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  • Forming a new bond

    Growing up around the Colemansville and Berry communities Jerry Gill never knew what he was missing.
    It wasn’t until August, when he received a mysterious telephone call that he discovered a missing sibling.
    Likewise, Sue Schenck of Bertram, Texas, was blind sided at her high school alumni banquet in Ohio last June when she was approached by a woman who merely said that it was time for Sue to know about her birth family.
    The woman told Sue about a sister in Cynthiana and gave her some other vague history.

  • Christmas Angels ready for adoption

    The good outweighs the bad when it comes to the Christmas Angel Project where hundreds of children receive gifts from complete strangers.
    “Ninety-nine percent of the people are grateful,” said Judy Feeback, one of the coordinators and committee members. “It’s very rewarding, especially when a former angel comes in and gets angels off the tree.  They just want to give back.”

  • Parade is Dec. 3

    The annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3.
    This year’s Christmas Parade theme will be “Christmas Around the World,” where float participants will have the opportunity to show Christmas spirit in ways the small community of Cynthiana has never seen before.
    The deadline for entering a float in this year’s parade is Wednesday, Nov. 30. An entry fee of $20 will apply for all floats entered into the parade.

  • Staff to vote on school calendar changes

    With the 2011-12 school year in full swing, school officials are already planning the 2012-13 calendar.
    Superintendent Andy Dotson told school board members Tuesday that he received “quit a bit” of feedback from staff regarding a proposed school calendar that would eliminate the October fall break and have students and teachers in school up to Dec. 21 prior to Christmas.
    Dotson presented two alternative calendars to the board at a special meeting Tuesday and earned an nod to proceed with presenting both to staff members for a vote.

  • Cedar Brook residents ask for court’s help in subdivision sewer debate

    Residents of Cedar Brook subdivision were present at the Nov. 8, Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting to inform the court of ongoing issues with the septic package treatment plant.
    Nearly 30 residents of the Cedar Brook subdivision piled into the fiscal court room with questions and concerns regarding the sewer system that is used in Cedar Brook subdivision.
    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett told the residents that the fiscal court is looking into the matter, but that it is unable to render aid given the present circumstances.

  • Southwood takes plea deal

    The woman who went on a shooting rampage in an east end subdivision in July 2010 has entered a guilty plea to multiple charges.
    Sandra Southwood, 43, changed her plea during a pretrial conference on Tuesday morning in Harrison Circuit Court.
    According to the plea agreement, Southwood admitted guilt to first degree assault, four counts of first degree wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police and first degree criminal mischief. She also pleaded to two misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief.

  • Charges pending in Craigslist theft of wedding set

    Charges are now pending against a man who allegedly snatched a wedding set from a woman who had advertised the set for sale on Craigslist.
    Det. Alan Judy of the Cynthiana Police Department said the woman arranged to meet the potential buyer for the diamond set in the parking lot at Cynthiana’s Walmart Monday afternoon.
    Through emails the two agreed to meet outside the Lawn and Garden department at Walmart.
    When the woman arrived, she parked at the pre-arranged location.

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  • Social ‘not working’ for alleged thieves

    The social network, Facebook, was used to help identify suspects in a purse snatching last week.
    Within an hour of having her purse stolen from her office at the PVA on Oddville Avenue last Tuesday, Lauren Denniston and her colleagues had compiled a list of everyone who had been in and out of the  combined offices of the PVA and Harrison County Clerk, said Ptl. Harold Whitlock of the Cynthiana Police Department.

  • A Disney Spectacular

    “Heigh-ho, heigh-ho...”
    Nearly everyone knows the words that follow in one of Disney’s most recognizable songs from the 1937 animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
    That’s just one of the songs that will be presented in A Disney Spectacular: Songs spanning 50 years of Disney classics on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2:30 p.m.
    The Licking Valley Singers will present its fall concert at the Cynthiana Baptist Church under the direction of Karen Bear with accompanist Dr. Beth Laytart.