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  • A. Keller Dam restoration project gets Corps nod

    Dustin Rose admits he had an ulterior motive when he agreed to serve on a committee to improve the A. Keller Dam. Rose is an avid fisherman, and like many local anglers, he wants to see the South Fork of the Licking River between the Terry Dam and A. Keller Dam restored.
    The committee was recently notified that its permit from the Corps of Engineers was approved.
    And now, the wait is on for the river level to fall far enough below the dam so that repairs can begin.

  • Singers spring concert is Sunday

    The Licking Valley Singers look to cheer-up the Spring weather with their performance on Sunday, April 17.
    Since their debut in November 2009, the Licking Valley Singers have tried their best to bring a wellrounded and wide range of music to each performance.
    This spring’s program includes, Danny Boy, Route 66 and The Little Old Lady from Pasadena, in its repertoire.
    The 40-voice choir is under the direction of Karen Bear and accompanied by Dr. Beth Laytart.

  • New pharmacy to open on U.S. 27 South

    The Cynthiana-Berry-Harrison County Planning Commission has approved a consolidation of three lots on U.S. 27 South, owned by H.A. Jones Properties to accommodate a new business.
    According to Bonnie Skinner, P&Z director, the applicant was H.A. Jones, represented by Shawn Ritchey. Skinner said the commission also approved the development plan, which included the addition of Hometown Pharmacy.
    Michael Ingram, who owns Hometown Pharmacy in Georgetown, will be building a new structure on what was the used car lot at H.A. Jones.

  • Dispatchers honored during national week for telecommunicators

    National Telecom-munications Week is in full swing to honor those who initiate life saving responses during emergency situations.
    Often times, when a person calls 911 and they receive care from EMS or the sheriff’s department, they will write a letter of thanks to the agency for their assistance.
    But what about the people who directed those agencies to the person in need?
    In an effort to recognize 911 dispatchers, the week of April 10-17 has been set aside as National Telecommunications Week.

  • City preps for flood

    “The water towers all full,” Todd Blanton, superintendent of Cynthiana’s water treatment plant told city commissioners Tuesday night.
    He said that if flood waters break through the berm, which is estimated to hold up to a river level of 23 feet, the water plant will shut down.
    The National Weather Service was expecting the South Fork of the Licking River to crest at 22.5 feet by 9 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Flood warning issued for Cynthiana

    As of 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, the waters are showing a slight drop. The National Weather Service recorded a depth of 21.75 feet at 6 a.m. By 6:15 a.m. it had dropped to 21.73 and at 21.69 by 6:30 a.m.

     

    A shelter is being opened at Cynthiana Christian Church at 6 p.m. for any residents who are having to evacuate their homes due to rising water. Those who are going to the shelter are encouraged to bring their own blankets and pillows.

    Waterworks Road between South States and Safety Way was closed due to high water at 3:30 p.m.

     

  • Tornado watch in effect until 6 p.m. Monday

    A tornado watch has been issued for Harrison County and much of Kentucky until 6 p.m. tonight.
    Michael Palmer, Harrison County EMA director,  made the announcement just before noon with information from the National Weather Service, Louisville.
    Eastern Kentucky was added to the tornado watch area.
    A tornado watch means that conditions are favorable that a tornado could be produced from the storm.
    A warning means that a tornado has been spotted and residents should take cover immediately.

  • Possible scam targeting residents, says sheriff

    Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton is advising residents to be cautious of a possible scam that has surfaced locally.
    He said that residents are being approached at their homes by individuals posing as insurance representatives. These individuals are asking to take photographs and measure homes under the guise of updating records.
    “Check people out before you give them any information,” Hampton said, noting that the residents who have so far been targeted do not even have insurance with the supposed carrier.

  • Webb competent to stand trial

    Accused murderer Bass Webb will stand trial for the murder of Bryia Runiewicz. Webb was in Harrison Circuit Court  Thursday for a hearing that would declare him competent to stand trial.
    Dr. Amy Trivette, who was responsible for the competency examinations of Webb at the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center, was called as a witness via telephone.
    Commonwealth attorney, Doug Miller asked a series of questions in regards to Webb’s mental state and if he had displayed any sign of psychosis or mental barriers that may impair his judgment.

  • SHOTS FIRED

    Two individuals who were wounded during two gunfire exchanges Tuesday night are listed in critical, but stable condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
    Cynthiana Police Sgt. Wilbur Gross and Constable Jeffrey Hunter were involved in exchanges with the same suspect, however, neither was struck.
    According to David Jones Kentucky State Police public information officer, just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, Cynthiana dispatch received its first call regarding a shooting on West Mill Street.