Today's News

  • Young man drowns at Robinson Dam Saturday

    A 23-year-old northern Harrison County man drowned Saturday night while trying to save his girlfriend from the same fate.
    Jeremy Booker and Kimberly Grimes went to Robinson Dam to swim around 8:30 p.m. Saturday with Grimes’ cousin, Hayley Bailey, and her boyfriend, Jonathan Mardis, sister, Peggy Grimes and two 2-year-old children.
    Bailey said within minutes her cousin was fighting to get out of the water after she had been swept off of the dam.

  • Cynthiana woman killed in KY 36 West accident

    A Cynthiana woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident Monday morning on KY 36 West.
    Carolyn Williams, 66, Lafferty Pike, was killed when she was thrown from her 2008 Nissan Versa about 8:50 a.m.
    According to authorities, Williams overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle, which struck a fence and flipped.
    Williams was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital where she died of her injuries.

    See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for more details.

  • Jenkins enters her 8th season with 7 returning starters

    It only seems like yesterday for Coach Kim Jenkins when she began to coach the Harrison County Fillies Soccer program, but it was actually eight years ago.  
    “Time really flies when you are busy coaching, but I have enjoyed every minute of it,” she said as she recalled the years.
    This year may be easier to remember and more fun to recall as she greets a huge group of players and seven returning starters to the LeBus Field practices.

  • The Carr Era begins as football practice is in full swing

    BAfter one week of practice the Harrison County Thorobreds football players are fully aware that a new sheriff is in town.  
    “When we played football when I was in school we were not the most talented group,” admitted Coach Jim Carr. “But we were in the best shape and won games in the fourth quarter. We will be in better shape than our opponent in 2012.”  
    Carr played for Fred Mariani, whose teams had modest success from 1977-79 without great talent and learned what being in good condition meant in determining wins and losses.

  • Be true to your school and a special hole in one

    The Beach Boys in the 60s sang a song about cruising around town with their letter sweaters on and the school decal on the car showing everyone who could see that they were “number one in the state.”  
    They, of course, were referencing their school being better than the others in town since they grew up in metropolitan Los Angeles where there are multiple schools.  
    We in Harrison County have only one school to be true to and that is good old Harrison County High School.  

  • Middle School Football Camp marks beginning of 2012 season

    More than 65 middle school boys turned out Monday for the kick off to the season, the Harrison County Middle School Football Camp.  
    The coaching staff, six of whom are new, greeted the players to begin workouts for the three-day camp.  
    The heat index was a problem on Monday as it was at 105 degrees, which prevents workouts of any kind.  
    After a few minutes, the index dropped below 105 and the workouts began in earnest.
    The new coaching staff begins with the head coach of the HCMS program, Terry McMillan.  

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    Breds soccer alumni game is Aug. 2
    The annual Breds soccer alumni game will take place on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. at the LeBus Soccer Field. All former Thorobreds soccer players are encouraged and welcome to attend.  
    Concessions will be sold during the event to benefit the current Harrison County High School Thorobreds Soccer team.  Please come out and show support for the team plus see some of your favorites from years gone by play again.  

  • Ammerman-Ross exchange vows on A. Keller Farm

    Sarah Clay Ammerman and Dustin Ross of Cynthiana, Ky., were united in marriage on March 31, 2012, at half past five o’clock in the evening at A. Keller Farm. The Rev. Wayne Tolson officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of Mike and Debbie Ammerman of Cynthiana. The bridegroom is the son of Bridgette Oliver of Burlington, N.C. and the grandson of Brenda Hunt from Cynthiana.
    The bride is an office manager for Farmer’s Tobacco Company.  He is a lab scientist from Combined Physicians Lab in Cynthiana.
    The couple will reside in Georgetown, Ky.