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  • Stolen wheelchair returned

    A wheelchair stolen on Jan. 6 has been recovered and returned to its owner.

    Ptl. Alan Judy said the chair was turned in to Sgt. Tim Wells of the Cynthiana Police Department as found property.

    On Tuesday morning, Judy contacted Robert Case to identify the recovered wheelchair.

    “He was very, very happy to get it back,” Judy said.

    Case, 38, whose legs were amputated in an accident at his work in August 1995, recently received the wheelchair through a Workers’ Compensation settlement.

  • 20-year sentence recommended for Gabbard

    A Pendleton County jury has recommended a 20-year prison sentence for convicted murderer Daniel Keith Gabbard.

    Gabbard was found guilty last week of wanton murder in a three-day trial that ended on Thursday.

    Gabbard was charged following the June 8 traffic death of Commonwealth Attorney Doug  Wright. Gabbard was driving while intoxicated and  was also convicted on two counts of DUI -- one was operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants and the other was operating a commercial vehicle while under the influence.

  • Lutz will be on ballot for state Senate seat

    Bryan Lutz, a Republican from Cynthiana, has filed the necessary paperwork to declare his candidacy for the 2010 Kentucky State Senate race in the 28th Senatorial District which includes Harrison, Bourbon, Nicholas, Clark, Montgomery, and Bath counties.

     

    See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for his full announcement.

  • Grand jury issues arson indictment

    William Keith Lea, 30, is one of five individuals indicted by the Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.

    Lea is charged with second degree arson for allegedly starting a fire the day after Christmas at the home of Mary Epperson, 50 Spruce Drive, in White Oak Subdivision.

    At the time of the fire, Chief Jay Sanders of the Cynthiana Fire Department, termed the fire “very suspicious.”

    Kentucky State Police Det. Curtis Combs served as a witness in the Commonwealth’s presentation to the grand jury.

  • Clifford announces for District 6 constable

    Dwight “Keith” Clifford has filed the required forms to run for constable in the sixth district. The district is composed of the 11th and 12th precincts (Westside and Connersville). He is married to Leslie Patterson Clifford and has one son, C.J., 27. Keith has been a resident of Harrison County for over 35 years and lives in Connersville.

     

  • State tells local leaders how viaduct could be finished ahead of schedule

    A new plan could mean a new viaduct this year.

    After meeting with the Department of Highway Engineers on Monday, Mayor Jack Keith said there is a proposed plan to close off all traffic to the US 27 North viaduct, re-routing vehicles down Church Street.

    Re-routing all traffic, Keith said, would allow contractors to finish the viaduct before the scheduled completion date in 2011.

    “It could be done this year if re-routed,” Keith said at Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting.

    For more about this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Wells makes bid for District 7 magistrate position

    Larry Wells has filed as a candidate for magistrate to represent District 7 on the Harrison County Fiscal Court.

    Wells, 59, is a life long resident of District 7 having grown up on Casey Mill Road, then moving to Berry in 1967 when his parents, the late Grover and Ruth Wells, purchased the StarLite Restaurant.

    Wells is married to Diana Cooper Wells and they have three children, T.J., Brittany and Lucas. The Wellses raised their children and still reside in the same house Larry lived in when he graduated from Harrison County High School in 1969.

     

  • City, county give nod to bathroom improvements at River Road Park

    River Road Park bathrooms will receive renovations, beginning as early as next week.

    During Tuesday evening’s separate city commission and fiscal court meetings, each board voted to fix the restrooms at the park, with the cost not exceeding $20,000.

    The cost will be split equally by the city and county.

    See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for more on this story.

  • McCauley makes bid for transportation officer

    Steve McCauley, 59, has filed to run for jailer/transportation officer.

    McCauley was born and raised in Harrison County. He graduated from Harrison County High School in 1970 and began his career in law enforcement in 1990 with newly elected Sheriff Bruce Hampton.

     

    See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for his full announcement.

  • Newberry announces candidacy for district judge

    Peter Newberry has announced his candidacy for district court judge. Newberry and his wife Kim live on their farm in northern Harrison County (near Sunrise) where they breed Great Pyrenees Mountain dogs. They also grow hay, grapes and vegetables, and have 10 dogs and nine farm cats.

    The Newberrys attend Robinson Christian Church.