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Today's News

  • Handy House owner had ties to President Lincoln

    By Christopher L. Starr,
    Guest Columnist
    In 2003, the City of Cynthiana and Harrison County jointly purchased the Handy farm to build Veterans Park.
    The park’s Master Plan indicated that the only place on the 120-acre parcel for a public swimming pool was the 2,000 sf footprint of the Handy House – a house that has stood majestically on the hill overlooking the Cynthiana valley for almost 200 years.

  • City rejects smoking ban

    The Cynthiana City Commission sent the message Tuesday that it will not interfere in private businesses’ decisions.
    Commissioners voted 3-2 to drop a smoking ban proposal for Cynthiana businesses.
    Commissioner Roger Slade’s comments were met with a resounding applause from a contingent of smoking ban opponents.
    “I won’t debate the health issues,” Slade said, adding that the public knows that smoking is unhealthy. “To me, it’s the individual right of the business owner.”

  • Webb withdraws guilty plea

    Accused murderer Bass Webb appeared before Judge Jay Delaney Wednesday morning in Falmouth to hear his formal sentence, but instead withdrew his guilty plea for the 2009 murder of Bryia Runiewicz.
    Webb entered a guilty plea to the charges during the jury selection phase of his murder trial on July 18. The Commonwealth recommended a 50-year sentence to run consecutively with a 15-year sentence he is already serving for attempted murder in Bourbon County.

  • Watermelon heist

    Ed Rose hands Macaela McKinney a watermelon more her size to carry at the Farmer’s Market Tuesday. Macaela and her grandmother, Deana McKinney, stopped for some afternoon shopping after Macaela was done with preschool for the day. The Farmers’ Market is open Mondays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays from 1 to 6 p.m. It is also open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Veterans to receive discount to Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 20

    The stars and stripes are big and bright at the 2012 Kentucky State Fair. The Kentucky State Fair takes pride in honoring and celebrating those who serve to defend our country.
    Aug. 20 is officially declared Military Monday. On this day, all active duty and veteran military personnel pay only $12 for a Thrillway wristband and receive 50 percent gate admission.  Valid military I.D is required and is established by proof of military affiliation.

  • Jury to hear 12 felony cases on Aug. 28

    Jury trials have tentatively been set for Aug. 28 to hear 12 felony cases in Harrison Circuit Court.
    Justin Jenkins, who was indicted May 1, will answer to 12 charges that resulted from separate incidents in February.
    Jenkins was charged with entering the home of William and Barbara Hayes on Feb. 16 and taking a handgun. In the process of the alleged burglary, Jenkins is supposed to have damaged the Hayes’ property.
    He is also charged with taking two firearms from the residence of Cynthia Jenkins on Feb. 20.

  • Court approves higher tax rate

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court passed the first reading of an ordinance setting next year’s tax rate at 10.2 cents for every $100 of real property value.
    After much debate over 2012’s tax rate, the Harrison County Fiscal Court elected not to take the compensating rate last year.
    However, the majority of the magistrates felt that this year should be different.

  • Rep. Chandler visits Cynthiana

    U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler was in Cynthiana last week with Joe B. Hall to meet and greet at Biancke’s Restaurant. Hall introduced Seth Coy as the grandson of one of his childhood friends. Chandler is a Democratic candidate for 6th District Congress from Versailles.

  • Filing deadline passes for general election

    Time has expired for anyone wishing to add their name to the list of Harrison County Board of Education candidates for the 2012 election.
    Three incumbent candidates will be looking to once again fill their long tenured seats on the Harrison County Board of Education.
    Edwin Taylor, Division 5, Gary Lizer, Division 4 and Kristy Carey, Division 3, will all run unopposed.
     Also on this year’s ballot, for the most part, will be the names of many incumbent candidates with only a few opposing runners.

  • HCHS welcomes new faculty

    Nine new teachers have joined the staff at Harrison County High School.