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Today's News

  • Students unhurt in Tuesday afternoon wreck involving school bus

    Students on Harrison County school bus  No. 202 had quite a scare Tuesday afternoon when their bus was rear-ended on U.S. 27 South about 4:30 p.m.
    None of the 15 students on board were injured. They were transferred to another bus to complete the route.
    Information regarding the driver of a truck that hit the bus in the rear is not available at this time. However, a passenger was transported by Brown Ambulance Service to Harrison Memorial Hospital.

  • Supreme Court upholds redistricting order

    On Friday afternoon, the Kentucky Supreme Court affirmed the Franklin Circuit Court’s order that state legislative races for the 2012 election cycle shall be conducted pursuant to the boundaries that were in effect immediately prior to the enactment of House Bill 1. The Court reiterated that the filing deadline for candidates for state Senator and state Representative was Feb. 10, 2012.

  • Escaped prisoner picked up Wednesday

    A Harrison County woman was caught following her escape from Harrison County Circuit Court Tuesday after being sentenced to five years in jail.
    Tara Fryman, 29, was taken into custody Wednesday and served a second degree escape charge for running from police after being sentenced.
    According to Det. Paul Olin, once Fryman was in custody she ran from officials a second time by “slipping her cuffs,” while being processed at the sheriff’s department and ran toward the Justice Center.

  • Little did they know

    The headline should have said “Did they know Little?” referring to Harrison County senior Emalee Little. The 5-foot-4-inch small forward hit five three pointers en route to a game and career high 21 points in the Fillies 56-49 win.  
    The win avenged a regular season loss to the Lady Cats in which neither Little nor sophomore center Jordan Doram played.  

  • Cold shooting leads to the end of Thorobreds’ season

    “We played good enough defensively to win,” commented Coach Mike Reitz following the 36-33 loss to Pendleton County Monday night. “The shots just would not fall.”  
    Harrison County made only 27 percent from the field Monday in the opening round of the 38th District Tournament, which was made worse by the fact that they were one for 17 for six percent from the three-point line.  
    A few of the shots were forced, but the vast majority were attempts that, on most other occasions, went into the basket.
    Not on this night.  

  • Harrison County wrestlers unable to score at state meet

    Seniors Anthony Shirley and Shawn Tobin were close but neither made it to the podium and the Harrison County wrestlers went scoreless in the state meet last weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park.  

  • College referee’s don’t get paid enough

    Before I go into my main topic of the week, I want to mention an award that my brother John received last Friday.  
    Only John’s wife and daughters were aware of his being named to the North Hardin Basketball Hall of Fame last Friday for his contributions over several years to the program.  

  • Fillies drop overtime battle to Bryan Station Friday night

    In a game that was close throughout, the Harrison County Fillies lost an overtime thriller to Bryan Station of Lexington Friday in the season finale on the Hilltop.  
    The Lady Defenders, who were at one time highly rated this year, used man-to-man pressure and quickness to forge ahead early, but the Fillies handled the pressure well to stay in striking distance.  
    Bryan Station held the first quarter advantage at 15-8 but the Fillies chipped away at the margin and cut the lead to four at 27-23 by halftime.  

  • Central Shaolin Martial Arts students tested for next belt

    Grandmaster Hiang The’ recently tested Cynthiana students below for their next belt at Central Shaolin Martial Arts.
    Those who tested were:
    Second degree black belt - Andrew Norfleet
    First degree Brown belt - Rick Cole, Ethan Cole, Sarah Norfleet, Nycolas Conley, Shandi Strausbaugh
    Second degree brown - Kedrick Bacon
    Third degree brown - Chris Hedges, Mason Hedges, Will Lucky, Preston Roark and Nathan Maynard

  • Thorobreds win at Montgomery County

    The Harrison County Thorobreds were playing their best basketball of the season at just the right time as they won their fifth straight game Friday over the Montgomery County Indians.  
    In a thrilling game played on the Indians’ floor in Mt. Sterling, the Thorobreds battled the favored home team in a game that saw six ties and 11 lead changes.  
    Harrison County led 9-2 at the start as they jumped out on the cold shooting Indians on the Montgomery County Senior Night.