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  • Kuster files for re-election

    18th Judicial District Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr., filed for re-election at the offices of the Secretary of State Alison Lundergan-Grimes on Nov. 30, 2017.  Kuster has served as district judge for Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas and Robertson counties since 2010. He previously served as Harrison County Attorney from 2000 to 2010. He is married to Robin Shaw Kuster and has one step-son, Joshua D. O’Brien. “I am excited by the opportunity to continue to serve the 18th Judicial District to the best of my ability over the next four years.”

  • Sentencings issued in four Circuit Court cases

    Four Harrison County defendants learned their fate in Harrison Circuit Court last week.
    Christopher Hall was sentenced to one year in prison on a charge of first-degree bail jumping. His sentence will be served consecutively to his other sentence in Harrison Circuit Court.
    His request for probation was denied.
    Heather Bailey was sentenced to one year in jail on her charge of first-degree bail jumping. The sentence was also set to run consecutively with other cases in Harrison, Johnson, Floyd and Madison counties.

  • Grand jury indicts four last week

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Six indictments were returned last week by a Harrison County grand jury against four individuals.
    Cassie Slade (also known as Cassie Overly), 27, was named in two indictments, both for theft of identity and for being a persistent felony offender.
    The grand jury alleges that on Aug. 18, Slade used or possessed information that identified her as Frances Overly for the purpose of avoiding detection.

  • Life-saving lasso

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    An animal lover knows no bounds to protect his or her pet. Ashley Baughman is an animal lover and last weekend saved her boyfriend’s dog, Gator, who had fallen through ice on their Waits Road farm.
    Baughman worked in the horse industry for 10 years, including a four-month stint working with yearlings at a ranch in Australia.
    The Indiana native grew up on a small farm in the Hoosier State and attended Morehead State University studying animal science.

  • HCHS trio earns national honors

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Three Harrison County teens have made a name for themselves on the national level.
    The Banks brothers, Wyatt and Will along with their friend Dalton  Gates earned the reserve champion title at the American Royal Livestock Judging competition in Kansas City, Missouri,  on Oct, 26.

  • Ice skating downtown this weekend

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas around here, particularly with the cold weather and the long-term forecast that there might actually be snow on the ground when Santa and his reindeer make their rounds on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
    Even if that forecast does not pan out, there is a guarantee for “ice” on the ground this coming weekend, at least in the Joe B. Hall Mural parking lot.

  • Fifth-generation Bullard takes helm

    Edward D. “Jed” Bullard, chairman of the Bullard board of directors, has named Victoria “Wells” Bullard as the company’s new chief executive officer, effective immediately. A family owned company, Wells Bullard represents the fifth generation of family leadership at Bullard.
    Bullard succeeds Eric D. Pasch, who retired from the company after 18 years of service. As one of her first acts as CEO, she promoted Peter Lugo from chief operating officer to president.

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  • EKU names Tobin as 2017 Distinguished Alum

    Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that Michael Robin has been selected as their departmental distinguished alumnus for 2017.
    Tobin will be honored during a presentation toward the end of the spring 2018 semester  at the Department of Agriculture College to Careers senior seminar.
    The honor is reserved for special alumni who have distinguished themselves in their professions through excellence, dedication, and service.