Today's News

  • Winning the conflict, losing the relationship

    I’ve recently discovered the secret to getting rid of internal turmoil and stress – I’ve stopped listening to news talk radio and political talking heads shows on TV.
    Instead, I listen to my iPod – music and podcasts of sermons and science, food and history. It’s amazing how my inner agitation and anxiety have gone way down, and I haven’t missed a thing. I still know what’s going on in the world – I do work for a newspaper – without having to endure all the yelling.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, June 30

  • Suspect charged with arson

    Police have arrested a suspect in three arson cases following a confession from the man
    Arson investigators were ready to go searching for the suspect believed to be the cause of the June 18 and 19 fires when he came knocking on their door.
    “At approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night, our suspect came knocking on the door of the fire house saying that he wanted to confess what he had done,” said Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders.

  • Harrison County Middle School Awards
  • Track teams hold 2011 post-season awards

    The County Extension Office was the scene Saturday for the annual track awards ceremony hosted by Coaches Danny Simpson and Kurt Burgan.  
    Burgan was standing in for Coach Robert Walker, who was recuperating from a minor surgery.  
    The event began with a potluck luncheon prepared by the families of team members.  
    Following the lunch Simpson and Burgan recognized the teams for the outstanding season, which was just concluded with the state track meet on May 26 at the University of Louisville.  

  • Hole in one
  • The American Sports fan, give us someone to hate

    Hate is a strong word, but intensely dislike doesn’t make a good title so there we go.
    Anyway, LeBron James and the failure of the Miami Heat to win the NBA title brought the extreme dislike of players to the forefront during the past two weeks.
    I thought it would be a good time to list the villains of sports in my lifetime and if you like you can recall some of the people you didn’t particularly care for in your sports life.  

  • East/West softball interrupted by rain, two games played

    Harrison County junior Tracey Hicks’ East All Star adventure was shortened from three games to two last weekend, but was still a productive, learning experience.
    “Tracey had an overall good experience,” said Coach Christine Garnett. “She got to meet and compete with players from around the state in her class and also was able to watch the senior all stars play and learn from them.”

  • Fillies learn hard lessons at University of Louisville team camp

    There are at least two ways to approach summer camp for basketball teams. One is to go to a camp where the competition is light and the team can experience winning while not learning much and the other is to go to a highly competitive camp where wins and losses mean a lot less than the lessons the team learns.
    The latter was the choice of new Fillies head coach Kim Furnish last week when they attended team camp at the University of Louisville.  

  • Sports beat

    HCMS girls’ track closes dominate
    season with conference championship
    The Harrison County Middle School girls’ track team completed a very successful season on May 14 by finishing seventh of 49 schools in the KTCCCA Middle School State Championship.  
    The highlight of the year for Coach Alicia Glenn’s team was winning the Bluegrass Conference Middle School Championship.  This meet had 14 teams from all over central Kentucky competing for the first place prize.