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  • City’s budget is tight, says finance commissioner

    Cynthiana Commissioners are describing the 2011-12 $9.25 million city budget as “tight” and “aggressive.” However, one commissioner contends that it may not be tight enough.
    Safety Commissioner Gary Brunker voted against the budget in both its first and second readings this week.
    Brunker explained his vote by saying that the city has to get back to central services, to providing public safety, smooth and clear roads, water and sewer.
    “We’ve taken a pretty good whack at general appropriations,” Brunker said.

  • Noise ordinance for county pondered

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court is playing with the idea of adopting a noise ordinance.
    After the Harrison County Fiscal Court heard parties complaining of excessive and unnecessary man-made noise, added with numerous complaints of other noise problems, the magistrates asked the county attorney to look into writing a noise ordinance.
    It was suggested by County Attorney Bradley Vaughn to use Cynthiana’s noise ordinance as a guide for the county’s.

  • News briefs

    Defense attorneys seek dismissal of Webb rape charges
    Attorneys for accused murderer Bass Webb would like rape charges against their defendant to be dropped.
    Webb and his attorneys were back in court last week for a pretrial conference with Judge Jay Delaney and submitted a motion to dismiss the charges that Webb raped his ex-girlfriend Bryia Runiewicz, whom he is also accused of murdering on July 31, 2009.
    Webb’s trial in Harrison County has been scheduled for December.

  • Buckler wages war against cancer nemisis

    After winning a year and a half battle against breast cancer, Shelly Buckler was told some news that reintroduced her to an all-too-familiar rival.
    Life with cancer has often been described as an emotional and physical battle to simply stay alive.
    Sometimes the fight against cancer is successful, other times the will to fight is not enough to carry the struggling, worn-out body along to the finish line.
    For Buckler, the battle was over with a check-mark in her favor, but the war was far from over.

  • Harrison County opens Public Library Workforce Center

    Harrison County residents seeking employment opportunities now have more computer access, training and job workshops at the new Public Library Workforce Center (PLWC).
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library is one of 45 public libraries in the state that will have a PLWC.
    The centers house computers and software that will be used to provide training in a formal workshop setting to Kentucky residents seeking employment opportunities.

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  • Suspect charged with arson

    Police have arrested a suspect in three arson cases following a confession from the man
    Arson investigators were ready to go searching for the suspect believed to be the cause of the June 18 and 19 fires when he came knocking on their door.
    “At approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night, our suspect came knocking on the door of the fire house saying that he wanted to confess what he had done,” said Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders.

  • ARSON INVESTIGATION

    Kentucky State Police have opened an arson investigation after three homes were set on fire last weekend.
    Saturday, June 18, a call was made to dispatch around 6:25 p.m. for a possible fire at 227 Pike St.
    Firefighters rushed to the scene on West Pike and extinguished the fire before it spread to any other houses.
    The owner of the building, Richard Hutchison, had recently renovated the home and was in the process of renting the house to a potential tenant.