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    Temporary light going up on KY 36 at Mill Creek construction
    KY 36 (Williamstown-Cynthiana Road) 12.3 to 12.7 mile-marker on KY 36 at the bridge replacement project over Mill Creek is underway.  
    Starting Wednesday, June 8, a temporary traffic signal will be placed within the work zone to allow for the construction of the new roadway alignment.  

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  • Yashka Bear was a man to be admired

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    “You could write a book about everything my dad experienced in his life,” said local businessman Avi Bear last week. “As a matter of fact, my sister is going to do just that.”
    Avi’s dad, Yaccov “Yashka” Bear passed away two weeks ago in Israel, at the age of 90.

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    Paxton Manly heads second  Summer Concert Series show Friday
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce sponsored Summer Concert Series resumes tomorrow night, June 10 in downtown Cynthiana.
    Pop musician Paxton Manly will be the featured performer tomorrow night, with his show beginning at 7:30.
    Manly and his band will be set up on the front steps of the new Justice Center.

  • Handy House issue resurrected

    Becky Barnes,

    Weeks after the Cynthiana City Commission made its final decision to have the Handy House dismantled and its remnants salvaged, a representative from the Kentucky  Trust for Historic Preservation wants a reversal of that decision.
    “My organization feels this would be a great loss to the community and sould be avoided in favor of our proposal,” said Eric Whisman, executive director of the Trust, regarding the demolition of the Handy House.

  • Owen, 98, likes to talk about her years in Cynthiana, Washington

    Becky Barnes,

    “Life was hard back then, but we survived,” said the spunky 98-year-old Mary Howk Owen.
    She said she already has her ticket for her 80th class reunion and plans to be there.
    Mrs. Owen is a resident of Cedar Ridge Health Campus, but don’t let the nursing-home stigma fool you. She goes out to the dining room each meal, goes to her beloved Cynthiana Christian Church when she can and enjoys telling about her life.

  • Grand jury issues seven indictments Tuesday

    Becky Barnes,

    Jamie O’Connell, who was first charged with escaping from a Harrison County Transportation Deputy in March, has been indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on a bail-jumping charge.
    According to the indictment, O’Connell, 28, between May 5 and May 17, O’Connell removed her Kentucky Alternative Program’s ankle monitor and failed to appear in court for her arraignment on the felony escape charges.
    O’Connell’s bond was set at $5,000.

  • Garrison changes plea in drug-trafficking case

    Becky Barnes,

    Formal sentencing will be held July 5 for Timothy Garrison, who entered guilty pleas Tuesday to 13 charges made against him earlier this year.
    Garrison, 55, was arrested on Jan. 4 by Kentucky State Police during a traffic stop for failure to maintain his lane.
    Police said they found three tobacco cans in the front console of his vehicle containing a large amount of individually packaged paper bindles of heroin.