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  • A.Keller Dam committee offers three options for repair

    There are three solutions to correct the deteriorating A. Keller Dam, Dustin Rose told members of the Cynthiana City Commission Tuesday night.
    “This is something to get excited about,” Rose said.
    He said the dam can be torn down and a new one built or the existing dam can be repaired by replacing rocks and pouring a new cap across the top. The third option is go with the second and build a riffle below the dam.
    Dave Kennedy, city advisor, has drawn a proposal for the project, Rose said.

  • A look at cell phone uses in city and county governments

    Harrison County received two thumbs up by an auditor for remarkable cell phone usage while the city of Cynthiana is looking to improve its cell phone plans in near future.
    “We just completed an audit that was conducted by a company called Spyglass,” said County Judge Alex Barnett. “Their suggestions were to continue with the current plans that we have and commended us on how efficient we use our cell phones.”
    The city, however was faced with some over usage and extra expenditures for 2010 in regards to its cell phones.

  • Newspaper staff receives state awards

    The Cynthiana Democrat and staff received state honors Friday night at the Kentucky Press Association’s annual convention.
    Editor Becky Barnes was awarded two first place finishes in the Weekly Class 3 division, which is the largest of the state’s weekly newspapers. Her awards were for spot news coverage and feature story writing.
    She also received a third place award for her headline writing.

  • More snow possible next week

    Harrison County schools missed their second day in a row Friday for the winter storm that started dropping precipitation about 2 p.m. Thursday. By 9 p.m., most of the snow had stopped in Harrison County.
    David Klein, who takes an official reading of precipitation measurements for Harrison County said two inches of snow fell Thursday night.
    “That’s just a snapshot at my place,” said Klein from his Buena Vista home Friday afternoon.
    He said other parts of the county may have seen more and others less.

  • CPD fills two-year assistant vacancy

    After being vacant since November 2008, the assistant police chief’s position has been filled for Cynthiana.
    Former Carlisle Police Chief William “Bill” Denton began his career in Cynthiana last Wednesday following the official swearing in.
    Denton, 39, is a former U.S. Marine and a graduate of the Criminal Justice Academy in Richmond. He is also a former firefighter for Winchester, a position he held until five years ago when he became Carlisle’s police chief.

  • Southwood trial postponed

    A trial that was originally scheduled for the end of this month has been continued in Harrison Circuit Court.
    On Tuesday, attorneys for Sandra Southwood, 42, requested the Jan. 24 and 25 trial be postponed pending a psychiatric evaluation of their defendant.
    Southwood has been charged in the July 30, 2010, shooting spree at the Confederate Drive home of her ex-husband.
    A Harrison County grand jury indicted her on nine counts related to the shooting.

  • Dr. King march is well-attended

    Over 100 walkers joined in the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life during the annual march Monday morning. Supporters left Locust Street at Ebenezer United Methodist Church and walked to Macedonia Baptist Church on Pearl Street for worship and fellowship.

  • Deputies make arrest in alleged trailer heists

    A Berry man was arrested by Kentucky State Police for Fayette County Warrants has been linked to Harrison County trailer thefts.

  • Judge OKs Webb attorney

    Accused murderer Bass Webb will be able to keep his defense attorney.
    Webb submitted a motion in Harrison Circuit Court last week questioning whether a conflict of interest existed between his attorney Tim Griffiths and the fact that Webb had previously been represented on another case by Griffiths’ wife.
    Judge Jay Delaney ruled that no conflict exists and the attorneys of record may continue to defend Webb in his upcoming murder trial.

  • Chamber nominations sought for Feb. 25 awards banquet

    The date for the 41st Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet has been set for Feb. 25.
    The banquet will be held at the Cynthiana Country Club starting with a social hour at 6 p.m. Following the social hour will be the awards banquet at 7 p.m.
    Winners and their families from each category will be present to accept awards. Categories include;
    • Business of the year
    • Citizen of the year
    • Educator of the year
    • Farmer of the year
    • Volunteer of the year
    • Health care worker of the year.