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  • 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.

  • Grand jury will hears cases Tuesday

    The Harrison County grand jury will meet in its regular monthly session on Tuesday.

    Jurors will hear witness testimony in six cases that have been bound over for their consideration for indictments.

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

  • HCMS Honor Roll

    HCMS HONOR ROLL

    The Harrison County Middle School Honor Roll for the second nine-weeks includes:

    6th Grade - All A’s

  • Academic Briefs

    Free ACT Practice Test

    Harrison County High School will offer a free ACT practice test and feedback session for juniors and seniors on Saturday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Feb. 27 at the HCHS library.

    Both sessions are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include an ACT practice test and a feedback session to discuss results and answer questions.

    Students wishing to attend must sign up with Ms. Donelle Judy no later than the Thursday before the session (Jan. 28 and Feb. 25).

    STRAWZELL

  • Thorobreds put Hounds on ice 55-47

    It was cold both inside and outside the gym Saturday night when the Harrison County Thorobreds hosted the Paris Greyhounds. Geoff Cody’s Hounds found the Thorobred defense to be quite a challenge as they hit only 29 percent for the game while Harrison County hit on only 34 percent. 

    The Breds shooting woes were a combination of poor shot selection and the goal seemingly having a lid on it. 

    Paris took an early lead, at one time leading by six, but Harrison County pulled out the win, 55-47.

    See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for more details.

  • Webb back in court

    The man accused of murdering a young Cynthiana mother last summer continues to move through the legal system.

    Bass Webb was back in court Tuesday for a pretrial conference.

    Harrison County Circuit Judge Robert McGinnis scheduled another pretrial conference for March 2.

    Webb is charged with the murder of Bryia Runiewicz on July 31.

  • Delaney to take over circuit court bench

    District Judge Jay Delaney will soon take over the circuit judge seat from Judge Robert McGinnis.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced the appointment Friday.

    Delaney, who has filed papers to seek the office during the 2010 election, said he hasn’t been told when the baton will pass.

    “I  want to be sure that district court isn’t interrupted,” Delaney said in a telephone interview Monday. “I have a lot to do all of a sudden.”

    Delaney said the appointment will enhance his holidays.

  • Academic Briefs

    BRAMEL AND SETTERS

    Susan R. Bramel and Tami Marie Setters, both of Harrison County, recently graduated from Lindsey Wilson College.

    Bramel and Setters were among 314 students who received undergraduate or graduate degrees at the college’s 90th commencement ceremony, held Dec. 12 in Biggers Sports Center.

    The ceremony was LWC’s sixth winter commencement, and it was the second largest winter commencement ceremony held at the college.

  • City Hall gymnasium repairs create quandary for leaders

    Commissioners discussed possible plans for the City Hall gym during a Thursday afternoon workshop meeting.

    “It is a very complicated issue as to what to do...” Commissioner Mark Mattmiller said. “We have an awesome responsibility here to the taxpayers to make very wise decisions about what to do with the gym.”

    Mattmiller said the recreation department uses the gym everyday during the winter.

  • Moses files for mayor post

    Steve Moses has filed papers to seek the office of mayor of Cynthiana in 2010.

    Moses, a lifelong resident of Harrison County and Cynthiana, lives on Reynolds Avenue and currently serves as county magistrate for District No. 2 on the Harrison County Fiscal Court.

    During his tenure as magistrate, he has been instrumental in applying for and receiving grant funding for various city/county projects including the Healthy Communities grant and a Federal Land and Water grant to benefit Flat Run Veterans Park.