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Today's News

  • Farewell to ‘Jungle’

    It’s often been said that in a small town like Cynthiana, everyone knows everyone else, or at least knows something about everyone else.

    Based on the numbers of people who attended Jim Letcher’s visitation on Monday night, he knew a bunch of people… and a bunch of people thought a lot of “Jungle,” yours truly included.

    To state it mildly, those of us who knew Jim were shocked at his sudden passing late last week.

  • Harrison County District Court

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding June 22, 2009

    PROBATE CASES

    Estate of Garnett Houston Barnes, motion hour; order entered.

    Estate of Elizabeth Ann Moore, motion hour; order entered.

    Estate of Robert M. Simms, probate hearing; will admitted to probate, order entered.

    CIVIL CASES

    Donna Northcutt vs. April Asher, other hearing; hearing held, forcible detainer granted, to vacate on or before June 29.

  • Citizens must educate themselves to protect freedoms

    To the editor:

    I am just your run-of-the-mill average citizen and lately, I have found a need to be more informed about my country; past, present, and its possible future. I guess my grandchildren have something to do with it. I want them to grow up in a free and prosperous America, with all its advantages and individual freedoms, as I did.

  • Church Briefs

    BOYERS CHAPEL

    Boyers Chapel Methodist Church will be having revival services Wednesday, July 22-26. Evangelist will be Dan Frederick Ministries. Special music will begin at 6:30 and services at 7.

    Wednesday: Megan Crouse.

    Thursday: South of Heaven.

    Friday: Bluegrass Gospel Travelers.

    Saturday: Jim Cassidy.

    There will be a potluck meal Saturday at 5 p.m. Child care provided. Everyone is invited to attend.

    Barry Holland is the pastor.

    HELENA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

  • Fair is in full swing

    The Harrison County Fair began in full swing this weekend with livestock shows beginning Thursday morning.

    This was the first year livestock shows were held prior to other fair and carnival events.

    “This trial year of having the livestock shows for three consecutive days before the other fair events began has been a great success,” said 4H County Extension Agent Bill Roberts. “It’s just gone extremely smoothly... and we were very, very pleased with the gate receipts we took in.”

  • Zone changes needed for new businesses

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission will be considering two zone change options that could bring business to the community.

    One request is for property at the new Business Park off U.S. 62 West.

    Frazer LeBus III, vice chairman of the Economic Development Authority for Cynthiana and Harrison County, said United Propane Gas Inc. is looking at property on the north end of Sea Biscuit Way. However, he stressed that negotiations are incomplete.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court

    HARRISON CIRCUIT COURT

    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding June 16, 2009

    CIVIL CASES

    Ky. Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. vs. Marvin Williams, motion hour; renoticed.

    U.S. Bank vs. Barbara S. Turner, motion hour; (motion to dismiss), sustained order.

    William H. Elfers Jr. vs. Gary Wayne Gaines, motion hour; (motion to execute deed in open court), deed approved.

    Consumer Portfolio Services vs. Fernetta C. Wiglesworth, motion hour; counsel not present, passed.

  • Phone scam being reported

    Late Monday afternoon, The Cynthiana Democrat was made aware of an attempted phone scam targeting the newspaper’s classified advertising customers. As of noon Tuesday, two classified customers reported being contacted by telephone by individuals falsely identifying themselves as employees of the advertising department. Customers were informed by the callers that a payment problem had occurred with their advertisement appearing in the newspaper. The callers then asked for the customers’ credit card number or checking account transaction routing number.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Nov. 7, 1929 - “A wagon which was built by Henry Cromwell, grandfather of Mayor John M. Cromwell, is still in use in this county on the farm of John Ingles. It is used to haul a portable cane mill. Aside from being of ancient vintage, the wagon has an interesting history having been confiscated during the war by Captain Joe Desha from Colonel Adam Renaker, to carry a large quantity of bacon which had been confiscated from J. W. Peck.

  • Harrison County Family Court

    HARRISON FAMILY COURT

     

    Judge Barbara Paul

     

    presiding July 8, 2009

     

    CIVIL CASES

     

    Samantha Mae Bayki vs. Siamak Bayki, domestic; appointment of warning order.

     

    Ernest Dwayne Gillispie and Stephanie Stone Gillispie, motion hour; (motion to vacate), agreed order entered.

     

    John David Sims vs. Judith Casey Stephens, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.