Today's News

  • It’s playoff football time

    The scene is set in most districts for playoff football in Kentucky’s high schools.  Harrison County qualified Friday night by whipping Pendleton County for the fourth and final spot in the District 7 field joining Highlands, Covington Catholic and Holmes.  
    The Thorobreds will travel to play the Ashland Paul Blazer Tomcats who have an 8-2 season mark. The only common opponent during the regular season was Belfry, who defeated both teams.  

  • Sports beat

    Select volleyball sign ups Nov. 7, 14
    The Harrison County Select Club volleyball, which is a USA-sanctioned organization, will have open registration Nov. 7 and 14 at the Harrison County Extension office from 6-8 p.m.
    The program is for girls in sixth through 11th grade.
    Coach Bill Faulkner noted that no previous volleyball experience is needed.
    For more information, contact Faulkner at 859-234-2499.

    Traveling baseball team tryouts

  • Dennis-Collier wed in Gatlinburg Sept. 9

    Andrea Dennis, daughter of Bobby and Kathy Dennis of Sunrise, Ky., and Danny Collier, son of David and Marietta Collier of Pendleton County, Ky., exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 9, 2011 in a private family ceremony at The Chapel At The Park in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
    Taryn Collier, daughter of the groom, served as flower girl.
    A wedding shower was given in honor of the couple by Jennifer Robinson, sister of the bride.
    Dennis is employed as a Registered Nurse at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana.
    Collier is employed by 3M Co. in Cynthiana.

  • Trogdlen-McCauley marry June 11

    Haley Christine Trogdlen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horrell C. Trogdlen of Owensboro, Ky., and James Mason McCauley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Scott McCauley of Cynthiana, Ky., were married at 6:30 p.m. on June 11, 2011, at Second Presbyterian Church in Lexington. The reception followed at Fasig-Tipton.

  • Alivia Renee Whisman

    Alivia Renee Whisman was born to Tasha Lane and Randy Whisman Jr. of Cynthiana on Sept. 26, 2011 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz., and is welcomed by her brothers Aiden and Addison Whisman and sister Alexis Whisman.
    Maternal grandparents are Angela and Stephen Richards and Eddie Lane of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparens are Carolyn and Bronson Yazell and Francis and Walter Lane.
    Paternal grandparents are Rita and Shane Whirls and Randy and Brenda Whisman of Cynthiana.

  • Thomas Wayne Evans

    Thomas Wayne Evans was born to Eric and Tera Evans of Cynthiana on Oct. 27, 2011 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Jonathan and sisters Lauren and Summer.
    Maternal grandparents are Rocky and Patricia Amburgey of Carlisle, Ky.
    Paternal grandparents are Wayne and Faye Evans of Sadieville, Ky.

  • Slagle-Dean plan outdoor spring wedding in Florida

    Teresa M. Slagle of Ocala, Fla., and Bill Dean of Rhode Island, Mass., announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
    Slagle is the daughter of Lillie M. (Morris) Simpson of Cynthiana, Ky. and Lawrence Charles (Charlie) Slagle of Lexington, Ky. She is a 1983 graduate of Harrison County High School and a 1986 graduate of Midway College, Midway, Ky. She is employed by the State of Florida with the Department of Environmental Protection under the Bureau of the Office of Greenways and Trails.

  • Thompsons to celebrate 50th anniversary Nov. 12

    Parkey and Helen Thompson of Flemingsburg, Ky. are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Nov. 11, 1961 in Berea, Ky. and have four children. They are Parkey Jr. (Lisa) Thompson of Cumming, Ga., Tammy (Doug) Switzer of Cynthiana, Tracey (Steve) Rials of Union, Ky. and Kevin (Angie) Thompson of Mayslick, Ky. They also have 12 grandchildren.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Luke McCalla Smith, Oct. 2, son of Andrew McCalla and Vanessa Robinson Smith; Braden Scott Cheek, Oct. 23, son of Shannon and Beth Cheek.
    Ground breaking ceremony held at the Harrison County Industrial Park #2. Also Gov. Patton presents check to the Harrison County Water Association for Project 9B.
    The Country Candle Gift Shop, 104 E. Pike St., to hold a Christmas open house.

  • Federal government takes action on Radon gas to prevent deaths in 2011

    Oct. 17-24 was Federal Radon Action Week according to The Surgeon General. Health agencies throughout the United States have joined forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.  The American Lung Association, Centers for Disease Control, and National Cancer Institute all agree that radon is a National health problem and encourage radon testing during the October awareness drive.