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  • Talbott trial set for Oct. 26

    A jury trial will be held in Harrison Circuit Court for Jaron Talbott on Oct. 26.
    Talbott, who is charged in the May 29 shooting at Harrison Square that sent two victims to the hospital, has entered a not guilty plea to charges of second degree assault and wanton endangerment.
    A final pretrial hearing will be held Oct. 18.
    He is being held at the Grant County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.
     

  • Southwood pretrial Aug. 2

    A pretrial conference will be held Aug. 2 in Harrison Circuit Court for Sandra Southwood.
    Southwood is charged with  first degree wanton endangerment, first degree assault, first degree criminal mischief, first degree fleeing or evading and third degree criminal mischief stemming from an incident on Confederate Drive on July 30, 2010.
    Southwood is accused of shooting at her ex-husband and his girlfriend.

  • Moss charges dismissed

    Charges against a Cynthiana teen have been dismissed in Harrison District Court.
    Josh Moss, 19, was charged July 4, in connection with the alleged throwing of a Molotov cocktail into the window of a West Pleasant Street home on June 21.
    Moss’ charges were dismissed Monday without prejudice, which means they can be refiled later.
    Also charged with the first degree attempted arson was Larry Nolen Jr., 22. He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in Harrison District Court on Monday, July 25.

  • Former KSP trooper’s truck vandalized, reward offered for arrest, conviction

    A retired Kentucky State Policeman is offering a cash reward for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for vandalizing his truck.
    An initial vandalism report taken by Harrison County Sheriff Department Deputy Nathan Gasser was only two days old before an additional report was needed on a Dodge truck owned by former KSP trooper Kenny Jones.
    “I received a call on July 13 in regards to a vandalized truck on KY 3004,” said Gasser. “I met with the owner of the truck, Kenny Jones and observed the keyed marks on the vehicle.”

  • Frames ‘N Christian Things

    In business as Frames ‘N Things for 25 Years, Pat Terhune and her daughter Denise Lyons recognized a need for Harrison County.
    Now operating as Frames ‘N Christian Things, the store has taken on service to area churches and individuals for all things religious.
    Terhune said it wasn’t long after the announcement that Cynthiana’s Christian Bookstore would be closing that her daughter approached her about making sure area churches are able to get their study materials.

  • News briefs

    Choir registration deadline is Friday
    The registration deadline for the Licking Valley Singers Fall Session is Friday, July 22. All are welcome and there are no auditions required. For information or registration, contact Karen Bear, 234-4393.

    Corrections
    An address was incorrectly listed in a recent Records report from the Cynthiana Police Department. Police received a report that a marijuana plant was in plain sight at 119 Second St., Apt. 2.
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  • Paynter guilty of wife’s murder

    It has been nearly nine years since Lori Ross Paynter went missing.
    Her killer has now admitted that he murdered his wife.
    Daniel T. Paynter, 57, originally from Cynthiana, entered a guilty plea in a Hamilton County, Ohio, court last Wednesday, July 6.
    “He apologized to his family and to her family,” said Megan Shananhan, assistant Hamilton County prosecutor. “He said he wanted to give everybody closure.”
    Shananhan described Paynter’s apology as “shallow” and not heart-felt.

  • CHILDREN’S EXPO

     Skylar Mullins, left, plays it cool when asked what his favorite cartoon was by Don Wynn, HMH senior management, during Monday’s 2011 Children’s Expo. Mullins was chosen Most Photogenic in the Little Prince class at the Harrison County Fair.

  • Ponce returns to county, seven-year warrant served

    A seven year old warrant was served after a Hispanic man is taken into custody on Monday by a Harrison County Sheriff deputy.
    In March 2004, Harrison County Deputy Nathan Gasser and Detective Paul Olin responded to a call on Robinson Renaker Rd. in reference to a domestic dispute.

  • Two pit bulls taken at shelter break-in

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department has been called twice in the last 30 days to investigate stolen animals at Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter.
    On July 7, Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton was called by Assistant Animal Control Officer Paul Colson to come investigate a break-in and break-out of two pitbull terriers at the animal shelter.