Today's News

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS indoor track

    Two weeks ago. several Harrison County track team members participated in an indoor meet at Mason County.

    Three Harrison County athletes placed in their respective events at the big meet that included several teams from Kentucky and Ohio.

    Catherine Darnell was 4th in the high jump, clearing 4-4, Danni Kemplin was 8th in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 10.45 seconds and Caleb Reeder was 8th in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 9.36 seconds.

  • Deming falls to Fillies and Breds

    They took distinctly different routes to get there, but both the Harrison County Fillies and Harrison County Thorobreds enjoyed textbook starts to their respective post-season journeys.

    Both HCHS teams won 38th District championships as the weekend got started, the Fillies 39-26 over Deming on Thursday, and the Breds 62-54 over Deming on Friday.

  • Breds face Montgomery in regional Saturday

    The first time Harrison County and Montgomery County played this year, both teams were trying to gather some much-needed momentum heading into post-season play.

    In their last regular season game, Harrison County dropped that home-court decision to the Indians, 55-45. In that contest, Harrison County fell behind early, made a run in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t seal the deal.

    As fate would have it, the same two teams play again, this time in a do-or-die situation in the first round of the 10th Region Tournament this Saturday in northern Kentucky.

  • School on lock down

    Northside Elementary school is on lockdown after the school received a letter in the mail of “questionable content” last Thursday morning.

    The situation remains under investigation by the Cynthiana Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the United States postal service.

    “There is no danger at this point to any students, teachers or employees,” said Cynthiana police officer Scott Loechel.

    Loechel said the mail of “questionable content” is still being examined by a postal inspector.

  • Northside Elementary update

    Northside Elementary School remains on lockdown after the school received mail of “questionable content” two weeks ago.

    Harrison County Assistant Superintendent DeeGee Fischer said the case remains under investigation.


  • School board cuts four positions

    In an attempt to meet state-required budget cuts, the Harrison County School Board announced at its special meeting Tuesday evening that four part-time positions have been eliminated.

    The jobs cut were health aide positions, each totaling 20 hours or less a week.

    “Once we learned of budget cuts for this year... those positions were the ones we chose to eliminate,” said Assistant Superintendent DeeGee Fischer.

    Fischer said the state informed Kentucky school systems that funding would be cut 6.7 percent for the remaining school year.

  • Women's Heart Disease Awareness Month ends with Go Red reception

    Members of the Go Red committee hosted a Go Red Reception last Tuesday at the Cynthiana Christian Church. Those 145 people in attendance were treated to heart-healthy refreshments, health information from a panel of experts, door prizes and a fashion show provided by local merchants. Panel members included Dr. Frank McKemie, Internist/Pediatrician; Martha King, HMH pharmacy manager; Barry Hughes, HMH exercise physiologist and Jara Bauer, HMH Dietitian.

  • Writing contest entries due March 9

    The Cynthiana Arts Council and Maysville Community and Technical College - Licking Valley Campus is hosting a writing contest for fiction, nonfiction and poetry pieces.

    “This is all part of an effort by the college and arts council to reach out to an arts group in Harrison County and surrounding counties and recognize writing talent,” said MCTC-LVC Director Bruce Florence.

    Residents 15 years of age or older and living in Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton or Bourbon County are eligible to enter manuscripts by March 9.

  • St. Edward thanks Grable for "11 years of dedicated and faithful service" to school

    To the editor:

     Since 1864, St. Edward’s has served the Harrison County community.  In particular, we have and continue to provide an alternative educational resource for children.  St. Edward School provides formation for the whole person:  intellectual, moral, physical, spiritual and social. 

    We would like to share some news concerning St. Edward School.  Last week Mrs. Mary Grable announced that she will be leaving her position as principal on July 1, 2009.   As a result a principal search has begun.

  • Barnett, Moss place in state wrestling meet

    Four of Harrison County’s seven qualifiers for the KHSAA State Wrestling Meet finished with winning records last weekend, with two of those grapplers earning medals in their respective weight classes.

    Sophomore Brandon Barnett led the way for Harrison County with a seventh place finish in the 171 pound weight class. He finished the tournament with a 4-2 record

    Junior Josh Moss took eighth place in the 135 class and finished with a 4-3 record.