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Local News

  • Dryden opens business after Webber’s fire

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    Local businessman Anthony Dryden said  it is customer service that separates his local business from corporately owned outfits.
    Not only is it one of the local sporting goods and pawn shops, it is a place where tales are told of huge deer, monstrous fish and of course current events.
    Dryden opened his dream sporting goods store in August  1996, after the Webber’s plant burned leaving him jobless.

  • Lusby makes a go of shoe store in Cynthiana’s changing climate

    Even with a powerhouse store next door, L.C. Lusby continues to have repeat customers enter the doors of his shoe store.
    To hear how Lusby came to own his shoe store would make anyone snicker from the tale he told.
    Lusby, originally from Owen County, Ky knew Floyd and Carol McDanell, who were the former owners of McDanell’s Shoes.
    A mere bike ride to the store by Lusby in 1996 took Lusby from customer of the store to owner.

  • The Monsoon Season?

    Wet weather has farmers scratching their heads as they plan their next move.
    It’s beautiful today. The high is near 88 degrees with low humidity and a slight breeze flowing out of the southwest, but what about tomorrow?
    A wet, windy and uncharacteristic cold April and May have caused almost all farmers in Harrison County to delay planting, mowing and farming in general.

  • Two men scam their way into Cynthiana home

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    A Cynthiana woman and her neighbor were the victims of a home invasion last Thursday afternoon.
    About 6 p.m. on May 19, the two  women were visiting in Lois Florence’s Pearl Street home. Two men came to the door and entered the home under the guise of needing to see Florence’s Social Security card.
    “He told her that if she had an ‘A’ at the end of her number, they would stop her Social Security check,” said Ptl. Nathan Linville of the Cynthiana Police Department.

  • Graduation to be held at Athletic Complex June 3

    Harrison County High School assistant principal Jenny Nichols is prepared to make sure the 2011 graduating class receives a cap and gown ceremony, regardless of record rainfall.
    Harrison County Graduation is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 3,  at the Harrison County Athletic Complex.

  • News briefs

    Back to Our Roots is this Saturday at Rev. Ross Park
    The second annual Back to Our Roots program will be held Saturday at the Rev. Ross Park beginning at 1 p.m. Scheduled speakers will be Jan Way Rudolph, Diane Willis Ayers, Teddy Taylor, Phillip Watson and Louis Stout.
    There will be music, fellowship and food as well as the afternoon of reflecting, said Terry Harris, one of the event organizers.

  • Cynthiana dog owners make their mark on show circuit

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    Breeder, owner and handler Shoney McNabb said dog showing is only part of building a better breed.
    As co-owner of Derbyrun-Folklore Cavaliers, McNabb’s introduction to dog showing was sparked, like many, by “the biggest stage” in dog showing.
    Watching the Westminster Dog Show in New York City, McNabb found herself in awe of the facial features of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

  • Privett opens Cynthiana office with Swinford & Sims

    Swinford & Sims, P.S.C., has announced that Brian K. Privett has joined the firm “Of Counsel.”
     Privett will be practicing in the areas of family law, wills and estates, business law, and civil litigation. He is available for consultation at the Swinford & Sims, P.S.C. offices located at 132 E. Pike St.
    Privett is an assistant Harrison County Attorney and represents the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning and Zoning Commission.  

  • State offices will close Friday for statewide furlough days

    State offices will be closed on Friday, May 27, as part of the state’s budget balancing plan to furlough state government workers a total of six days in 2011, as authorized by the 2010-12 biennial budget passed by the General Assembly.
    The furloughs are estimated to save taxpayers approximately $24 million, as well as prevent laying off more than 400 state employees. The savings generated help close a $131 million gap in the state budget in the fiscal year that ends June 30. State offices will also be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

  • Woolums joins Extension as summer intern

    The Harrison County Cooperative Extension is again training a prime, future agent through the UK Cooperative Extension Intern Program.
    A program designed to help Extension students, the UK Cooperative has enabled a Harrison County man the opportunity to hone his skills and test the waters of Extension life.
    Mark Woolums, a senior by hours at the University of Kentucky, was chosen to act as this summer’s Extension intern for Harrison County.
    Woolums grew up in Harrison County where he acquired his enthusiasm for farming life from his father.