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    Defense attorneys seek dismissal of Webb rape charges
    Attorneys for accused murderer Bass Webb would like rape charges against their defendant to be dropped.
    Webb and his attorneys were back in court last week for a pretrial conference with Judge Jay Delaney and submitted a motion to dismiss the charges that Webb raped his ex-girlfriend Bryia Runiewicz, whom he is also accused of murdering on July 31, 2009.
    Webb’s trial in Harrison County has been scheduled for December.

  • Buckler wages war against cancer nemisis

    After winning a year and a half battle against breast cancer, Shelly Buckler was told some news that reintroduced her to an all-too-familiar rival.
    Life with cancer has often been described as an emotional and physical battle to simply stay alive.
    Sometimes the fight against cancer is successful, other times the will to fight is not enough to carry the struggling, worn-out body along to the finish line.
    For Buckler, the battle was over with a check-mark in her favor, but the war was far from over.

  • Harrison County opens Public Library Workforce Center

    Harrison County residents seeking employment opportunities now have more computer access, training and job workshops at the new Public Library Workforce Center (PLWC).
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library is one of 45 public libraries in the state that will have a PLWC.
    The centers house computers and software that will be used to provide training in a formal workshop setting to Kentucky residents seeking employment opportunities.

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  • Suspect charged with arson

    Police have arrested a suspect in three arson cases following a confession from the man
    Arson investigators were ready to go searching for the suspect believed to be the cause of the June 18 and 19 fires when he came knocking on their door.
    “At approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night, our suspect came knocking on the door of the fire house saying that he wanted to confess what he had done,” said Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders.


    Kentucky State Police have opened an arson investigation after three homes were set on fire last weekend.
    Saturday, June 18, a call was made to dispatch around 6:25 p.m. for a possible fire at 227 Pike St.
    Firefighters rushed to the scene on West Pike and extinguished the fire before it spread to any other houses.
    The owner of the building, Richard Hutchison, had recently renovated the home and was in the process of renting the house to a potential tenant.

  • Two cut with butcher knife in family fight

    Police are searching for a man whom they believe cut his brother and woman at her Shawnee Drive home.
    About 2:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, Cynthiana Police were called to Shabrea Commodore’s townhouse apartment on Shawnee Drive, which is located in public housing just off Riggs Avenue.
    Commodore had been cut with a large butcher knife on her left arm.
    According to Cpl. Walter Tapp, alcohol was the major contributing factor to the domestic disturbance.

  • Police charge DUI suspect with multiple traffic-related offenses

    A suspected drunk driver ended up with nine charges placed against him.
    Cynthiana Ptl. Michael Kiskaden was dispatched to U.S. 27 South after a motorist notified police that he was following a vehicle that was all over the road.
    Kiskaden, who was on River  Road at the time the call came in before midnight on Sunday, was able to pull in behind the suspect’s vehicle between River Road and the John Hunt Morgan bridge.
    Kiskaden turned on his police emergency lights because of the suspect’s erratic driving.