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  • Whitlock retires

    Cynthiana Ptl. Harold Whitlock, left, was presented with patches from the police department by Assistant Chief William Denton and Chief Ray Johnson. Whitlock has been with the Cynthiana Police Department since 1997.  Also pictured is Harold’s wife, Mary Whitlock. Commissioner Gary Brunker, not pictured, presented him with a Kentucky Colonel on behalf of state Rep. Tom McKee.

  • Harrison County District offers hotline for bullying

    Harrison County is now offering a bullying hotline for all public school students.
    As the age of technology changes so does everything else, including the type of bullying that goes on between young adults.
    According to Superintendent Andy Dotson, the type of bullying that is causing problems in schools starts outside of the classroom.

  • 90-count indictment made in church fund theft

    A 30-year-old Cynthiana man faces a 90-count indictment for charges that date back to January 2010.
    Charles Brandon Wilson, one of seven indictments issued Tuesday, is accused of 89 counts of second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and one count of persistent felony offender.
    According to the indictments, Wilson allegedly forged nearly $8,000 in checks taken from Renaker Baptist Church’s account with Farmers National Bank over a two-year period.

  • Didn’t see it coming

    Dr. Brett Hines was a mere six months out of college with the same six months of experience when he was given notice that his predecessor was retiring.
    Hines could either buy out Dr. Robert Pretzsch’s vision practice or move on.
    “It worked out well,” said Hines, who was named the 2011 Chamber of Commerce Health Care Provider of the Year.
    Sixteen years later, the 43-year-old owner of Cynthiana Vision Center calls Harrison County home.

  • Easter sunrise service at Battle Grove

    The Sunrise Easter service will be at Battle Grove Cemetery in the area in front of the vault at 6:30 a.m. The speaker will be Patrick Laney of Cynthiana Presbyterian Church.

  • Alumni football game this Friday at Bourbon County

    Gridiron Alumni presents the first alumni football game between Harrison County and Bourbon County this Friday at Bourbon County High School.  
    The game will be played on the new artificial surface field at Bourbon County High School.  Come and see some of your past favorite high school players try to retain the glory of yesteryear in this full-contact football game.  

  • Lost in Yonkers tickets on sale

    The harriCYN Community Theatre’s spring production, Lost in Yonkers, will be performed at Rohs Opera House April 26-29 under the direction of Bill Caywood. Nell  Anne Gossett is the assistant director and Missy Lutz is the producer.
    Tickets are available at Biancke’s. Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m., will be student night with $5 open seating. Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, 7:30 p.m. showing, $10 reserved seating. There will also be $10 reserved seating for Sunday’s 2 p.m. show.

  • Court ponders $20k increase for P&Z

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court met for a second budget workshop to discuss all tabled funding requests.
    Atop the list of tabled organizations was the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning and Zoning.
    Representing Planning and Zoning was Planning Commission chairman Avi Bear and vice chairman Bob Owen.
    Planning and Zoning submitted a request to the Harrison County Fiscal Court for $80,935 for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Planning and Zoning was given $60,000 from the fiscal court in 2011-12.

  • Community Action will continue Head Start program

    Community Action’s Head Start Program will still be offered to the families of Harrison County.
    Despite Harrison County School Districts beginning a new pre-K program for children, Community Action has decided to still offer a Head Start Program for children not age appropriate for kindergarten.
    According to a press release by Community Action, all Harrison County children will have access to a five-day week Head Start Program for pre-school instruction.

  • Calvary Assembly of God names new minister/worship leader

    Tampa native, Mike Barres, has been named the new senior pastor of Calvary Assembly of God.
    Barres, like most pastors, got his start near the area where he grew-up before venturing out into the unknown to spread the word of God to all who will listen.
    “In the summer of 1978, I took a youth pastor position in Tampa, Fla.,” said Barres. “I was there for about nine years before I felt called to move.”
    Barres, a graduate from South Eastern Bible College in southern Florida, double majored in music and Bible teaching.