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  • Caywood, Wyles will present Love Letters

    A play centered on two characters will be presented Saturday, Feb. 11, at Rohs Opera House’s Aeolian Hall, by William Caywood and Phyllis Wyles. Tickets are $12 for only 60 seats to see the former HCHS teachers perform. Price includes dessert plus coffee or tea. There will be reserved couple and group seating. Biancke’s will be serving a special “Love Letters” Dinner. Also, Flower Depot will provide roses at $55 for a dozen red roses.

  • Grant County teacher charged with growing marijuana

    By Jamie Baker-Nantz, LCNI News Service
    A Grant County Middle School teacher and Berry resident has been arrested for cultivating marijuana.
    Kentucky State Police executed a warrant for Dr. Nicholas Catey, 63, of Berry, at his home on Jan. 20.
    Police said the charges stem from last fall’s marijuana eradication efforts when a fly-over of Grant and Scott counties revealed marijuana growing on Catey’s farm.

  • Clearing debris

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation cleared drift that gathers around the piers of the John Hunt Morgan and the Pleasant Street bridges Monday morning. The Transportation Department monitors the debris that accumulates around the piers after heavy rains. The debris is lifted from the river on an as-needed basis by a clam-bucket, which is brought to Cynthiana by the state’s Road Department.

  • You’ll know where your food originates if you purchase from the farmer

    By Vickie Fryman, Guest columnist
    Have you ever sat down to dinner and taken a good look at your plate and wondered where did this food come from? When did it get harvested or how many miles did it travel to get here?
    In today’s society, changes are all around us everyday from the fuel prices, hair styles, changes in our spending habits and even our eating habits. Each year people make resolutions to make changes to their life styles, including better eating.

  • State opens Internet-use, availability survey as 2010 follow-up

    The Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development (OBOD) and the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts (KCADD) are asking businesses and citizens to participate in a survey that will collect information on broadband use as part of the Broadband KY initiative to help increase internet utilization in the daily lives of Kentuckians.

  • City, county work two fatal accidents over the weekend

    Law enforcement for Cynthiana and Harrison County worked two serious accidents over the weekend.
    An accident was reported on Lafferty Pike (KY 1054) Friday that resulted in the death of Curtis Becker, 49, Cynthiana.
     That crash is being investigated by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.
    Cynthiana Sgt. Wilbur Gross is investigating a Saturday morning motorcycle accident on Grandview Drive.

  • Kay Brown claims bankruptcy

    A Feb. 15 hearing has been set in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to determine if Kay Brown’s Chapter 11 filing should be dismissed.
    Brown,  who is the estranged wife of former Cynthiana mayor Jim Brown, filed for bankruptcy on Jan. 13.
    Kay Brown has hired three law firms to represent her through the bankruptcy process and Samuel K. Crocker, U.S. trustee for bankruptcy court, has filed a motion to examine Kay Brown’s payments to these attorneys. This motion will also be heard on Feb. 15.

  • Nomination deadline is Friday for Chamber Awards Banquet

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for recipients for the 42nd Awards Banquet.
    The banquet will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, at the Cynthiana Country Club.
    To nominate an individual for a specific category, a brief resume of accomplishments and letter stating why they are deserving of the award (no longer than a page and a half) should be sent or dropped off to the Chamber of Commerce building.
    Winners and their families from each category will be present to accept awards. Categories include;

  • Salt Shakers

    A non-typical 2011-12 winter has city and county officials hopeful for expanded summer projects.
    After the 2010 winter season, city and county officials made sure that the next seen winter months would not have them searching for the precious mineral used for keeping roads safe for travel.
    “Last year was a bad one for anyone who was searching for salt,” said County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett. “We actually used all of the salt that we had contracted for and still needed more before the winter months were over.”

  • Open House is Saturday at Animal Shelter

    The Humane Society of Harrison County will host a birthday party and open house in honor of the late Flora Shropshire on Saturday, Feb. 4, 12-4 p.m. at the shelter. Everyone is welcome.
    The shelter is located on New Lair Road, south of Safety Way.