Today's News

  • A Note Left Behind

    By Dr. Larry Bishop, Cynthiana Christian Church

    Next week’s play-off football games will determine what two teams will make it to this year’s Super Bowl.  
    One of the teams that lost in the earlier play-off games was the one from our nation’s capital, the Washington Redskins. It also seems that former franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III has decided his time in the nation’s capital is over as well.  

  • Getting my hate on for the new year

    I rarely make New Year’s resolutions, and I’m not sure if this counts as one, but around the end of December I noticed that whenever I was in church my eyes would be drawn to the big steel crossbeam in my favorite window.
    I’d look at it, unable to look away, and think about what it means, why the cross was necessary in human history and my part in it.
    I’d think about sin, my sin, and I’d find myself praying, “God, show me my sin, that I might hate it as much as you do.”

  • Chamber of Commerce news

    When I got word that I could have a guest column to talk about all things Chamber, I was elated. There are so many new things that are happening. I feel like I should probably start off with the basics for the first column.
    I have had many questions since accepting this position in September about the Chamber. A popular one is “What exactly is the Chamber of Commerce? What does it actually do?”

  • A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

    The start of a legislative session is not much different than a train leaving a station; in other words, it takes a little time for it to pick up steam.
    With that metaphor in mind, the House’s priorities began moving down the track last week as the chamber voted overwhelmingly for two important measures, sending them on to the Senate for review.

  • State Senate Report

    Floor votes, committee hearings, and spirited debate highlighted an action-packed second week of session in the Kentucky Senate. Guests from all corners of the Commonwealth were welcomed to Frankfort to speak on behalf of various bills.
    The Senate began passing bills on Thursday, headlined by Senate Bill (SB) 9, a measure to repeal the prevailing wage requirement on public school projects with a cost of over $250,000. Passage of this priority legislation will reduce construction costs on large-scale school projects, thus providing additional funding for education.

  • MLK...a hero in my book

    The dictionary defines a “hero” as (1) a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities, or (2) a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal.
    I’ve thought about those definitions and tried to apply them to people in my lifetime who might have been heroes.

  • Thorobreds edge Bourbon County, trampled by Mustangs Monday night

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County Thorobreds won at home over Bourbon County Friday night with a spirited comeback but were soundly defeated Monday at Bishop Brossart, 58-39, to maintain a 9-9 season record.
    On Friday night, the Breds and Colonels played to an even first-half 18 all as both teams played tight and shot poorly.  
    Neither team made a free throw in the first half with Harrison County zero for three and Bourbon County not having a free toss in the first 16 minutes.  

  • Fillies drop three in a row, hosts Robertson County Wednesday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The three-game winning streak of only a little more than a week ago gave way to three losses in a row for the Harrison County Fillies.  
    The Fillies lost by double digits to Mason County, Bourbon County and Boyd County beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 13.  
    The Lady Royals visited the Hilltop coming in with a 14-2 record and a top 10 rating in the state.  

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  • Harrison County sweeps Section 3 Duals Saturday on the Hilltop

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County Thorobreds wrestling team swept five straight matches to win the Section 3 Duals and qualify for the State Duals.  
    The State Duals will be held on Jan. 30 at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky.
    The scores of Saturday’s meet indicate the total domination that the Thorobreds are capable of when the entire squad is available.