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  • Peddlers Mall owners use previous experience in their new business venture

    After spending nine years in Harrison County, a Michigan family has opened a store that they have several years of history in running.
    Mona and Bobby Holman moved to Harrison County nine years ago when they decided to start their very own family.
    “I always wanted my children to be around their grandparents,” said Mona. “We moved here to be close to my father, who at the time was the only grandparent left.”
    However, shortly after moving from Waterford, Mich., to
    Harrison County, Mona said her father passed away.

  • Local man charged with sending sexual text messages

    A Harrison County man has been charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/sex offense.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, Keith Grob, 39, was arrested on Feb. 6 accused of sending unlawful text messages to a minor, where he allegedly tried to get her to engage a 16-year-old girl in illegal sexual activity.
    Grob, a former employee of Eastern Kentucky University, was scheduled to appear in Harrison County District Court on Feb. 20, for the pending charges.

  • Newsom Avenue man shot during argument

    A Cynthiana woman is in jail and her husband is in the hospital after she allegedly shot him Saturday night.
    Kerrie Alvarez, 39, was charged with first degree assault, domestic violence, after she allegedly shot her husband during an argument at their Newsom Avenue home about 11:15 p.m. Saturday.
    Javier Alvarez was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital Saturday night where he remains in fair condition.

    More on this story will appear in this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Prayer vigil held for Chesnut family

    The cold wind that blew through Cynthiana Sunday evening made it difficult to keep candles lit during a prayer vigil for the Chesnut family. However, there was no shortage of warmth as friends, family and strangers gathered to support the family that had lost two small children in a Wednesday afternoon fire.
    The funeral is being held today (Monday) in Winchester for Rachel and Jacqueline Chesnut. The girls died from injuries received in the fire that burned their home on Oddville Avenue last Wednesday.

  • Kentucky Education Commissioner visits Harrison schools

    Students in Ashley Hunt’s fourth grade class at Southside Elementary were visited by Kentucky’s Education Commissioner Dr. Terry Holliday on Monday. Dr. Holliday also visited Harrison County Middle and High schools in his tour. Superintendent Andy Dotson and Southside principal Steven Fowler accompanied Holliday on his visit at Southside.

  • Gunman changes plea in April 5 shooting

    Formal sentencing will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, for Andrew Hill, who changed his plea in Harrison District Court last week, prior to the Feb. 16 and 17 scheduled trial.
    Hill, 20, pleaded guilty to 15 criminal counts related to an officer-involved shooting, which occurred on April 5, 2011.  
    The commonwealth attorney recommended a total of 11 years in jail on the charges including: three counts of first degree assault, 10 counts of first degree wanton endangerment, one count of resisting arrest and one of receiving stolen property (firearm).

  • Harrison prisoners soon headed to Bourbon County

    Topping of the agenda for the special Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting held on Monday, Feb. 13, was the issue of changing the detention center used to house Harrison County inmates.
    Harrison County jailer Larry Turner was present at the meeting to inform the court that changes could be made to save money in the jail funds.
    “We currently are using Grant County Detention Center to house most of our inmates; however, we have the opportunity to start using Bourbon County again,” said Turner.

  • City gives first nod to raising liquor fee

    Those who sell mixed drinks or package liquor could be paying more to the City of Cynthiana.
    Commissioners approved the first of two readings required to pass an ordinance increasing the fee on liquor sales Tuesday night.
    The increase from 2 percent to 4 percent would not become effective until May 1.
    City Clerk Charleen McIlvain told commissioners at a special meeting last week that between July 1, 2011, and Jan. 20, 2012, the city received $257.52 in administrative fees on the sale of restaurant liquor.

  • Nationally ranked

    The Harrison County High School varsity cheerleaders returned home with hardware from the UCA National Cheerleading competition in Orlando, Fla. The cheerleaders, coached by Jessica Reynolds, finished fifth in the nation following a Sunday finals competition behind two other Kentucky schools, Southwestern in Pulaski County and Perry County Central.

  • Teen injured in ATV/sledding accident Friday

    A Friday evening ATV wreck sent one juvenile to the UK Hospital in critical condition.
    According to a Harrison County Sheriff’s report, the juvenile was severely hurt following an ATV accident which occurred around 6:45 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10, on McDowell Road.
    According to the investigation conducted by Deputy Nathan Gasser, two juveniles were playing in the snow; one was pulling the other behind an ATV on a plastic sled when the accident occurred.