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    THURSDAY, Dec. 15
    Author Visit. Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Author visit by Rose McCauley and Deborah Cooper.

    FRIDAY, Dec. 16

  • Four suits filed as Jim and Kay Brown square off

    Cynthiana businessman and former mayor Jim Brown filed three suits in November against his current wife, Kay Brown, who filed for divorce last month in Johnson County Circuit Court in Paintsville.


    After seven days of closed-session jury selection, the Bass Webb murder trial has been cancelled.
    On Monday morning, Harrison County Circuit Judge Jay Delaney entered an order stating that the trial will be continued in a different location due to extensive pre-trial publicity.
    The order states that over 150 jurors have been questioned to serve. The court excused some of the potential jurors for various reasons and retained some that were deemed qualified to hear the case.

  • Saturday high-speed chase ends with arrest

    A high speed chase ended with a foot race and a trip to jail for one Harrison County man.
    According to Cynthiana Police Assistant Chief William Denton, Ptl. Mike Kiskaden saw a truck speeding north on U.S. 27 at approximately 10:25 p.m., on Dec. 3.
    “I had just finished checking Northside Elementary and was headed back into town when Kiskaden informed me that a truck was headed my way,” said Denton. “I pulled onto U.S. 27 and met the vehicle traveling north close to the Desha Point entrance.”

  • Thorobreds win one of three as offense sputters

    Tuesday night at Scott High was the latest in offensive frustration for the Harrison County Thorobreds as they fell to the Scott High Eagles, 54-50.  
    The Thorobreds were coming off a similar outing Saturday when they lost to Louisville Western, 56-52, in the Corky Cox Classic at LaRue County.  
    On Tuesday night, the Thorobreds were facing a 1-1 Eagles squad, which had lost their top seven players from last year’s 19-10 team.  

  • Fillies drop heartbreaker to Bourbon County, begin with two losses

    Asia Sims banked in a running 10-footer as the horn sounded Monday night to propel the Lady Colonels of Bourbon County to a 44-43 win over the Harrison County Fillies in Cynthiana.  
    The Fillies had regained the lead with seven seconds left on junior Morgan Florence’s six-footer from the baseline following a Harrison County timeout in what was a set up play. Sims then raced unimpeded down the floor for the winning basket.

  • Murder trial should start next week

    With the week-and-a-half-long jury selection expected to continue at least through Friday, opening statements are not expected in the Bass Webb murder trial at least until Tuesday, Dec. 13.
    Potential jurors have been interviewed individually in closed session this week with the primary focus on the death penalty, according to information from the Circuit Judge’s office.

  • 8-foot bear missing from Harrison County home

    A $500 reward is being offered for the return of a chainsaw-made statue belonging to a couple in Ohio.
    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating an incident on Dixon Road where an 8-foot wooden bear statue was stolen sometime in November.
    The property owners, Rhea King and Alan Dine, noticed the statue missing while visiting the property during a weekend getaway.

  • Breds finish fifth in ‘Rumble on the Hilltop’ Saturday

    “I thought we wrestled well, but I am not happy with the results,” said first-year head coach Luke Tucker. “We will have to continue to practice hard in order to improve.”  
    Tucker’s youthful grapplers took one championship and three runners up in the eight-team meet, which was won by Scott High of Covington.  
    Senior Eric Kiskaden was the lone winner for the Breds as he rolled through the 195 lb class to win the title.  

  • Seeing RED

    Nothing says Christmas like a soft, fluffy snow covered ground and smells of Christmas candy and cookies coming from every house up and down the streets of Cynthiana.
    The sound of Christmas carols being rung throughout the town from the bells of Saint Edwards Church is enough to remind us all that the holiday season is here.
    On almost every window sill will sit a small nativity scene that reminds us all of what Christmas is all about and on every kitchen table there will be a beautiful, deep red sign that ties all holiday cheer into one.