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Today's News

  • City commission incumbents reclaim posts

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    For the first time in several years, there will be no change in the Cynthiana City Commission.
    The four incumbent candidates earned voter support for their re-election bids.
    Billy Grayson, John M. “Jack” Keith, Roger Slade and Gary Brunker received the four highest tallies, holding off challenger Amanda Moore, who had also previously served on the commission.

  • Tobacco receiving station opens at old Cleveland Twist

    International Tobacco Trading Group and Golden Leaf announced the grand opening of a new receiving station for Harrison and surrounding county farmers.
    The seemingly impossible task of tobacco selling may have just gotten a little easier for Harrison County farmers through the opening of a new burley receiving station.
    According to Harrison County Agriculture Agent Gary Carter, tobacco crops in Harrison County are becoming harder to keep a tally on than ever before.

  • Firefighter Explorers Program gives glimpse of real-life heroes

    Cynthiana Firefighters are giving kids the opportunity to experience an life of a firefighter.
    Almost every child dreams of becoming something one day.
    Some like to dress-up like doctors and lawyers and role play in front of an audience of stuffed animals.
    Another popular childhood ambition, however, is to one day rush into a burning building and save the lives of families.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    THEME: ANIMAL WORLD
    STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    ACROSS
    1. Girder that looks like a letter
    6. *Largest North American deer
    9. *Methane release by a cow
    13. ___-__-la
    14. Actress ___ Thompson
    15. Ranee’s wrap
    16. Luxurious sheet fabric
    17. Opposite of guzzle
    18. Donor’s loss
    19. *Cause of African Sleeping Sickness
    21. *Dangerous delicacy
    23. Nada
    24. Rented on the links
    25. Distant
    28. Fountain order

  • Sports beat

    Meet the Breds and Fillies
    Friday, Nov. 16
    It’s time to kick off another basketball season for the Harrison County Fillies and Thorobreds. The annual Meet the Breds and Fillies night will be held Friday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym.

  • Football season is over for Breds and Wildcats

    This weekend marked the end of a tough season for the Harrison County football Thorobreds and, for all practical purposes, the football Wildcats, too.
    In a season that was the first for Jim Carr as head coach, the Thorobreds had everything from injuries to defections to go with a youthful team.
    There were high points and low points, which I will examine here.
    First, the high points beginning with the actual hiring of Carr.  

  • Score 'N' More
  • Breds fifth, Fillies seventh in Cross Country Regional

    The high expectations and hopes that the Harrison County cross country teams went to the regional with were not realized though the athletes performed well in many cases.  
    The weather was cold and dreary, which, according to Coach Danny Simpson, the runners were not quite prepared for.  

  • Golden Eagles fly over Breds Friday night 68-14 in first round game

    The few Harrison County fans that braved the trip to Paintsville Friday night must have wondered one thing for sure. That would be if this is the eighth best team in 4A how good are the other seven?  
    The Golden Eagles ran over the Breds in every facet of the game Friday night en route to a 68-14 first round of the playoffs win where they scored the first five times they touched the ball.
    Only 56 seconds were played before junior Jordan Young picked off a Robbie Stroub pass and took it 38 yards for the first Johnson Central score.  

  • Youthful Fillies look to speed up the tempo in 2012-13

    Kim Furnish enters her second year as head coach of the Harrison County Fillies with some definite changes in mind.  
    The line up will change because three starters from last year’s 10-22 squad are gone.  
    The trio averaged in double figures between the three of them so the points will be missed as well as team leadership.  
    Kelsey Cummins was the point guard for three years, Mariah Nichols, the second leading scorer and Emalee Little was capable of having big scoring nights.