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Today's News

  • City orders draft of smoking ban ordinance

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    The Cynthiana City Commissioners will be considering a proposed smoking ban.
    Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to have a draft ordinance written for their consideration.
    Mayor Steve Moses proposed the ordinance saying that he is for the ban because it would protect children from second-hand smoke.
    Roger Slade, commissioner of public works, disagreed with the ordinance.

  • Firefighters kept busy as dry conditions continue

    Several fires have kept the Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department busy lately as the county endures a seemingly never ending dry spell.
    The Harrison County Fire Department was dispatched Saturday, July 7, to US 27 South, for four different “hot-spots” beginning across from the 4-H grounds to the Lair area.
    According to Assistant Chief Charles Carson, the fire is believed to have been started by a tractor and trailer wheel.

  • Berry FNB building donated to city

    “It was the right thing to do,” said Bill Strohm, executive vice president of Farmers National Bank, of the decision to donate the Berry Branch to the city of Berry.
    The Berry Branch closed on Dec. 31, 2011.
    Christine Philpot, Berry city clerk, said her career has now come full circle.
    For 28 years Philpot was a bank teller at the two-story building that sits at the corner of Main and South Second streets. When she retired in 2008, she had gone through four bank robberies and was ready to be out of that building.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding June 20, 2012
    TRAFFIC CASES
    Jacqueline F. Foster, 1976, other hearing; bond to be applied to fine and costs, balance waived, remand.
    Ashley M. Kelly, 1987, other hearing; bond to be applied to fine and costs, case remanded.

    Judge A. Bailey Taylor
    presiding June 25, 2012
    PROBATE CASES
    Estate of Blanche V. Gorham, motion hour; order signed.
    Estate of Carl Dwayne Hounchell, probate hearing; order signed.
    CIVIL CASES

  • Harrison Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding July 3, 2012
    CRIMINAL CASES
    Matthew McIlvain, 1975, probation revocation hearing; request to revoke probation withdrawn.
    Eric Lewis, 1991, sentencing; criminal mischief-third degree; 1 year sentence probated, restitution pursuant to plea agreement.
    James Cutwright, 1963, sentencing; convicted felon in possession of a handgun; 5 year sentence imposed, probation denied at this time.

  • Dancers share talent with students, audiences

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    The Cyn City Dancers, Cynthiana’s own line dancing group, has been stepping to the beat for 18 years.
    Laura and Jeffrey Clifford started the group 18 years ago to teach others how to line dance.
    The two met while taking dance lessons and went on to compete couples dances together before teaching couples dances and then line dancing.
    They have competed and won awards doing two-step and the waltz in Lexington, Dayton, Ohio, and Atlanta, Ga.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.
    June 21 – At 3:35 p.m., a non-injury accident was reported on KY 1842. Susan Chambers was traveling on KY 1842 when she struck a hay rake pulled by Jason Wiggens.
    June 20 – At 9:50 a.m., a non-injury accident was reported on Brushy Fork Road. Karen Taylor was attempting to pull off the road and in doing so struck a mailbox and was also hit by an oncoming vehicle driven by Mark Smith.

  • Former player, veteran coach will send in first pitch with Little Leaguers watching

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    A routine errand turned into the opportunity of a lifetime for local baseball great, Brian Williams.
    He and his wife Regina Williams went to a Lexington Legends baseball game to pick up tickets to take the Little League A’s team, which Williams coaches, to a game.
    But before they could leave with the tickets, Brian received more than he imagined. He was offered the opportunity to throw the opening pitch at the July 17 game.

  • Property Transfers

    Melanie Reynolds to Joshua K. McGuire, property on Hinton-Corinth Road, $157,000.
    Quit Claim Deed: Anne Marie Cook to Raymond G. Cook, property on Richland Creek, $1.
    Tony Herrington to Todd H. Porter and Jennifer Porter, property on Leesburg-Connersville Road (Ky. 1842), $12,500.
    Jeremy D. Hamm to Joe G. Hamm Jr. and Pamela S. Hamm, property in Harrison County.
    Randy Northcutt and Tina Northcutt to H.D. Kelly, property in Harrison County, $3,000.
    Philip Richardson and Edith Richardson to Sharon Simpson, property on Republican Pike (Ky. 392).

  • New Drivers

    Michaela Smith, Braxton Clifford, Jordan Riley, Brandon Morris, Nathaniel Hyatt, Carsey Campbell, Douglas Smith.