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Today's News

  • Church News

    CITY ON A HILL
    City on a Hill Church meets Sundays in the community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; services at 10:30 a.m.; every first and third Sunday night service; Wednesday service 7:30 p.m.
    For more information, call 859-954-1573.
    This program is not sponsored or endorsed by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
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  • New football alignment brings new teams to the Hilltop

    The KHSAA announced a new football alignment for 2019 through 2022 seasons that moves many schools to different districts. Part of the change has the first round of playoffs within the district which I haven’t heard of anyone really liking but that is the way it is.  
    Harrison County is now in a five-team district with familiar foes Holmes and Scott High and new opponents Rowan County and Boyd County.

  • Football Breds struggle in first scrimmage

    Jim Swinford,
    Sports Writer
    jswinford@KiH.net

    Last Friday, the Harrison County Thorobred football team traveled to Bardstown High School to face the Tigers in the first preseason scrimmage for each team. In a contest in which the defenses of both teams played better than their respective offenses for the most part, Bardstown scored two touchdowns with the Breds crossing the goal line just one time.

  • Grace Notes

    For the past several months I’ve been helping out a friend by posting inspirational content on a Facebook page she started called A Place of Grace, for people who struggle with drug addiction and also for their families.
    Every day I search the internet for messages of hope and encouragement for those who feel especially hopeless and discouraged, words and images that might help broken and struggling people.

  • Soccer Fillies drop final scrimmage 5-1 to Cooper, Shirley injured

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The final scrimmage of the pre-season Wednesday night served its purpose according to Harrison County Fillies Coach Kevin Gaunce.  
    “We proved that we can move the ball, get shots and keep possession against good competition, but we also exposed several areas that need improvement,” Gaunce said.  “The most glaring of which was patience on the ball, along with mental and physical toughness.”

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, Aug. 15
    Bingo for Adults. Thursday, Aug. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Prizes will be household items. Space is limited. Pre-registration is not required.
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, Aug. 15 at Hillside Program at 1:30 p.m.

  • Viewpoint pictures

                                                                  Photos by Lee Kendall

  • Catching the rest of summer

     Somehow or other we are losing the race with summer. In spite of all our best efforts, the days of August are already far ahead of us. The Back to School Sales loudly broadcast on all our media outlets, are the absolute warning that sunny days, early, bright mornings, lingering sunsets and warm winds and rains that linger are like the last kernels in the bag of popcorn. Tasty and welcome, but with far fewer numbers—nothing to lean on for succor or lasting comfort.

  • Viewpoint

    Cynthiana is quickly gaining recognition as the City of Murals, and rightfully so.
    I don’t know if there are any economic statistics out there that can conclusively say how many out-of-town dollars have been spent by tourists who simply come here to see the art work that we have on display. However, I would think those murals have more than paid for themselves with the money spent by our visitors.

  • Breds soccer opens with shutout over Sayre 2-0

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Pete Korona scored a goal just five minutes into the match and the Harrison County Thorobreds opened the 2019 season with a 2-0 win over the Sayre Spartans. 
    The first half was played, for the most part, on the Harrison County offensive side but few shots were taken, on goal.  The first game jitters and the Spartans’ physical play had the Breds passing just a little out of rhythm.