Today's News

  • Football winding down, it’s a good thing for some

    At the end of this week, high school football will wrap up another season and the only local team left is Jim McKee’s Scott County Cardinals, who play the No. 1 team in not only our state, but the nation; the Trinity Shamrocks.  
    Joining Scott County in the playoffs are two other teams from Harrison County’s tough schedule this year.  The Belfry Pirates and the Ft. Thomas Highlands Bluebirds are also playing on Saturday in Bowling Green.  

  • Fillies inexperience shows in Conner scrimmage

    “Conner played 16 girls and was very athletic,” bemoaned Fillies Coach Kim Furnish. “We found out just how much work we have yet to do.”  
    Furnish said this after the Harrison County Fillies were defeated 80-51 by the Lady Cougars of Conner in the final scrimmage of the year Saturday afternoon. The scrimmage, which was played at Ft. Thomas Highlands, was 22-minute halves with a regular clock, which simulated as close to a regular season game as a scrimmage is allowed.  

  • Breds scrimmage Tuesday and Saturday to prepare for 2011-12

    The Harrison County Thorobreds basketball team has the scrimmages behind them now as they wait in anticipation of Monday night’s trip to Simon Kenton.
    Tuesday the Breds traveled to Somerset to play the Pulaski County Southwest team who played in the 12th Region championship game last year.  
    The Warriors return all but two from that team plus have a talented freshman and sophomore group.  

  • Judge closes hearing, jury selection

    Portions of pretrial hearings will be closed to the public and media following a ruling from Circuit Judge Jay Delaney Tuesday afternoon.
    Delaney agreed to a defense team motion to allow closing individual questioning for potential jurors who will hear the capital murder case against Bass Webb in the death of Bryia Runiewicz.
    Bass Webb’s will stand trial for murder and rape beginning Thursday with the jury selection.
    Also closed to the public was a Wednesday morning hearing to determine if certain evidence to be presented is scientifically reliable.

  • Christmas concert to benefit three organizations

    Christmas will be the theme of a benefit concert blending local talent with headliner Mark Bishop as the featured artist on Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m., at the Rohs Opera House.
    Bishop, of Irvine, Ky.,  will bring a variety of traditional holiday and spiritual Christmas music, said Sally Levi, one of the event organizers.
    Benefactors for the concert will be the Cynthiana-Harrison County Food Pantry, The Clothes Closet and the Harrison County Ministerial Association.

  • HCMS football recap

    The Harrison County Middle School Colts 7th and 8th grade teams had very successful seasons in 2011.
    The 7th grade team finished the regular season with a record of 7-1 and placed second in the Bluegrass Conference. They played Scott County in a playoff game.  
    The 8th grade team had a 6-2 record and finished in a 3-way tie for second place in the conference. However, the tiebreaker system was not in their favor which prevented them from making the playoffs.

  • Butler woman killed in head-on crash with semi

    Thanksgiving was likely a sad day for the family of a Pendleton County woman who was killed in a tragic accident Wednesday.
    Cynthiana-Harrison County dispatchers received a call on the morning of Nov. 23, for an accident involving a tractor and trailer on US 27 north around 8:34 a.m.
    As first responders arrived on the scene, located in a curve near Upper Curry Road, they were met by an unsettling scene.

  • Sports beat

    Middle School Colts
    continue winning ways
    The Harrison County Middle School Colts traveled to Falmouth Thursday evening and handed the home team a couple of sound defeats as each team improved to 2-1 for the year.  

  • Man arrested in gun-pointing incident

    Harrison County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man wanted for allegedly threatening residents on Prince Lane at gun point.
    According to sheriff deputies, a complaint was called in on Nov. 5 for a man driving around Prince Lane in Berry, causing trouble and pointing a gun at multiple people.
    Deputy Nathan Gasser’s first stop was at 5225 KY 1054 south, where he met with the accused, Scott Dewayne Gaunce, 40.

  • County gives nod to City Hall donation

    Atop the Nov. 22, agenda for the Harrison County Fiscal Court was to vote whether or not to approve a $10,000 donation to the remodeling of City Hall.
    Brought before the court several meetings ago was an idea to partner with the city in matching a private donation given for the remodeling of City Hall.