Today's News

  • Tackling the issues

    A candidate debate was hosted by the Harrison county TEA Party at the Extension office Sunday, Sept. 30.
    As the election draws near, candidates kick into overdrive in an effort to leave a positive impression on all voters that will hopefully follow them into the voting booths on Nov. 6.
    Last Sunday was no exception as many citizens piled into the Harrison County Extension office to catch a glimpse and hear from a variety of candidates whose names will help fill this year’s ballot.

  • Q-Club owner killed in wreck in Bourbon Co.

    Funeral services were held Wednesday morning for a Cynthiana man killed in a Bourbon County wreck last week.
    Emery H. Withers Jr., 77, died of injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident on Russell Cave Road on Thursday.
    Withers was a passenger in a 2001 Chevrolet S-10, which was being driven by his nephew, Thomas Sheats.
    According to Deputy Michael Jones of the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Department Sheats was taking his uncle to an appointment at the VA Hospital in Lexington.

  • McCauley’s fitness goal turns into daily habit

    “I just felt like running.”
    In no way did Stephen McCauley start his days of running like the well-known fictional character portrayed by Tom Hanks in the movie Forrest Gump.
    However, what started out as a bet between McCauley, his wife and sister-in-law, has now become more of a daily routine for 1,000 days and counting.
    Thursday, Sept. 27, McCauley, along with WKYT news anchor Amber Philpott and hundreds of Paris High School students, ran a mile to help celebrate the 1,000th consecutive day McCauley had ran a mile.

  • Taxing districts: One takes cut, one status quo, rest up

    Harrison County tax bills were sent in the mail last week.
    The bills show how much property owners are paying this year. However, they do not show what last year’s tax rates were for the area’s taxing districts.
    Of the seven taxing districts in the county, only one showed a drop in its rate from last year.
    The Harrison County Health Department dropped from .06 cents per $100 of assessed property to .05 cents on real estate and tangible properties.

  • Did you know?

    Battling for Beth fund-raiser is Saturday
    Friends and family of Beth Slade will  host an event on Saturday, Oct. 6, to help raise funds to cover her medical costs. Slade was recently diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer and has started treatments. Her medical bills are beginning to come in. She raised two sons with special needs, one of whom died two years ago. The other is a freshman in college.
    The event will be held at the Harrison County courthouse and will include a yard sale, bake sale, vendors, gospel singing and baskets for auction.

  • Marching Thorobreds bringing James Bond to life

    The 2012 installment of the Harrison County Marching Thorobreds competition field show features music made famous by the movies that portray Ian Fleming’s suave and dapper super-spy, James Bond.  
    “The music has been a great vehicle for us,” said band director John Merz. “We really enjoy playing it.”  
    The best part, Merz continues, is developing the show visually.  

  • Writers’ Conference held at Prizing House

    The 4th Annual Licking Valley Campus Writers Conference was held Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29.  
    On Friday, Maurice Manning kicked -off the event by teaching a class “Internal Mechanics of Writing and Meaningful Structure” to attendees before the Gala dinner.
    The Gala dinner was held at The Prizing House. Music was provided by Russ Ward and Dr. Larry Albert. Sherry Chandler, Kentucky poet, introduced Manning, the keynote speaker.  
    The award winners for the 2012 Licking River Writers Writing Contest were announced.  


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  • Breds win Senior Night match with Paris, whip Pendleton County 3-1

    The Harrison County soccer Thorobreds played host to the Paris Greyhounds on Thursday night for the annual Senior Night game, winning by a 2-1 score.  
    The eight seniors were recognized before the varsity match began as they were playing the next to last home contest of their high school career.
    Ben Anness, Kyle Foster, Cody Honeycutt, Daniel Klapheke, Cody Marshall, Matt Mastin, Joe Thomas and Brandon Watkins were honored for their contribution to the Harrison County Thorobreds soccer program.  

  • Thorobreds drop 69-10 to Highlands Bluebirds with a spirited effort

    Rarely in a game with the final score of 69-10 would the coach of the team with 10 points speak of the effort his team put forth in glowing terms. But that was the case Friday night after the Thorobreds fell to the state’s No. 1 4A team, the Highlands Bluebirds at the Athletic Complex.  
    “I am very proud of the effort the players gave tonight,” said Coach Jim Carr. “We are by no means satisfied with the outcome, but we are proud of the effort and the fight that the young men put forth tonight.”