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  • Grand jury issues four indictments in Tuesday session

    A father and son duo were two of the four people indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.
    Timothy Cox, 24, and his father, Richard Cox, 52, were indicted on drug-related charges stemming from incidents last fall.
    According to the indictments, Timothy Cox faces a four-count indictment on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance (morphine) first degree, receiving stolen property (firearm) and second degree persistent felony offender.

  • HCHS teacher earns ‘Outstanding’ award

    A Harrison County High School teacher has gained recognition for her service to education via a student nomination.
    Tonya Wagoner, a Harrison County High School French teacher, has recently been awarded as an Outstanding Educator from the University of Chicago.
    “I was actually standing in the hallway and there were two young men walking down the hallway, one with roses in his hands and the other with a box,” said Wagoner. “I thought to myself how nice it would be to get those lovely flowers, but instead the box was for me.”

  • Cynthiana film maker is Autumn Afternoon speaker

    “Drama” at the Smith house is, quite frankly, very different from the drama at most homes where three teenagers live.
    Dr. Ed Smith is proud of his family of thespians and pleased that all have taken an interest in not only his career choice, but also his passion.
    Smith will be sharing some of that zeal with Cynthiana this Sunday at the Arts Council’s Autumn Afternoon, which will be held at Maysville Community and Technical College-Licking Valley Campus beginning at 2:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

  • Preliminary hearing Nov. 28 for accused movie pirate

    The Cynthiana man who is accused of pirating movies was in Harrison District Court Monday and will return on Nov. 28 for a preliminary hearing.
    When police served a search warrant on the home of David Sexton on Oct. 6, they found over 6,500 movies as well as documentation regarding those who had received or were to receive movies.
    Det. Alan Judy of the Cynthiana Police Department said Sexton was charged with 99 counts of making illegal copies of recordings.

  • Did you know?

    Post office
    holiday closings announced
    The United State Post Offices in Cynthiana and Berry will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, for the Christmas holiday. It will be open for normal hours on Saturday, Dec. 24. The window will be open 9 a.m. - noon.  
    Regular  hours will resume on Tuesday, Dec. 27. The same schedule will apply for the New Year’s holiday.

  • Brown/Culbertson lawsuit dismissed in Magoffin County

       A second civil action lawsuit filed by Brenda Kay Brown, wife of former Cynthiana mayor Jim Brown, against his guardian, Edwin M. Culbertson, has been dismissed.
       An agreed order of dismissal was entered in Magoffin County Circuit Court on Oct. 6 of the lawsuit which sought $20 million.
       According to the order, the parties agreed that the complaint was filed based upon Brown’s misunderstanding of certain alleged facts that have now been resolved.

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  • Wedding set taken in Craig's List meeting

    Police are on the look out for a man who snatched a wedding set from a woman who had advertised the set for sale on Craig’s List.
    Det. Alan Judy of the Cynthiana Police Department said the woman arranged to meet a potential buyer in the parking lot at Cynthiana’s Walmart Monday afternoon.
    The man approached her and when she held out the set for his inspection, he grabbed the set from her hand, Judy said.

  • Marching Thorobreds in postseason play

    The Harrison County Marching Thorobreds competed in the first round of the band “postseason” with their baseball-themed show on Saturday, Oct. 22.  
    The band performed at the Kentucky Music Educators’ Association Regional Quarterfinal event held at Madison Southern High School in Berea.  
    “We were really pleased with our overall performance,” said band director John Merz. “Our closer was electrifying. I’ve never heard the students play that number as well as they did at regionals.”