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  • 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.

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  • Wedding set taken in Craig's List meeting

    Police are on the look out for a man who snatched a wedding set from a woman who had advertised the set for sale on Craig’s List.
    Det. Alan Judy of the Cynthiana Police Department said the woman arranged to meet a potential buyer in the parking lot at Cynthiana’s Walmart Monday afternoon.
    The man approached her and when she held out the set for his inspection, he grabbed the set from her hand, Judy said.

  • Marching Thorobreds in postseason play

    The Harrison County Marching Thorobreds competed in the first round of the band “postseason” with their baseball-themed show on Saturday, Oct. 22.  
    The band performed at the Kentucky Music Educators’ Association Regional Quarterfinal event held at Madison Southern High School in Berea.  
    “We were really pleased with our overall performance,” said band director John Merz. “Our closer was electrifying. I’ve never heard the students play that number as well as they did at regionals.”  

  • Her cooking started as a necessity and soon became her passion

    When the back door opens one can’t help but take notice to the old-style kitchen of a Harrison County couple who still recall how it was to live a more simple life.
    On the stove sits an old pickle jar filled with cooking grease, which more than likely contains the remains of fried bacon or sausage.
    In fact, all along the counter tops are jars of preserves and canned goods with year dates on the top, reminding the couple of the hard, intense work that goes into preserving garden delights.

  • Drop off is this weekend for unused prescriptions at sheriff’s office

    Cynthiana and Harrison County citizens will once again have the opportunity to discard unwanted and unused prescription medication on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m., until 2 p.m., with no questions asked.
    According to a press release, agencies in Kentucky have turned in 7,778 pounds of prescription medication statewide during the past two initiatives. The 7,778 pounds collected in Kentucky account for the 309 tons of unused and unwanted prescription medications collected nationwide.

  • Commission approves pay increases for Class IV water plant operators

    With one vote of opposition, the Cynthiana City Commission approved pay increases for two water treatment plant operators.
    Public Utilities commission Jack Keith proposed the pay increase citing the difficulty in finding and keeping Class IV operators.
    Cynthiana’s plant is required to have Class IV operators on hand around the clock, Keith said, adding that Cynthiana has four on its payroll.
    Keith asked for a 10 percent raise for one operator and a 6 percent increase for another.