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Today's News

  • Bond unchanged for man accused of murder

    The 40-year-old Pendleton County man who has been charged with wanton murder in the death of Commonwealth Attorney Doug Wright remains in jail under a $750,000 bond.

    During an arraignment on June 29 in Kenton County Circuit Court, Judge Gregory M. Bartlett denied Daniel Keith Gabbard’s request to reduce the bond. Gabbard, who has entered a not guilty plea, is represented by Erik Deters of Independence.

    According to the Pendleton Court Circuit Clerk’s office, a status hearing will be held Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. in Pendleton Circuit Court.

  • Miller takes oath as new Commonwealth Attorney

    Cynthiana attorney Doug Miller was sworn in as the new Commonwealth Attorney for Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton and Robertson counties on Monday morning.

    Miller will be serving out the term for Doug Wright, who was killed in a traffic accident in Pendleton County. Daniel Gabbard, the driver of the vehicle that killed Wright, has been charged with his death.

    For more on Miller’s swearing in, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Reunions

    HCHS CLASS OF 1994

    The Harrison County High School Class of 1994 invites all classmates to attend their 15 year reunion Saturday, Sept. 26 from 8 p.m. – midnight at Cherry Blossom Golf and Country Club in Georgetown, Ky. Cost is $60 for a couple or $35 for an individual.

    Mail your check payable to Harrison County Class of 1994 to 490 Shaw Lane, Cynthiana, KY 41031. Contact Christy at 859-583-4047 or Emily at 859-333-2308 for more information.

    COURTNEY

  • Proposed zone change would allow for ‘a potential bomb’

    To the editor:

    It is a shame that our elected officials would even consider rezoning a few acres closest to U.S. 32 (Connersville Pike) in the business park from I-1 (light industrial) to I-2 (heavy industrial) to accommodate the needs of a hazardous business. The plan to rezone has raised major concerns of the residents as to the safety issues of such a plan since it will be like having a potential “bomb” next door to us and our safety will depend on the three employees who will work there.

  • ‘As the family grows, so does my prayer list’

    Last Saturday night I ate Mexican food in San Marcos, Calif., with my nephews Dan and Eric, their dad (my brother, Tim), their mom (Nika), my favorite only sister Peggy and my cousin Jan.

    Eric, a corpsman in the Navy, ate chimichingas and I had a chicken tamale and a fish taco. There’s nothing like California Mexican food to make me feel I’ve truly come home.

    I had flown home for my niece Kacie’s wedding on Friday.

  • City raises water costs to county

    City water will soon come with a heavier price tag.

    At a special meeting last Thursday afternoon, the Cynthiana City Commission voted to accept a $2.41 per thousand gallon water rate offer from the Harrison County Water Association.

    Part of the same vote, commissioners agreed for Mayor Jack Keith to negotiate and execute a contract with HCWA.

    The new rate will become effective Nov. 1, 2009.

     

    See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for more on this story.

  • Webb to go to Bourbon grand jury

    Search warrants for Bryia Runiewicz’s New Lair Road residence and vehicle have been filed, Deputy Clerk Scott Emery confirmed Wednesday morning.

    Runiewicz, 31, was found dead at her home on the morning of Friday, July 31.

    Charges against Bass Webb, who allegedly confessed to police that he murdered Runiewicz, have yet to be filed in Harrison County.

    Webb has been charged in Bourbon County with two counts of attempted murder after he allegedly tried to run over a Bourbon County jailer and pre-trial officer.

  • Webb arraignment is Tuesday

    Accused murderer Bass Webb will be in Harrison Circuit Court Tuesday to enter a plea to felony charges of murder and persistent felony offender.

    Webb was recently indicted for the July 31 murder of Bryia Runiewicz.

    For an update on this story, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • City, county ponder deal for Handy House fate

    After years of questions and debate regarding the fate and future of the Handy House, the Cynthiana City Commission and the Harrison County Fiscal Court showed signs of support at Tuesday evening’s meetings.

    At seperate meetings, both commissioners and magistrates voted to enter into negotiations with the Harrison County Historical Society for the non-profit corporation’s possible take-over of the house located in Flat Run Veterans’ Park.

  • Community prepares for H1N1 virus

    While swine flu continues to dominate national news, Harrison Memorial Hospital director Sheila Currans said  the public shouldn’t panic.

    “We’re making every effort to be prepared for the potential,” Currans said.

    Currans said eight individuals in the community have tested positive for H1N1, formerly known as the swine flu.

    “We do know we have H1N1 in this county,” she said.

    Appearing in the United States in April, Currans said H1N1 has attracted media and heightened health attention because the virus is new.