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  • Commission says ‘no’ to 4% increase

    The Cynthiana City Commission’s decision to not pass a 4 percent tax increase elicited applause from the small audience on Tuesday evening.
    The increase, if it had been approved, would have generated 4 percent more than last year’s taxes.
    Commissioner Billy Grayson made the motion to accept the compensating tax rate plus 4 percent. Although the motion was seconded by Mayor Steve Moses, those were the only supporting votes.

  • Commission wants to know why gas prices are higher in Cynthiana

    Why are gasoline prices higher in Cynthiana than in neighboring cities?
    That’s a question that’s not only on the minds and tongues of Cynthiana residents, but also one that the city’s commissioners want answered.
    An invitation is being issued to area gas station owners to attend the Oct. 11 meeting to explain how prices are set.

  • Hidden talents waiting to be discovered at writers’ conference

    The Licking Valley Campus will host a writers’ workshop Friday, Sept. 30, and Oct. 1, in an effort to unearth hidden writing talent in Harrison County.
    Many Kentucky natives have sat at a desk to fill the pages of their journals with past memories or events from the day at hand.
    Whether the pages contain details of their childhood growing-up near the coal mines of Eastern Pike County or the tobacco fields, hills and bottoms of Harrison County, it is the stories that they tell about their lives that some readers find book worthy.

  • Amendment filed in Brown’s Magoffin County civil suit

    Following the filing of a civil suit in Magoffin County, attorneys for Brenda Kay Brown have filed an amendment to the original complaint against Cynthiana attorney Edwin Culbertson.
    The original suit alleges that Culbertson, who was appointed as the temporary legal guardian for former Cynthiana mayor Jim Brown following a 2008 stroke, has been incompetent and that Brown’s businesses have suffered as a result.
    The suit seeks $20 million in punitive damages.

  • Scott man charged in theft of copper from U.S. 27 house

    A Scott County man has been taken into custody after allegedly being caught in a vacant house and admitting to stealing copper out of another house the night before.
    Harrison County Sheriff Deputy Robert Peak received a call from dispatch around 3:10 a.m., on Sept. 10, to investigate a possible break-in at 3945 US 27 North.

  • Special issue salutes local heroes

    Sunday will mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93. Heroes stepped out of ashes on Sept. 11, 2001.
    Today, we honor our local heroes, who make rescues everyday with a special section inside this week’s issue.

  • Taste of Harrison County events are Saturday

    It comes around only once a year and this Saturday is the 2011 version.
    “It” is A Taste of Harrison County.
    Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday booths selling or displaying various arts and crafts will be opened.
    This will follow the annual Born to Run 5K and the Little Feet, Big Feet family walk, which begin at 8 and 9:30 a.m. respectively.
    According to Pat Grenier, organizer for the Born to Run, over 500 runners have pre-registered. Registration will open Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. at the Chamber office.

  • Body of missing man found at river

    The body of a missing Lebanon, Ky., man who was residing at a Falmouth Rest Home, was found along the banks of the Licking River in Pendleton County on Saturday.
    According to information from the Kentucky State Police, Joseph Larry Lee, 32, was last seen on Aug. 4 when he left the nursing home.
    According to his family, Lee suffered an acquired brain injury during his childhood. As a result, he suffered from  schizophrenia. He was also diabetic and bipolar.

  • Wife threatened at gunpoint in domestic dispute

    A Harrison County man was taken into custody after he allegedly threatened to shoot his wife and himself Wednesday, Aug. 31.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak was dispatched around 7 p.m., for a domestic dispute in progress on Ledford Trail, which is located off of Twin Creek Road in western Harrison County.

  • ‘Copper King’ faces more charges

    After serving a portion of his sentencing, the self proclaimed Copper King is back in jail on charges from Nicholas County.
    Trever Gill, 30, was taken into custody by Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak on Aug. 24, on 14 charges that he had accumulated in Nicholas County.
    Gill, who was arrested in December of 2010 for receiving stolen property, was sentenced on April 26, 2011, for two years. However, Gill made parole on April 17, 2011, after serving only 121 days of his two-year sentence.