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Today's News

  • City offers cool down

    Due to the unseasonably hot weather, the City of Cynthiana will furnish a “cooling off” period. Using the Fire Departments’s truck, sprinklers will be used at the Rev. Ross Park on the following time and dates: 4-6 p.m. on Aug. 4, Aug. 5, Aug. 8; and after 1 p.m. on Aug. 27.
    This will be in effect unless there should be a drastic change in current hot conditions.
     

  • Heat stroke cause of Perraut death

    A 36-year-old Cynthiana man died from a suspected heat-stroke Thursday afternoon.
    According to Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department, Edward Chris Perraut was mowing with a Bush Hog in a lot on Chelsea Drive. A neighbor heard him begin working about 4:45 p.m.
    A short time later, the neighbor saw Perraut lying face down at the rear of her residence with the tractor still running.
    The police report states that it appears Perraut got off the tractor to move a tree limb and may have passed out as he bent over.

  • Reunions

    STROUB-SWITZER
    The annual Stroub-Swizer reunion will be on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 1 p.m. at Unity Christian Church on KY 36W. 
    The reunion will be held in the Fellowship Hall, which is air-conditioned.
    The meal is potluck; all paper products will be provided, just bring your favorite dish(es) to share with everyone. 
    Don’t forget to bring something for the annual brown bag auction, plus games for the kids to play and win prizes. 
    Do you have family photos to share with everyone? There may be family photos taken.

  • Webb sentenced

    Bass Webb was sentenced to 50 years in prison last week on two attempted murder charges in Bourbon County.
    Webb, who is also charged with the murder of Bryia Runiewicz in Harrison County, was convicted on the Bourbon County charges on May 17. The jury recommended two 25-year sentences to run consecutively.
    Special Judge Jean Logue of Richmond upheld the jury’s recommendation.
    The attempted murder charges stem from a July 31, 2009, incident where Webb tried to run down two officials at the Bourbon County Jail with a Geo Tracker.

  • Grand jury issues charges

    A Harrison County grand jury returned eight indictments to be administered  through circuit court and one for district court during its Tuesday session.
    Jessica Crump, 29, faces a four-count indictment for allegedly breaking into the home of Robert and Betty Hannah on two separate occasions.
    According to the indictment, Crump is charged with two counts of second degree burglary for entering the Hannah home twice between March 17 and March 22.

  • Striped cucumber beetle spreads virus

    I continue to stand by my belief that my best defense in the garden is me.
    In the morning I go out and inspect my garden and smash insects and pick off diseased foliage, careful not to spread it to other plants by my own hand. I watch for the beginning of any abnormality and nip it in the bud.  
    However, sometimes things slide by undetected, plus it is hard to determine bacterial brown spot from mosaic if you are not sure what you are looking for.

  • Community Action Council administers free meals program

    Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison, and Nicholas counties announces participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Kentucky Department of Education.
    Meals will be served at no separate charge to enrolled participants at the center and are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you believe you or any individual has been discriminated against in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.

  • Shashy to treat chronic sinusitis at Harrison Memorial

    All too many of us suffer from the pain, pressure and congestion of chronic sinusitis, which can often lead to sinus infections. Chronic sufferers previously sought permanent relief with painful endoscopic sinus surgery, where cutting instruments are used to remove bones and tissue to enlarge the sinus opening. Today, there is a better alternative.

  • Get ready for all-star dads

    Research studies show that the rates of physical inactivity are highest in the southern region of the United States.  Men’s Health in the state of Kentucky is quickly becoming a serious concern.  Physical inactivity is a major reason for poor physical health for men. Kentucky is greatly affected by this lack of physical activity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that in 2009, 34.6 percent of Kentuckians were overweight.

  • Uniform

    PFC-Derik Baldwin, son of Tryna Spenneberg of Somerset, Ky., and Jake (Terry) Baldwin, also of  Somerset, graduated from Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., June 23, 2011 after completing his basic training and AIT schooling in Ft. Leonard Wood.
    Baldwin is a 2004 graduate of Pulaski County High School. He is an MP (military police) in the army. Baldwin, his wife Stephanie and their two sons, Aiden and Elijah, will be stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood.