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  • Bourbon inmate ‘person of interest’ in local burglaries

    An inmate from Bourbon County Detention Center who was out on work release is one of two people being looked at for burglaries in western Harrison County.

    Det. Paul Olin, of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, said 27-year-old Jason Shipwash and 30-year-old Chris Wood are “persons of interest” in four burglaries the department is investigating.

    Shipwash was allegedly out on work release from Bourbon County when the burglaries took place.

    Olin said evidence from the burglaries, including a safe and some firearms, has been recovered.

  • No indictment in school financial melee

    It appears that the Harrison County High School financial controversy that began over two years ago has closure.

    The case was presented to the grand jury on Tuesday with no resulting indictment. However, in its report the grand jury did issue a rebuke of the school district’s financial oversight.

  • NAMI seeks to end myths about mental illness

    “I want to open a book and read about my mental illness.”

    That’s the goal of Priscilla Blankenship, one of the two facilitators of the Harrison County chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI.)

    Blankenship has been suffering from mental illness for years and because of that, she never learned to read and faced many other obstacles.

    However, the past few years have opened many doors for her and fellow NAMI facilitator Deborah Stidham.

  • Five indicted Tuesday on drug-related charges

    Five individuals were indicted on drug-related charges by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.

    Arraignments will be held on Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. in Harrison Circuit Court.

    Those indicted were:

    •Delmina Adolf, 44, who is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine) first degree.

    The grand jury alleges that Adolf sold or transferred cocaine to another person on Jan. 4.

    •Christopher True, 40, faces a three-count indictment.

  • Downtown fall clean up is Saturday, Nov. 8

    A one-day fall clean-up for Cynthiana has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8.

    Pat Slade, a member of the Harrison County Tomorrow Welcoming Climate Committee, announced at Tuesday’s city commission meeting that the targeted area for this clean-up will be east of the railroad tracks.

    The committee staging area will be in the First United Methodist Church parking lot at the shelter, Slade said.

    She asked that volunteers bring leaf blowers, dust pans or any other type of equipment that may be used to help with the clean-up.

  • Obama beats McCain, McConnell defeats Lunsford; not in Harrison

    Republican presidential candidate John McCain had no problem winning his race in Harrison County and Kentucky Tuesday, but ultimately fell short of the votes needed to secure the White House.

    McCain earned 4,520 votes in Harrison County or 59.6 percent. Democrat Barack Obama, now the President-elect, came in with 2,916 local votes (38.4 percent). Statewide, McCain had 1,048,037 votes cast (57.4 percent) and Obama, 751,583 (41.2 percent).

  • Guilty plea entered by man who tried to rob elderly Ammerman Pike couple

    The Harrison County man accused of trying to rob an elderly couple and who was chased from the house by the homeowner wielding a baseball bat, has pleaded guilty.

    Robert Linville entered a guilty plea Friday afternoon as part of a plea agreement, said Commonwealth Attorney Doug Wright.

    Linville was charged following the July 3 incident at Harold and Dorothy Slade’s Ammerman Pike home with first degree robbery, first degree burglary, convicted felon in possession of a handgun and persistent felony offender.

  • Paul is next family court judge

    Pendleton County proved to be the swing in the hotly contested 18th Judicial Circuit Family Court judge’s race.

    As election results began to pour in Tuesday, it appeared Peter Newberry would walk away with the judgeship, replacing David Melcher who is set to retire.

    However, when Pendleton’s results were posted, it was Morgan resident Barbara Paul who took the race by a margin of 775 votes over Newberry.

    The 18th Judicial Circuit includes Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas and Robertson counties.

  • Operation SEND community wide event is Nov. 13

    Operation SEND (Sending, Encouragement to our Nation’s Deployed) community wide event will be held Nov. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Harrison County fair grounds. Everyone is welcome to come and help pack the donated items. 

    Materials can be brought that night or dropped off at: Aurora Information Systems, 105 Joe B. Hall Court, Cynthiana, KY  41031, phone (859) 234-8353. The event is sponsored by Cornerstone Christian Church and Military Missions. There are already about 100 addresses of folks from the 201st and other units serving from Harrison County.

  • Band finishes ninth in semi-finals

    For the first time since 1992, Harrison County’s Marching Thorobred Band was not among the finalists in the running for a state championship.

    HCHS competed at South Oldham High School on Saturday in the 2008 KMEA Class 4A state semi-finals.

    There were 16 competing bands for each class: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A. Harrison County went on 12th, having earned a top eight seed at last week’s regional quarterfinals.