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  • Tennessee man faces theft charge here

    A Tennessee resident was extradited by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department following a theft by deception charge that is more than a year old.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Jody Allen, 34, was extradited from Rogersville, Tenn., on Thursday, Jan. 19, for charges related to a theft by deception case which was filed in Harrison County September 2010.
    According to the sheriff’s report, Allen purchased 536,250 tobacco plants from Asbury Greenhouse in 2010 and paid the balance with a “bad check.”

  • Webb trial set for July in adjoining Pendleton

    Harrison Circuit Judge Jay Delaney ruled last Wednesday afternoon that the Bass Webb murder trial will be conducted in Pendleton Circuit Court in Falmouth.
    Delaney had ordered in December that the trial site be moved because of pre-trial publicity which had contaminated the jury pool in Harrison County.
    Following a Friday mornign conference call, Delaney set the trial date for July 18-Aug. 17.

  • Police ordinance designed to help victims of thefts retrieve valuables

    In an effort to curtail stolen items from being destroyed before they can be claimed, the Cynthiana Police Department is proposing an ordinance that would set requirements for businesses dealing with pawned or recycled items.
    Chief Ray Johnson told Cynthiana City Commissioners Tuesday that in many cases stolen items taken in by brokers are melted down or otherwise destroyed before the owner even knows they are missing.
    The ordinance establishes a specific amount of time that pawned or recycled items must be retained before being resold or destroyed.

  • Lutz announces candidacy for 78th House of Representative post

    Bryan Lutz announced his candidacy for the Kentucky State House of Representatives for the 78th district, which currently includes Harrison, Pendleton, Robertson counties and portions of Scott County.
    “My operating principle will be to work for smaller, yet more effective state government, real tax reform to lower the tax burden of all Kentuckians, and a real focus on bringing jobs to this area,” Lutz said. “We have to change the direction of losing jobs from this area to making this a business friendly district.”

  • Fill the Stands for the Fillies Jan. 31

    Harrison County High School Student Council, class officers and Youth Services Center are promoting a Fill the Stands for the Fillies Night on Tuesday, Jan. 31 as the Fillies Basketball team takes on Clark County. JV plays at 6 p.m. and varsity plays at 7:30. Come out to the Hilltop and help fill the stands

  • Legends’ caravan has Cynthiana stop

    The Lexington Legends’ annual pre-season caravan will stop in Cynthiana Tuesday, Jan. 31, as the team prepares for the 2012 season. The Legends, a class A affiliate of the Houston Astros, are members of the South Atlantic League.
    Legends baseball will be featured on WCYN’s Coffee Break,” 8-9 a.m. with host Doug Miller. The program will broadcast live from Biancke’s, 102 S. Main St., Cynthiana.

  • County considers criteria for bidding process

    Specifications are still up in the air for the county farm bidding process.
    Magistrate Bradley Copes, who serves as the farm facility committee chairman, informed the court that certain “specs,” would have to be outlined in the leasing agreement for the county farm in order to preserve its current condition.
    “The farm has been well cared for in the past few years and the last thing we want is for it to be mistreated,” said Copes. “We need to have a little say as to what can be grown there in order to keep it in its current state.”

  • Juveniles flee court appearance

    Two juveniles were given additional charges after they attempted to run from police following an afternoon court session at the Harrison County Justice Center on Wednesday, Jan. 11..
    According to Ptl. Jeff Thomas of the Cynthiana Police Department, two juveniles are now being held at the Campbell County Juvenile Detention Center after they ran from outside the court room.

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  • Donations requested for fire district 9/11 monument

    The Harrison County Fire Tax District plans to display a Twin Tower’s artifact with a monument on the courthouse lawn.
    It will be 11 years this September since the dreadful day in United States history when terrorism found its way onto American soil. Through donations, an artifact will be displayed to ensure the moment when time stood still is never forgotten.
    In September 2009, Harrison County Fire Protection District Board treasurer David Mahorney was informed of an opportunity to obtain a piece of steel recovered from the remains of the World Trade Centers.