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Today's News

  • 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.”  

  • Harrison cross country runs well in Berea Invitational

    The Harrison County Fillies were third and the Thorobreds sixth in Saturday’s Berea Invitational Meet as the season reaches the half way point.  
    Freshman Taylor Harney led the Fillies as she had her best race finishing 27th in 27:44.  
    Caylin Mattox was right behind Harney finishing 28th with Abby Cooper 30th, Kayla Joy 36th, Tamara Lunsford 37th and Chelsea Bowman 40th in the 5000M run.  
    The race was run on a slower course which winds through the woods and beside a creek in a picturesque setting that the runners enjoy.  

  • Harrison County volleyball improves to 17-7 with 3rd place at Dink Scott

    Last week was an extremely busy one for the Harrison County Fillies volleyball team, but one that saw them win six of eight matches and take third place in the Dink Scott Tournament in Mt. Sterling.
    The Villa Madonna Blue Lightning were guests of the Fillies on Thursday night and, according to Coach Bill Faulkner, his girls may have been too gracious as hosts.  
    “I felt like we should have won the Villa Madonna match,” he explained. “We just made some silly mistakes and had some bad service attempts.”