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Today's News

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    June 26 at 11:43 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 1054 South, Leslie B. Winkle, 40, Berry, driving a 2004 Chevrolet Trail Blazer.

    June 26 at 11:28 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 36 East, Mary Lang, 38, Cynthiana, driving a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu.

    June 29 at 12:10 p.m. -- non-injury, Dutch Chapel Road, David R. Slade, 17, Cynthiana, driving a 1985 Ford Bronco II struck James C. Watts, 48, Cynthiana, driving a 2004 Dodge Neon.

  • Sports Beat

    Cross Country practice to begin

    Coach Danny Simpson announces that Cross Country practice will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16 at the old track. All high school and middle school boys and girls interested in running Cross Country are invited to attend. For more information call Simpson at 234-9218 or 235-1453.

    Golf tryouts July 15

  • Laytart brings music to Chamber

    It’s a Thursday lunch hour at the Chamber of Commerce and music fills the air.

    “It’s just fun...” Beth Laytart said in between songs, her hands resting in her lap before they swim up and down the ivory keys once more. “I get to offer something to the community.”

    Laytart, who serves as the music director at Cynthiana Christian Church, began playing the piano at age nine.

    And this summer, she has begun entertaining Chamber visitors and The Vault customers every Thursday beginning at 11:30 a.m.

     

  • City closer to considering golf cart ordinance

    The Cynthiana City Commission is one step closer to voting on an ordinance allowing golf carts on some city streets.

    At Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting, Commissioner of Public Safety Amanda Moore said a draft ordinance was given to each commissioner for review.

    “Read through that and see if there are things to change or amend,” Moore told the commission.

    Moore said the commission needs to collaborate and make changes to the ordinance so they could, hopefully, have an ordinance to vote on at their next meeting.

  • Garlic scapes useful, too

    Have you ever considered the scape? The scape is the flower stalk of members of the allium family and for culinary purposes this includes onions, leeks, chives and garlic. 

    I had never considered using the scape of these plants until a visiting gardener recommended that I put my garlic plants on double duty.  She suggested a pesto recipe using the garlic scape instead of a leafy herb.

    Typically we remove the scape so all the bulb’s energy is spent on bulb development and not bloom; so using the scape in the process makes particular sense. 

  • St. Edward’s new principal settles in

    While Sister Ruth Agnes Delaney is just beginning her first months as principal of St. Edward Catholic School, the job isn’t her first.

    “I’ve been involved in education for a long time,” Delaney said Tuesday afternoon in her office.

    But after 50 years educating children, Delaney said she still gets excited about her job.

    “Children enlighten me,” she said. “You can always look at life fresh from the eyes of a kid... I think kids keep you young.”

  • Two charged in pharmacy burglary Saturday

    Just 22 seconds after an alarm went off at Eastside Pharmacy early Saturday  morning, Cynthiana police were on the scene and had two suspects in custody minutes later.

    Cpl. Walter Tapp said he and Ptl. Shannon Miller arrived within seconds of one another, following the 12:39 a.m. dispatch.

    Tapp said when he entered the pharmacy, he could see a man wearing a red ball cap.

    He and Miller told the suspect to put his hands up and to come away from the counter.

  • Board balks at naming new athletic stadium

    Representing the Harrison County Football Alumni Association at Tuesday evening’s school board meeting, Rick Chasteen asked school board members to name the new football stadium after former HCHS football coach Jim Way.

    “We have a facility... that as far as I know has no name...,” Chasteen told board members. “We have some individuals in this community that meet the prerequisites of naming a facility or building after them and one of the most prominent people in this community that I ever knew was Jim Way.”

  • Murder indictment issued in Wright death

    Arraignment proceedings will be held Monday, June 29, in Kenton County Circuit Court for Daniel Keith Gabbard, who has been accused of murder in the death of Commonwealth Attorney Doug Wright.

    A Pendleton County grand jury issued its three count indictment last Wednesday charging Gabbard, 40, with wanton murder, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense, aggravating circumstances, and operating a commercial vehicle while under the influence.

  • FBI, ATF investigation into bootleg cigarettes continues

    It’s been nearly two months since the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) executed a search warrant on the Farmers’ Tobacco Co. in Cynthiana, but agents say the investigation is progressing.

    According to a press release from the FBI, on June 4, investigators searched the Holley Sales Group, a cigarette distributing company in Anderson, S.C.