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  • Grand jury returns four indictments Tuesday

    Four indictments were returned by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday during its first session of 2009.

    Daniel Baron, 26, faces a four-count indictment for alleged events that occurred on Nov. 9, 2008.

    According to the grand jury, Baron attempted to flee from police and disregarded directions to stop. He was also accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or other substance, which created a risk of death or injury to other persons.

  • Harrison’s first traffic death of 2009 is Tuesday

    Twenty-one-year-old Danyell Kearns is dead after an early Tuesday morning car collision on US 62 East, about 10 miles from Cynthiana.

    At approximately 8:20 a.m., Kearns was traveling west in a 1995 white Pontiac Grand Am when she struck another vehicle and traveled down an embankment.

    “It looks like she drove off the side of the road and over corrected,” said Harrison County Deputy Sheriff and Accident Reconstruction Specialist Dean Hutchison.

  • Commission deadlocked

    Cynthiana city commissioners remain deadlocked in their attempt to choose a mayor pro-tem.

    In a tied vote, with Commissioner Amanda Moore and Commissioner Mark Mattmiller voting for Mattmiller as mayor pro-tem, and Commissioner Jimmy New and Commissioner Jack Keith voting for Keith as mayor pro-tem, the commission adjourned Monday morning with the hope of coming to a decision at their next meeting on Jan. 13.

  • Currans was destined for career in health care, now leads HMH

    Harrison Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer began work on Monday, but Sheila Currans didn’t have any problems finding her way around the hospital.

    Working at HMH since 1973, Currans served as a staff nurse, assistant head nurse, ICU/CCU head nurse and supervisor, Director of Quality, Director of Nursing, and Chief Operating Officer before filling the position left by Darwin Root, who retired on Jan. 2.

    “I loved it all,” Currans said about her previous nursing and management roles at HMH.

  • History in the making

    There will be balls and soirees. Throngs of people and small groups will all be gathering for one common goal... To welcome a new president and a new era.

    On Jan. 20, just one day after the late Dr. Martin Luther King is honored with parades and speeches across the country, the United States will be honoring yet another historic figure.

    America’s first African American president will be inaugurated.

    At noon on Tuesday, Jan. 20, Barack Obama will become the 44th president of the United States. He will be sworn in as he recites the 36-word oath:

  • Harrison County students attend HOT conference

    A group of Harrison County High School students attended the HOT (Helping Overcome Tobacco) conference in Lexington at the NorthEast Christian Church on Nov. 13.Peggy Seithers RN, Tobacco Program Specialist for Wedco District Health Department, and Brad Allison with Harrison County Schools, served as chaperones for the event.

    Seventeen counties were represented by over 250 high school students. The event was sponsored by Wedco District Health Department, Harrison County’s Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, and the Department of Public Health.

  • Clarification

    In last week’s article regarding the city commission’s deadlocked mayor pro-tem vote, a paragraph citing information provided by City Attorney John Lair during the Monday, Jan. 5, special meeting needs clarification.

    Under a request from Commissioner Jack Keith, Lair said he had researched past court cases relative to the mayor pro-tem vote.

  • Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter's pet adoption list

    Pet Adoption List

    The following pets are available for adoption at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. Female dogs, $75; male dogs, $65; female cats, $58; male cats, $43. Call 234-7138 or 234-1492 for more information.

    FOSTER CARE - DOGS

    Boyfriend - Male, Border Collie/Chow

    Reese - Male, Pit

    Nugget - Female, Boxer/Pit

    Cooper - Male, Setter

    Shea - Female, Great Pyrenees

    Macy - Female, Beagle mix

    FOSTER CARE - CATS

    Paisley - Calico

    Sandy - Male, buff

  • Ammerman named to dean's list

    The University of the Cumberlands Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs has announced that Rachel Marie Ammerman, Cynthiana, Ky., has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2008 semester.

  • Cpl. Tapp honored by peers as Officer of the Year for CPD

    One of Cynthiana’s long-standing police officers has been honored by his peers.

    Cpl. Walter Tapp, 46, was voted Officer of the Year in December.

    Tapp, who has been with the Cynthiana Police Department for 20 years, said he had no idea his fellow officers were going to select him for the annual recognition.

    During his tenure, Tapp has served with six different chiefs of police. He was hired by then-Chief Bob Barkley.