Local News

  • Attorney joins Culbertson firm

    A new attorney has joined the Cynthiana and Harrison County Bar Association, however, she’s no newby in the local legal circles.
    Suzanne Van Wert joined Ed Culbertson’s law firm officially in January after six years of working out of his Cynthiana office unofficially.
    Van Wert said she only recently committed to the partnership because of her additional work as a professional mediator, for which she had an office in Lexington.

  • Southern States making long-term plans for US 27 S. development

    Southern States is making plans for a potential move to the former H.A. Jones showroom.
    While nothing is set in stone, Southern States has received the nod from the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission to proceed with a development plan.
    “The Southern States Coop started talking in August of last year about a possible move,” said Cynthiana Southern States manager Dale Duckworth. “We wanted something bigger and easier to get in and out of.”

  • Battle Grove Cemetery mowing season

    All artificial flowers and arrangements need to be removed from the Battle Grove Cemetery by March 31 for the mowing season.
    Spring clean up and removal will begin April 2 by cemetery employees.
    Safety for employees and visitors during the mowing season is always a major concern.

  • Brown bankruptcy converted to Chapter 7

    Kay Brown, the estranged wife of Cynthiana businessman and former mayor Jim Brown, was granted a conversion from chapter 11 bankruptcy to chapter 7 last Friday in United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky in Pikeville.
    In chapter 7, a court-appointed trustee sells assets, and the debtor is discharged of debts rather than an individual reorganizing under court supervision in chapter 11.

  • Barlow Road home burglarized twice in two days

    The case of a Harrison County man arrested for Feb. 8 and 10 burglaries has been bound over to a grand jury.
    A report was made on Feb. 9, to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office where a home located on Barlow Road had been broken into and several items taken.
    According to Deputy Tuan Kreer, the resident arrived home to find that the back door had been forced open.

  • 29-year teacher honored

    Two years into her college education, Jennifer Grinstead (now Muntz) had no idea what she wanted to do with her life.
    After 29 years in the classroom, the 2011 Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year is glad she chose as she did.
    She was at the University of Kentucky into her sophomore year that the career quandary first hit her. A cousin was in the education program at Georgetown College and steered Muntz toward teaching.
    “I had some great teachers,” Muntz said, noting that their influence helped her choose teaching as her profession.

  • Judge rules on Webb motions

    Accused murderer Bass Webb was back in Cynthiana for a status hearing in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday.
    Judge Jay Delaney overruled several motions including defense motions to exclude expert witness testimony, to exclude gruesome photographs during trial and to sequester jurors.
    Where Bass Webb will be housed during trial, which will be heard in Pendleton County July 18-Aug. 17, will be determined later as will establishing time limits for individual voir dire.

  • County pondering contributions to local organizations

    Requests are being made for slices of the county’s budget pie.
    The Harrison County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday, March 20, to discuss the 2012-13 budget.
    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett read through the names of programs and groups that have requested assistance from the county.
    “Almost all of these are the same as last year with the exception of a few,” said Barnett. “We are not voting tonight. but we are trying to get an idea of what we might approve and those we need to discuss with more detail.”

  • Did you know?

    Food Pantry items can be dropped off at the center
    The Harrison County Food Pantry, which is located at 304 Locust St., is open to give out items to families in need and to receive donations Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m.
    For more information, call Margaret Watson at 234-1649 or Marilyn Wash at 234-5644.

    Westside Health Fair is April 5

  • City/county leaders put hold on fitness center

    A special joint meeting was held on March 12 between the city commissioners and fiscal court to reveal future plans for the building of a health/fitness center.
    In 2011 several local officials teamed with Wedco to apply for a grant that would set in motion plans for building a health center in Harrison County.
    However, the application to acquire the grant was unsuccessful, which meant several more months of brainstorming new ways to bring a health center to Harrison County.