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Today's News

  • A soldier’s welcome

    United States Marines Capt. Timmy Linville says bye to Afghanistan and Merry Christmas to friends and family.
    A surprise party was given for the returning Linville at Central Christian Church on Dec. 23.
    A 1997 Harrison County graduate, Timmy, 32, was recently deployed to Afghanistan, where he spent seven months helping piece together the troubled country.
    “This is home for me,” said Timmy during a phone interview. “It’s nice to see snow for a change instead of sand.”

  • News briefs

    Newspaper office closed Monday
    The offices of The Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper will be closed Monday, Jan. 3, in observance of the New Year’s holiday.
    The office will re-open at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

    Derek Webber movie night rescheduled
    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation has been rescheduled from Dec. 16 to Dec. 30. Free admission. All donations are being put toward the Derek Webber Scholarship at Licking Valley Campus. Movie starts at 7 p.m. at Rohs Opera House.

  • Marine to Marine

    Author Ron Elliott takes notice of a Marine remembering a Marine.
    Franklin Runyon Sousley was born in Elizaville, Ky., in Fleming County in 1925.
    During World War II, Sousley was one of six men responsible for raising the flag on Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima.
    The book “From Hilltop to Mountaintop” depicts the life of Sousley, who was made famous by the unforgettable photo by Joe Rosenthal.
    Chapter 20 of the book tells the story of a fellow Marine, Tommy White, who took it upon himself to see that Sousley got the memorial he deserved.

  • Road crews plowing ahead to ensure safety of others

    December is certainly one for the record books. Snowfall totals for the month have equaled the average yearly totals for most of the state.
    Despite snowfall after snowfall, Harrison County’s major roads have been cleared for travel.
    Trucks with scrapers and salt spreaders could be heard late at night and early in the  morning breaking paths on snow-covered roads.
    State, county and city crews worked diligently to make sure that motorists could get to work and even that holiday travelers could safely reach their destinations.

  • Coming to terms

    This week marks the end of the terms for several city and county officials.
    These men and women have served our community to the best of their abilities. In many cases, they had but one vote, but they cast their votes where they felt they were needed, and not always the popular one.
    For the city, Amanda Moore, Mark Mattmiller and Jimmy New will be stepping down.
    One commissioner said that just as he was getting the hang of the job, the term ended.

  • Thorobred wrestlers wrap up Region 7 Super Duals

    The Region 7 super duals were held last week at Henry Clay High School on Wednesday and Thursday.  
    The Harrison County Thorobreds wrestled five matches on each day, a grueling schedule.  
    Lafayette was the surprise winner of the meet defeating perennial power Woodford County with the host Blue Devils finishing third.  
    Harrison County was in the middle of the pack winning five matches and losing six.  

  • Profile of an assistant

    At the suggestion of one of the varsity coaches, I am going to do a series of articles on the assistant coaches of the various sports at Harrison County High School.
    The first coach is Fillies Basketball assistant Kim Furnish.  
    Kim is the youngest child of Jim and Teresa Furnish and a 2002 graduate of Harrison County High School.  
    She played basketball at Harrison County for Coach Mac Whitaker and started on both the 2000 and 2002 Regional Champion teams.  

  • Breds in Bracken tournament, lose to Lewis Co., rout Morgan

    The Harrison County Thorobreds are finishing 2010 by playing in a tournament in Bracken County.  
    The tournament began on Monday with the Breds facing the Lewis County Lions of the 16th region at 4:45 p.m.  
    The Lions brought a 5-4 record into the game with a line up that included eight seniors to face the inexperienced Thorobreds.
    It didn’t take long for the Lions to show their poise and senior leadership as they handled the Harrison County trap and press with little difficulty.  

  • Ohio County too much for Fillies in Tuesday’s tournament opener

    The three-time defending third region champion Ohio County Lady Eagles had their hands full for three quarters of the game before pulling away from the Harrison County Fillies, 45-60, Tuesday night.  
    This was the last game of the first day of the Paris-Bourbon County Holiday Classic held at Bourbon County High School.   
    The Fillies led at the end of the first quarter by one as both teams had trouble getting going.  

  • New Year’s resolutions or how others should improve

    2010 is nearing its end and a lot of people at the end of any year make a list of changes or improvements that they hope to make for the New Year.
    I am going to list some sports related changes that I would like to see along with some others that I would like to make for me and others.
    The first change I would like to see is all sports to get rid of challenges of the officials’ calls by coaches.