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  • 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.

  • Commission says no to take-home fleet for police

    Cynthiana police officers won’t be driving their cruisers home anytime soon.

    At Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting, the commission dismissed the home fleet program in a 2-3 vote.

    “The main benefit the home fleet has is for the citizens,” Commissioner Amanda Moore said, adding that cruisers parked in neighborhoods deters crime and makes residents feel safe.

    Commissioner Jimmy New agreed, stating that a take home fleet would also help retain officers.

  • Webb test incomplete

    Competency evaluation results for accused murderer Bass Webb are incomplete, attorneys told Judge Robert McGinnis Tuesday morning.

    Webb, 30, who is to stand trial for the murder of Bryia Runiewicz, was back in court Tuesday morning wearing his prison-issue gray jumpsuit as well as the leg shackles and chain around his waist that attaches to hand cuffs.

    As he entered the courtroom, a newly bearded Webb stared into the crowd, that included family and friends of the victim.

  • Nominees for circuit judge replacement announced

    The Judicial Nominating Commission, led by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr., today announced nominees to fill the vacant Circuit Court judgeship in the 18th Judicial Circuit, Division 1, consisting of Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton and Robertson counties.

     The three attorneys named as nominees to fill the vacancy are Edwin M. Culbertson, Jay Brett Delaney and Peter Canavan Newberry, all of Harrison County.

     The Circuit Court judgeship was left vacant by Judge Robert W. McGinnis, who resigned Jan. 31 to join the Senior Judges Program.

  • Stolen wheels

    Robert Case had his new wheelchair a mere three weeks before it was stolen from in front of his Walnut Street home.

    It was a series of the unusual that melded together and made it necessary for  Case to leave his brand new wheelchair along the curb on Wednesday, Jan. 6.

    He was home alone about 2 p.m. when his girlfriend, Glenna, called to tell him the car wouldn’t start. She was at Ken’s NewMarket and needed a ride home.

  • Search begins for board member

    The search has begun for a school board replacement for long-time board member Lucy Vanhook.

    Vanhook submitted her letter of resignation in November, however, it was not effective until Dec. 31.

    “We appreciate the efforts Lucy put forward on behalf of the students,” said Superintendent Andy Dotson.

    Vanhook served Division 2 for the last 11 years and resigned last month citing work schedule conflicts.

    School board members serve four-year terms. Vanhook last ran in 2006 when she defeated opposition Mike Fisher by 38 votes.