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  • Court approves $665,200 jail budget for 2011-12

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court found itself filled with an evening of approvals at its Tuesday meeting.
    Harrison County Jailer, Larry Turner was present at the meeting to answer questions and seek approval of the 2011-2012 jail budget.
    The total amount set for the proposed 2011-2012 jail budget was $665,200. The budget was increased by $25,500 from the previous fiscal year.
    Turner explained to the court that with the Webb and Southwood trials scheduled for 2011, transportation cost and help needed for security would increase.

  • Additional suspects charged with robbery

    Although officials say the investigation into the March 8 armed robbery on Plum Court, six people have now been charged for their alleged involvement in the incident.
    Della Hogg, Tara Fryman, Brian Fryman and Mark Gray join the two previously charged Donnie Moore and Tesa Nichols. Hogg and Tara Fryman are charged with complicity to commit first degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking. Nichols is also charged with complicity.

  • Car bursts into flames on U.S. 62

    Harrison County Volunteer firefighters were called to car fire on U.S. 62 West at Edgewater Pike about 5 p.m. last Thursday. Danny Johnson, driving a 1995 Pontiac, told officials he was pulling from Edgewater onto U.S. 62 when he heard a loud pop. Smoke immediately began coming from the engine area. Johnson and two passengers were able to escape from the burning car without injuries. Deputy Robert Peak was the investigating officer.

  • ‘Our Town’ puts community, arts in spotlight

    By Britt Kennerly, Guest writer
    Longtime Central Kentucky educator Bill Caywood thinks people who go to the theater want a good story and to be pulled into the play.
    He’s delivering the lines by which locals can be towed with an upcoming Cynthiana-based production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play first staged two years before Caywood was born in 1940.

  • Frankfort Focus

    Last week, Gov. Beshear called the General Assembly back to the Capitol in an effort to resolve an issue that we in the House believe could have been accomplished during the just-completed legislative session.
    We are trying to find middle ground on an issue that has to be fixed by the end of the month to avoid steep cuts to healthcare providers that treat those on Medicaid.

  • Tapp looks to lock-in Gold Award through art showing

    Harrison County Junior Aleesha Tapp is one art show away from earning her Girl Scout Gold Award.
    Like the Eagle Scout Award, the Gold Award is equal to a veteran Girl Scout. However, what makes this future Gold Award winner different is the fact that it will be the first time ever a mother and daughter duo are both Gold Award achievers in Harrison County.
    Tapp, now 16, enrolled in the Girl Scouts at the age of five. Thousands of boxes of cookies later, she finds herself one major project away from earning her Gold Award status.

  • Murder trial reset

    The family of murder victim Bryia Runiewicz left the courthouse Tuesday morning visibly shaken by the news that the accused Bass Webb would not stand trial for their loved one’s death until December.
    Dora Clair, the victim’s mother, as well as other family members, have maintained a constant vigil of court proceedings, attending each court appearance Webb makes in Harrison County.

    Due to conflicting schedules among the attorneys, the trial, which was originally scheduled for March 21-29, will not be held until Dec. 1-16.
     

  • Making it work

    An uncertain future may have once described the lives of Curtis Stillwell and Lance Phillips, but recent check-ups and doctors’ reports have almost put to end a nightmare for the two boys’ families.

  • Webb is guilty, says Fayette jurors

    The first of several trials before accused murderer Bass Webb was held Monday and ended with a 15-year prison sentence.
    A one-day jury trial was held in Fayette County to determine Webb’s fate on charges of third degree assault and persistent felony offender (PFO).
    The charges were the result of a incident that occurred inside the Fayette County Detention Center when Webb and other inmates refused to follow orders of the jail officials.

  • Two of three robbery suspects arrested by police

    Two of the  three individuals being sought for questioning in an armed robbery have since been charged and an arrest warrant issued for the third.
    Det. Alan Judy of the Cynthiana Police Department said Tesa Nichols and Donnie Moore were picked up last week following an alleged robbery and beating of a man at a Plum Court apartment. Plum Court is in White Oak Estates Subdivision.
    Moore has been charged with first degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking over $500. Nichols faces facilitation charges with first degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking.