Today's News

  • Did You Know?

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    This Friday evening, July 13, the third installment of the Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Summer Concert Series will take place on Court Street, between the Courthouse and the Justice Center.
    Kenny Owens and Group Therapy will be the featured band on what is tagged as “The Great Outdoors Night.”

  • Record number to play in Jungle this weekend at the Cynthiana Country Club

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    This is the 8th year for the annual “The Jungle” golf tournament held at the Cynthiana Country Club each July.  
    The Palmer-Hampton Agency is again sponsoring the tournament that is named after long time Country Club member, the late Jim Letcher.  Letcher’s sudden death in 2009 one week before the annual member/guest tournament led to the renaming of the tournament in Letcher’s honor the following year.  

  • Former Cynthiana resident takes home several awards at the Special Olympics held in Seattle

    Former Cynthiana resident Daniel Williams has just returned to his Barren County home with a hefty load of award hardware from the Seattle, Washington, Special Olympics.
    They were held July 1-6 with 4,000 athletes and 10,000 volunteers.
    He competed with Team Kentucky as the first Barren County resident to ever be selected as a Team Kentucky member.
    Daniel competed in singles competition taking fifth place, team competition with three other athletes taking fourth place and in doubles, he and his partner brought home the gold, all in bowling.

  • Cynthiana man arrested on child porn charges

    The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office in Frankfort says a Cynthiana man had several computers in his home that contained graphic media files of children engaged in sexual acts.
    Ricky M. Lyons, 48, is charged with 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and is being held at the Bourbon County Detention Center in Paris.
    According to a press release from the attorney general’s office, Lyons was arrested Monday, July 9, following an investigation that was opened on July 1 by the cyber crimes unit.

  • Kentucky Stampede wins Nicholasville tournament

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Kentucky Stampede 12u softball team won a tournament in Nicholasville, last weekend, by going undefeated in tournament play.  They finished the pool play segment of the  tournament with a 19-2 pummeling of Bluegrass Fast Pitch.  All 12 players contributed from the plate in this contest.  Bella Persinger and Owyn McCoy combined for the win on the mound.  

  • Baseball trade deadline and World Soccer

    I have now watched two World Soccer matches. The last one was a quarter-final match between Russia and Croatia.  
    I am amazed with the athleticism of the soccer players.  The match is 90-plus minutes long with the plus coming at the end of 90 minutes when the referee decides how much time has been used for injury timeouts and general fooling around. Then he adds time to the end of the match.  
    In this particular match, five minutes were added.  

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  • Sports Beats

    Breds soccer tryouts are
    Monday, July 16
    Harrison County Thorobreds soccer coach Richard Crowdy has announced that the tryouts for the varsity and junior varsity teams will be held on Monday, July 16. The tryouts will be held on the practice field on the Hilltop adjacent to the Harrison County High School tennis courts.
    Any young man in grades 7-12 are eligible to tryout though only high school students can play varsity soccer. The tryouts will begin at 6 p.m.
    Athletes must have an up-to-date physical form at the time of the tryouts.

  • Recreation Department Softball
  • Viewpoint

    Kelly and I are proud to announce a new addition to the family.
    On Tuesday night, July 10, at about 7:30 p.m., Gregory Tate Ashbrook made his appearance into this world. He is just short of 20 inches long and weighed in at seven pounds and 11 ounces.
    His mother, my daughter Laura, is doing just fine, as is  the father, Josh Ashbrook.
    Nearly the entire family was on hand for the stork’s arrival and soon pictures were sent to the waiting room  of Tate.