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  • Bear to celebrate May Festival Chorus Milestone

    Cynthiana resident Karen Schulman-Bear will be honored at this year’s 2012 May Festival for her 22 years of service to the May Festival Chorus.
    Members of the chorus are honored with a service pin, worn onstage at the May Festival, and recognized in the program of the May Festival as they pass five year milestones of service.  In all, 20 singers will be recognized this year for lengths of service ranging from five years to 40.

  • KYTC reminds motorists that U.S. 27 bridge not yet complete

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reminds motorists that the new U.S. 27 bridge over CSX Railroad tracks in Cynthiana, though open to traffic, is not yet completed.

  • 4-wheelers taken from pawn shop lot

    It was a brief two hours, but it was all thieves needed to haul away three 4-wheelers from Cynthiana Jewelry and Pawn.
    Cpl. Walter Tapp said the used ATVs, valued at about $5,000, were chained in front of the South Church Street business. The theft occurred sometime between 8 and 10 p.m. on Saturday night.
    Tapp said police have identified a couple of people who were in the area at the time of the theft. However, as of press time, no arrests had been made.

  • Police discover possible meth lab on Western Avenue

    At about 3 a.m. on April 22, Cynthiana police were dispatched to Western Avenue where a woman said she had unwanted people in her home and she wanted them removed.
    What police found were the makings of a methamphetamine lab which sent several people to the hospital to be evaluated.
    Homeowner Bonnie Newsome said her son and his friends had been “doing drugs.”
    When police arrived, the son had fled the home. However, Jonathon Dewayne Gray was in the basement and was asleep or passed out.

  • Ag commissioner to visit Harrison County on May 8

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer invites Harrison County residents to visit with him on May 8 from noon-1 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    “I think it’s important to get away from Frankfort and meet the citizens of Kentucky where they live,” Commissioner Comer said. “I hope everyone will take the time to drop by and tell me about an issue that’s on their minds, seek advice about an agriculture-related problem or just say hello.”

  • Grand jury issues indictments in burglary and drug cases

    Larry Wachter Jr. was one of nine people indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.
    Wachter, 24, faces a 13 count indictment with 12 counts of theft by unlawful taking (firearm) and a single count of theft by unlawful taking (less than $500).

  • E-Z Pack selling some assets to Navistar, Inc.

    E-Z Pack Manufacturing announced Tuesday that certain assets including intellectual property of the company are being acquired by Navistar, Inc.
    As for the Cynthiana E-Z Pack plant, officials declined to confirm plans of closing the plant.
    “No decisions have been made as far as long term plans for the Cynthiana plant,” said E-Z Pack director of marketing Tom Kennedy. “The plant currently has many back orders to fill and plenty of work for the near seen future.”

  • dancing with the stars

    Salsa, Samba, Jitterbug, Jive and line dancing. Which will be shown at the first annual Dancing with the Stars?
    The Harrison County High School FFA Chapter and Dance Team will present a local variation of the hit show Dancing with the Stars Friday, May 4, at the Harrison County High School Gym.
    Anticipation grows every day as the event draws closer where some of Harrison County’s finest will trade in their day clothes for some glad rags and dancing shoes.

  • HCHS greenhouse opens this Saturday

    The Harrison County High School Greenhouse will open Saturday, May 5, for the 2012 season and close on May 24.
    Available this year will be vegetable plants, ferns, annual bedding plants and hanging baskets.
    The greenhouse will be open for business from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. Closed on Memorial Day.
    For more information contact Nicki Jones at 234-7117 ext. 2104 or email her at nicki.jones@harrison.kyschools.us.
     

  • Three cars stolen this week

    Storms have created a diversion for thieves in Cynthiana over the last few days.
    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said three vehicles were stolen in the last week and numerous cars have been pilfered.
    Some of the items missing from vehicles include CDs, GPS devices, a ladies’ wallet that contained all of her credit cards, cash and identification.
    “I really want to encourage people to take their keys out of the vehicles and lock the doors,” said Johnson.