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Today's News

  • Pair charged in attempted theft from deceased woman’s home

    A Cynthiana duo are being held at the Grant County Detention Center on charges stemming from a recent Nunnelley Road burglary.
    Officials took Shelly Armand, 32, and Joshua Warmouth, 26, into custody before they left town in an apparent effort to elude police, according to Deputy Nathan Gasser of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.
    A call was made to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department on May 27, for a burglary on Nunnelley Road.

  • The Flower Box has changed with the times to encourage customers to buy local

    A mother’s hobby in the 70’s quickly went from play to business.
    Hal Williams, co-owner of the Flower Box, recalls how his mother’s passion for flowers quickly developed into a growing and prosperous business.
    The business started between two lady friends who shared a passion for flowers and arranging them as a way of passing the time. The doors of the Flower Box opened Nov. 15, 1972.

  • HCMS school students successful at statewide model UN conference

    Most of the time students from Harrison County Middle School are fairly normal American students.  They go to school, do their homework, participate in extra-curricular activities.  But for three days, they represented Zimbabwe and Turkmenistan at the Kentucky Model United Nations Assembly.  They dressed as citizens from that country, spoke as citizens from that country, and presented a proposal to the United Nations from the perspective of that country.  This year Harrison County Middle School won the prestigious “Best New Delegation” Award.

  • HCHS TV media class earns $5,000 for driving safety video

    The Harrison County High School TV media class was presented with a $5000 check at the high school on Thursday.  They were the Judges’ Choice winners of the Act Out Loud national video contest.
    Act Out Loud is part of the National Organization of Youth Safety.
    The Allstate Foundation funded this contest. The students who created the video were Macy Gasser, Hilary West, Shaela Christian, Pam Ward, Randi Schweitzer, Taylor Fry, Madison Nelly, Shelby LeSak and Taylor Moore.

  • Local singer claims Cynthiana Idol crown

    Hayley Mansur, just having graduated from Harrison County High School on Friday night, took the stage of the Rohs Opera House on Saturday, June 4, to perform during the finals of Cynthiana Idol 4.  
    Dedicating her semi-final performance to her fellow classmates, Mansur made it to the finals along with Brooklyn Wiggins and Emma Moore.  
    Based on audience vote, Mansur won the annual contest with an incredible performance of “Rolling in the Deep.”
    This year’s Cynthiana Idol started with 22 contestants and lasted five weeks.

  • Cynthiana student lends a hand at animal shelters

    Micah Fryman, Cynthiana, a junior at Morehead State University, recently joined other students at animal shelters in Rowan and Menifee counties to spruce up the facilities, make dog and cat beds and a cat enclosure and take on other tasks. The activities were part of an outreach trip by Rescue University, a club whose mission is to improve the lives of homeless pets.  
    The funding was provided by the Petfinder.com Foundation, The Animal Rescue Site and Greater Good.org, and BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a manufacturer of pet clean-up and floor care products.

  • Cynthiana writer earns prestigious award

    Denise Steffanus, a contributing editor and frequent contributor to Thoroughbred  Times, will receive the prestigious Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award on June 16 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
    Steffanus earned the award, which honors professional journalists whose reporting has enhanced public understanding of how the humane and responsible use of animal models leads to medical and scientific discoveries, for her article titled “Quadriplegic donkey walks again” that appeared in the November 20, 2010, issue of Thoroughbred  Times.

  • Breds end season with 11-inning loss in regionals

    Harrison County Thorobreds’ baseball season came to an end Wednesday night at Campbell County as they dropped an overtime thriller to the Colonels of Bourbon County, 4-3.   
    Bourbon County went on the next evening to be routed by George Rogers Clark, 14-4, in five innings as they used up their pitching to defeat Harrison County.  
    The Cardinals (22-11) will represent the 10th region in the state championship playoffs at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13, as they face the Bruins of Central Hardin (32-4) out of the 5th Region.  

  • Kendall resigns as Harrison County athletic director

    Thursday, June 2, Lee Kendall resigned as Harrison County athletic director effective July 1, 2011.  
    Kendall said that there was no single reason for his resignation only that he was simply tired. Tired of many things, both mentally and physically, that the job requires.  
    “Many thanks to Rosemary Whitaker and Brad Allison,” Kendall said. “I can’t imagine doing this job without Rosemary; she is the best. It’s my hope that Brad will be given the opportunity to replace me if he wants the job.”  

  • Furnish takes reins of basketball Fillies

    After serving her time as assistant to both Mac Whitaker and Piper Akin at her alma mater and a year in Pendleton County, Kim Furnish is getting her chance to coach the Fillies.  
    The 2002 graduate of Harrison County High School was named head coach last week and has hit the ground running.
    Until the dead period, which is June 25 to July 9, the Fillies are practicing three days a week, playing for full days at Pendleton County and Augusta and attending camp at the University of Louisville June 17, 18, and 19.