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  • Burden indicted for abuse of 2-year-old child

    David Alan Burden II, 22, was one of six people indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Thursday, Jan. 3.
    Burden is lodged in the Bourbon County Detention Center where he has been since Nov. 8 when he was arrested on a charge of first degree criminal abuse.
    Burden is accused of intentionally abusing his 2-year-old son, causing serious physical injury in a situation that may have caused serious injury, torture, cruel confinement or cruel punishment.
    His bond is $50,000.

  • King wants to change guilty plea

    The Cynthiana man who had two criminal cases filed against him within a two-month period was in court Thursday to withdraw his guilty plea to 11 charges.
    Judge Jay Delaney will rule on the motion at a Jan. 22 hearing in Harrison Circuit Court.
    Michael King, 47, was first charged following a March 13, 2012, incident where King is accused of setting fire to a couch at property belonging to the Housing Authority of Cynthiana. King’s son was inside the residence and three of his neighbors were also home.

  • MSP robbed at knife point

    A knife-wielding suspect is still being sought by Cynthiana Police after he robbed a convenience store cashier last Thursday.
    Cynthiana Ptl. Dottie Batte said the man brandished his weapon and took off on foot with the loot from the cashier’s drawer at Shell Apple Market about 1 a.m. on Jan. 3.
    The suspect was described as a white man, who was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and black sweat pants with a red bandana or handkerchief covering his face.

  • Tobacco buy-out money still leading Harrison County farm subsidies

    In 2011, the  most recent figures available, over $1 million came into Harrison County through agriculture/farm subsidies.
    According to Gary Carter, Harrison County Extension Agent for Agriculture, the bulk of that income is through the tobacco buyout for which there is only one year remaining on those payments.
    Farm subsidies started in the 1920s when the government initiated the payments to spur farmers to grow products that could be used as food.

  • Commissioners remain in seats

    The structure of the Cynthiana City  Commission will remain the same.
    Billy Grayson, who earned the most votes in the November general election, had his choice of departments and asked to stay as Commissioner of Public Finance.
    Grayson told commissioners Tuesday that his new program for 2013 is that there needs to be a 60 percent improvement this year with another 40 percent in 2014.
    “Company’s coming,” Grayson said. “If we want jobs we have to pick up the paper cups off the ground.”

  • Relay kick-off meeting is Jan. 15

    On Jan. 15 at 6 p.m., the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Harrison County will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at the Cynthiana Christian Church for a kickoff to launch their fundraising efforts and to say thank you to all Harrison County residents.
    A chili supper will be provided. This will be the first opportunity to register a new team and learn more information about the event to be held on June 14 and 15, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Harrison County Football Field.

  • Court to advertise for Parks and Rec personnel

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court plans to begin advertising for new Parks and Recreation personnel.
    During the committee reports, Missy Lutz informed the court that the interlocal agreement  was passed by the Department of Local Government, allowing them to move forward in the plans for Parks and Recreation.
    “There has been some discussion about the takeover date,” said Lutz. “We are stuck between March 1, and Feb. 1.”

  • Food pantries benefit from KSP Cram the Cruiser

    Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced recently that the ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive netted 105,148 pounds (52.6 tons) of food statewide.
    Brewer challenged each post to promote the campaign in an effort to give back to their local communities.  In 2011, the statewide campaign collected 50,931 pounds of food.  The ten-day 2012 campaign indicates a 106 percent increase over what the agency did last year.

  • 28 animals seized

     

    A former Harrison County woman may face multiple charges after allegedly abandoning several animals on Antioch Richland Road.

  • SNOW OVERLOAD

     

    The Friday night, Saturday morning storm that swept through Harrison County left widespread power outages.

    Bluegrass Energy crews worked around the clock to restore power.