Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Soccer Fillies lose weather-shortened game, best Western Hills 2-1 Monday

    The Harrison County Fillies soccer team improved its record to 8-4-4 Monday night with a victory over a very physical Western Hills squad.  
    The Lady Wolverines played like their mascot as they aggressively pursued each lose ball. The game was a tale of two halves as all goals were scored in the first half when the Fillies kept constant pressure on the Western Hills goal keeper.  

  • Cross Country Breds finish fourth at Pendleton County, Fillies sixth

    Cross Country is one of many sports that new technology hasn’t helped much so running on the new course at Pendleton County Saturday didn’t mean that the runners were on an artificial surface.  
    The new course, while nice, was still slick and muddy from the rainfall of the two previous days which made for a difficult running surface for all competitors.  
    The Fillies’ top runner, Erin Bradford, came back from a fall to run mud-covered to a 10th place finish to lead the Fillies.  

  • What if the regular officials miss some calls?

    All is right with the world today as the “regular” professional officials for the National Football League are back on the field to officiate the games.  
    But what have we seen today during the games?  
    The games that I watched, Green Bay hosting New Orleans and the Eagles at home facing the Giants, were full of boos and the announcers questioning calls just like they did the “replacements” for three weeks.  

  • Freshmen lose to Fleming, middle school splits with Conkwright

    The Harrison County freshman team finished its regular season with a 2-4 record as dropping a hard-fought 12-6 verdict to Fleming County Monday night in Ingles Stadium.
    Fleming County held a 12-0 half time lead but a 3-yard run by Tyler White made in 12-6 after the two-point conversion failed.  
    The young Thorobreds made several valiant efforts to score throughout the game, but fell in the end to the Panthers.  
    The CKC playoffs are next for the freshmen and a rematch with Fleming County seems to be the most likely scenario.