Today's News

  • Relay for Life
  • Seniors’ board, staff members resign

    As recent financial woes of the Commission on Aging/Harrison County Senior Citizens Center have come to light, several employees have resigned leaving a skeleton crew to keep services available.
    “We have to do something,” said Dr. Beth Laytart, chairman of the Commission on Aging board.
    She said the Title III director, Robbin Back, left at the end of May along with her husband and director of Community Employment Opportunities Jason Back. His position, while housed in the same building, is not part of the Commission on Aging.

  • Cynthiana man killed in firey I-75 crash Wednesday

    Michael Todd McCall, 22, was killed in an accident on I-75 early Wednesday morning, June 12.
    McCall, driving a Chevrolet S-10, was northbound on I-75 and for an unknown reason veered to the right onto the shoulder where a semi-tractor trailer had pulled off, according to Sherelle Roberts, Lexington-Fayette Police spokesperson.
    Roberts said the S-10 burst into flames after impact.
    The accident occurred about 1:50 a.m. near the Athen-Boonesboro Road exit.
    McCall’s grandmother, Wanda Gill, is certain that her grandson fell asleep at the wheel.


    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.