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  • Living with the Christmas Spirit

    He may not wear a red felt suit or even sport a long white beard, but it’s certain the Christmas spirit dwells in the heart of Cynthiana’s version of St. Nick.
    Generally, every Christmas a figure makes his way through all the fancy packages and big dinners to bring forth the true meaning of the holiday: Love.
    Tom Laytart, 86, is an ordinary man on the outside with everything he posses on the inside being bigger and better than many could ever hope to be.

  • Webb trial will be moved

    Despite the prayers and hopes of the Bryia Runiewicz family, the man accused of her murder will not stand trial until 2012.
    The month of December is here and the highly anticipated trial of alleged murderer Bass Webb has been put on hold due to what is being referred to as media overexposure.
    On Monday, Dec. 12, Circuit Court Judge Jay Delaney ruled that a change of venue would be required based on the remaining jury panel.

  • Tobacco company owners to be sentenced Feb. 8

    After their June 2010 guilty pleas in a Mississippi federal court and the forfeiture of $8 million to the United States, owners of Farmers Tobacco Company in Cynthiana will find out their sentences on Feb. 8.
    Mike Ammerman of Cynthiana and Robert Ammerman of Falmouth waived indictment for trafficking in contraband cigarettes in June 2010.
    The Ammermans admitted to charges that they knowingly and intentionally made and caused to be made false statements as to information required to be kept by regulation.

  • Bullard employees help with food drive

    Employees of Bullard participated in a holiday fund raiser collecting money and non-perishable food items to be donated to the Harrison County Food Pantry. Pictured is Eric Pasch, Bullard President and CEO, along with Harrison County Food Pantry Coordinator Margaret Watson. Pasch presented Watson with 370 non-perishable food items and $1440 in monetary donations.

  • Kearns files re-election bid for clerk’s post

    Kathy Kearns has announced her bid for re-election to the office of Harrison County Circuit Court Clerk.
    Kearns, a 1980 graduate of Harrison County High School, is the daughter of Fan Rees and the late John William Kearns, who served as circuit court clerk in Harrison County for several years.
    Kearns went to work as a deputy clerk in 1982 while her father was clerk. Upon his retirement in 1993, Kearns continued as a deputy clerk with Wanda Marsh through her retirement in 2008.

  • Holiday Grinch breaks into U.S. 27 North home, steals and unwraps presents

    A U.S. 27 North family found themselves re-wrapping Christmas after an apparent Grinch invaded their home.
    A call to dispatch was made around 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 19, for a break-in at 2843 US 27 North.
    Harrison County Deputies Nathan Gasser and Tuan Kreer responded to the call where it is believed several people broke into the home and trashed the residence in search of valuables.

  • Fleeing suspect halted by probation officers in Square parking lot Wednesday

    Timothy Peak, 21, will be spending his Christmas in the Grant County Detention Center and likely ringing in the new year in Fayette County Detention Center.
    During a mandatory visit to the Probation and Parole Office located in Harrison Square on Wednesday morning, Timothy was told that there were warrants out of Fayette County for his arrest.

  • Cynthiana traffic enforcement will be stepped up through the holidays

    While the holidays are a time for celebrations and festivities, state and local law enforcement are ever mindful of the hazards of drinking an driving.
    “Our goal is for everyone to have a wonderful time during the holidays, but also for everyone to have a safe and sober one,” said Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department.
    In a campaign that began last Friday and will continue through Jan. 2, police will be participating in the state’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

  • Browns square off with four suits

    Three civil action suits have been filed in Harrison Circuit Court by former Cynthiana Mayor Jim Brown against his wife, Kay.
    In November, Jim Brown filed the three civil suits against his wife in Harrison County and she simultaneously filed for divorce in Johnson County.
    One of Jim Brown’s suits alleges that Kay stepped over the pre-nuptial line after he suffered a stroke on Dec. 23, 2008.

  • KET to air Harrison County farm story

    Sara Dunham’s Equinox Farm in Harrison County will be featured on KET’s Kentucky Life Saturday at 8 p.m.
    Her Christmas cards, based on the animals at Equinox Farm, will be featured.