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Today's News

  • Teen court offers glimpse into judicial system

    By Joshua Powers, Teen Court Coordinator
    Forty-five Harrison County students who have completed Teen Court training were sworn in as officers of their county court Thursday, Sept. 26.
    District Court Judge Bill Kuster, who serves Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas, and Robertson counties and oversees the local Teen Court program, performed the ceremony at the Harrison County Justice Center.  
    Teen Court members performed two mock trials for the audience, and Circuit Judge Jay Delaney served as speaker for the event.

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  • Cool temperatures initiate bloom

    How about this weather?
    I am anticipating a very good orchid season coming up because our temperatures have been so mild, especially with night time temperatures dipping into the 50s already.  
    These cool nights are a piece of the puzzle in order to get some plants to bloom indoors in the winter.
    When attempting to grow tropical plants we are met with the challenge of mimicking their native habitat which is difficult inside our homes.
    We can allow Mother Nature to take care of some of this, outside, for now.  

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  • Sports beat

    Thorobreds finish seventh
    in golf regional
    The Harrison County Thorobreds finished the golf season with a respectable seventh place finish of the 17 teams competing for the championship. Bourbon County won the Region 8 Tournament with a score of 306 followed by Mason County who shot a team score of 310.  
    Both of these teams advance to the state tournament. Newport Catholic was third followed by Grant County, Highlands, Pendleton County and Harrison County.  

  • Is there no sympathy for the health insurance industry?

    Ever since I began writing at the Democrat, I have brought along a backpack that contains, among other items, a pair of sneakers, a t-shirt, and shorts. Every morning I tell myself that, after work, I’m going to head right out to Veterans Park and spend at least a half hour walking. Or maybe I’ll even run a bit … at least to the point where it hurts a bit.

  • The Rocky Mountain horse, a Riggs family tradition

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    When you might think of a Rocky Mountain horse the first thought would be of a breed which would be prominent in the western states near the Rocky Mountains.  
    Well, as Lee Corso would say, “Not so fast my friends.”  
    Harrison County is one of the more established areas in the country of the breed that is known for its sure footedness and good temperament.  

  • Feeback accepts position with the Dallas Cowboys

    By Stepahnie Cole, EKU public relations
    RICHMOND, Ky. – In the heat of two Texan summers, Bobby Feeback rubbed shoulders with some Cowboys in the fields. The football fields, that is.
    Now, after two summer-long, pre-season internships with the team, Feeback, an Eastern Kentucky University senior athletic training major from Cynthiana, has accepted a two-year seasonal position with the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Have some pride out there

    One of the favorite clichés for the assistant football coach to scream at players following a less than admirable play is to “Have some Pride.”  
    Let’s examine that saying in case after being screamed at for 40 straight minutes the young player even comprehends what is being spat at him.  
    Pride in the dictionary is a noun meaning “feeling of one’s personal worth; justly proud; best of a group, conceit; group of lions.”