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Today's News

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    Sept. 14 at 10:13 p.m. -- injury, US 62 West, Felecia A. Burton, 36, Cynthiana, driving a 2007 Dodge Caravan struck a deer.

    Sept. 12 at 10:12 p.m. -- injury, Pughs Ferry Road, Stephanie E. Dewitt, 43, Cynthiana, driving a 2003 Chrysler Concorde.

    Sept. 4 at 2:20 p.m. -- non-injury, KY 32 West, David McCrory, 59, Cynthiana, driving a 2004 Kawasaki struck Lester Johnson, 46, Cynthiana, driving a 2007 Fleetwood Revolution.

  • Webb sent to grand jury

    Bass Webb, 30, was in a Bourbon County courtroom last Wednesday - the last of two arraignments for two charges of attempted murder.

    Webb allegedly tried to run over a Bourbon County deputy jailer and pre-trial officer on July 31.

    Later that day, Webb confessed to police that he had killed his girlfriend Bryia Runiewicz, 31, at her residence on New Lair Road in Harrison County.

    According to Bourbon County Circuit Clerk Beverly Smits, Webb’s case has been sent to grand jury.

    No trial date has been set.

  • ‘He was exactly what a senator should be’

    Mary June Brunker was 13 years old when she saw Ted Kennedy.

    It was 1965 and Brunker attended the inauguration of President Lyndon Johnson.

    Laying on top of a car parked on a Washington D.C. street, Brunker said she turned her head to come face to face with Kennedy.

    Brunker, it appeared, made herself at home on top of Kennedy’s ride.

    “Get off the car,”ee^Brunker said her mother yelled at her.

    “Don’t worry about it,” Kennedy called back in reply.

  • Hilltop News - Breds soccer to play postponed game Saturday

    The Harrison County volleyball team began a swing through its district opponents on Tuesday night when the Fillies traveled to Brooksville and defeated Bracken County in two straight games, 27-25 and 25-8.

    “We played very poorly in that first game, but bounced back and played much better in the second game,” said HCHS coach Bill Faulkner.

    Faulkner said the Fillies were playing without regular setter Hillary Bennett who was suffering from the flu, but hitter Madeline Schroeder is closer to being 100 percent after returning from an injury.

  • Shuttle service returns for Friday’s game

    A shuttle service will be available for the Harrison County – Mason County Varsity Football game beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at the New Harrison County Athletic Complex.

     A shuttle bus will be located at the drive between Ingles Stadium and the Harrison County High School Student Parking lot.  Shuttle service will begin at 6:45 p.m. The shuttle will leave every 15 minutes taking patrons to the Athletic Complex. The final bus run is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

  • 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.