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  • Man arrested in gun-pointing incident

    Harrison County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man wanted for allegedly threatening residents on Prince Lane at gun point.
    According to sheriff deputies, a complaint was called in on Nov. 5 for a man driving around Prince Lane in Berry, causing trouble and pointing a gun at multiple people.
    Deputy Nathan Gasser’s first stop was at 5225 KY 1054 south, where he met with the accused, Scott Dewayne Gaunce, 40.

  • County gives nod to City Hall donation

    Atop the Nov. 22, agenda for the Harrison County Fiscal Court was to vote whether or not to approve a $10,000 donation to the remodeling of City Hall.
    Brought before the court several meetings ago was an idea to partner with the city in matching a private donation given for the remodeling of City Hall.

  • Thanksgiving eve wreck sends two to hospitals

    A Wednesday morning wreck sent one man to Harrison Memorial and a woman to UK Hospital.
    A call came into dispatch around 6:25 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23, for an injury accident that had occurred at the intersection of US 62 and KY 1842.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, Randy Crawford, 43, was traveling on KY 1842, when he came to a stop sign at the US 62 intersection.
    Deputy Robert Peak, who was called to investigate the accident, said Crawford was attempting to cross US 62 and pull onto Newtown-Leesburg Road.

  • Judge says no to Webb delay

    After three hours of discussion involving nine motions filed by alleged murderer Bass Webb’s defense team, Harrison Circuit Court Judge Jay Delaney ruled to proceed with the Dec. 1 trial date.
    Attorneys Tom Griffiths and Craig Newbern informed the court that due to several changes in the case, along with not having access to their client, the defense would not be able to give an answer of “ready for trial.”

  • Residents evacuated Tuesday as truck overturns

    Drivers on Republican Pike were forced to take a different way to work Tuesday morning as first responders secured the area where a propane truck had overturned.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s office, a call was placed to dispatch around 7:30 a.m., Nov. 22, for an accident six miles out Republican Pike.

  • KOI keeps Leroy Dance(ing) for 43 years

    A love for people and the willingness to work is what has kept Kentucky Motors employee Leroy Dance faithful to the company for the past 43 years and counting.
    Born a farm boy in the community of Roanoke, located in Pendleton County, the young Dance worked for his father in the fields of the family farm until the age of 18 when he set out on his own.
    “In 1953 I told my dad that I was done farming,” said Dance. “I thought he was going to throw me out when I told him that, but I was allowed to stay at home with my family.”

  • A Proclamation for Thanksgiving
  • Did you know?

    Cynthiana Publishing Co. closed Thursday
    The office of the Cynthiana Democrat and the Harrison Shopper will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The office will reopen for business on Friday, Nov. 25 at 8:30 a.m.

    Post office
    holiday closings announced
    The United State Post Offices in Cynthiana and Berry will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, for the Christmas holiday. It will be open for normal hours on Saturday, Dec. 24. The window will be open 9 a.m. - noon.  

  • IF you were to cook Thanksgiving dinner, what would you cook?
  • ‘Click It or Ticket’

    With the holidays upon us, millions of Americans are hitting the road to visit with family and friends.  The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) wants every celebration to be a joyous occasion, so travelers are reminded that state and local law enforcement will be out in force through the Thanksgiving weekend, sending the strong message to “Click It or Ticket.”