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  • Livestock judging team claims state title

    The Harrison County 4-H Livestock Judging team brought back the overall gold from the State Livestock Judging Contest last week.
    After a coaching change took place on April 1, new livestock judging coach Kevin Farrell assumed the responsibility of leading the team. Former coach Shelley Meyer was forced to leave due to a new job.
    “We practiced every week, usually on Mondays,” said Farrell. “We went to several farms around Harrison County and even at UK to prepare for the season.”

  • Mayor requests state aid for un-Safety Way

    If Cynthiana Mayor Steve Moses has his way, the jolting, jarring journey across the city’s Safety Way will soon be improved.
    Moses said this week that the state Transportation Cabinet was asked to pick up the tab for repairing the pothole-marred road between New Lair Road and Landmark Stone.
    While Safety Way is a city street, Moses said it was used as a detour by the large trucks who were trying to cut their time with the viaduct construction.

  • City’s budget is tight, says finance commissioner

    Cynthiana Commissioners are describing the 2011-12 $9.25 million city budget as “tight” and “aggressive.” However, one commissioner contends that it may not be tight enough.
    Safety Commissioner Gary Brunker voted against the budget in both its first and second readings this week.
    Brunker explained his vote by saying that the city has to get back to central services, to providing public safety, smooth and clear roads, water and sewer.
    “We’ve taken a pretty good whack at general appropriations,” Brunker said.

  • Noise ordinance for county pondered

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court is playing with the idea of adopting a noise ordinance.
    After the Harrison County Fiscal Court heard parties complaining of excessive and unnecessary man-made noise, added with numerous complaints of other noise problems, the magistrates asked the county attorney to look into writing a noise ordinance.
    It was suggested by County Attorney Bradley Vaughn to use Cynthiana’s noise ordinance as a guide for the county’s.

  • News briefs

    Defense attorneys seek dismissal of Webb rape charges
    Attorneys for accused murderer Bass Webb would like rape charges against their defendant to be dropped.
    Webb and his attorneys were back in court last week for a pretrial conference with Judge Jay Delaney and submitted a motion to dismiss the charges that Webb raped his ex-girlfriend Bryia Runiewicz, whom he is also accused of murdering on July 31, 2009.
    Webb’s trial in Harrison County has been scheduled for December.

  • Buckler wages war against cancer nemisis

    After winning a year and a half battle against breast cancer, Shelly Buckler was told some news that reintroduced her to an all-too-familiar rival.
    Life with cancer has often been described as an emotional and physical battle to simply stay alive.
    Sometimes the fight against cancer is successful, other times the will to fight is not enough to carry the struggling, worn-out body along to the finish line.
    For Buckler, the battle was over with a check-mark in her favor, but the war was far from over.

  • Harrison County opens Public Library Workforce Center

    Harrison County residents seeking employment opportunities now have more computer access, training and job workshops at the new Public Library Workforce Center (PLWC).
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library is one of 45 public libraries in the state that will have a PLWC.
    The centers house computers and software that will be used to provide training in a formal workshop setting to Kentucky residents seeking employment opportunities.

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