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  • Cynthiana student lends a hand at animal shelters

    Micah Fryman, Cynthiana, a junior at Morehead State University, recently joined other students at animal shelters in Rowan and Menifee counties to spruce up the facilities, make dog and cat beds and a cat enclosure and take on other tasks. The activities were part of an outreach trip by Rescue University, a club whose mission is to improve the lives of homeless pets.  
    The funding was provided by the Petfinder.com Foundation, The Animal Rescue Site and Greater Good.org, and BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a manufacturer of pet clean-up and floor care products.

  • Cynthiana writer earns prestigious award

    Denise Steffanus, a contributing editor and frequent contributor to Thoroughbred  Times, will receive the prestigious Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award on June 16 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
    Steffanus earned the award, which honors professional journalists whose reporting has enhanced public understanding of how the humane and responsible use of animal models leads to medical and scientific discoveries, for her article titled “Quadriplegic donkey walks again” that appeared in the November 20, 2010, issue of Thoroughbred  Times.

  • Webb attorneys 'no show' for Thursday hearing

    Bass Webb was back in court Thursday. However, his defense team was a no show.
    Judge Jay Delaney issued a show cause order to Webb’s attorney’s Tom Griffiths and Craig Newbern, from the Department of Public Advocacy in Lexington.
    According to court documents, the attorneys will be required to show cause why they should not be held in contempt of court for failing to appear at the scheduled status hearing Thursday morning.
    Delaney rescheduled the status hearing for Tuesday, June 7, at 9 a.m.

  • Harrison Square shooting Sunday

    Two people were taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning for  treatment of gunshot wounds to their faces and arms.
    Det. Alan Judy of the Cynthiana Police Department said Estill Barnett Jr., 27, and Brittany Dennie, 20, were shot with a 12 gauge shotgun about 4:25 a.m. Sunday at Harrison Square.
    Jaron Michael Talbott, 20, has been charged as the shooter. He is lodged in the Grant County Jail on two counts of second degree assault and one count of first degree wanton endangerment as a result of Sunday’s shooting.

  • Graduation 2011

    United Preschool graduate Savannah White waves to family during graduation ceremonies on May 26. She will begin Kindergarten this fall. She is the daughter of Donnie and Christina White. She is one of 18 to graduate.

  • Two Cynthiana men surviving in Joplin

    Libby Taylor was at church in Cynthiana on Sunday, May 22, at 5:41 p.m. About 650 miles away, her son was also at church when a tornado hit.
    “Mom, have you seen the weather on the news?” Shawn Taylor asked his mother soon after the tornado leveled much of Joplin, Mo.
    “Thank God he called me before I saw it on the news,” said Libby.

  • Gas prices put hitch in summer camping trips

    Horrible gas prices have local campers re-thinking their plans for the summer.
    As the camping season gets underway for the serious summer campers, one thing continues to keep campers from venturing too far from home, the fuel it takes to get them there.
    “We can remember going to Florida some years back and gas was $2.10 a gallon,” said Judy Burns. “The trip then cost us around $700 in fuel while we were there and driving back. Now double that.”

  • Teabeary’s Treasures features products from local artists

    Teabeary’s Treasures is like an artist’s canvas. There’s always one more thing to add.
    David and Laira Brogli Palmer have taken over the Main Street business from Jeff and Sue Neal and held a formal grand opening on May 20.
    “The store is going to feature local artists,” Laira said.
    While she already has numerous artists’ wares in the store, she said she will be adding more.
    “We have a gift for every occasion and for no occasion at all,” Laira said.

  • Dryden opens business after Webber’s fire

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    Local businessman Anthony Dryden said  it is customer service that separates his local business from corporately owned outfits.
    Not only is it one of the local sporting goods and pawn shops, it is a place where tales are told of huge deer, monstrous fish and of course current events.
    Dryden opened his dream sporting goods store in August  1996, after the Webber’s plant burned leaving him jobless.

  • Lusby makes a go of shoe store in Cynthiana’s changing climate

    Even with a powerhouse store next door, L.C. Lusby continues to have repeat customers enter the doors of his shoe store.
    To hear how Lusby came to own his shoe store would make anyone snicker from the tale he told.
    Lusby, originally from Owen County, Ky knew Floyd and Carol McDanell, who were the former owners of McDanell’s Shoes.
    A mere bike ride to the store by Lusby in 1996 took Lusby from customer of the store to owner.