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  • Ag commissioner to visit Harrison County on May 8

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer invites Harrison County residents to visit with him on May 8 from noon-1 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    “I think it’s important to get away from Frankfort and meet the citizens of Kentucky where they live,” Commissioner Comer said. “I hope everyone will take the time to drop by and tell me about an issue that’s on their minds, seek advice about an agriculture-related problem or just say hello.”

  • Grand jury issues indictments in burglary and drug cases

    Larry Wachter Jr. was one of nine people indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.
    Wachter, 24, faces a 13 count indictment with 12 counts of theft by unlawful taking (firearm) and a single count of theft by unlawful taking (less than $500).

  • E-Z Pack selling some assets to Navistar, Inc.

    E-Z Pack Manufacturing announced Tuesday that certain assets including intellectual property of the company are being acquired by Navistar, Inc.
    As for the Cynthiana E-Z Pack plant, officials declined to confirm plans of closing the plant.
    “No decisions have been made as far as long term plans for the Cynthiana plant,” said E-Z Pack director of marketing Tom Kennedy. “The plant currently has many back orders to fill and plenty of work for the near seen future.”

  • dancing with the stars

    Salsa, Samba, Jitterbug, Jive and line dancing. Which will be shown at the first annual Dancing with the Stars?
    The Harrison County High School FFA Chapter and Dance Team will present a local variation of the hit show Dancing with the Stars Friday, May 4, at the Harrison County High School Gym.
    Anticipation grows every day as the event draws closer where some of Harrison County’s finest will trade in their day clothes for some glad rags and dancing shoes.

  • HCHS greenhouse opens this Saturday

    The Harrison County High School Greenhouse will open Saturday, May 5, for the 2012 season and close on May 24.
    Available this year will be vegetable plants, ferns, annual bedding plants and hanging baskets.
    The greenhouse will be open for business from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. Closed on Memorial Day.
    For more information contact Nicki Jones at 234-7117 ext. 2104 or email her at nicki.jones@harrison.kyschools.us.
     

  • Three cars stolen this week

    Storms have created a diversion for thieves in Cynthiana over the last few days.
    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said three vehicles were stolen in the last week and numerous cars have been pilfered.
    Some of the items missing from vehicles include CDs, GPS devices, a ladies’ wallet that contained all of her credit cards, cash and identification.
    “I really want to encourage people to take their keys out of the vehicles and lock the doors,” said Johnson.

  • TWO STABBED

    Just weeks after being charged with wanton endangerment for allegedly intentionally setting his couch on fire after his wife left him, Michael King is back in jail.
    “What started as a domestic ended in a free for all,” said Chief Ray Johnson of the Cynthiana Police Department.
    Two people were stabbed Tuesday night and King is being charged.
    According to police reports filed by Ptl. Nathan Linville, King, 47, went to Ronnie’s Bar on Walnut Street about 6 p.m. Tuesday where his wife, Tracy, was bartending.

  • Cynthiana woman has fond memories of horse racing

    ‘The sun shines bright on my Old Kentucky home...’
    The simple lyrics of Stephen Foster seem to unite all proud Kentucky lovers but also marks the beginning of the most exciting two minutes in sports.
    The chills it sends down the spines of every proud Kentucky resident only intensifies as it is being performed at Kentucky’s most prestigious tradition... the Kentucky Derby.
    One Kentucky resident recalls some of those proud moments in history spent at the tracks, once as a young spectator and later as an owner.

  • Mother, daughter fortunate to be alive

    An injury accident on US 62 West Monday evening left two vehicles damaged and one mother very thankful.
    A 911 call was made around 5 p.m., Monday, April 23, for an injury accident on US 62 near Switzer Pike.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Hutchison, a 2000 GM flatbed truck was traveling toward Cynthiana with a load of large construction parts when a chain used to strap the parts down snapped.

  • Home and Garden Show this weekend

    The weather should be perfect for Cynthiana’s 9th Home and Garden Show.
    Doors will open at the Burley Marketing Co-op building on U.S. 27 North at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning with over 65 booths offering everything from flowering plants to home decor and home improvement.
    “Join us at the show to get new ideas for inside and outside of your home,” said Trish Jenkins, one of the show’s organizers.
    She said the vendors work hard to make sure they have everything for spring project.