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  • Aeolian Hall transformed to dance studio each Saturday

    Sounds can be heard from overhead as one walks inside the doors of Rohs Opera House and the sounds are not from spirits and ghost but rather from little tiny dancers.
    Aeolian Hall is currently serving as the studio used for teaching young, middle and older girls and boys how to dance all types of genre from ballet to hip-hop.
    Dancing instructor, Ann Talbot, drives every week from her home in Campbellsville, Ky., to teach dance to several young girls enrolled in Ann’s Dance.

  • Brown civil suit refiled in Magoffin

    The dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Brenda Kay Brown against Edwin M. Culbertson in Johnson County on Aug. 19 was not the end of the civil matter.

  • Blaine Henry basketball tournament is this weekend

    The third annual Blaine Henry Basketball Tournament will be held at The Rev. Ross Park on Saturday, Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4.
    This year’s tournament will feature five-on-five action two be played in two brackets for children ages 13 to 15 and 16-18.
    All proceeds from the tournament will go to Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County.
    Donations may be made directly to Champions, which is directed by Karen Adams, P.O. Box 613, Cynthiana, KY, 41031.

  • Shots fired during Pugh’s Ferry dispute

    A domestic disturbance at the Robinson Dam Saturday evening led to threats against law enforcement.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak said his initial call to Robinson at 7 p.m. was because witnesses reported seeing Christopher Combs, 26, punch his fiance, Rebecca Barnett, in the face.
    Peak said Combs and Barnett were there with friends and were also there to make a custody exchange of her two children with her estranged husband.

  • School salaries released

    Nearly 10 percent of the Harrison County School District’s $16.8 million salary budget was paid to its top 20 staffers in 2010-11, most of whom are administrators.
    The superintendent and assistant superintendent are again the top paid employees within the district. Andy Dotson earned $112,540.08 last fiscal year as superintendent compared to $111,269.04 the previous year.
    Assistant superintendent Dee Gee Fischer took a $10,000 cut from $109,083.50 in 2009-10 to $99,119.16 in 2010-11. However, she maintained her second highest paid status.

  • Most taxing districts opt for same or lower tax rates

    For the taxing districts in Harrison County that have already established their rates for 2011, it appears they are considering the economic plight of taxpayers.
    Five of the seven taxing districts have set either lower or the same tax rates as last year.
    The city of Cynthiana has yet to set its rate. However, a hearing is set for Sept. 8 to gain public comment regarding a tax rate that would generate 4 percent more revenue for the city than last year’s rate.

  • Sunday fire wipes out pallet inventory

    A weekend fire claimed most of Doyle Pallets’ inventory.
    A call was placed to 911 dispatch Sunday, Aug. 28, at around 2:50 p.m., for a suspected fire at Doyle Pallet’s located on West Road.
    “I was in Lexington at the mall when my wife’s phone went off,” said Gary Doyle, owner of Doyle Pallets. “I drove back as fast as I could to the shop and saw the ungodly mess.”

  • School salaries released

       Nearly 10 percent of the Harrison County School District’s $16.8 million salary budget was paid to its top 20 staffers in 2010-11, most of whom are administrators.

       The superintendent and assistant superintendent are again the top paid employees within the district. Andy Dotson earned $112,540.08 last fiscal year as superintendent compared to $111,269.04 the previous year.

  • Sunday fire damages Pallet Company

    A weekend fire claimed most of Doyle Pallets’ inventory.
    A call was placed to 911 dispatch Sunday, Aug. 28, for a suspected fire at Doyle Pallet’s located on West Road.
    “I was in Lexington at the mall when my wife’s phone went off,” said Gary Doyle, owner of Doyle Pallet’s. “I drove back as fast as I could to the shop and saw the ungodly mess.”

  • MURDER TRIAL

    With his trial set to begin in three months, accused murderer Bass Webb was looking smug as he appeared in court for a status hearing Monday.
    Webb was brought into the Harrison Circuit Courtroom in waist cuffs, but he still managed to strut before the bench.
    Webb’s trial for the murder of Bryia Runiewicz is set to begin Dec. 1 in Harrison Circuit Court and continue throughout the month.