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  • ‘We are family’

    A small community store with a big heart. Nancy Walker, recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year honor said it’s the personal touch that has kept the family business afloat.
    Nancy Walker and her mother, Lois Judy, still find themselves busy with  Eastside Pharmacy customers that are looking for more than prescriptions.
    “We are family down here,” said Walker. “We know the people that walk through our doors and we treat them with the utmost respect and make them feel welcomed.”

  • Lions Club Auction underway

    The 54th annual Cynthiana Lions Club Charity Auction started Monday, March 28, and will continue through Thursday, March 31. It is being broadcast over WCYN and Cable Channel 6. Bidders can also view it live a www.aiscomputer.com.
    Numerous items have been donated and will be up for bid beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. To place a bid, call 859-234-9742. All proceeds from the auction stays in Harrison County for projects supported by the Cynthiana Lions Club with eye sight preservation as the club’s primary concern.
     

  • Faith-based film needs extras

    Local couple Ed and Betsy Smith are calling for volunteers to be extras in faith based film “Undeserved,” Saturday, April 2.
    The extras will be nonspeaking parts and act just as background bodies during a scene that will be shot at the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church. Shooting will take place in the morning or early afternoon.
    If interested in becoming an extra, please contact the Smiths at 235-0225 or edwardbetsy@bellsouth.net.
     

  • ‘Our Town’ is coming soon

    “Our Town” will be staged April 29 through May 1 at the Rohs Opera House, 133 E. Main St. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Tickets are $10 for reserved seating and $8 at the door. Reserved seats are available at Teabeary’s on Main Street.

  • Activities center grant in quandary

    Cynthiana City Commissioner Billy Grayson termed a proposal with Wedco to build an activity center adjacent to Flat Run Veterans’ Park ideal.
    However, that ideal situation may be changing.
    At a special meeting Monday, commissioners heard from Mayor Steve Moses that Wedco is stepping down as fiscal agent in the grant application process.
    Moses said the grant application was due March 14. When Wedco bowed out, the city was given time to build its Healthy Communities grant application.

  • Lawsuit filed on behalf of tobacco farmers whose contracts were allegedly not upheld

    Two Harrison County tobacco farmers are looking to gain their losses through a breach of contract, class action lawsuit.
    The Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati law firm  of Strauss & Troy filed a class action lawsuit in Harrison County against Universal Corporation “Universal Leaf North America,” according to a press release sent by Strauss & Troy attorney Jack Gatlin.

  • Court questions salary increase in rec. dept.

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court held its first budget workshop Tuesday to discuss requests from organizations and groups as well as consider county payroll issues.
    The court has deferred any action on a Cynthiana-Harrison County Recreation budget pending  clarification of salary and representation issues.
    The recreation department submitted a request to the court in the amount of $62,500. The amount requested is $2,500 less than last year’s request, but includes a 14 percent pay increase for the director of the recreation department.

  • Memorial Garden to be finished early summer

    Battle Grove Cemetery looks to provide better accommodations and beat the weather with its new building.
    Until now, services that were held at Battle Grove Cemetery have often been haunted by gusting winds or undesirable temperatures.
    With a dream and a few local donations, Battle Grove Cemetery will be opening its new Meditation Garden this summer.
    “The building and the whole idea has been a dream of mine and the trustees for some time now,” said Billy Grayson, director of Battle Grove Cemetery.

  • Cynthiana officer suspended 160 hours without pay

    Following a closed door hearing and deliberation, a Cynthiana police officer will be suspended for 160 hours without pay.
    According to the findings released by the Cynthiana City Commission Monday, Officer Joshua Carter violated an employee confidentiality clause of the Cynthiana Police Department Rules and Regulations when he allegedly obtained and shared an audio recording between then-safety commissioner Amanda Moore and Sgt. Tim Wells.

  • Meth lab found in Harrison County

    Harrison County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call at 10:30 a.m. on March 28 where a backpack that had been thrown off on the side of Leesburg Farm Lane.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gasser determined that the backpack contained a homemade device used to cook meth.
    Kentucky State Police Det. Brett Kirkland was called in to assist special Det. Lance Hutchinson of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department with the disposal of the homemade meth lab.