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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Jan. 5
    Women’s Book Group. Thursday, Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. will meet to discuss the book The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Refreshments will be served the night of discussion.

    FRIDAY, Jan. 6
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Jan. 6 at Cynthiana Baptist Daycare at 10:30 a.m.; Shady Lawn, 11:30 a.m.; Eastside Laundry, 3 p.m.; Grand Haven, 3:15 p.m.

    SATURDAY, Jan. 7

  • Body of drowning victim recovered Saturday

    Harrison County Search and Rescue recovered the body of Martin Martinez , 26, who fell into the river at Rocky Ford Road.

    Martinez, who was dropped off at his residence by his employer, Jerry Dennis, around 2:30 p.m. Friday, slipped into the South Fork of the Licking River with his brother Ernesto nearby.

    According to Deputy Robert Peak of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department, Ernesto ran to the river bank when Martin went into the river.

    "He was still swimming and had his head above water when Ernesto lost sight of him," Peak said.

  • Grapplers finish 16th in high profile Lafayette tournament, host HCIWT

    The Harrison County Thorobreds wrestlers tuned up for the annual Harrison County Invitational Wrestling Tournament by competing last week in the Lafayette tournament in Lexington.  
    The Lafayette tourney is compiled of the top teams in the state including schools from 10 different regions, 26 teams overall.  
    The Thorobreds were 16th of 26 teams totaling 80 points.  
    The meet was won by Simon Kenton followed by Anderson County, Lafayette and North Hardin.  

  • Fillies lose opener in Lady Wolverine tourney 79-55 to Boyle County

    The Lady Rebels of Boyle County spotted the Harrison County Fillies a five-point lead in the first period and then turned on the defensive pressure to rout Harrison County 79-55 Tuesday afternoon in Frankfort.  
    The game was the second of the day in the Lady Wolverine Christmas Tourney hosted by Western Hills High School.  
    The Fillies had lost to Boyle County last Monday in Lexington during the Fayette County tourney and had hoped to be able to handle the pressure better this go around.  

  • Breds win two of three games in Gatlinburg tournament

    Winning two of three games is not a bad week before Christmas, but Coach Mike Reitz was not pleased.  
    “We had a 14-point lead against Heritage with seven minutes to play and lost the game,” lamented the veteran coach. “They hit 12 threes for the game and six in the last quarter.”  
    The Thorobreds perimeter defense failed to get a hand in the face of seniors Cody Wagner and Corey Stroub who combined for the six treys in the final quarter to lead the Maryville Heritage team to a 77-72 win over the Thorobreds.  

  • New Year’s wishes for 2012

    I want to give a Top 10 list much like the one that is given on late night television by one of the other famous Hoosiers.  My list will consist of things I would like to happen for me personally as well as in local sports.  
    I am going to leave off everyone being healthy and the like because that goes without saying.  
    10. For one year, everyone in the United States thinking about what is best for the country and not what is best them personally.  

  • Fillies drop games to Tates Creek and Henry Clay in Fayette tournament

    Coach Kim Furnish was sure that the Fayette Tournament was good for her team.  
    “Mariah Nichols’ injury was not good at all, but we learned quite a lot about the rest of the team in this tournament,” said the first-year coach. “We played two Lexington schools with largely an eighth grader, two freshmen, a sophomore and two seniors and improved each day.”  
    Nichols suffered her second concussion of the year on Monday afternoon against Boyle County and will be sidelined until mid-January more than likely.  

  • Community Calendar

    FRIDAY, Dec. 30
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Dec. 30 at Our Little Miracles at 11:30 a.m.; Robynwood Heights, 2:30 p.m.
    SATURDAY, Dec. 31
    Public Library Closing. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be closed Dec. 31 and will reopen on Monday, Jan. 2 at 9 a.m.
    MONDAY, Jan. 2
    Health Department Closings. The Harrison County Health Department will be closed on Jan. 2 and 3 for the New Year holiday.
    TUESDAY, Jan. 3

  • A Legislative Perspective

    FRANKFORT – It may be quiet in the halls of the Capitol as 2011 draws to a close, but that is set to change early next week, when the General Assembly returns to kick off the 2012 Regular Session.
    Even-year meetings are always a busy time because of the budget, but another major task awaits us as well beginning January 3rd: redistricting.

  • 2011 was prosperous; looking forward to 2012

    I trust that everyone had a Merry Christmas as we look forward to a prosperous New Year.
    What does that mean? We all get those greeting cards that wish us well, but prosperous?
    Looking back on 2011, I have to think of some of what I would consider prosperous for Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    For instance, 2011 was the beginning of construction on the Cynthiana by-pass. It’s a state-funded project that is bringing millions of dollars to the area.