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Today's News

  • Public Record

    PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    Marianne R. Mullen-Executrix for the Estate of Cecil S. Riley to Marianne R. Mullen and James Taylor Mullen Sr., Lot 1 - Block B - Unite 3-A - Robynwood Heights Subdivision, $24,000.

    Simon Harris and Jessica Harris to Ronald T. Courtney, 5.00 acres on Robinson-Union Road, $5,000.

    Mike Gadarowski, Kelli G. Mulberry-Trustee to Mike Gadarowski and Anne Gadarowski, 0.81 acre on East Pike Street.

    Desha Point Development, LLC to Michael Tod Sosbe and Angela Dawn Sosbe, Lot 34 - Unit 1 of DeSha Point Subdivision, 1.594 acres, $20,000.

  • Tennis players feted

    Last Saturday, members of the 2008 Harrison County High School tennis teams were honored at a banquet at the high school.

    Seth Barnes and Hank Whalen were honored for their achievements this season as a doubles team. The duo were runners-up in regional competition, advancing to the state tournament last week in Lexington.

    Their stay in the state tournament was brief as they were handled easily by a seeded team from Madison Central, 6-0, 6-0.

    However, Harrison County coach Jennifer Hatfield says that loss shouldnt diminish their season.

  • Fillies power past Nicholas in district tournament

    The Harrison County Fillies put on quite a power display last Tuesday as they bashed Nicholas County in the 38th District Softball Tournament Championship Game, 13-4. The host Fillies hammered four home runs and banged out 21 hits as they won their second straight district title.

  • Carey to finish England's board term

    Kristy Carey views her appointment to the Harrison County Board of Education as bittersweet.

    Carey will be filling the unexpired term of Joe England, who died earlier this year.

    "I had great respect for Joe," Carey said Tuesday afternoon. "He had so much knowledge of education."

    Carey, whose appointment was announced by state Commissioner of Education Jon Draud on Friday, will have to resign from her parent representation on the high school site based council before being sworn in to the school board.

  • Willis trial gets underway

    The prosecution rested Wednesday morning after hearing testimony from Ruby Willis, who was allegedly shot by her husband last August.

    Jurors heard from four prosecution witnesses prior to presstime regarding events leading up to the shooting of Ruby, allegedly by her husband and former manager of Blue Grass Energy Harrison District, Larry Willis.

    Joseph Newkirk and Loraine Taylor testified Wednesday morning to what they saw and heard while helping Ruby move some items from her Smith-Martin Lane home.

  • Students have nature walk at Griffith Woods Tuesday

    Two yellow school buses pulled into Griffith Woods driveway Tuesday afternoon, and over 50 Eastside Elementary third-graders marched out.

    "Smell the grass," one girl said to a classmate.

    Despite living in a rural county, one teacher pointed out, some students werent used to the great outdoors.

    "Shes a city girl," said teacher Shelley Slade.

    Teacher and student laughed.

    "You're going to see trees that are very old," Melinda Boyer said, with a tall walking stick in hand.

  • Address available for Cynthiana soldiers

    The Cynthiana National Guard unit has released mailing information for its soldiers in Afghanistan.

    Sgt. Allen Fryman said anyone interested in sending care packages to the Cynthiana soldiers may mail them to Charlie Company 201st EN BN, FOB Salerno, APO-AE-09314. For a specific soldier, place his or her name on a line before Charlie Company.

    Fryman also said that if a package is sent Fed Ex, add building number 1543.

    He said soldiers will appreciate anything that is sent to them. However, he suggested personal hygiene items, phone cards or candy.

  • Public Record

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Case reports

    May 7 -- At 7:59 a.m., police investigated a domestic violence case, which originated at a residence on Water Street. The alleged victim made her report at the police department. She was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital and later Air Cared to Lexington for treatment of a broken neck.

    May 7 -- At 9:56 p.m., Kevin Duncan reported that he had been receiving harassing phone calls on his cell phone and home telephone.

    May 7 -- At 10:40 p.m., police were called to Parkside Manor.

  • Public Record

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFFS REPORT

    CITATIONS

    May 6 at 3:45 p.m. -- John E. Butcher, 59, Cynthiana, was arrested on a bench warrant for contempt of court, libel/slander, resistance to order.

    May 7 at 11:10 a.m. -- John Malone, 29, Cynthiana, was issued a summons for harassment.

    May 7 at 2:55 p.m. -- Darrin Hounchell, 42, Cynthiana, was issued a citation for flagrant non-support.

    May 8 at 11:35 a.m. -- Melvin R. Sparks Jr., 29, Berry, was arrested on a bench warrant for non-support.

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, Dec. 28, 1945 -- Marvin Ross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ross of Cynthiana, last week returned home after graduating from the Repper Auction School, Decatur, Ind. Attending the school were embryo auctioneers from all over North America, who studied under 17 professional yet, practical instructors. Ross was fortunate enough to measure up to the high standards and consequently was not shipped home, as were some of the students. An ad in todays issue announces the service he provides.