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  • Charges pending in Craigslist theft of wedding set

    Charges are now pending against a man who allegedly snatched a wedding set from a woman who had advertised the set for sale on Craigslist.
    Det. Alan Judy of the Cynthiana Police Department said the woman arranged to meet the potential buyer for the diamond set in the parking lot at Cynthiana’s Walmart Monday afternoon.
    Through emails the two agreed to meet outside the Lawn and Garden department at Walmart.
    When the woman arrived, she parked at the pre-arranged location.

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  • Social ‘not working’ for alleged thieves

    The social network, Facebook, was used to help identify suspects in a purse snatching last week.
    Within an hour of having her purse stolen from her office at the PVA on Oddville Avenue last Tuesday, Lauren Denniston and her colleagues had compiled a list of everyone who had been in and out of the  combined offices of the PVA and Harrison County Clerk, said Ptl. Harold Whitlock of the Cynthiana Police Department.

  • A Disney Spectacular

    “Heigh-ho, heigh-ho...”
    Nearly everyone knows the words that follow in one of Disney’s most recognizable songs from the 1937 animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
    That’s just one of the songs that will be presented in A Disney Spectacular: Songs spanning 50 years of Disney classics on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2:30 p.m.
    The Licking Valley Singers will present its fall concert at the Cynthiana Baptist Church under the direction of Karen Bear with accompanist Dr. Beth Laytart.

  • Grand jury issues four indictments in Tuesday session

    A father and son duo were two of the four people indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.
    Timothy Cox, 24, and his father, Richard Cox, 52, were indicted on drug-related charges stemming from incidents last fall.
    According to the indictments, Timothy Cox faces a four-count indictment on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance (morphine) first degree, receiving stolen property (firearm) and second degree persistent felony offender.

  • HCHS teacher earns ‘Outstanding’ award

    A Harrison County High School teacher has gained recognition for her service to education via a student nomination.
    Tonya Wagoner, a Harrison County High School French teacher, has recently been awarded as an Outstanding Educator from the University of Chicago.
    “I was actually standing in the hallway and there were two young men walking down the hallway, one with roses in his hands and the other with a box,” said Wagoner. “I thought to myself how nice it would be to get those lovely flowers, but instead the box was for me.”

  • Cynthiana film maker is Autumn Afternoon speaker

    “Drama” at the Smith house is, quite frankly, very different from the drama at most homes where three teenagers live.
    Dr. Ed Smith is proud of his family of thespians and pleased that all have taken an interest in not only his career choice, but also his passion.
    Smith will be sharing some of that zeal with Cynthiana this Sunday at the Arts Council’s Autumn Afternoon, which will be held at Maysville Community and Technical College-Licking Valley Campus beginning at 2:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

  • Preliminary hearing Nov. 28 for accused movie pirate

    The Cynthiana man who is accused of pirating movies was in Harrison District Court Monday and will return on Nov. 28 for a preliminary hearing.
    When police served a search warrant on the home of David Sexton on Oct. 6, they found over 6,500 movies as well as documentation regarding those who had received or were to receive movies.
    Det. Alan Judy of the Cynthiana Police Department said Sexton was charged with 99 counts of making illegal copies of recordings.

  • Did you know?

    Post office
    holiday closings announced
    The United State Post Offices in Cynthiana and Berry will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, for the Christmas holiday. It will be open for normal hours on Saturday, Dec. 24. The window will be open 9 a.m. - noon.  
    Regular  hours will resume on Tuesday, Dec. 27. The same schedule will apply for the New Year’s holiday.

  • Brown/Culbertson lawsuit dismissed in Magoffin County

       A second civil action lawsuit filed by Brenda Kay Brown, wife of former Cynthiana mayor Jim Brown, against his guardian, Edwin M. Culbertson, has been dismissed.
       An agreed order of dismissal was entered in Magoffin County Circuit Court on Oct. 6 of the lawsuit which sought $20 million.
       According to the order, the parties agreed that the complaint was filed based upon Brown’s misunderstanding of certain alleged facts that have now been resolved.