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Today's News

  • Three Harrison High School students win KHI scholarships

    Three Harrison County students have been named as recipients of the Kentucky Highway Industries scholarships.
    Receiving scholarships are: Holly Brook Hounchell, daughter of Angela Houchell, who is employed by Mountain Enterprises of Lexington. Holly is pursuing a computer information systems degree at Morehead State University.
    Brandon Watkins, son of Diana Watkins, who is employed by Judy Construction Co. in Cynthiana. Brandon is pursing an engineering degree at the University of Kentucky.

  • Roberts named to KCU honor roll

    David Roberts has achieved the honor of being named to the Honor Roll at Kentucky Christian University for the 2014 Spring semester. The honor roll is granted to full-time students who earn a grade point average of 3.3 to 3.74.
    Roberts is a 2013 graduate of Harrison County High School and majors in Worship Ministry and Bible at KCU. He is the son of Mike and Sheila Roberts of Cynthiana.

  • Wurtz graduates

    Cady Wurtz graduated from Kentucky Christian University with  a bachelor’s degree in Bible and Ministry with youth and family emphasis. She was honored on the Dean’s List for Spring 2014. Wurtz is the child of Jeff and Tammy Wurtz of Cynthiana.

  • Campbellsville University honors 166 Kentucky teachers for teaching excellence

    Campbellsville University honored 166 teachers from 58 school districts throughout Kentucky by receiving the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award Saturday, May 10 at the Ransdell Chapel on the CU campus.
    Bill Goodman, host of “Kentucky Tonight” and “One to One” on Kentucky Educational Television, spoke to the approximate 400 teachers and their guests by discussing “What is a teacher for?”

  • HMH receives Kentucky Hospital Association Quality award

    Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) was recognized and honored with the 2014 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Quality Award. The award is presented to recognize hospital leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment in patient care. The facility received the award at the annual awards luncheon held during the 85th KHA Convention on May 9.

  • Fillies shutout Bracken Co. 3-0, top Bourbon 5-3 to reach finals

    The Harrison County Fillies took advantage of a sparkling pitching performance by seventh grader Bailey Conley and defeated the Bracken County Lady Bears 3-0 in the last quarter final game of the 10th Region Tournament Monday evening.   
    Nicholas County, George Rogers Clark and Bourbon County had already advanced by winning earlier games so the Fillies filled the final spot for the semi finals Tuesday at Scott High’s state of the art softball stadium.

  • Breds beat St. Pat 18-1, lose semi final to Scott 4-3

    Harrison County High School’s Thorobreds began the defense of the 10th Region baseball crown with an 18-1 defeat of the Saints of St. Patrick Monday morning, but lost a heartbreaker to Scott High’s Eagles, 4-3, Tuesday to end the season 25-12.
      The 3-15 Saints were no match for the Breds though they did take a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Harrison County starter Nathan Fryman struggled mightily, walking the first batter and committing two errors before Coach Mac Whitaker replaced him with senior Christian Persinger after four batters.  

  • Cook leads Fillies to 12th in state meet, Thorobreds finish 14th

    Junior Kassidy Cook took two second place finishes and senior Caylin Mattox scored fifth and sixth places to score 23 points for Harrison County in the KHSAA AA State Track Meet held Friday at the University of Kentucky.  
    On a bright, sunny, warm day, Cook ran a personal best time in the 100M hurdles to finish second and Mattox was sixth in the event.  
    Cook’s time of :15.33 is second to Katelyn Gray’s :14.92 in Harrison County High School history.  

  • Honor those who served by failing to vote?

    It’s been a week since the primary election.
    I offer my congratulations to the winners and good luck to those who move on to the general election coming in November. May you earn a real mandate by the majority of the voters in the county for the general election.
    I am told that a 37 percent turnout for any election is huge. And, judging from the sheer exhaustion of Linda Furnish and the entire staff at the Harrison County Clerk’s office when the counting was officially complete Tuesday night, I have no doubt that it was, indeed, a large turnout.

  • Pirates clip Cardinals in Little League Thursday match up 6-4

    The Cardinals jumped out to an early two-run lead Thursday night against the league-leading Pirates but could not hold on as they lost a 6-4 decision on Field Three.
    The Cardinals’ Casey Sledd opened the game with a single advanced to second by a Tanner Eckler sacrifice before scoring on an Ian Boland hit past the shortstop.  
    Boland then came around to score after Chandler Power reached on an error and his brother Corbin grounded out.