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  • Five charged with forgery by grand jury

    Nine indictments were returned by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday with forgery cases topping the list of charges.
    Carrie Mann and Hannah Fryman were named as co-defendants in two indictments.
    Mann, 27, faces a two-county indictment on charges of second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and second degree complicity to criminal possession of a forged instrument.
    According to the grand jury, Mann passed a check for $175 to Farmers National Bank on the account of Juanita Wornall on Feb. 17.

  • Cynthiana man charged in Bourbon County shooting

    Danny Hutson has been charged with attempted murder following a shooting Sunday on Shawhan Road in Bourbon County.
    Kentucky State Police at Dry Ridge was called about 7:45 p.m. Sunday regarding a shooting on Shawhan Road. The female victim had been shot in the hand.
    According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, the investigation revealed that Hutson had allegedly shot the woman and then fled the area.

  • First Rod Run is Saturday

    Cynthiana Rod Run is shaping up to be a blast from the past.
    Over 400 cars are expected to make their way into Cynthiana Saturday, Aug. 25, along with many other fun activities for the entire family.
    Several downtown businesses will be offering fun for all including Rohs Opera House playing free movies.
    Over 40 vendors will also be present the day of the event along with live entertainment by Jo Jo Gunn.
    A best greaser and poodle skirt contest will give those who enjoyed the vintage look a chance to sport their old attire.

  • Deputies have accident-filled weekend

    Another vehicle accident-filled weekend sent one to jail, one to Harrison Memorial Hospital and one to UK Hospital.
    The first injury accident was reported Sunday, Aug. 19, at 3:14 a.m., on US 62 west.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak a vehicle driven by Jeffrey Tomlin, 42, was found on its top in a field owned by Jane Martin two miles from town
    Peak said Tomlin was traveling east when he lost control of his vehicle and exited the right shoulder of the roadway.

  • First class held at the new Health Science Wing

    The Licking Valley Campus of MCTC held its first class for the Associate Degree in Nursing in the brand new Health Science Wing on campus on Tuesday, Aug. 14.  

  • Paris to host Citizens’ Police Academy

    The City of Paris Police Department will have its 10th class of the Citizens Police Academy on Sept. 11.
    This is an exciting program being put together by the men and women of the Paris Police Department.  
    It will meet for classes every Tuesday night for 11 weeks from 7 to 9 pm. The Academy will graduate on Nov. 20.  
    The Citizen Police Academy will focus on the internal values, philosophy and operations of the Paris Police Department.

  • Taste of Harrison County coming Sept. 8

    The annual Taste of Harrison County, sponsored by the Cynthiana Lions club, will be held on Sept. 8. The event has been sponsored by the Cynthiana Lions club for approximately 10 years.
    The Cynthiana Rotary Club, providing one of nine food booths, will be selling hamburgers, cheeseburgers and soft drinks.
    The Taste of Harrison County will have over 60 craft booths, train rides, a baked goods sale/auction, musical performances, a martial arts demonstration, Jazzercise, a hard hat painting contest (hard hats donated by Bullard) and door prizes will be offered.

  • Kings offer $5,000 reward for missing coonhound

    For the second time in two months, Chester and Robin King are searching for a missing family pet.
    This time, they are pulling out all stops and offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of anyone who stole or killed their Walker Coonhound.
    Pretty Girl has been missing since Aug. 10, just three weeks after their Rat Terrier Petie went missing.
    Chester suspects that Pretty Girl was taken because he found empty meat packages at the end of his driveway on Riley Mill Road, which is near Claysville.

  • City rejects smoking ban

    The Cynthiana City Commission sent the message Tuesday that it will not interfere in private businesses’ decisions.
    Commissioners voted 3-2 to drop a smoking ban proposal for Cynthiana businesses.
    Commissioner Roger Slade’s comments were met with a resounding applause from a contingent of smoking ban opponents.
    “I won’t debate the health issues,” Slade said, adding that the public knows that smoking is unhealthy. “To me, it’s the individual right of the business owner.”

  • Webb withdraws guilty plea

    Accused murderer Bass Webb appeared before Judge Jay Delaney Wednesday morning in Falmouth to hear his formal sentence, but instead withdrew his guilty plea for the 2009 murder of Bryia Runiewicz.
    Webb entered a guilty plea to the charges during the jury selection phase of his murder trial on July 18. The Commonwealth recommended a 50-year sentence to run consecutively with a 15-year sentence he is already serving for attempted murder in Bourbon County.