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  • Helicopters called in for two separate crashes on Sunday

    Helicopter services were called twice to Harrison County Sunday afternoon following two wrecks less than two hours apart.
    The first of two wrecks was called in at 11:50 a.m., on KY 32, six miles west of Cynthiana.
    “We received a call at 11:50 a.m., for a single vehicle injury accident,” said Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley.
    McCauley said a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Scott Thompson, 19, of Nicholasville, had exited the road following a curve on KY 32.

  • Two Harrison Square businesses hit by quick-change swindlers

    Two Harrison Square businesses were victims of a quick-change scam on Saturday that netted the scammers about $300.
    Ptl. Jeff Thomas of the Cynthiana Police Department said two black men pulled the quick-change scams in Subway and Auto Zone within 30 minutes of each other.
    “Before it was all over they had their money and more,” Thomas said.

  • 10th anniversary for Hospice fund raiser is Aug. 25

    The Jimmy Church Band will be returning to the Church on Church Hospice event in Cynthiana on Aug. 25.
    This year marks the 10th anniversary for the Hospice of the Bluegrass fund raiser.
    “This is the major fund raising push for the patient expense fund earmarked for Harrison County,” said Kelly Kendall, Hospice community resource coordinator.
    Kendall explained that all of the money raised is used to ensure that Hospice patients have no out-of-pocket expenses.

  • Bussell hired as new Economic Development recruiter

    Former Kentucky Economic Development project manager is bringing her expertise to Cynthiana and Harrison County as the new EDA recruiter.
    She said she always wanted to work in a small town and now her dream has come to life.
    Darlene Bussell, a Kentucky State University economics graduate, said economics are simply something that comes natural to her.
    With over 20 years of experience in the field of economics, Bussell said she has been nearly everywhere and seen just about all there is to see.

  • Injured foreman returns to work

    A bridge foreman escaped life-changing injuries after a railroad tie fell into him while working on the Cynthiana bypass last Wednesday.
    According to an unnamed source, Joe Deck, of Javier Steel, was overseeing a beam installation when a railroad tie being used as a brace broke loose and fell from the bridge.
    The source said the railroad tie struck a piece of equipment then struck Deck in the back.
    The Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department responded on scene along with the sheriff’s department and Brown’s EMS.

  • 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.