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  • Wireless internet coming this spring

    Shelby Broadband plans to add Harrison County to its list of wireless customers this spring.
    According to Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett, several Harrison County citizens have requested that the county shop for wireless providers to meet the need for internet in the county.
    “This has been a personal goal of mine since I took office five years ago,” said Barnett. “We are behind with the times as far as wireless technology is concerned, but all that is now going to change.”

  • Woman accused of animal cruelty released on bond

    A Harrison County woman faces seven counts of cruelty to animal charges and other county violations after allegedly abandoning her dogs.
    Constance Carter, 60, has been charged with seven counts of cruelty to animals and being in violation of county ordinance 247.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, Carter had been traveling to her previous residence on Stringtown Webber Road to care for her three horses.
    However, Peak said several dogs had been neglected of food and fresh water.

  • Road crews to begin treatment of weeds

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will begin treating for noxious and nuisance weeds throughout the state this month.  The treatments aid in controlling the spread of undesirable plants along state highway rights of way.
    The cabinet, in accordance with KRS 176.051, targets Johnson grass, giant foxtail, Canada thistle, nodding thistle, multiflora rose, black nightshade, wild cucumber and kudzu.

  • Supplies needed for victims of tornadoes

    Some Cynthiana and Harrison County residents are preparing to send relief to the storm-ravaged areas. It was 15 years ago that Harrison County was hit by a devastating flood. In the aftermath, there was an outpouring of help from across the state and country. Now it's time to pay that forward.
    Westside Elementary and Frames n Christian Things are planning a supply drive for West Liberty tornado victims. Items can be dropped off at Frame n Christian Things, 160 S. Walnut St., or at Westside Elementary School by Friday.

  • Storm shelter available for today's storms

     The Cynthiana Elk’s Lodge is offering shelter to anyone during predicted bad weather, March 2, 2012.

    According to the National Weather Service, several severe storm, including possible tornadoes, are predicted to hit areas close to Lexington this afternoon and into the night.

    The Cynthiana Elk’s Lodge is currently allowing anyone without proper severe weather security to take shelter in the basement of their lodge.

  • Brown’s case in federal court to be heard March 23

    In what is turning out to be a highly contested bankruptcy case involving millions of dollars, attorneys for Kay Brown, wife of former Cynthiana mayor and businessman Jim Brown, asked the court to overrule an objection to Kay Brown hiring three law firms.
    U.S. District Court trustee Samuel Crocker has objected to the hiring of three separate law firms to represent Mrs. Brown, questioning the payment of fees and where the money originated to pay attorney retainers.

  • Little white lies and watery eyes

    When is telling a lie not only OK, but also endorsed?
    When the little white lie, fib or fabrication is done with the intent to surprise a Chamber of Commerce award recipient, of course.

  • Chesnut upgraded to fair condition

    Terry Chesnut, the father of the two small girls who perished in a Feb. 15 fire on Oddville Avenue, is in fair condition at the University of Kentucky’s Chandler Medical Center.
    Chesnut was home with his daughters when the fire broke out.
    According to Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders, the cause of the fire remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police arson investigator Curtis Combs.
     

  • Judy to serve as chair of Highway Contractors Assoc.

    Cynthiana’s Morgan Judy has been named chairman of the Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors for 2012.
    Judy, who serves as vice president of the family-owned Judy Construction Co., was elected at the annual convention Feb. 11-18. Judy assumes the position that was also previously held by his father Larry, who is president of Judy Construction. Larry Judy also served numerous terms on the association’s board of directors.
     

  • Growth Summit planned

    Downtown business owners are encouraged to unite to save local businesses.
    Local business owners Missy Lutz and Roger Slade will be hosting Growth Summit, an opportunity for local businesses to collaborate about helping one another.
    “Our thinking is that we can be more successful by working together than separate,” said Lutz.
    Lutz said she hopes businesses will also join together to bring more events to the downtown area in an effort to liven it up.
    “During events it will be our goal to encompass every business,” said Lutz.