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  • Court approves higher tax rate

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court passed the first reading of an ordinance setting next year’s tax rate at 10.2 cents for every $100 of real property value.
    After much debate over 2012’s tax rate, the Harrison County Fiscal Court elected not to take the compensating rate last year.
    However, the majority of the magistrates felt that this year should be different.

  • Rep. Chandler visits Cynthiana

    U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler was in Cynthiana last week with Joe B. Hall to meet and greet at Biancke’s Restaurant. Hall introduced Seth Coy as the grandson of one of his childhood friends. Chandler is a Democratic candidate for 6th District Congress from Versailles.

  • Filing deadline passes for general election

    Time has expired for anyone wishing to add their name to the list of Harrison County Board of Education candidates for the 2012 election.
    Three incumbent candidates will be looking to once again fill their long tenured seats on the Harrison County Board of Education.
    Edwin Taylor, Division 5, Gary Lizer, Division 4 and Kristy Carey, Division 3, will all run unopposed.
     Also on this year’s ballot, for the most part, will be the names of many incumbent candidates with only a few opposing runners.

  • HCHS welcomes new faculty

    Nine new teachers have joined the staff at Harrison County High School.

  • Main Street Program returning

    Revitalizing Cynthiana’s downtown got a boost from the city commission Tuesday when it gave a unanimous nod to pursue of The Main Street Program.
    Bonnie Skinner, Planning Commission director, and Kitty Dougoud, director of Georgetown’s Main Street Program, presented a proposal that will re-establish Cynthiana’s Main Street Program.
    Cynthiana was once part of the state’s program through what was then called Cynthiana Renaissance.

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  • Former judge sentencing set for Aug. 30

    Formal sentencing will be held this month for the former Harrison County  District Judge who pleaded guilty to accusations of theft from a client.
    Wayne W. Fitzgerald, 86, changed his initial not guilty plea in June and faces a possible three-year sentence, which is what the Commonwealth Attorney has recommended.
    Local judiciary have removed themselves from the case. Kathryn Hendrickson of Maysville served as the prosecuting attorney and Judge Danny Caudill of Floyd  County was brought in as the special judge.

  • Main Street program to be presented to commission

    On Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m., the Cynthiana-Berry-Harrison County Planning Commission will be making a presentation to the Cynthiana City Commission and interested citizens on restarting the Main Street program.
    The guest speaker that evening will be Kitty Dougoud, who is the Main Street regional director, and also the director of Historic Georgetown. The presentation will cover the steps to lead to re-certification and the involvement of planning commission staff.

  • Driver’s call leads to teen’s arrest

    A Harrison County teen faces multiple charges after a brush with law enforcement last Wednesday.
    Logan Duncan, 18, was arrested about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 1 at Fourth Street and Broadway Avenue. He was charged with first degree operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., with aggravator, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Food pantry in critical need of funds, food

    Low food pantry funds have made it necessary to eliminate bread, eggs and milk from the list of available goods.
    The month of July, according to food pantry director Margaret Watson, has nearly drained all excess funds used to buy some of the items given to those in need.
    “One Wednesday alone we gave food to 34 different families,” said Watson. “That’s enough food for over 100 people. It does not take long to drain funds when we are helping that many people.”