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Today's News

  • Dawson to run for fourth term on court

    Jerry Thomas Dawson has filed for re-election for magistrate of District 4. He will be seeking his fourth term.

    Dawson is the son of the late John Thomas and Thelma Dawson. He is married to the former Charlene McCauley.

    See his entire announcement in this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Stolen wheelchair returned

    A wheelchair stolen on Jan. 6 has been recovered and returned to its owner.

    Ptl. Alan Judy said the chair was turned in to Sgt. Tim Wells of the Cynthiana Police Department as found property.

    On Tuesday morning, Judy contacted Robert Case to identify the recovered wheelchair.

    “He was very, very happy to get it back,” Judy said.

    Case, 38, whose legs were amputated in an accident at his work in August 1995, recently received the wheelchair through a Workers’ Compensation settlement.

  • 20-year sentence recommended for Gabbard

    A Pendleton County jury has recommended a 20-year prison sentence for convicted murderer Daniel Keith Gabbard.

    Gabbard was found guilty last week of wanton murder in a three-day trial that ended on Thursday.

    Gabbard was charged following the June 8 traffic death of Commonwealth Attorney Doug  Wright. Gabbard was driving while intoxicated and  was also convicted on two counts of DUI -- one was operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants and the other was operating a commercial vehicle while under the influence.

  • Lutz will be on ballot for state Senate seat

    Bryan Lutz, a Republican from Cynthiana, has filed the necessary paperwork to declare his candidacy for the 2010 Kentucky State Senate race in the 28th Senatorial District which includes Harrison, Bourbon, Nicholas, Clark, Montgomery, and Bath counties.

     

    See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for his full announcement.

  • Grand jury issues arson indictment

    William Keith Lea, 30, is one of five individuals indicted by the Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.

    Lea is charged with second degree arson for allegedly starting a fire the day after Christmas at the home of Mary Epperson, 50 Spruce Drive, in White Oak Subdivision.

    At the time of the fire, Chief Jay Sanders of the Cynthiana Fire Department, termed the fire “very suspicious.”

    Kentucky State Police Det. Curtis Combs served as a witness in the Commonwealth’s presentation to the grand jury.

  • No snow play

    Step away from the video games. Let go of the joy stick. Turn off the television.

    Go play in the snow!

    Finding snow pictures is getting more and more difficult as pastimes have changed direction.

    I hate to sound like my grandfather spinning a yarn, but when I was growing up, a big, even a moderate, snowfall meant a day with rosy cheeks and cold hands.

    My friends and I would go from yard to yard creating snowmen to adorn each of our lawns. We would also build igloos and have snowball wars.

    Now, it’s all about the video wars.

  • Clifford announces for District 6 constable

    Dwight “Keith” Clifford has filed the required forms to run for constable in the sixth district. The district is composed of the 11th and 12th precincts (Westside and Connersville). He is married to Leslie Patterson Clifford and has one son, C.J., 27. Keith has been a resident of Harrison County for over 35 years and lives in Connersville.

     

  • School Menus

    March 8-12

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST

    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL

    MONDAY: Cereal, donuts, juice choices, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: Waffles, bacon, syrup, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Cereal, cinnamon toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Scrambled eggs, biscuits, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Cereal, muffins, juice choices, choice of milk.

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

  • State tells local leaders how viaduct could be finished ahead of schedule

    A new plan could mean a new viaduct this year.

    After meeting with the Department of Highway Engineers on Monday, Mayor Jack Keith said there is a proposed plan to close off all traffic to the US 27 North viaduct, re-routing vehicles down Church Street.

    Re-routing all traffic, Keith said, would allow contractors to finish the viaduct before the scheduled completion date in 2011.

    “It could be done this year if re-routed,” Keith said at Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting.

    For more about this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Candidates shouldn’t run if they can’t fulfill the position’s demands

    There’s no doubt in my mind that it’s going to be an exciting election year.

    Cynthiana and Harrison County voters will actually have decisions to make this year when they step into the voting booth. Almost every magistrate seat has a set of contenders and the commission will have a spot on the May primary ballot since over eight candidates filed for the four commission positions.

    Both for the county and city, many of the candidates are new to the local political world. While not endorsing anyone, I think that’s exciting to see.