Today's News

  • Mike’s Minute

    Sports are a very important part of many people’s lives, including mine.  
    But I believe that there are occasions that call for remembering other things that are much more important. Such is the case this week when we reflect on the 11th anniversary of the cowardly attack made by Muslim radicals on New York and the World Trade Center.  
    The many people whose lives were lost and others whose lives were forever changed should be in our utmost thoughts and prayers during this week especially if not at all times.  

  • Sports Beat

    Thorobreds golfers continue
    struggles in two matches

    The Harrison County boys’ golf team traveled again to Mt. Sterling on Saturday and competed in the 25-team Montgomery County Invitational.  
    After playing within 14 strokes of the Indians in the last match at the Cynthiana Country Club, the Breds’ scores escalated to a 377 team score for a 22nd place finish of the 25-participating squads.  

  • Harrison runners second at Woodford County, Smith brothers lead Breds

    Tuesday, Sept, 4, was another hot, muggy day in central Kentucky, so the Harrison County cross country squad traveled to Woodford County for a four-team meet.  
    Both Harrison County squads finished second in the meet despite running their third meet in six days.  
    Ross and Harry Smith led the Breds as they finished fourth and fifth in a strong performance by the brothers.  
    The winning time of 17:52 was turned in by Adam Smith of Berea beating the Smith brothers times by a little more than two minutes.  

  • Dinner with David Sheely Sept. 21, 22

    In November 1846, David Sheely was executed by hanging for killing his wife on a hill north of Cynthiana.  Sheely is more known for what he did after death than anything that happened before.
    A local group of actors have taken David Sheely’s story and brought it to life in a storytelling experience known as Dinner with David Sheely.  
    A very unique event, Dinner with David Sheely is a dinner theater event held in the exercise yard of the old  county jail.

  • City gives final approval to tax rate generating same revenue as last year

    The Cynthiana City Commission voted unanimously to set the city tax rate at 17.4 cents per $100 of assessed real estate, which is the compensating rate.
    This year’s rate is the maximum allowable by the state without holding a public hearing. It will generate close to the same amount of revenue as last year’s 17.1 cents on every $100 assessment.
    The city expects to receive $490,249 this year compared to last year’s $489,247.

  • Marching Thorobreds open season with strong beginning

    The Harrison County Marching Thorobreds began their season by competing at the Kings High School band contest in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Saturday, Sept. 8.  
    The band placed first in its class by besting five other competitors from Ohio and Indiana.  
    They also collected the best color guard, best visual performance and best general effect awards within their classification.  

  • County approves $2,000 funding for hotel feasibility study

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court has voted to financially support a hotel study.
    According to Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett the Economic Development Authority has been approached by an investor interested in possibly bringing a chain hotel to Harrison County.
    “The investor is wishing to conduct a study that will show if it is feasible to build a hotel in Harrison County,” said Barnett. “They are wanting to conduct the study as soon as possible, however, they are wanting financial support from the city and county.’

  • Calendar set for 2012 General Assembly

    The 2013 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is scheduled to begin on Jan. 8 and will last 30 legislative days.
    As usual during an odd-numbered year, in which sessions are half as long as in even-numbered years, the session will have two parts. The first four days of the session – Jan. 8 to Jan. 11 – will focus on organizational work, such as electing legislative leaders, adopting rules of procedure and organizing committees.
    The second part of the session begins on Feb. 5, with final adjournment scheduled for March 26.

  • CHS alum Louis Stout remembered

    Funeral services will be held Saturday for the sports legend and role model Louis Stout.
    Stout, who may best be known as the former Kentucky High School Athletic Association commissioner, died Sunday night at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington following a brief illness.
    His services will be Saturday at noon at Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625  Russell Cave Road, Lexington. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 3421 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington.

  • Berry woman tortured, kidnapped

    A still shaken Berry woman says she may go into hiding in order to keep from reliving the night of Sept. 7; a night she calls “the night of hell.”
    What started as a simple friendly encounter between two neighbors quickly turned into a night filled with acts of  jealousy and rage against Dorothy Butcher.
    “Harold [Stevens] and the neighbor were outside one evening talking about starting a garden,” Butcher recalled. “He called me outside and asked what I thought about it. I said that was fine with me.”