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Today's News

  • School board expected to give spring break the axe

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    School closings due to winter weather this week has forced Harrison County Schools to designate spring break as the make-up days for the school calendar.

  • Kelat home destroyed by fire Wednesday morning

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    An early Wednesday morning fire kept Harrison County firefighters out in the bitter cold for nearly four hours.

    A house fire on Ky. 1744, Benson Road, was called in to dispatch just after midnight, said Assistant Chief James McCarty.

  • Weekly exercise, fitness program available at City Hall gym

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Recreation Department has donated space and time in the city gym to welcome a new exercise and fitness program Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m.

  • Thorobreds 38th District champs with 60-46 win over Black Devils

    The Harrison County Thorobreds never trailed as they defeated the Robertson County Black Devils 60 to 46 in Friday’s championship game of the 38th District.
    The game, played at Pendleton County before a good crowd, was the only meeting this year between the two schools.
    Harrison County’s physical edge was something that the Robertson County team could not overcome. The Thorobreds took advantage of their size to dominate the boards for the night grabbing more rebounds in each quarter than their smaller opponent.

  • HCMS Archery
  • Grit not enough as Fillies fall in double overtime to Lady Jackets

    BThe Harrison County Fillies laid it all on the line Thursday night but came up a little short. The Fillies lost a double overtime thriller to the Nicholas County Lady Jackets in the finals of the 38th District basketball tournament.  
    Harrison County played the game from the start without starting forward Taylor Reffett, who was out with concussion-like symptoms, and then lost shooting guard Chelsea Ingram with two seconds gone in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury.  
    The medical report is not meant to take away from the game that was played.  

  • Sports this week

    Fillies Basketball
    Region Quarterfinals at Mason County
    Wednesday, March 5 vs. George Rogers Clark, 7:30 p.m.
    Region Semifinals at Mason County if they advance
    Saturday  March 8, 5:30 p.m.
    Region Finals at Mason County if they advance
    Sunday, March 9, 3 p.m.

    Thorobreds Basketball
    Region Quarterfinals at Mason County
    Thursday, March 6 vs. George Rogers Clark, 7:30 p.m.
    Region Semifinals at Mason County if they advance  
    Monday, March 10, 6 p.m.

  • Four Harrison Countians named to Halls of Fame in 10th Region

    The 10th Region coaches for girls’ and boys’ basketball have named the slates for this year’s inductees to the Hall of Fame.  
    The honorees include two people from Harrison County in each of the classes, women’s and men’s.
    The women named are Mary VanHook from the Oddville Kittens as a veteran’s inductee and Megan Gray-McIlvain from the 1999-2004 Harrison County Fillies.
    VanHook played for the Oddville Kittens from 1926 through 1929.  

  • Still some good things going on

    Before I get into my article I want to apologize to Grant Carr and his family for omitting Grant in my article about the Collins game where I listed the seniors that started the game.  It should have read the five seniors that started Dillon Pulliam, Mason Ritchie, Landon Palmer, Grant Carr and long-time manager Russell Crosthwaite.  
    Sometimes I can blame my mistakes on the people working at the paper, but this time I’m afraid it was all me.

  • Cynthiana Gems-Sapphires doing well in state wide competition

    The ages 6-11 Cynthiana Gems-Sapphires have competed in five competitions since July and have finished no less than second overall in the events.  
    The team participates in the Universal Cheerleaders Associ-ation and the National Cheerleaders Association.  They began in July in Nicholas County where they were first place winners in their Youth Level 1 division and Overall Grand Champions for All-Stars.  
    The following contest was a UCA tournament where they were selected first in the Youth Level 1 division.