just the right time as they won their fifth straight game Friday over the Montgomery County Indians.  
    In a thrilling game played on the Indians’ floor in Mt. Sterling, the Thorobreds battled the favored home team in a game that saw six ties and 11 lead changes.  
    Harrison County led 9-2 at the start as they jumped out on the cold shooting Indians on the Montgomery County Senior Night.  

  • AAU sixth-grade team
  • Cynthiana Storm
  • Sports beat

    Harrison County cheerleaders finished
    sixth Saturday in Bowling Green
    Fresh from the UCA National Cheerleading contest in Orlando, Fla., where they finished fifth in the nation, the Harrison County cheerleaders finished sixth in the KAPOS competition Saturday in Bowling Green.  
    The Harrison County squad faced many of the same teams they defeated in Florida and came away one point from the fifth place slot.  

  • Paris Stockyards reopens with Harrison County connection

    Former Harrison County farmer Sammy Faulkner is co-managing the Paris Stockyards.
    Feb. 9 marked the day of the first sale at Paris Stockyards since its closing in August 2011 under the ownership of United Producers.
    Paris Stockyards was recently bought by the Loy Brothers, who run a farming operation in Russell Springs, Ky. Paris Stockyards is the fourth stockyard that the Loy Brothers own.
    During the first sale at Paris Stockyards in over six months, 1,918 head of cattle were sold to buyers and shipped as far as Colorado to large commercial feedlots.

  • Above normal number of tornadoes, says Accuweather

    State College, Pa. -- AccuWeather.com reports following a near-record number of tornadoes in 2011, an active severe weather season with above-normal tornadoes is expected in 2012.
    There were 1,709 tornadoes in 2011, falling short of the record 1,817 tornadoes set in 2004. In comparison, the average number of tornadoes over the past decade is around 1,300.
    Last year ranks as the fourth most deadly tornado year ever recorded in the United States.

  • Tri-County Sluggers
  • Property Transfers

    Elmo R. Henson, by Patsy H. Baldwin and Doris H. Mason-attorneys-in-fact, to Douglas M. Hall, Lot 9-Unit 3-Block A - Raintree Court, White Oak Estates Subdivision, $83,000.
    Gene D. McKinley and Judy McKinley to Mikel D. McKinley Jr., and Mary Clark McKinley, property in Harrison County, $250,000.
    Quit Claim Deed: Walter Tapp to Jennifer Tapp, Lot 9 of Woodland Terrace Subdivision.
    Emmett E. Mastin and Judy C. Mastin to James Brooks and Ana Mae Brooks, Lot 15-Block C in Fairview Addition, $35,000.

  • Grant’s Ark attraction held up by financial lag

    By Jamie Baker-Nantz,
    LCNI News Service
    When will the residents of Grant County see some dirt move on the Ark Encounter?
    It could be awhile longer because financing for the project has not materialized as developers hoped it would.
    No date has been set for a groundbreaking.
    The Ark Encounter LLC did  close on the final piece of property, known as the Finke property, needed for the project, which will encompass 800 acres. It will be located off KY 36 and I-75 in Williamstown.