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Today's News

  • Hampton, Stephens square off in sheriff’s race

    By Becky Barnes, Editor, and 

    Josh Shepherd, News writer

  • Family Court judge

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Question #1: Please give a brief biography and professional background, emphasizing your qualifications for this position and why you want to be (remain) a Family Court Judge.

  • Tea Party hosts candidate forum for three races

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Members of the Harrison County Tea Party held a candidate forum last Thursday night.

    Invited candidates were those vying for Harrison County Judge-Executive, 18th Judicial District Family Court Judge and Harrison County Sheriff.

  • Victim of home invasion grabbed by the throat

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    It was the middle of the night when Sarah and George Hudgins heard someone knocking at their Dogwood Court home. The person at the door was yelling “My wife is hurt in the street. Please help. My wife is hurt.”

  • Voters should be prepared for Tuesday’s primary election

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Selecting the best candidate for the job may not be the most difficult thing about Tuesday’s May primary election.

  • Breds breeze in Senior Night tilt, edge Campbell County 3-2 on Tuesday

    Harrison County made Senior Night successful Monday with a 10-3 defeat of Franklin County on the Hilltop.  
    The evening began with the recognition of six seniors, five players and one stat girl. Stat girl Audrey Ramsey joined senior players Nolan Brossart, John King, Christian Persinger, Jordan Riley and Zach Royce on the field for the pregame ceremony and after the game for a reception.
    Franklin County and Harrison County had matched up only 11 days ago on the Flyers’ field with Franklin County winning by a 6-2 score.  

  • Plans made for Hall of Fame Induction, Legends trip

    The Cynthiana/Harrison County Baseball Alumni Association has two events coming up in June.
    On Saturday, June 14, a trip is planned for Alumni Association members and guests to a Legends game in Lexington with game time at 7:05 p.m.  
    Each person provides their own transportation for the trip, which will feature seats on the third base line and group recognition.  Ticket cost is $9 each.

  • Fillies split four games, host Lexington Catholic Friday

    The Harrison County Fillies lost to Henry Clay Thursday, 11-6, in nine innings and then went on the road Friday, Monday and Tuesday to win two of three.
    The Henry Clay game was tight throughout with the two teams trading the lead until the second extra inning.  
    The Lady Blue Devils (14-8) rallied with five runs for the win.
    The Fillies took an early lead facing Somerset when Sydney Motell singled with two outs in the first, Courtney Newsom doubled and Macy Martin singled to drive in Motell for a 1-0 lead after one inning.  

  • Breds third, Fillies fourth in region track meet

    The weather Saturday mirrored the 2014 season as the Region 4, Class AA track meet was delayed for 90 minutes due to rain and lightning. Thanks to hard work of the coaches and volunteers, a quality event was staged.
    Highlands defeated defending champion Lexington Catholic in the girls’ meet by a narrow 154-to-147 margin.  Western Hills had 84 points to finish third follow closely by Harrison County with 80 points.  
    Franklin County, Scott, Holmes, Pendleton County and Bourbon County also competed though neither the Lady Cats nor Lady Colonels scored.

  • Sometimes I think I have lived too long

    As I have grown older, I have come to realize that many things that other people do and/or say do not suit me.  Most of these do not involve sports so I don’t say or write much about it because this column is supposed to be about sports.
    I began Sunday evening thinking that I was going to write about my trip to the last SEC game of the year for the University of Kentucky baseball Wildcats.