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  • Webb eligible for death penalty

    A judge’s ruling on Tuesday will make it possible for accused murderer Bass Webb to receive the death penalty if convicted of multiple felony charges.
    Circuit Judge Jay Delaney approved a Commonwealth’s motion to combine the murder charge with a more recent rape indictment for purposes of trial.
    Webb was indicted in 2009 for the July 31 murder of ex-girlfriend Bryia Runiewicz. In December 2010, first degree rape and first degree persistent felony offender (PFO) charges were added to the murder and  existing PFO charges.

  • Filling the shelves

    She may not be Mother Teresa, but she and her volunteers do help shed light on the community during the economic crisis.
    Margaret Watson has faithfully served Harrison County for the past 10 years as a worker in the local food pantry. Of the 10 years she has served, six of them have been as the director of operations.
    “It is a passion of  mine,” said Watson. “Some of the people that come in here get as close as family to me.”

  • Grand jury issues 10 indictments

    Ten individuals were indicted in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday on charges ranging from burglary to failure to pay child support.
    Billy Williams, 19, and Brian Davis, 27, were named as codefendants in charges relating to the Dec. 1, 2010, break-in at Thrift Food Mart.
    The pair are each charged with third degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking (less than $500), and second degree criminal mischief.
    The each have a $5,000 bond.

  • Bourbon man charged with DUI following Sunday wreck

    A Bourbon County man has been charged with DUI following a Sunday night accident that tied up traffic on U.S. 27 South for several hours.
    Chief Deputy Michael Jones of the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Department said the accident occurred about 7:20 p.m. Sunday near the Bourbon/Harrison County line.
    Oscar Hernandez, 29, driving a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro, apparently crossed the center line and struck a Walmart tractor-trailer, driven by Woodrow Beard, Corbin, in the driver’s door. Hernandez was southbound and Beard was traveling north.

  • Brothers’ argument ends in stabbing

    Law enforcement suspect that drugs may have contributed to a domestic situation that led to one brother being stabbed and the other jailed last week.
    The call was made to Cynthiana dispatch on Wednesday Jan. 26, to investigate an altercation.
    The call came into dispatch around 4:55 p.m. An alleged domestic dispute had taken place on KY 36 west near Renaker involving John Alan Feeback, 25, and his brother Clay Feeback, 24.

  • Brothers’ argument ends in stabbing

    Law enforcement suspect that drugs may have contributed to a domestic situation that led to one brother being stabbed and the other jailed last week.
    The call was made to Cynthiana dispatch on Wednesday Jan. 26, to investigate an altercation.
    The call came into dispatch around 4:55 p.m. An alleged domestic dispute had taken place on KY 36 west near Renaker involving John Alan Feeback, 25, and his brother Clay Feeback, 24.

  • Brother sends brother to hospital

    A domestic violence incident was reported Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 4:55 p.m. after an altercation between John Alan Feeback, 25, and Clay Feeback, 24.
    The dispute between the brothers occurred on Ky 36 west. During the altercation, John Alan allegedly stabbed Clay four times.
    Authorities later found Clay at his mother’s house located on US 62 east near Eastside Elementary.
    John Alan was taken into custody and charged with second degree assault resulting from domestic violence. He is currently being held at Grant County Detention Center.

  • Thomas honored for DUI enforcement

    He’s been with the Cynthiana Police Department less than two years. However, youth didn’t stop him from receiving one of the governor’s highest honors for ‘Blue Bloods.’
    Jeff Thomas, 33, recently received the Governor’s Award for Impaired Driving Enforcement.
    Between Oct. 1, 2009, and Sept. 31, 2010, Thomas apprehended 11 drivers in Cynthiana who were charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • City cell phone bills are nearly $1k over plans’ initial costs

    A recent financial audit shows that Harrison County officials and employees are being responsible and efficient with their assigned cell phones.
    “We had a company named Spyglass come in and look at our records and bills and conduct an audit,” said County Judge Alex Barnett. “In the area of cell phone use, we were told not to change our plans and, they commended us on how efficient we were with them.”

  • Police called to bar for ‘shots fired’

    Responding to a “shots fired” call on Friday, Jan. 14, Cynthiana police officers found two guns and a large knife in a vehicle along with two suspects.
    The call came in just before midnight, when the bar was preparing to close, that someone had fired a gun inside Shiloh Blue on Walnut Street.
    “In that situation, where there are guns involved, you’re trying to clarify, if you’re going in the bar, who’s involved and who has the gun,” said Ptl. Jeff Thomas.