Today's News

  • Harrison Co. soccer teams end season with wins

    Both the Fillies and Thorobreds soccer teams finished the 2011 regular season with wins and have momentum going into the district tournaments.
    The Fillies ended the regular season with a 9-7-2 record has they closed out 2011 by defeating Pendleton County (3-12-2) by a 2-0 white wash and followed with a home defeat of Model (5-13-1) 4-0 last Thursday.  
    Freshman keeper Chelsea Ingram recorded her seventh and eighth shut outs of the season in the victories.

  • Tuesday fire still under investigation

    Firefighters were on the scene of a house fire for nearly four hours early Tuesday morning.
    The Shawhan Road house was a total loss, said Glynden King, a Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department volunteer.
    King said the house was fully involved in flames when firefighters got there after receiving a call from a neighbor at about 11:30 p.m.
    King said it appeared the fire may have started on the right of the two-story, vinyl-sided house.

  • Annual Chili Cook-Off is Saturday

    The Cynthiana Fire Department and the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library invite you to enter the third annual Chili Cook-Off taking place Saturday, Oct. 15 at Flat Run Veterans Park with set-up starting at 3:30 p.m.
    This is a fun event and is not a sanctioned ‘Chili Cook-off’ (so beans and pasta are okay). Best chili wins. Prizes will be awarded.
    Tasting by the panel of judges will begin at 4:15 with prizes awarded at 4:30 p.m. The chili supper will commence immediately after prizes are awarded.

  • Irish sports, bowling and what else?

    Patti and I are going to Ireland next week and I feel like I am going into a time warp as far as sports go.  Other than rugby, soccer and bowling, what other sports are considered to be Irish friendly.  
    Sure, Notre Dame is the Fighting Irish, but as far as I know all sports involving people from Ireland have fighting Irish in them. People used to say “What if I went to a fight and a European soccer match broke out?”

  • Spooky Boo Wow event is Oct. 22

    It was a pleasant surprise last fall when over 60 dogs were registered in the first Xi Beta Beta-sponsored Spooky Boo Wow Howl-o-ween parade.
    Parade organizers are again hoping to bring out the hounds for their second annual event to help raise money for the Humane Society of Harrison County.
    The parade will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at the courthouse. Registration will begin at noon and the parade will follow at 1:15 p.m. The cost is $5 per dog.
    Charleen McIlvain, Xi Beta Beta member, said only dogs are being registered.


    Bubba Marshall said he braced himself for a busy fall when he started seeing how thick this year’s walnut crop was turning out.
    Every day since Oct. 1, Marshall Tractor parking lot is lined with pickup trucks carrying loads of walnuts to be hulled and weighed.
    “The trees were thick this year,” Marshall said Monday morning over the constant roar of the hulling machine. “But I think it’s more that people need the money. It’s not just poor people.”

  • Breds can’t match Bulldogs’ speed in 25-7 loss

    There once was an advertisement on radio and television about driving too fast, which ended with “Speed Kills.”  
    The Harrison County Thorobreds found out Friday night that speed is hard to deal with and that bad luck comes in different forms.  
    The Thorobreds started the evening in Covington with four senior starters out with injuries.  
    Seniors Matt Carter, Joe Korona, Tyler Martin and Nick Slucher were each injured in the Highlands game last week and sat the game with Holmes out Friday night.  

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  • Springboks soccer team captures LIT tournament in Lexington

    The Springboks soccer team captured the Lexington Invitational Tournament (LIT) U-12 girls’ classic division hosted by Lexington FC at Masterson Station Park in Lexington on Oct. 8 and 9. The tournament was played as a five-team round robin format with the winner determined by best record in the division.
    The Springboks competed against local host Lexington FC (LFC), Mason Copa and Mason Questra from Hamilton, Ohio, as well as the CUSE Titans from Cincinnati.
    The Springboks captured the title with a 3-0-1 record for the weekend.

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