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    Make a Blanket Day
    is Feb. 19
    Project Linus’ National Make a Blanket Day will be observed on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Georgetown beginning at 10 a.m.
    Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., blankets will be made across the nation to help the organization with its mission to provide a warm blanket to each child who goes through some form of trauma.

  • County has 150 tons of salt for balance of winter, says judge

    There is still 150 tons of salt to carry the Harrison County Road Department through the remainder of the year.
    A harsh winter has many counties looking everywhere for good prices on rock salt, according to Harrison County Judge Alex Barnett.
    “Our county has done a terrific job in managing our salt contract so far,” said Barnett. “We are still using salt that we contracted for, which is keeping us from having to buy it at a tremendously higher rate.”

  • Machine technology teaches importance of precision

    You may have heard the expression “Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades,” but Machine Tool Technology could be added to the list.
    “Close” definitely counts in machining.
    Machinists regularly manufacture parts to specifications within one-ten-thousandths of an inch, or .0001 of an inch for those of you who prefer decimals.
    That’s about the size of a human hair that has been split 100 times.

  • 38th District pairings set

    The Harrison County Fillies and Thorobreds will open the 38th District Tournament facing Nicholas County on Monday, Feb. 21.  
    The girls’ game will start on Monday at 6:15 p.m. with the boys’ game to follow 25 minutes after the floor and bench area are cleared from the first game.  
    The game times will be the same on Tuesday night, Feb. 22, when the teams from Deming and Pendleton County square off. The winners will advance to the championship games; the girls on Thursday at 7:30 and the boys on Friday at 7:30.  

  • Jury finds Clark not guilty

    A Cynthiana man was found not guilty of the misdemeanor charges filed against him last July.
    Gilbert Clark appeared before a Harrison County District Court jury on Friday to contest the five charges of alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct, fourth degree assault, fourth degree attempted assault and resisting arrest.
    Clark was arrested on July 3 following an alleged fight at a family cook-out.
    The jury found Clark not guilty of all charges.

    For more on this story, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Webb eligible for death penalty

    A judge’s ruling on Tuesday will make it possible for accused murderer Bass Webb to receive the death penalty if convicted of multiple felony charges.
    Circuit Judge Jay Delaney approved a Commonwealth’s motion to combine the murder charge with a more recent rape indictment for purposes of trial.
    Webb was indicted in 2009 for the July 31 murder of ex-girlfriend Bryia Runiewicz. In December 2010, first degree rape and first degree persistent felony offender (PFO) charges were added to the murder and  existing PFO charges.

  • Filling the shelves

    She may not be Mother Teresa, but she and her volunteers do help shed light on the community during the economic crisis.
    Margaret Watson has faithfully served Harrison County for the past 10 years as a worker in the local food pantry. Of the 10 years she has served, six of them have been as the director of operations.
    “It is a passion of  mine,” said Watson. “Some of the people that come in here get as close as family to me.”

  • Grand jury issues 10 indictments

    Ten individuals were indicted in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday on charges ranging from burglary to failure to pay child support.
    Billy Williams, 19, and Brian Davis, 27, were named as codefendants in charges relating to the Dec. 1, 2010, break-in at Thrift Food Mart.
    The pair are each charged with third degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking (less than $500), and second degree criminal mischief.
    The each have a $5,000 bond.

  • Bourbon man charged with DUI following Sunday wreck

    A Bourbon County man has been charged with DUI following a Sunday night accident that tied up traffic on U.S. 27 South for several hours.
    Chief Deputy Michael Jones of the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Department said the accident occurred about 7:20 p.m. Sunday near the Bourbon/Harrison County line.
    Oscar Hernandez, 29, driving a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro, apparently crossed the center line and struck a Walmart tractor-trailer, driven by Woodrow Beard, Corbin, in the driver’s door. Hernandez was southbound and Beard was traveling north.

  • Brothers’ argument ends in stabbing

    Law enforcement suspect that drugs may have contributed to a domestic situation that led to one brother being stabbed and the other jailed last week.
    The call was made to Cynthiana dispatch on Wednesday Jan. 26, to investigate an altercation.
    The call came into dispatch around 4:55 p.m. An alleged domestic dispute had taken place on KY 36 west near Renaker involving John Alan Feeback, 25, and his brother Clay Feeback, 24.