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Today's News

  • Crash puts end to high-speed police chase downtown

    For the second time in as many weeks, a police chase that originated in another county ended with a crash in Harrison County.

    Cynthiana Police Cpl. Walter Tapp said that April D.  Caskey, 29, faces a long list of charges in Harrison and Bourbon counties after a Saturday evening pursuit.

    According to Tapp, Cynthiana’s 911 dispatch involved local law enforcement at 5:02 p.m.

  • Dotson Brother’s sponsors FFA scholarship program

    The Harrison County FFA is participating in the 2009 Hometown Scholarship program, presented by Dotson Brother’s Dodge Dealership in Paris, Ky.

    The Hometown Scholarship program is a campaign that generates scholarship funds for high school FFA Chapters. The FFA Chapter will be accepting donations in support of the scholarship program. With each $5 donation the donor will be entered into a drawing for a new 2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty truck and can redeem their ticket stub at the Dotson Brother’s dealership for a T-shirt while supplies last.

  • Turner eyes re-election bid for fifth term as Harrison TO

    Incumbent candidate for Harrison County Transportation Officer, Larry Turner, has announced that he will seek the office for a fifth term.

    Turner, 63, said he has maintained “an excellent working relationship with our fiscal court.” He said that in many counties that is not the case. He also said he has worked well with local law enforcement agencies and courthouse staff.

    Turner retired from LexMark in 1992 at which time he sought his first term.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court

    HARRISON CIRCUIT COURT

    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding Dec. 1, 2009

    CIVIL CASES

    LaSalle Bank National Association vs. Kevin Kennedy, motion hour; (motion to confirm report), approved.

    Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. unknown Executor/Executrix of unknown Estate of Clyde Hibbler III, motion hour; sustained order.

    Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Bob L. Massey, motion hour; (motion for writ of possession), sustained order.

    Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Penelope Allen, motion hour; sustained order.

  • Firefighters’ OT at center of Labor Cabinet suit

    The city of Cynthiana has joined other local governments in a petition against the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.

    Filed in Franklin County Circuit Court on Nov. 16, the petition asks for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief on an issue affecting firefighters across the Commonwealth.

  • Searching for the dark cloud’s silver lining

    Good news for all you cranky pants people: According to an Australian study, thinking negatively and being sad may actually be good for you.

    The study, conducted by a psychology professor at the University of New South Wales, showed that people with negative moods seem to be less gullible and better able to judge other people and their surroundings.

  • Commission eyes grants for skateboard park

    The city will explore grants for the funding of a possible skateboard park.

    At last Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting, Commissioner Mark Mattmiller said he believed the city can receive grants to purchase and build a skateboard area and equipment.

    Mattmiller said he and Commissioner Amanda Moore have been in contact with S.W.A.P. (Skaters with a Purpose) advisor Mark Sims.

    Mattmiller said he had been told that some of the grants could be $20,000.

    Mattmiller suggested the city ask Jesse Ammerman to help with the grants.

  • National pageant title goes to local teen

    Cynthiana is home to the new Miss Teen America.

    Katie Himes competed for the national title and was crowned Sunday, the first Kentucky resident to win the pageant in over 20 years.

    “I am very excited,” Himes said Monday afternoon on her way home from Windsor Locks, Conn., where the pageant was held last weekend. “It hasn’t really sunk in yet.”

    Himes also received academic, talent, swimsuit and style awards.

    “The last thing I remember is them calling my name,” Himes said about the moment she was crowned.

  • Harrison's stimulus package nears $3 million

    The state of Kentucky is expected to receive $3 billion in stimulus funding and Harrison County will come close to receiving $3 million.

    Rep. Tom McKee said stimulus funding is determined by each community’s need.

    “A lot of it is specified by the federal government,” McKee said. “It comes with strings attached.”

    See more of this story is this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Bank robbery suspect arrested in Harrison County

    A convicted and accused bank robber ended his four-county run in Harrison County last Friday.

    Daniel Vincent, 28, was a suspect in a Friday morning bank robbery in Lexington at the First Federal Bank in Hamburg Pavilion, which occurred at 11:27 a.m.

    As he fled Lexington with an undisclosed amount of cash on I-75 and onto KY 460, police were keeping tabs on his get away attempt from a helicopter.