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Today's News

  • Report shows continued decrease in beef cow numbers

    Late January brought USDA’s Cattle Inventory report, which provided an estimate of cattle numbers across the US. As expected, beef herd liquidation continued during 2011, despite the stronger fall markets. The severe drought that plagued much of the southern plains pushed many cows to slaughter and forced many ranchers to reduce their herd size. Estimated beef cow numbers fell by three percent, which is the largest single year decrease in many years.

  • Brown’s case in federal court to be heard March 23

    In what is turning out to be a highly contested bankruptcy case involving millions of dollars, attorneys for Kay Brown, wife of former Cynthiana mayor and businessman Jim Brown, asked the court to overrule an objection to Kay Brown hiring three law firms.
    U.S. District Court trustee Samuel Crocker has objected to the hiring of three separate law firms to represent Mrs. Brown, questioning the payment of fees and where the money originated to pay attorney retainers.

  • Little white lies and watery eyes

    When is telling a lie not only OK, but also endorsed?
    When the little white lie, fib or fabrication is done with the intent to surprise a Chamber of Commerce award recipient, of course.

  • Chesnut upgraded to fair condition

    Terry Chesnut, the father of the two small girls who perished in a Feb. 15 fire on Oddville Avenue, is in fair condition at the University of Kentucky’s Chandler Medical Center.
    Chesnut was home with his daughters when the fire broke out.
    According to Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders, the cause of the fire remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police arson investigator Curtis Combs.
     

  • Judy to serve as chair of Highway Contractors Assoc.

    Cynthiana’s Morgan Judy has been named chairman of the Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors for 2012.
    Judy, who serves as vice president of the family-owned Judy Construction Co., was elected at the annual convention Feb. 11-18. Judy assumes the position that was also previously held by his father Larry, who is president of Judy Construction. Larry Judy also served numerous terms on the association’s board of directors.
     

  • Growth Summit planned

    Downtown business owners are encouraged to unite to save local businesses.
    Local business owners Missy Lutz and Roger Slade will be hosting Growth Summit, an opportunity for local businesses to collaborate about helping one another.
    “Our thinking is that we can be more successful by working together than separate,” said Lutz.
    Lutz said she hopes businesses will also join together to bring more events to the downtown area in an effort to liven it up.
    “During events it will be our goal to encompass every business,” said Lutz.

  • Better ISO rating equals lower premium

    The Harrison County Fire District is encouraging all property owners to consult their insurance providers about lower premiums due to better ISO rating in the county.
    According to Charles Allen Carson, assistant chief of the Harrison and Cynthiana Fire Departments, the Harrison County ISO rating has improved from a level 9 to a level 8.
    Since the forming of the Harrison County Fire District in 2005, fire personnel have worked with taxpayer’s money to provide a safer community in the form of modernizing the county’s fire response.

  • Raising money for the Chesnut family

  • Commissioner tells how reps selected for new rec board

    Discussion in the Cynthiana City Commissioners’ room became heated Tuesday when  Commissioner Billy Grayson called for an appointment of city representatives for the newly formed Parks and Recreation steering committee.
    Grayson announced that the Harrison County Fiscal Court was appointing magistrates Missy Lutz and Frank Henson to serve along with the Recreation Department chairman Robbie VanHook. Added to those three would be the two city representatives.
    Chris Turley questioned how the fifth member (VanHook) was chosen.

  • County precincts affected by redistricting

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court looks to amend an ordinance which previously was set to redistrict magistrate lines.
    According to County Clerk Linda Furnish, House Bill 302 was signed by Gov. Steve Beshear on Feb. 10, which redefines the boundaries for congressional districts in Kentucky.
    Those new boundary lines have affected Harrison County’s magisterial districts, which were re-drawn in 2011.
    Furnish informed the court that an amendment would be needed to eliminate the need for additional precincts.