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  • Webb trial in Montgomery on hold

    Montgomery County was to be the first of many trials for Bass Webb, who is accused in two murders as well as multiple other charges in Harrison, Bourbon and Fayette counties. However, an order on Jan. 31 put the Montgomery County murder trial on hold.
    Webb is due back in Montgomery County Circuit Court on May 13 for a status hearing.
    A pre-trial hearing is set in Harrison County for March 29. His trial for the murder of Bryia Runiewicz has not been rescheduled.
     

  • Blanton to be at LVC Thursday

    On Thursday, March 3, at 1 p.m., Tony Blanton, associate dean of students and director of off-campus housing for the University of Kentucky, will be at the Licking Valley Campus on Webster Avenue.
    Blanton will be meeting with current and former students to discuss transferring college credits from a two-year college to a four-year college or university. He will also address off-campus housing needs for students who either cannot or do not wish to live in a college dormitory.  

  • Reed changes plea

    Danny  Reed, who was indicted in December on five counts of unlawful transaction with a minor and one count of tampering with a witness, entered a guilty plea to those charges in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday.
    Judge Jay Delaney set Reed’s sentence at three years and denied probation.
     

  • Wilson sentenced Tuesday

    Robert Wilson, who was facing 19 counts of theft by unlawful taking, entered a guilty plea in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday.
    He received a five-year sentence with a pretrial diversion for three years.

  • Furnish family farming on CNBC

    Eighth generation tobacco farmer Brian Furnish makes sure that CNBC sees tobacco from the farmers’ point of view.
    Cigarette Wars, is an original documentary that was scheduled to air Wednesday, March 2, at 9 p.m. on CNBC. The documentary takes a look at the business, legal and illegal, as well as showing tobacco farming as a way of life for small town farmers.

  • New vet joins Brooks clinic

    Brian Steely likes all facets of veterinary medicine. He wanted to doctor small and large animals in equal doses.
    Before locating in Cynthiana, Steely was offered a position in Chicago with a small animal clinic, where he had gone to help a friend and fellow vet from school.
    He came to Cynthiana to interview with Dr. Mike Brooks and planned to go back to Chicago to round out his aid to his colleague. However, a winter storm that lasted most of the winter, held Steely in Kentucky and eventually back to Cynthiana.

  • Citizens take home honors at Chamber affair

    Emotions were high at the Chamber of Commerce banquet, as Harrison County’s finest were acknowledged for their dedication, volunteer time and years of service to the community.
    The Chamber of Commerce’s award banquet was held Friday, Feb. 25, at the Cynthiana Country Club. This year was a special year as the committee introduced the new category of, Healthcare Provider of the Year.

  • Local woman takes her passion to teach to Central Asia

    Early volunteering and the natural drive to help sent one Harrison County lady half of a world away to help educate a foreign country town, USA style.
    Often students debate in their heads whether to work toward their masters degree or to find a job and start paying back on the degree they already have.
    Bobbie Jo Whitaker faced the same decision that most college graduates face at some point in their higher education learning experience; work or learn more. Lucky enough for Whitaker, a professor made the choice really easy for her to do both.

  • Mixed drink sales not quite ready to shake

    When the calendar rolls over to March next week, you won’t automatically be able to order a margarita at your favorite Cynthiana restaurant.
    There are still hoops through which restaurateurs must jump.
    The out-going Cynthiana City Commission voted in December to allow restaurants meeting certain requirements to sell mixed drinks. That, according to the approved ordinance, takes effect in March.
    However, before the first martini is shaken, there are permits and licenses to be garnered and fees to be paid.

  • Go Red

    Angie Walker had never had heart burn before. She didn’t know what was going on within her chest, but she knew it wasn’t right.
    “It felt like I was burning straight through to my back,” Walker said of the symptom that led up to her heart attack 15 months ago.
    The burning persisted for several days. It was the middle of the night when it became obvious to Angie that this was not a food-created burning. Her husband Jerry “was panicking like I was having a baby.”