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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Feb. 17
    Harrison County Republican Party will hold its annual Lincoln Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Harrison County Extension Office. Key note speaker will be Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr. Tickets will be sold at the door for $20 each. For more information call Martha Reno at 859-588-2529.
    Children’s Birdfeeder Craft. Thursday, Feb. 17 starting at 5:30 p.m. for ages 5 to 12 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

  • Scammers target Cynthiana residents

    Some Cynthiana families have been the victims of various scams that have netted the scammers “a significant amount” of cash.

  • Cynthiana man charged in 8-year-old murder

    A Cynthiana man is behind bars, charged with the 8-year-old murder of his wife.
    Daniel T. Paynter, 56, was arrested in Lexington last Thursday where he worked. That arrest was followed by a Tuesday indictment in Cincinnati on multiple charges centered on Lori Ross Paynter’s disappearance and death in December 2002.
    On the day that her former son-in-law was indicted for the murder of her daughter, Bonnie Dickerson spent time visiting her daughter’s grave in Cincinnati.

  • Two of three cases dismissed

    A Cynthiana man was found not guilty of the misdemeanor charges filed against him last July.
    Gilbert Clark appeared before a Harrison County District Court jury on Friday to contest the five charges of alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct, fourth degree assault, fourth degree attempted assault and resisting arrest.
    Cynthiana police arrested Clark on July 3 following an alleged fight at a family cook-out.
    The jury found Clark not guilty of all charges.

  • Hazardous duty retirement will be reinstated

    After reluctantly agreeing to table the issue of hazardous duty retirement for police and firefighters at the last meeting in January, safety commissioner Gary Brunker raised the issue again Tuesday.
    This time, with some degree of success.
    Two commissioners and the mayor agreed to reestablish hazardous duty retirement for all Cynthiana sworn police officers and firefighters effective July 1.

  • Former manager finds her home beneath Cynthiana’s ‘golden arches’

    After being gone for more than a year, Beverly Glover has said good-bye to Georgetown McDonalds and returned to a more familiar set of golden arches.
    “She received a standing ovation from everyone when she walked through the door,” said area supervisor Jim Bennett. “You get that feeling that everyone really respects and cares for Beverly.”
    Glover may not have the candy cane-colored socks that fit perfect with the bright yellow jumpsuit and shinny red hair, but she is just as big of a celebrity as Ronald McDonald.

  • News briefs

    Make a Blanket Day
    is Feb. 19
    Project Linus’ National Make a Blanket Day will be observed on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Georgetown beginning at 10 a.m.
    Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., blankets will be made across the nation to help the organization with its mission to provide a warm blanket to each child who goes through some form of trauma.

  • County has 150 tons of salt for balance of winter, says judge

    There is still 150 tons of salt to carry the Harrison County Road Department through the remainder of the year.
    A harsh winter has many counties looking everywhere for good prices on rock salt, according to Harrison County Judge Alex Barnett.
    “Our county has done a terrific job in managing our salt contract so far,” said Barnett. “We are still using salt that we contracted for, which is keeping us from having to buy it at a tremendously higher rate.”

  • Machine technology teaches importance of precision

    You may have heard the expression “Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades,” but Machine Tool Technology could be added to the list.
    “Close” definitely counts in machining.
    Machinists regularly manufacture parts to specifications within one-ten-thousandths of an inch, or .0001 of an inch for those of you who prefer decimals.
    That’s about the size of a human hair that has been split 100 times.

  • Sports beat

    Defense and team play leads Breds over Deming Thursday 71-62
    The 38th District became more confusing Thursday night as the Harrison County Thorobreds travelled to Mt. Olivet and beat Deming 71-62.  
    Deming defeated Pendleton County last week and Pendleton County defeated Harrison County the week before which leads to the opinion that the district championship is up for grabs.