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  • City makes donation to Chamber’s ‘An Evening with the Arts’

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    The commission voted to give $500 for “An Evening with the Arts” at Tuesday’s City Commission meeting.
    Dr. Brett Hines said the event will be July 27. He said it will feature a fashion show, poetry slam, song writers’ forum, entertainers in the streets and a winery all in one day. Hines requested $500 for advertising in and around Cynthiana for the event.
    Roger Slade, commissioner of public works, said if anyone wants to take part and help, they should come Thursday at 6.m.

  • Suspect of knife-point robbery nabbed

    An alert police officer foiled a would-be robber’s get-away Monday.
    Ptl. Michael Kiskaden of the Cynthiana Police Department was leaving the 911 dispatch center at City Hall about 2:30 a.m. when he saw a man running from MSP Apple Mart on Pleasant Street business.
    As he took off running across the parking lot, dispatch advised that MSP had just been robbed at knife point.
    “I just thought it suspicious that someone was running from the store that time of the morning,” said Kiskaden. “It just looked out of place.”

  • Police jail two on car theft charges

    A stolen vehicle was recovered before its owners knew it was gone and one of two suspects captured.
    Cynthiana Ptl. Michael Kiskaden was on routine patrol about 4 a.m., Saturday, May 26, when he saw a car parked behind Custom Cuts on Oddville Avenue.
    “We’ve had a lot of vehicles being gone through and  stolen,” said Kiskaden of recent thefts in the city limits.
    When Kiskaden saw the vehicle parked with its lights on and two people sitting inside, he said he became suspicious.

  • Filling the gaps

    “Voids” are being filled in the approaches to the new bridge spanning CSX Railroad on U.S. 27 North. According to workers, the voids have been caused by the new bridge settling into the permanent position. US 27 shut down to one lane for bridge and embankment work on the Cynthiana Viaduct June 4. The lane closure will be controlled using temporary traffic signals. This work will be ongoing for approximately four weeks.

  • EZ-Pack to close early ‘13

    New details from EZ-Pack puts a definite time table for the closing of the Cynthiana plant.
    EZ-Pack spokesman Tom Kennedy, said in a telephone interview Tuesday that EZ-Pack will no longer operate as a separate entity.
    “Due to the purchasing of certain areas of EZ-Pack production by Navistar, the plant will continue to operate until the early months of 2013 and then will close,” said Kennedy.
    Kennedy said the production of the integrated garbage truck will be transferred to a plant in Alabama and will be overseen by Navistar.

  • ‘Mr C’ honored as Teacher Who Made a Difference

    He’s touched the lives of hundreds of students, and though several years retired, he’s still teaching and still touching lives.
    Bill Caywood, former Harrison County High School teacher and speech and drama coach, was recently honored at the University of Kentucky 2012 Teachers Who Made a Difference ceremony.
    His nomination for the honor was made by one of Caywood’s former students, Jenny Lynn Varner Hatter, who also starred in Caywood’s recent production of Lost in Yonkers at Rohs Opera House.

  • Abdallah Park Road closed indefinitely

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Abdallah Park Road, formally McIlvain Boulevard, has been closed until further notice because of damage to the road and potentially unsafe driving conditions.
    Mayor Steve Moses said about three months ago there started to be slippage of the road and cracks in the middle. He also said the road has a false shoulder that could potentially give way at any time.
    “We’ve got several holes in the road down here,” Moses said. “The road’s starting to tear apart.”

  • Hospice will host survivor dinner June 22

    For the first time in Harrison County’s long Relay for Life history, cancer survivors will be honored with a pre-event dinner.
    After having been in charge of the survivors’ tent for the last two years, Hospice staff decided to celebrate with survivors in a more intimate surrounding.
    Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 22, anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and one guest are invited to stop by the Harrison County High School cafeteria where they will register for prizes, pickup their t-shirt and goodie bags and have dinner.

  • Sunday fire caused by overheated dryer vent

    A Sunday afternoon fire claimed most of a house on Charlotte Drive but officials say it will be salvageable.
    A call was made to dispatch at 12:24 p.m., Sunday, June 3, for a structure fire at 119 Charlotte Drive, home of Danny Carter.
    According to Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders, responders were at the home within two minutes of the call and had the situation under control quickly.

  • Pendleton Mann joins Extension as summer intern

    The Harrison County Cooperative Extension Service will serve as the working home to a Gardnersville, Ky, native this summer.
    Each summer in recent history, the Harrison County Cooperative Extension Services has allowed college students to intern for 12 weeks with the county agents as a way of seeing how the world of extension looks through the eyes of those who work in it every day.
    This year, Eli Mann, an upcoming senior at Morehead University, has filled the coveted position at the Harrison County Extension Office.