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Today's News

  • ROAD BLOCKS

    A mid-morning storm Thursday left a swath of damage in its wake.
    The storm’s path was primarily contained to  the U.S. 62 West and Allen Pike areas.
    One lane of U.S. 62 was closed and Allen Pike was completely blocked until Harrison County and state road crews could clear downed trees and debris.
    In Harrison County, there are nearly 150 customers without electricity in the U.S. 62 West area. Blue Grass Energy reports that system-wide they have about 900 homes affected. Scott County and Bourbon County had damaging storms as well.

  • Did you know?

    Summer concert series begins Friday

    The Cynthiana Summer Concert Series will begin on Friday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. on the courthouse lawn.  
    For six consecutive Friday evenings, local sponsors are bringing a variety of bands to downtown Cynthiana to make the city alive with music and family friendly fun. All concerts are free to the public.
    Dwayne Gillispie and the band Sidewinder will be kicking off the series on Friday.  

  • Coppage plays in East/West Games

    The reigning Miss Softball, Ashley Coppage, didn’t have the spectacular performance that she hoped to have last weekend in the annual East/West All Star series.  
    Her East senior team won two of three games defeating both junior squads and losing in a 10-inning game to the West seniors on an over throw at home with a rain slick ball 3-2.  
    The three nine-inning games played in two days was a difficult situation for the East seniors as they had only one pitcher due to some players having other commitments.

  • Thorobreds play two summer basketball games on Hilltop last week

    It was a two-win, one-loss week for the Thorobreds’ summer program last week, which is hard to accomplish when there are only two games.  
    Harrison County won against George Rogers Clark on Tuesday and again defeated Mason County on Thursday for two summer game wins.  
    The loss came on Monday when senior Dillon Pulliam, last year’s leading scorer, suffered a foot injury and was lost for the summer.  
    Pulliam was playing with his AAU squad when the injury occurred.

  • Fillies basketball travels to play 9 games, attend Dayton Camp

    Coach Kim Furnish and the Harrison County Fillies are keeping the road hot this summer as they are traveling this part of the state playing basketball.  
    Last week started in Morehead as the Fillies traveled to Rowan County to play Russell, Robertson County and Mason County on Tuesday.  
    Harrison County bested both Russell and Robertson County, but fell to the Lady Royals by eight points coming up a little short late in the game.  

  • Out!
  • Is baseball becoming a rich fans sport?

    Since I returned from my Florida baseball trip on Sunday I have been doing some thinking about (and adding up expenses) the amount of time and money that we invested in this trip.
    We are not rich, not even close, and I wonder now how we could ever do something like this again.  
    Before I get into the trip though I want to make a comment that might hack a few people off, but here goes.  
    When I was driving up West Pleasant Street on my way home I thought I was back in Miami.  

  • Sports beat

    Football mini-camp
    is on the Hilltop this week
    Ingles Stadium will be the site of the Harrison County football Thorobreds’ mini camp this Thursday and Friday.  
    The camp will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. each day.  The camp is for incoming freshmen and all upperclassmen who will play football at Harrison County High School this fall.  
    The football coaching staff will work on drills and fundamentals in order to improve technique and stamina.  

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  • Phones are nice for proof of insurance, but keep your card, too

    On June 25 a stack of new laws will take effect while others are groundwork for future changes.
    For example, House Bill 180 mandates that the Kentucky Board of Education come up with a teacher, or certified personnel, evaluation plan.
    However, they have until the 2014-15 school year to get that accomplished.
    Most people who work outside of the home have to go through some sort of annual performance evaluation. It’s a time when strengths and opportunities for improvement are identified and then work goes on.