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  • Webb returns to court tomorrow

    Bass Webb, the man accused of murdering Bryia Runiewicz in July, will be back in court tomorrow.

    Results from an evaluation at the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center in LaGrange will be presented.

    For more on this story, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat, which will be available on newsstands Wednesday afternoon.

  • Olin added to Harrison County Sheriff’s staff

    Nathan Olin, 36, said he is happy with his new job as a deputy at the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.

    “I was ready to try something different in the field of law enforcement,” Olin said.

    A 1992 Harrison County High School graduate, Olin’s law enforcement career first started in September 1998 when he began as a vehicle enforcement officer for the state of Kentucky, patrolling Harrison County and other neighboring counties.

    But now, he’s staying home.

    For more about Olin, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Eight cases to be considered by grand jury tomorrow

    The Harrison County grand jury will meet tomorrow to review eight cases.

    Commonwealth Attorney Doug Miller and assistant Commonwealth Attorney Michael Laws will present the cases for consideration of indictment.

    For more on this story, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Grandview Country Store opens

    On its opening day, Jan. 22, Grandview Country Store served over 30 customers.

    “I think it went very well,” Allen Yoder said.

    Along with his wife Sarah and their eight children, Allen said he was excited to open the bulk food store that sells baking supplies, snacks, candies, spices and deli meat and cheeses.

    “We just wanted to be here and supply the community with what it needs,” Sarah said Tuesday afternoon at the store located on US 27 North. nine miles from Cynthiana.

  • Academic Briefs

    BCTC DEAN’S LIST

    Bluegrass Community and Technical College recognizes the following students from Harrison County who have achieved Dean’s List honors for the 2009 Fall Semester.  The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the Dean’s List full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

    BCTC’s Dean’s List honorees for fall 2009 are:

  • Academic Briefs

    HELVEY

    Felicia Nicole Helvey has been named to the Berea College dean’s honor list for the fall 2009 term.

    She is the daughter of  Charles and Loretha Helvey of Cynthiana.

     

  • Academic Briefs

    CURTIS

    Josh Curtis, son of Bob and Dianna Curtis of Cynthiana, was recently named to the fall semester  Dean’s List at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Lexington.

    GEORGETOWN DEAN’S LIST

    The following students from your area have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2009 fall semester at Georgetown College, announced Provost/Dean of the College, Dr. Rosemary Allen. The Dean’s List honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 hours and a 3.7 GPA.

  • Texting bill passes House

    A bill that would ban texting while driving and any cell phone use for drivers under 18 years old, moves on to the state senate this week in Frankfort.

    In an 80-16 vote, House Bill 43 was passed in the state House of Representatives last Thursday.

    Rep. Tom McKee said his vote in favor of the bill was about saving lives.

    “If we save one young person’s life... because we passed that bill... that’s what that ‘yea’ vote was for...” McKee said Friday afternoon.

  • 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.