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  • Commissioner says better pay needed to retain police officers

    Cynthiana’s Commissioner of Public Safety Gary Brunker said Tuesday that the resignation of a Cynthiana Police officer really bothers him.

    No. 1, he said, Ptl. Joe Daniels is a good officer. Secondly, he is leaving for a $9,000 increase in pay.

  • Court ponders courthouse options

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court remains stumped on the issue of when and where the Harrison County Clerk’s office should be moved to.

    Once again the fiscal court has mixed feelings about the issue of what to do with the clerk’s office.

  • Southside donates to Animal Shelter

    Southside Elementary students collected items for the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter in lieu of exchanging girts at Christmas. The donations were delivered to the Animal Shelter last week and the students and animals were treated to some “TLC.” The donations came from the students in the fourth grade classes of DeAnna Murdock, Tyler Hartzel and Judy Clevinger.

  • No women allowed, says recreation board

    The Harrison County Recreation Board has voted to not allow women to play in this year’s church basketball league.

    According to Recreation Director Rick Chasteen, the basketball league was meant to only include men due to several factors including safety.

  • Blue Grass Energy sets new management roles

    Blue Grass Energy announces three organizational changes, effective immediately. Barry Drury, district manager, has been named Vice President, Energy Solutions; Robert Farmer, district manager, has been named Vice President, Operations; and Carol Higdon, district manager, has been named Vice President, Member Services. 

  • Swinford honored as recipient of Horn Humanitarian Award

    The Harrison County Service Unit of the Salvation Army honors local legend Jim Swinford with the third annual Clarence Horn Humanitarian Award and provides for a scholarship award for an 11th grade Harrison High School student.

  • Drug arrests made Tuesday night

    On Jan. 22, The Post 6 Criminal Patrol Team executed a search warrant at 140 Elm St., Cynthiana. Harold Stevens Jr, Amy Stevens, and Lisa Hall all of Cynthiana were arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense.
     Hall was also charged with possession of control substance 1st degree 1st offense, according a KSP press release issued Wednesday morning.  

  • Flu is here

    Health officials have been warning for months that this year’s flu season was going to pack a wallop.
    And, according to local reports, that season is here.
    Miserable is the first feeling associated with the flu; but more specifically watch for sudden onset of a fever, usually high, headache, fatigue and body aches. Add to that weakness, watery eyes, dry cough, sore throat and you might have the flu. Only your physician can tell you for sure.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march is Monday

    The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration and march in Cynthiana will be held Monday.
    The march will begin at 10 a.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church on Locust Street and end at St. James AME Church on Pleasant Street.
    Following the march, a celebration service will be held at St. James with Glenda Greene as the featured speaker. The approximate one-hour service will be followed by a meal of chili, sandwiches, soft drinks and cookies.
    The public is invited to attend.

  • Police capture suspect after foot pursuit

    A Harrison County man faces multiple charges after an early evening attempt to elude police.
    Jeff Davis, 28, has been charged by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department with first degree fleeing and evading on foot after he allegedly ran from a deputy following a short pursuit through town.
    A call was made to dispatch around 6 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 12, for a suspicious vehicle on Carl Stevens Road.