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  • Suspect charged with theft from grandparents

    A Harrison County man is behind bars following a foot/car pursuit in his front yard.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, Allen Berry, a resident of Shadynook Pike, reported that a Stihl weed eater was stolen from his building Tuesday afternoon.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak said Berry suspected that his grandson was responsible for the theft.
    “I began my investigation by contacting all the pawnshops in town,” said Peak. “I located the stolen property around 2 p.m., the same day it was stolen.”

  • Battle of Blue Licks will be re-enacted Aug. 18-19

    The 230th anniversary of the Battle of Blue Licks, the last Revolutionary War battle in Kentucky, will be commemorated Aug. 18-19 at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park in Robertson County.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    THEME: BALL GAMES
    STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    Across
    1. Alligator’s milieu
    6. Semicircular mountain basin
    9. *Many baseball teams wear it on their chests
    13. Ringworm
    14. Big Island flower necklace
    15. Long backless sofa
    16. Antonym of afar
    17. Estimated arrival
    18. What racers do on CBS
    19. *The goal is strikes
    21. *a.k.a. Ringer
    23. ___ Paolo, Brazil
    24. Select
    25. Shel Silverstein’s poem “___ Constrictor”

  • Young man drowns at Robinson Dam

    A 23-year-old man drowned Saturday night while trying to save his girlfriend from the same fate.
    Jeremy Booker and Kimberly Grimes went to Robinson Dam to swim around 8:30 p.m. Saturday with Grimes’ cousin, Hayley Bailey, and her boyfriend, Jonathan Mardis, Peggy Grimes and two 2-year-old children.
    Bailey said within minutes her cousin was fighting to get out of the swirling water after she had been swept off of the dam.

  • Toddler injured in dog attack on Rutland Road

    The mother of the 3-year-old girl who was attacked by a dog Saturday said her daughter will have some scarring, but she’s grateful it was no worse than it was.
    Katherine Baker and her girls were at a graduation party on Rutland Road in Harrison County, when a lab/pit bull mix dog launched itself at the girls.

  • U.S. Rep. Davis resigns

    U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, who represented Kentucky’s fourth congressional district, resigned his post Tuesday citing a family health issue at the core of his decision.
    “I thank the people of Kentucky’s Fourth District for the honor of serving as their Congressman over the last eight years,” Davis said in a press release.

  • Monday morning crash claims life of local crafter

    A Harrison County woman was killed in a crash on KY 36, Monday morning.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton, Carolyn Williams, 66, was traveling east on KY 36 West about 2.5 miles from Cynthiana around 8:50 a.m., when the fatal wreck occurred.
    “According to her family she had a rough night as far as her health was concerned and was on her way to the doctor,” said Hampton. “It is not confirmed but we believe she may have had some kind of spell right before the accident.”

  • Post It Fashionista

    Aubree Ritchie walks across the stage with her father during the Evening with the Arts Post-it Note Fashion show Friday night. Ritchie was winner of this year’s contest.

  • Family credited with saving victim’s life

    Tony Herald is lucky to be alive and he is quick to give credit to his mother and younger brother for saving him from the deadly current at Robinson Dam.
    Just hours before a Harrison County man died in the horrific waters at the Robinson Dam, Herald was brought lifelessly to the shore.
    About 4 p.m. Saturday, Herald, his mother Connie Applegate, and brother, Robert Webber, went to Robinson Dam for an afternoon swim. They had just arrived when Herald, 20, went into the water above the dam. He was soon swept over the dam by the raging water and fighting for his life.

  • Helicopters called in for two separate crashes on Sunday

    Helicopter services were called twice to Harrison County Sunday afternoon following two wrecks less than two hours apart.
    The first of two wrecks was called in at 11:50 a.m., on KY 32, six miles west of Cynthiana.
    “We received a call at 11:50 a.m., for a single vehicle injury accident,” said Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley.
    McCauley said a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Scott Thompson, 19, of Nicholasville, had exited the road following a curve on KY 32.