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Today's News

  • Academic Briefs

    BRADFORD

    Ashley Bradford of Cynthiana, has been named to the Morehead State University Dean’s List.

    She is the daughter of Troy and Mary Ware Bradford.

    GASSER

    Sarina Gasser of Cynthiana, has been named to the Midway College Dean’s List for the 2009 fall semester, with a 4.0 GPA.

    She is the daughter of Adam and Sheila Gasser.

  • Pepe la Pew wasn’t so far from the real thing

    Remember Pepe la Pew, the cartoon skunk? Pepe would follow the lovely black feline Penelope Pussycat, who, in some episodes painted a white stripe on her back to escape dog harassment and in others she got it by accident by scooting under a newly painted white fence. 

    In any case, Pepe was a persistent suitor. I loved this classic cartoon as a child but now I have an entirely different respect for Pepe’s sensibilites. His character was not so far off from a real skunk’s unabashed pursuit of love this time of the year. 

  • Charges stem from laser beam incident

    A Cynthiana man found himself in the spotlight after he was accused of shining a laser into the cockpit of a police helicopter.

    Lexington Police tracked down Jonathan Maybrier, 21, after the pilot and crew of a police helicopter were able to identify the car from which the laser beam originated, said Lt. Chris VanBrackel,  duty commander for the Lexington-Fayette County Police Department.

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

  • Property Transfers

    PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    Quit Claim Deed: Linda F. Hardy and Jeffrey L. Shelton to Linda F. Shelton and Jeffrey L. Shelton, property at 895 Pedro Pike, $90,000.

    Quit Claim Deed: George Jordan to Zachary Jordan, Tract 3, 5.00 acres, $1.

    Anna M. Ishmael, Brian G. Ishmael and Stacy Ishmael to Joseph Shepperd and Irene Shepperd, Lot 13 - Block A - Unit 1 in Harrison Estates Subdivision, $37,000.

    Jennifer Jones Barnett to Jessica Barnett Smith, 27.790 acres on Floyd Lair Lane.

    Jennifer Jones Barnett to Alexander Barnett, 3.612 acres on Mount Vernon Pike.

  • 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.