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  • Firefighter's funeral

    A firefighter’s funeral processessional was held Thursday for former Harrison County Volunteer firefighter William Cline. Cline was a firefighter for 31 years. He died July 22 and was 76 years old. The processional included firetrucks from Paris, Georgetown, Cynthiana, Harrison County and Mt. Olivet.

  • Harrison County courthouse will close Aug. 6 for state furlough

    The Harrison County Judicial Center as well as courthouses will be closed statewide and all court services will be unavailable Monday, Aug. 6, as the Kentucky Judicial Branch shuts down for the first of three furlough days in 2012.
    The furloughs will affect only non-elected court personnel, who will be off work without pay as part of the Judicial Branch’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Reduction Plan.
    The entire court system will be closed Monday, Aug. 6; Tuesday, Sept. 4; and Monday, Oct. 15.

  • Storm Damage
  • Crossword Puzzle

    THEME: COUNTRIES
    STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    Across
    1. “Angela’s _____,” memoir
    6. Fairytale princess test
    9. Mark of a saint
    13. Musketeer’s hat decoration
    14. TV classic “___ in the Family”
    15. *Vietnam’s capital
    16. Like a beaver?
    17. Flying saucer
    18. Declare invalid, as in divorce
    19. Type of agreement
    21. *a.k.a. Magyarorszag
    23. Opposite of yang
    24. School project, e.g.
    25. Tube in old TV

  • Young man drowns at Robinson Dam Saturday

    A 23-year-old northern Harrison County man drowned Saturday night while trying to save his girlfriend from the same fate.
    Jeremy Booker and Kimberly Grimes went to Robinson Dam to swim around 8:30 p.m. Saturday with Grimes’ cousin, Hayley Bailey, and her boyfriend, Jonathan Mardis, sister, Peggy Grimes and two 2-year-old children.
    Bailey said within minutes her cousin was fighting to get out of the water after she had been swept off of the dam.

  • Cynthiana woman killed in KY 36 West accident

    A Cynthiana woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident Monday morning on KY 36 West.
    Carolyn Williams, 66, Lafferty Pike, was killed when she was thrown from her 2008 Nissan Versa about 8:50 a.m.
    According to authorities, Williams overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle, which struck a fence and flipped.
    Williams was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital where she died of her injuries.

    See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for more details.

  • Webb changes plea in wake of parents’ subpoena

    It has taken nearly three years for the man who murdered Bryia Runiewicz to admit his guilt, but last Wednesday in Pendleton County, Bass Webb stood before Judge Jay Delaney and entered a guilty plea.
    Wearing a suit and tie instead of his normal prison-issue jumpsuit, Webb faced the judge while he read the charges and explained that Webb’s guilty plea would, among other things, waive his right to appeal.

  • Settlement agreement proposed in Brown suit

    A U.S. District Court judge in Lexington has set a trial date for a case associated with Kay Brown’s bankruptcy case.
    Judge Joseph M. Scott Jr. issued an order on July 13 to go to trial on Nov. 13 in the adversary case of James A. Brown, Richard Wehrle, Paul Brown, Martin’s Rest Home (d/b/a Grand Haven Nursing Home), Brown Ambulance Service, Brown & Gasser Thrift Food Mart, James A. Brown Enterprises (d/b/a Ramada Inn, Paintsville), Redd, Brown & Williams Construction and M. Goldberg Inc. vs. Kay Brown.

  • Two-county chase ends in arrest of Versailles man

    A Versailles, Ky., man faces multiple charges following a Saturday night, two-county chase.
    Tpr. Kenneth Leavell of the Kentucky State Police met a 2000 Toyota Avalon on U.S. 62 traveling in excess of 26 miles per hour over the speed limit.
    According to Tpr. David Jones, public affairs officer, when Tpr. Leavell began the pursuit the driver continued to speed into Scott County. The driver, Anthony Phillip, 44, was unable to make a turn onto Gunnell Road in Scott County and drove into a field.

  • Blackberries hanging heavy on the vine

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    William Varney has an 18-foot long blackberry vine in his backyard with blackberries measuring up to one and a half inches.
    Varney said he isn’t sure if they are the biggest blackberries ever grown, but they are the largest he has ever seen.
    There are 10 separate plants behind his house where he grows raspberries, blackberries and strawberries.
    Varney decided to plant the berries about five years ago after his wife Kathleen suggested if he wanted jam and jelly.