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Local News

  • More snow possible next week

    Harrison County schools missed their second day in a row Friday for the winter storm that started dropping precipitation about 2 p.m. Thursday. By 9 p.m., most of the snow had stopped in Harrison County.
    David Klein, who takes an official reading of precipitation measurements for Harrison County said two inches of snow fell Thursday night.
    “That’s just a snapshot at my place,” said Klein from his Buena Vista home Friday afternoon.
    He said other parts of the county may have seen more and others less.

  • CPD fills two-year assistant vacancy

    After being vacant since November 2008, the assistant police chief’s position has been filled for Cynthiana.
    Former Carlisle Police Chief William “Bill” Denton began his career in Cynthiana last Wednesday following the official swearing in.
    Denton, 39, is a former U.S. Marine and a graduate of the Criminal Justice Academy in Richmond. He is also a former firefighter for Winchester, a position he held until five years ago when he became Carlisle’s police chief.

  • Southwood trial postponed

    A trial that was originally scheduled for the end of this month has been continued in Harrison Circuit Court.
    On Tuesday, attorneys for Sandra Southwood, 42, requested the Jan. 24 and 25 trial be postponed pending a psychiatric evaluation of their defendant.
    Southwood has been charged in the July 30, 2010, shooting spree at the Confederate Drive home of her ex-husband.
    A Harrison County grand jury indicted her on nine counts related to the shooting.

  • Dr. King march is well-attended

    Over 100 walkers joined in the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life during the annual march Monday morning. Supporters left Locust Street at Ebenezer United Methodist Church and walked to Macedonia Baptist Church on Pearl Street for worship and fellowship.

  • Deputies make arrest in alleged trailer heists

    A Berry man was arrested by Kentucky State Police for Fayette County Warrants has been linked to Harrison County trailer thefts.

  • Judge OKs Webb attorney

    Accused murderer Bass Webb will be able to keep his defense attorney.
    Webb submitted a motion in Harrison Circuit Court last week questioning whether a conflict of interest existed between his attorney Tim Griffiths and the fact that Webb had previously been represented on another case by Griffiths’ wife.
    Judge Jay Delaney ruled that no conflict exists and the attorneys of record may continue to defend Webb in his upcoming murder trial.

  • Chamber nominations sought for Feb. 25 awards banquet

    The date for the 41st Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet has been set for Feb. 25.
    The banquet will be held at the Cynthiana Country Club starting with a social hour at 6 p.m. Following the social hour will be the awards banquet at 7 p.m.
    Winners and their families from each category will be present to accept awards. Categories include;
    • Business of the year
    • Citizen of the year
    • Educator of the year
    • Farmer of the year
    • Volunteer of the year
    • Health care worker of the year.

  • Cynthiana man tased during alleged battery theft attempt

    Vigilance was the main ingredient in the capture of a Harrison County man who was allegedly trying to steal four batteries from the farm of Jess Burrier last Thursday.
    A call was made around 10:15 a.m., Jan. 13, for an alleged theft that was taking place on a farm located on Russell Cave Road.
    An unknown suspect was caught by Doug Thomas, a farm-hand for Burrier, allegedly trying to take four batteries from the property.

  • Archery on the Hilltop

    Harrison archers had a chance to show their mettle against some of the best archers in the world this past weekend on the Hilltop.  Anderson County Middle School, the two-time defending world champions, along with 2010 state title champs, Bondurant Middle School, joined  Harrison County and several other top teams to compete at the 3rd Annual HC Invitational.  

  • Where the snow falls

    While no one knew that this winter would pack a white wallop in the form of four times more snowfall than this time last year, local salt stockpiles are in good shape.