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  • Tennessee man faces theft charge here

    A Tennessee resident was extradited by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department following a theft by deception charge that is more than a year old.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Jody Allen, 34, was extradited from Rogersville, Tenn., on Thursday, Jan. 19, for charges related to a theft by deception case which was filed in Harrison County September 2010.
    According to the sheriff’s report, Allen purchased 536,250 tobacco plants from Asbury Greenhouse in 2010 and paid the balance with a “bad check.”

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  • Webb trial set for July in adjoining Pendleton

    Harrison Circuit Judge Jay Delaney ruled last Wednesday afternoon that the Bass Webb murder trial will be conducted in Pendleton Circuit Court in Falmouth.
    Delaney had ordered in December that the trial site be moved because of pre-trial publicity which had contaminated the jury pool in Harrison County.
    Following a Friday mornign conference call, Delaney set the trial date for July 18-Aug. 17.

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    Randall Roberts has achieved the honor of being named to the Dean’s List at Kentucky Christian University for the Fall 2011 semester. The Dean’s List is granted to full-time students who earn a grade point average between 3.75 and 3.99.
    Roberts is the son of Mike and Sheila Roberts of Cynthiana. He is a 2008 graduate of Harrison County High School and majors in Music Education and Bible at KCU.


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    Morgan Brooke Razor, daughter of Bow and Lynne Switzer, has been selected by the University of Kentucky to represent UK as one of four applicants for the 2012 Truman Scholar program. Brooke is a Junior at the University of Kentucky studying psychology with plans to pursue a Juris Doctorate following graduation.  
    During her time at UK, she has worked extensively in the psychology department and was awarded a competitive research grant from the university.

  • 2012 burley tobacco buy-out payments

    The USDA Farm Service Agency has completed the payments for Harrison County’s 1,628 Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) contracts for 2012. Payments totaling $2,824,886 have been deposited into contract holders’ bank accounts beginning Jan. 19, 2012. TTPP contracts are paid through 2014. There are two annual payments remaining 2013 and 2014.
    For producers with grain bases, sign up for the 2012 Direct and Counter Cyclical (DCP) program began Jan. 23, 2012 with a deadline of June 1, 2012.

  • Police ordinance designed to help victims of thefts retrieve valuables

    In an effort to curtail stolen items from being destroyed before they can be claimed, the Cynthiana Police Department is proposing an ordinance that would set requirements for businesses dealing with pawned or recycled items.
    Chief Ray Johnson told Cynthiana City Commissioners Tuesday that in many cases stolen items taken in by brokers are melted down or otherwise destroyed before the owner even knows they are missing.
    The ordinance establishes a specific amount of time that pawned or recycled items must be retained before being resold or destroyed.

  • McConnell, Sims retire from FSA posts

    The Harrison County Farm Service Agency (FSA) has experienced many changes in programs they administer and the customers they serve. In November and December, the Agency saw its most noted change with the retirements of two employees Sandi McConnell and Barry Sims.