Today's News

  • Football Breds fall in final tune-up before season begins

    Franklin County showed why it is the eighth rated team in 5A football on Friday night as they scored six times in the scrimmage in Frankfort against the Harrison County Thorobreds.  
    The Thorobreds had the ball first and ran some running plays with good results before changing gears and working on the passing game.  
    Using the scrimmage to find areas that needed work was the plan for the Thorobreds, and Coach Mark Carroll was satisfied that they have things to work on before the season starts on Saturday.  

  • HCHS golfers pick up win at Mason County, Fillies still winless

    The Harrison County Thorobred golfers got into the win column for the first time this year at Mason County last Wednesday as they edged the Royals 167 to 171.  
    Shalyn Barnes was the medalist for the Breds with a 39 followed by Anthony Shirley with a 41, Stephen Lemons, 43 and Zach Schneider, 44.
    The Fillies dropped their match 163 to 182.  
    Seventh grader Sara Holland led the Fillies with a 54, Katelin Martin with 60 and Katherine Chumley 68 rounded out the scoring.  
    Mason County’s Jordan Fordge was the medalist with a 47.

  • Volleyball off to a 3-0 start with 3 road wins

    The Harrison County Fillies volleyball team began the 2011 season like Coach Bill Faulkner hoped they would by sweeping to three straight wins.  
    The Fillies traveled to Montgomery County (1-2) on Thursday and defeated the Indians 2-0, (25-14, 25-13) and dominated play in most aspects of the game.  
    The junior varsity dropped its opener in two straight 2-0.  The freshman squad won in its first outing by taking two of three games.  

  • Let’s have a parade and a pageant

    Finally we have the right attitude for the beginning of football season.  
    Anticipating the beginning of football is much like waiting for Christmas presents or your wedding day or in my case something to eat that doesn’t say “diet” this or that.  
    The opening of football is one of the best times of the year. No more waiting for the sound of the cheerleaders and the band. No more waiting for the whistle to start the kickoff.  The time is here.

  • Breds tie Bluegrass United in final scrimmage

    The Harrison County Thorobreds soccer team had its final tune up for the regular season Thursday night as they faced off with Bluegrass United.  
    Bluegrass United is a club team made up of players who are high school age or slightly older and are not currently on any teams in the central Kentucky area due to being home schooled or other factors.
    Kyle Foster scored the only Thorobreds’ varsity goal of the evening with about 30 seconds left in the first half off of a volley that was served from a corner kick.  

  • Sports beat

    Hometown Pharmacy/Thorobred Bowl
    to start with a parade
    This Saturday, the first game of the Hometown Pharmacy/Thorobred Bowl begins at 5:45 p.m. with the Rockcastle County Rockets playing the Sheldon Clark Cardinals.  
    The second game of the evening will pit the Grant County Braves and the Thorobreds of Harrison County in a game scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m.  


    The very game that was his first love, was also his downfall.
    Blaine Henry was a Harrison County basketball star in the late 1960s. His prowess on the court landed him numerous honors, not the least of which was a starring role with the Milwaukee Bucks a few years after graduation.
    It was his love of the game that ultimately spelled his demise.
    “You celebrated every win with beer parties,” said a humbled Henry, now 62 and an avowed recovering alcoholic and drug addict.

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  • Hall-Berry wed in outdoor ceremony

    Jillian Rose Hall and Edward Colten Berry were united in marriage on July 9, 2011 in an outdoor ceremony at the Side Saddle Inn of Cynthiana. Bro. Todd Moody of Stringtown Church performed the Christian service.
    The bride is the daughter of Ronnie Hall of Mt. Sterling and Andrea Hughes of Georgetown. She is a 2010 graduate of Harrison County High School and a student of Maysville Community College.

  • Mattox-Riddell exchange vows alongside the Licking River

    Noel Christian Riddell and Karey Nicole Mattox exchanged marriage vows on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011.
    A quiet, private ceremony was held at dusk alongside the North Fork of the Licking River. Harrison County Magistrate Larry Wells conducted the service. Lucas Wells set the mood with a medley of songs on acoustic guitar. Swallows skimmed the water while fireflies dotted the river bank. The couple was accompanied by Noel’s children, Jordan and Brennan, and Karey’s son, Wesley.