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  • Harrison Square shooting Sunday

    Two people were taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning for  treatment of gunshot wounds to their faces and arms.
    Det. Alan Judy of the Cynthiana Police Department said Estill Barnett Jr., 27, and Brittany Dennie, 20, were shot with a 12 gauge shotgun about 4:25 a.m. Sunday at Harrison Square.
    Jaron Michael Talbott, 20, has been charged as the shooter. He is lodged in the Grant County Jail on two counts of second degree assault and one count of first degree wanton endangerment as a result of Sunday’s shooting.

  • Graduation 2011

    United Preschool graduate Savannah White waves to family during graduation ceremonies on May 26. She will begin Kindergarten this fall. She is the daughter of Donnie and Christina White. She is one of 18 to graduate.

  • Two Cynthiana men surviving in Joplin

    Libby Taylor was at church in Cynthiana on Sunday, May 22, at 5:41 p.m. About 650 miles away, her son was also at church when a tornado hit.
    “Mom, have you seen the weather on the news?” Shawn Taylor asked his mother soon after the tornado leveled much of Joplin, Mo.
    “Thank God he called me before I saw it on the news,” said Libby.

  • Gas prices put hitch in summer camping trips

    Horrible gas prices have local campers re-thinking their plans for the summer.
    As the camping season gets underway for the serious summer campers, one thing continues to keep campers from venturing too far from home, the fuel it takes to get them there.
    “We can remember going to Florida some years back and gas was $2.10 a gallon,” said Judy Burns. “The trip then cost us around $700 in fuel while we were there and driving back. Now double that.”

  • Teabeary’s Treasures features products from local artists

    Teabeary’s Treasures is like an artist’s canvas. There’s always one more thing to add.
    David and Laira Brogli Palmer have taken over the Main Street business from Jeff and Sue Neal and held a formal grand opening on May 20.
    “The store is going to feature local artists,” Laira said.
    While she already has numerous artists’ wares in the store, she said she will be adding more.
    “We have a gift for every occasion and for no occasion at all,” Laira said.

  • Dryden opens business after Webber’s fire

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    Local businessman Anthony Dryden said  it is customer service that separates his local business from corporately owned outfits.
    Not only is it one of the local sporting goods and pawn shops, it is a place where tales are told of huge deer, monstrous fish and of course current events.
    Dryden opened his dream sporting goods store in August  1996, after the Webber’s plant burned leaving him jobless.

  • Lusby makes a go of shoe store in Cynthiana’s changing climate

    Even with a powerhouse store next door, L.C. Lusby continues to have repeat customers enter the doors of his shoe store.
    To hear how Lusby came to own his shoe store would make anyone snicker from the tale he told.
    Lusby, originally from Owen County, Ky knew Floyd and Carol McDanell, who were the former owners of McDanell’s Shoes.
    A mere bike ride to the store by Lusby in 1996 took Lusby from customer of the store to owner.

  • The Monsoon Season?

    Wet weather has farmers scratching their heads as they plan their next move.
    It’s beautiful today. The high is near 88 degrees with low humidity and a slight breeze flowing out of the southwest, but what about tomorrow?
    A wet, windy and uncharacteristic cold April and May have caused almost all farmers in Harrison County to delay planting, mowing and farming in general.

  • Two men scam their way into Cynthiana home

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    A Cynthiana woman and her neighbor were the victims of a home invasion last Thursday afternoon.
    About 6 p.m. on May 19, the two  women were visiting in Lois Florence’s Pearl Street home. Two men came to the door and entered the home under the guise of needing to see Florence’s Social Security card.
    “He told her that if she had an ‘A’ at the end of her number, they would stop her Social Security check,” said Ptl. Nathan Linville of the Cynthiana Police Department.

  • Graduation to be held at Athletic Complex June 3

    Harrison County High School assistant principal Jenny Nichols is prepared to make sure the 2011 graduating class receives a cap and gown ceremony, regardless of record rainfall.
    Harrison County Graduation is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 3,  at the Harrison County Athletic Complex.