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  • This summer’s weather purr-fect for breeding cat flea

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern

  • Winning the feature race

    Brian Royalty of Cynthiana, Ky., driving the TechOne Race Cars Camry No. 24, was the winner of the feature race for the Lucas Oil Corbin Late Model Series on Saturday, July 7, at Corbin Speedway.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    THEME: CHILDREN’S BOOKS
    STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    Across
    1. Rushed
    6. Church seat
    9. *Paddington Bear’s homeland
    13. Convex molding
    14. Popular activity at Heavenly in CA
    15. “Harold & _____ Go to White Castle”
    16. Army aid
    17. Precedes senator
    18. Circular gasket
    19. Drum sound
    21. *Willy Wonka’s heir
    23. Longest division of geological time
    24. *Pinocchio dreamed of becoming this type of boy

  • Bass Webb enters guilty plea

    Bass Webb entered a guilty plea to the murder of Bryia Runiewicz on Wednesday afternoon in Pendleton County. Less than 15 minutes after the last potential juror entered the courthouse for jury selection, Webb's attorney's announced that he would accept a plea agreement.

    To the charge of murder and persistent felony offender, the Commonwealth recommended 50 years in prison to run consecutively with a 15-year sentence in Fayette County for a total of 65 years.

    Tom Griffiths, defense attorney, said everyone was in agreement with the plea deal.

  • And the winner is....

    Jordynn Sue Wright claimed the 6-12-month-old title at Monday’s Baby Show at the Harrison County 4-H Fair. Pictured with her mother, Stephanie, Jordynn captured the judges’ attention with her smile and happy personality

  • Indictment issued in child sexual abuse case

    A Harrison County man is accused of sexually abusing children and has now been indicted by a grand jury.
    Donald Silcox, 55, faces an eight-count indictment in connection with the alleged abuse of children under 12 years old and under 16 years old.
    According to the indictment handed down last week, Silcox is charged with sodomizing three little girls. The charges stem from incidents that allegedly began around May 1 and continued through June 8.
    The grand jury charges that Silcox engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with the girls.

  • Himes one of 31 Miss Kentucky contestants

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    The Miss Kentucky pageant is taking place this week, with Katie Himes of Harrison County competing to win the crown.
    Himes said Thursday, July 12, and Friday, July 13, are the preliminary rounds and Saturday, July 14, is the finals.
    Himes is competing as Miss Harlan County in the state preliminary Miss America pageant.
    She said there are 31 contestants competing for the title of Miss Kentucky.
    Himes said pageant contestants represent different titles from all around the state.

  • Leaking Poindexter Dam gets rapid repair

    Poindexter farmers now are waiting for rain to replenish lost water caused by a leaking Poindexter dam.
    According to Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett, several farmers in the Poindexter area, including Ricci Roland, began to notice a problem in Poindexter dam during the summer of 2011.
    “Last year I could tell that the dam was leaking water,” said Roland. “Once winter came, I could tell a significant drop in the amount of water behind the dam.”

  • City orders draft of smoking ban ordinance

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    The Cynthiana City Commissioners will be considering a proposed smoking ban.
    Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to have a draft ordinance written for their consideration.
    Mayor Steve Moses proposed the ordinance saying that he is for the ban because it would protect children from second-hand smoke.
    Roger Slade, commissioner of public works, disagreed with the ordinance.

  • Firefighters kept busy as dry conditions continue

    Several fires have kept the Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department busy lately as the county endures a seemingly never ending dry spell.
    The Harrison County Fire Department was dispatched Saturday, July 7, to US 27 South, for four different “hot-spots” beginning across from the 4-H grounds to the Lair area.
    According to Assistant Chief Charles Carson, the fire is believed to have been started by a tractor and trailer wheel.