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  • Feix’s 20 years of Newbery participation honored on seal

    After years of reading books with Newbery Medal seals, Susan Feix will soon be reading books that will display a different seal - one honoring her.

    Also named the Newbery Medal winner for 2009, ‘The Graveyard Book,’ by Neil Gaiman, is the first young adult novel that will display the gold Susan Feix Legacy Award seal.

    “I was thrilled that they did that,” said Feix about the honor.

  • Drug dealers using prescription pipeline to Florida

    Champions for a Drug-Free Harrison County hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday evening at the Cynthiana Christian Church.

    “Pills are the major narcotic that are killing people right now,” said Kentucky State Police Det. Brett Kirkland, who spoke at Tuesday’s meeting.

    Kirkland and Det. Lance Hutchison, with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department Drug Enforcement Special Investigations task force, work in Harrison County and the surrounding area to get drug dealers off the streets and behind bars.

  • Grand jury issues two indictments

    Two Harrison County men were indicted during Tuesday’s grand jury session.

    Howard Stanley, 43, was charged with two counts of rape, first degree, and sodomy, first degree.

    The charges are for incidents, which allegedly occurred between May and October 1994.

    Stanley’s bail is set for $80,000.

    Steven Price, 20, was charged with burglary in the third degree, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

    On July 26, 2008, Price allegedly entered and stole property from the Claysville General Store.

  • Lowe’s donates tools to Harrison County ATC

    Lowe’s and Kobalt Tools in partnership with Skills USA are helping the next generation of skilled trade professionals at Harrison County ATC through their new Tough Tools for Cool Schools program.  Lowe’s is donating approximately $600 worth of Kobalt tools to the school as part of the new national program, which will total $300,000 to more than 500 Skills USA building trades and renovation programs across the nation for use in their classrooms.

  • Sex crimes indictment issued

    Six felony counts of sex crimes have been issued against a Harrison County man.

    Timothy Coldiron, 25, was indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday for his alleged sexual behavior with victims under 12, under 14 and under 16 years old.

    The alleged abuse began in June, July or August, 2007, according to the indictment.

    He is charged with first degree rape, first degree sexual abuse and first degree sodomy against a victim under 12 years old.

  • Saddle ‘N Spur Club takes on arena renovation project at 4-H grounds

    It’s been the stage for many of Harrison County’s beauties -- from newborns to teen queens, from Tennessee Walkers to champion barrel riders. And now, it’s getting a make-over.

    The horse arena at the 4-H fairgrounds on U.S. 27 South is a project of the Saddle ‘N Spur Club, led by Gary and Kelly Downs.

    Gary said club members and their parents have worked hard to get the old fence around the arena down and ready for the new look.

  • Pendleton County woman airlifted following Tuesday morning accident

    Amanda Herrmann of Pendleton County was injured Tuesday morning on her way to Falmouth from Cynthiana. According to Tpr. David Jones of the Kentucky State Police, Herrmann may have blacked out which caused her to run off the right side of the northbound lane of U.S. 27 North. Herrmann was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. As of presstime Wednesday, she was listed in good condition. Her 11-year-old daughter sustained only minor injuries. Jones said the passenger was restrained while Herrmann was not wearing a seat belt.

  • Click it or ticket

    The Cynthiana Police Department is looking for seat belts... and issuing tickets when they don’t find one.

    “It’s a seat belt blitz to educate the public and get the percent of people not wearing a seat belt to wear them,” said Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson.

    Through a $1,500 state grant, police officers have begun a two-week period dedicated to enforcing seat belt usage.

    “Anyone we see without a seat belt, we will pull over and cite,” Johnson said.

  • Commission to name new mayor

    The time clock has begun on the city commission’s mission to appoint a new mayor.

    While City Attorney John Lair said Kentucky law isn’t exactly clear on the issue of the resignation and appointment of a mayor, Lair said the commission has 30 days to appoint a new mayor.

    That 30-day period, by Kentucky statute, begins at the commission’s next regular or special meeting after the resignation or official vacancy of the mayor position.

  • Exchange student welcomes lifestyle differences

    One 16-year-old girl considers herself very lucky to be in Cynthiana.

    When Anya Koltsova applied for American Scandinavian Student Exchange Program’s (ASSE) FLAGS scholarship to study abroad, she was one of 400 applicants.

    “Only five got a chance to go,” Anya said. “I was pretty lucky.”

    An exchange student from Vladivostok, Russia (located on the eastern edge of Russia), Anya said she has wanted to travel since she was a young girl.