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  • Watermelon heist

    Ed Rose hands Macaela McKinney a watermelon more her size to carry at the Farmer’s Market Tuesday. Macaela and her grandmother, Deana McKinney, stopped for some afternoon shopping after Macaela was done with preschool for the day. The Farmers’ Market is open Mondays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays from 1 to 6 p.m. It is also open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Veterans to receive discount to Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 20

    The stars and stripes are big and bright at the 2012 Kentucky State Fair. The Kentucky State Fair takes pride in honoring and celebrating those who serve to defend our country.
    Aug. 20 is officially declared Military Monday. On this day, all active duty and veteran military personnel pay only $12 for a Thrillway wristband and receive 50 percent gate admission.  Valid military I.D is required and is established by proof of military affiliation.

  • Jury to hear 12 felony cases on Aug. 28

    Jury trials have tentatively been set for Aug. 28 to hear 12 felony cases in Harrison Circuit Court.
    Justin Jenkins, who was indicted May 1, will answer to 12 charges that resulted from separate incidents in February.
    Jenkins was charged with entering the home of William and Barbara Hayes on Feb. 16 and taking a handgun. In the process of the alleged burglary, Jenkins is supposed to have damaged the Hayes’ property.
    He is also charged with taking two firearms from the residence of Cynthia Jenkins on Feb. 20.

  • Court approves higher tax rate

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court passed the first reading of an ordinance setting next year’s tax rate at 10.2 cents for every $100 of real property value.
    After much debate over 2012’s tax rate, the Harrison County Fiscal Court elected not to take the compensating rate last year.
    However, the majority of the magistrates felt that this year should be different.

  • Rep. Chandler visits Cynthiana

    U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler was in Cynthiana last week with Joe B. Hall to meet and greet at Biancke’s Restaurant. Hall introduced Seth Coy as the grandson of one of his childhood friends. Chandler is a Democratic candidate for 6th District Congress from Versailles.

  • Filing deadline passes for general election

    Time has expired for anyone wishing to add their name to the list of Harrison County Board of Education candidates for the 2012 election.
    Three incumbent candidates will be looking to once again fill their long tenured seats on the Harrison County Board of Education.
    Edwin Taylor, Division 5, Gary Lizer, Division 4 and Kristy Carey, Division 3, will all run unopposed.
     Also on this year’s ballot, for the most part, will be the names of many incumbent candidates with only a few opposing runners.

  • HCHS welcomes new faculty

    Nine new teachers have joined the staff at Harrison County High School.

  • Main Street Program returning

    Revitalizing Cynthiana’s downtown got a boost from the city commission Tuesday when it gave a unanimous nod to pursue of The Main Street Program.
    Bonnie Skinner, Planning Commission director, and Kitty Dougoud, director of Georgetown’s Main Street Program, presented a proposal that will re-establish Cynthiana’s Main Street Program.
    Cynthiana was once part of the state’s program through what was then called Cynthiana Renaissance.

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  • Former judge sentencing set for Aug. 30

    Formal sentencing will be held this month for the former Harrison County  District Judge who pleaded guilty to accusations of theft from a client.
    Wayne W. Fitzgerald, 86, changed his initial not guilty plea in June and faces a possible three-year sentence, which is what the Commonwealth Attorney has recommended.
    Local judiciary have removed themselves from the case. Kathryn Hendrickson of Maysville served as the prosecuting attorney and Judge Danny Caudill of Floyd  County was brought in as the special judge.