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  • 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.

  • Watermelon heist

    Ed Rose hands Macaela McKinney a watermelon more her size to carry at the Farmer’s Market Tuesday. Macaela and her grandmother, Deana McKinney, stopped for some afternoon shopping after Macaela was done with preschool for the day. The Farmers’ Market is open Mondays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays from 1 to 6 p.m. It is also open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Veterans to receive discount to Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 20

    The stars and stripes are big and bright at the 2012 Kentucky State Fair. The Kentucky State Fair takes pride in honoring and celebrating those who serve to defend our country.
    Aug. 20 is officially declared Military Monday. On this day, all active duty and veteran military personnel pay only $12 for a Thrillway wristband and receive 50 percent gate admission.  Valid military I.D is required and is established by proof of military affiliation.

  • Jury to hear 12 felony cases on Aug. 28

    Jury trials have tentatively been set for Aug. 28 to hear 12 felony cases in Harrison Circuit Court.
    Justin Jenkins, who was indicted May 1, will answer to 12 charges that resulted from separate incidents in February.
    Jenkins was charged with entering the home of William and Barbara Hayes on Feb. 16 and taking a handgun. In the process of the alleged burglary, Jenkins is supposed to have damaged the Hayes’ property.
    He is also charged with taking two firearms from the residence of Cynthia Jenkins on Feb. 20.

  • Court approves higher tax rate

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court passed the first reading of an ordinance setting next year’s tax rate at 10.2 cents for every $100 of real property value.
    After much debate over 2012’s tax rate, the Harrison County Fiscal Court elected not to take the compensating rate last year.
    However, the majority of the magistrates felt that this year should be different.