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Today's News

  • Sports beat

    Football Alumni Association to meet Jan. 25
    The Harrison County Football Alumni Association will hold its winter meeting on Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at Hardee’s Restaurant in Cynthiana. The alumni will discuss the annual Hall of Fame banquet for 2015.
    Any questions call Jim Furnish at 234-1904.

  • Wrestlers whip Bourbon County, win 2 of 3 in West Virginia

    Harrison County won 10 of 14 matches in the Border Battle with Bourbon County Wednesday night in a 58-22 win over the Colonels.  
    There were four forfeit wins for the Breds compared to only two forfeit losses as Harrison County is beginning to recover from a season of illness and injury.  
    Kellon Williams in the 220 lbs class, won by a major decision (12-2) while the remainder of the Thorobreds’ wins were with falls.  

  • Is it in the rule book?

    My mentor in officiating and one of the best people ever, John Swinford had an answer to coaches not wanting a rule to be enforced.  
    He never, to my knowledge, actually used it but he had a great comeback when a particular rule was not liked by a coach.  
    John would say something like we should let each coach line out the rules from the book that they do not want called and see how that works out.  

  • Harrison County Middle School Colts play three games in six days

    The Harrison County Middle School sixth, seventh and eighth grade teams played at home with Powell County Thursday, at Bourbon County on Monday and again at home Tuesday with Paris.  
    This busy schedule included the first win of the year for the seventh grade Monday at Bourbon County and Eighth Grade Night Tuesday on the Hilltop.
    The sixth graders improved their season record to 9-5 with wins over Powell County, 25-13, Bourbon County, 29-19, and Paris, 29-12.  
    The sixth grade Colts have now won six straight games.  

  • Breds continue Jekyll and Hyde act losing to Bourbon, Oldham counties

    When the Harrison County Thorobreds beat 10th Region power George Rogers Clark last Tuesday it looked like the long anticipated improvement to region contender had taken place.  
    Instead, Harrison County traveled to Bourbon County Thursday and played what may have been their worse game of the season.  
    The Thorobreds jumped out to the expected lead against the 6-10 Colonels rolling to a 13-3 advantage after three minutes.  

  • Gems sparkle at Jamfest Cheer Supernationals

    The Cynthiana Gems traveled to Indianapolis over the weekend for the Jamfest Cheer Supernationals.  
    The Gems have two divisions, the Amethysts and the Sapphires.  
    The Amethyst are the older group in Youth Level II while the Sapphires are the younger girls in Youth Level I. The girls range from ages 6-11 for the two teams.  
    The Supernationals saw the Sapphires bring home the second place trophy while the Amethyst were fifth overall despite an excellent second place in Sunday’s final.  

  • Time to control peach leaf curl and plum pockets

    By Jessica Barnes, County extension agent for horticulture
    If you are one that has peach and plum trees, late fall and winter is the time to control peach leaf curl and plum pockets. Control for these diseases must be done before the buds start to swell, which can happen even in January if we have abnormally warm weather. Both of these diseases are closely related and caused by a fungus. Infection from these diseases can cause defoliation, distortion of leaves, weakened trees, and reduced fruit quality, set and yield.

  • Winter backyard birding basics

    By Lee McCLELLAN, Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
    The deepest, darkest, bleakest part of winter is here. The long slog from just after the holidays through the NCAA tournament is one of the toughest to weather, but watching the many species of birds that inhabit Kentucky in your backyard can brighten the most leaden days.

  • Knights of Columbus
  • 5K event to benefit four Scott County schools

    On Saturday, April 25, downtown Georgetown will host the second School House Champions 5K Run, an event benefiting four Scott County Schools.
    The parent-teacher/parent-teacher-student associations of Anne Mason Elementary, Lemons Mill Elementary, Northern Elementary and Royal Spring Middle schools are collaborating to organize the 5K event to help students show pride in their schools and to help families get healthy and active together.