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  • Three arrested in connection with animal shelter thefts

    Three Lexington residents are behind bars following their alleged involvement in the January break-in at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter.

    Monique Watts, 22, Timothy Watts, 24, and William K. Jackson, 29, were arrested late last week on charges of third degree burglary, second degree criminal mischief and theft.

    “More charges may be filed against one for intimidating a witness,” Cpl. Walter Tapp of the Cynthiana Police Department said Friday.

  • FBI, ATF storm factory

    Federal agents with Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigaton (FBI) shut down Farmers Tobacco Co. Tuesday morning.

    About 9:30 a.m., a caravan of official vehicles bearing license tags from Texas and Mississippi as well as Kentucky State Police converged on the cigarette factory.

    According to an ATF officer on scene, the FBI was executing a search warrant of the business, which manufactures and distributes Kentucky Best cigarettes as well as other brands.

  • Prosecutor killed in Monday wreck

    The driver of a semi truck that crossed over the center line and crashed head-on into a car killing a state prosecutor is now facing charges, including felony wanton murder, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and operating a commencial vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    Doug Wright, 48, was killed Monday evening near the Pendleton/Campbell County line when a semi-tractor allegedly crossed into Wright’s northbound lane.

  • MCTC/LVC offers dance classes at Rohs

    Put on those dancing shoes and get on your feet. Cynthiana residents are set to dance and there is no need to leave town. Maysville Community and Technical College and Rohs Opera House are partnering with The Franklin Cottrell Dance Center to bring dance classes to Cynthiana. 

  • Animal cruelty cases being investigated

    While Animal Control Officer Allen Fryman likes seeing dogs and cats find a good home, he is also responsible for taking dogs and cats out of homes that are not so good.

    “Right now, the worst thing we’re seeing is neglect,” Fryman said. “It’s people that are just not taking care of them, period.”

    Currently five cruelty cases await rulings in Harrison County court.

  • Academic Briefs

    ASHBROOK

    Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham has announced the academic honors’ list for the fall 2009 semester.

    Joshua T. Ashbrook, a sophomore from Cynthiana, Ky., has been named to the President’s List.

    BARNES

    Seth Barnes graduated from Lincoln College of Technology on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis.

    Barnes, a 2008 graduate of Harrison County High School, is working in his field of study as a collision repair technician at Don Jacobs in Lexington.

  • A. Keller Dam improvements pursued

    An avid fisherman, Dustin Rose said he has enjoyed the Licking River ever since he moved to Harrison County in 1999.

    “When I first came to town, there was always somebody down there fishing,” Rose said about the state-maintained boat ramp at River Road.

    Now Rose, along with a city-appointed committee, is trying to improve the river flow by fixing the A. Keller Dam.

    “In dry years, without a good dam at A. Keller... you can almost walk across the river...” Rose said.

  • Academic Briefs

    DAILEY, DENNIS

    University of the Cumberlands announces that two local students received diplomas on Jan 14.

    Fall 2009 graduates include:

    Julie Denise Dailey, of Cynthiana, KY, wife of Richard Dailey, received a Master of Arts in education; and Richard Wood Dennis, of Berry, son of Randall and Barbara Dennis, received a Master of Arts in teaching.

    YOUNG

    Kelsey Young, sophomore, majoring in English Education, has been named to the Dean’s List at Berea College for the Fall 2009 semester.

  • Honor Roll

    ST. EDWARD

    HONOR ROLL

    The St. Edward Catholic School Honor Roll for the second quarter includes:

    Second Grade - All A’s

    Lucy Barry, Maria Furnish, Mynor Spence.

    Second Grade - A/B

    Noah Daily, Victoria Gasser, Eli Hargett, Grace Hughes, Bailey Lawrence, Emma McGee, Riley Switzer, Payton Walker.

    Third Grade - All A’s

    Clay Furnish and John Taylor Schreiber.

    Third Grade - A/B

    Kyle Barnes and Nicholas LaFleur.

    Fourth Grade - A/B

  • Cynthiana police officer suspended

    A Cynthiana police officer is suspended after a private employee hearing with city commissioners Thursday afternoon.

    Joe F. Warden was charged by Chief Ray Johnson for failing to stop at an intersection and colliding with another vehicle while responding to an emergency call on Dec. 26, according to the city’s final order of disciplinary action.

    The final order was read by city attorney John Lair following Thursday’s hearing.

    Warden will be suspended without pay for 16 days.

    He is scheduled to return back to work on Saturday, Feb. 6.