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  • MCTC/LVC to host writers’ workshop

    Words won’t be scarce this weekend in Cynthiana.

    The second annual book signing and writers’ workshop will be held Friday and Saturday at the Prizing House and Maysville Community and Technical College/Licking Valley Campus.

    “This is year two and it is even bigger and better than last year’s first edition,” said event coordinator and MCTC/LVC campus director Bruce Florence.

    Friday evening’s book signing will begin at 4 p.m. at the Prizing House, with over 20 authors selling and signing their books.

  • Living the entrepreneurship example

    Jeffrey Owen believes that entrepreneurship is not for everyone.

    “But if you are self motivated and highly driven, then you can do it,” he said.

    Palm Plastics Ltd. was started in 2003, by Owen.

    Palm Plastics is a custom injection molding supplier located in Morenci, Mich. The company is currently the world leader for producing the most plastic palettes in a year, which is about 4.8 million. Its supplies are used for consumer products by companies such as Kraft Foods, Pepsi and General Mills.


    Of the top 10 salaries for Harrison County employees/elected officials, six of those are in the sheriff’s department.

    Salaries for three elected positions are mandated by the state government and are dependent upon years of service. Those are county judge-executive, county clerk and sheriff.

    Linda Furnish, county clerk, is the highest paid official in county government. In fiscal year 2009-10, she earned $82,131.09. Her salary increased from $81,298.93 last year.

  • Harrison's unemployment drops

    For the fourth month in a row, Harrison County’s unemployement rate dropped.

    In January, 12.2 percent of Harrison County’s labor force was unemployed. Over the last six months it dropped to 10.4 percent.

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

  • Animal attacks

    While reports and pictures of a wild animal in the Connersville area continue to spread, law enforcement officials say there is no evidence to indicate there is a large cat on the loose.

    Perhaps the only cats on the loose in Connersville are house cats, said Harrison County Sheriff’s Detective Paul Olin.

    “Everything we go by is facts and evidence,” Olin said Monday afternoon.

    The Sheriff’s Department began investigating the possibility of a large cat in the area after resident Tim Humphries’ dog was attacked on July 26.

  • Webb’s Bourbon trial date set

    A third 2011 trial date in as many counties has been set for accused murderer Bass Webb.

    The  man who police said ran down two jail officials on the  morning of July 31, 2009, will stand trial in Bourbon County beginning on May 16, 2011.

    Webb is charged with two counts of attempted murder in the July 31, 2009, attack on the  jail officials. He is also charged in Bourbon County with being a persistent felony offender.

    He will be back in Bourbon County court on April 29, 2011, for a status hearing.

  • Taste of Harrison County is next weekend

    The annual Taste of Harrison County will be held next Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. downtown around the old courthouse lawn.

    Sponsored by the Cynthiana Lions Club, the event will include over 50 arts, crafts and retail booths, along with a food court and an expanded kids’ area.

    Entertainment will be provided throughout the day by local music and dancing groups.

    In conjunction, the True Classic Car Club Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Flat Run Veterans Park.

    Registration for the car show is $12.

  • Arrests expected in tagging incidents

    Police are expected to make arrests this week of an adult and two juveniles in a recent “tagging” spree in Cynthiana.

    Cynthiana Police have been called to four incidents over a two-day period beginning Tuesday, July 13.

    A CPD spokesman said the new viaduct, which is under construction on U.S. 27 North, was the first target. Graffiti was spray painted on the bridge and construction equipment was vandalized.


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

  • Sidewalks grant held up by federal requirements

    It’s been over a year since the city received the Safe Routes To School grant and the first slab of concrete has yet to be laid.

    “Basically, we’re on a stand still with this project,” administrative assistant Dave Kennedy told the Cynthiana City Commission at its special meeting Tuesday afternoon.

    A $247,000 federal grant administered by the District 6 Transportation Department, the Safe Routes To School project intended to build and improve around 7,000 feet of sidewalk leading from town to the Hilltop.

  • Driver thrown from vehicle in Tuesday crash

    A man is in fair condition at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center following a Tuesday afternoon wreck at the intersection of US 27 South and US 62 West.

    According to Sheriff’s Deputy Tuan Kreer, Susanne Fizette, 29, was traveling southbound on US 27 around 2:30 p.m., driving a 1999 black Toyota 4Runner, when she struck a white 1988 Ford F150 driven by Sherley Saunders, 66.

    “The truck was turning from 62, heading north on 27,” Kreer said.