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  • Jury trials set for January, February

    Several jury trials are scheduled to take place in Harrison Circuit Court over the next two months.
    Fifteen trials are on the docket for Jan. 11. However, plea agreements may be reached in some of them before their scheduled trial dates.
    Larry R. Nolen Jr. was charged with first degree attempted arson and third degree criminal mischief after he allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail into a home on West Pleasant Street on June 21.
    According to the September indictment, Nolen allegedly lit the wick, but the bomb failed to ignite on impact.

  • Time Warner Cable increases coming, says mayor

    Cynthiana Mayor Steve Moses said he has no control over the coming rate increases being levied by Time Warner Cable Company.
    Moses announced at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting that Time Warner letters will be going out after the first of the year divulging increases in basic and standard packages.
    He said the basic cable rate will increase from $17.65 per month to $18.95. The standard package will raise from $51.30 to $55.04.

  • Bullard appoints new president, CEO

    The Board of Directors of E.D. Bullard Company has appointed Eric D. Pasch as president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2012.
    Pasch joined Bullard in 1999 as director of finance and was quickly promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer, positions he held until last year.
    In January 2011, Pasch was promoted to president and chief operating officer.
    Pasch succeeds Richard C. Miller who joined Bullard in 1985. Miller has served as the company’s president and CEO since December 1998.

  • Jobless rates down in 114 counties

    Unemployment rates fell in 114 Kentucky counties between November 2010 and November 2011, while six county rates increased, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 6.3 percent. It was followed by Ohio County, 6.6 percent; Fayette County, 6.7 percent; Caldwell and Daviess counties, 7 percent each; Oldham and Warren counties, 7.1 percent each; and Calloway, Franklin, Hopkins and Madison counties, 7.2 percent each.

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  • Make plans for hosting a responsible holiday party

    Will you be hosting a party this holiday season?
    The following was released by the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition.

    1. Control access to the alcohol you provide.
    • Avoid serving from common sources such as kegs or punch bowls.
    • Consider hiring a trained professional to serve drinks at your party.
    • Be sure that whoever does pour the drinks is not consuming alcohol and monitors other guests’ consumption.

  • Court dismisses Brown divorce

    For the third time in as many suits filed by Brenda Kay Brown, she has asked for and received a dismissal.
    The most recent filing in Johnson County Circuit Court was a dissolution of marriage filed against her husband, Jim Brown, former Cynthiana mayor and businessman.
    Kay Brown’s motion to dismiss the divorce was granted on Monday in Johnson County Circuit Court.
    The divorce was filed in Paintsville on Nov. 4, 10 days prior to her husband’s three suits against her in Harrison Circuit Court.

  • 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.