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Today's News

  • Webb is guilty, says Fayette jurors

    The first of several trials before accused murderer Bass Webb was held Monday and ended with a 15-year prison sentence.
    A one-day jury trial was held in Fayette County to determine Webb’s fate on charges of third degree assault and persistent felony offender (PFO).
    The charges were the result of a incident that occurred inside the Fayette County Detention Center when Webb and other inmates refused to follow orders of the jail officials.

  • Two of three robbery suspects arrested by police

    Two of the  three individuals being sought for questioning in an armed robbery have since been charged and an arrest warrant issued for the third.
    Det. Alan Judy of the Cynthiana Police Department said Tesa Nichols and Donnie Moore were picked up last week following an alleged robbery and beating of a man at a Plum Court apartment. Plum Court is in White Oak Estates Subdivision.
    Moore has been charged with first degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking over $500. Nichols faces facilitation charges with first degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking.

  • Hunter Henson

    Hunter Henson was awarded the Kentucky Colonel award at the 11th annual Eagle Scout Reunion, held Saturday, March 12, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Lexington. Pictured with Henson is Master of Ceremonies Jason Hale.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding March 3, 2011
    FELONY CASES
    Theresa Dibert, 1966, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid as ordered.
    Stephanie C. Keene, 1985, 2 cases, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid as ordered.
    Savannah Lell, 1987, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid as ordered.
    Gerald Frizzell, 1975, show cause hearing; fine converted to 20 hours community service.
    Charles Tucker, 1983, 2 cases, review; fines and costs converted to 30 hours community service; 31 hours community service.

  • Family is heart of success, says Farmer of the Year

    Chamber of Commerce  Farmer of the Year winner Greg McCauley says that family and being adaptable are the  two biggest factors in being successful in any career.
    Born and raised in Harrison County, McCauley has based his farming practice on nothing less than hard work and determination.
    “My father died when I was young,” said McCauley. “We lived on a small farm and with some help from my uncle, we got everything we could out of it.”

  • 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.
    March 7 – At 3:25 p.m., a non-injury accident occurred on US 27 when Billie Ellis was attempting to turn into Northside Dr. and struck Randall Hamilton in the rear bumper.
    March 8 – At 2 p.m., an injury accident was reported on KY 1054. Emmalee Wiglesworth was traveling on KY 1054 when she lost control of her vehicle, flipped the car and landed off the road.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Arrests, citations, warnings
    March 4 -- Sierra  D. Wachter, 22, was issued a warning on U.S. 27 South for failure to illuminate head lamps.
    March 4 -- Sherri L. Vance, 27, was cited on Pleasant Street for failure to wear seat belts.
    March 4 -- Samuel M. Baucom, 31, was cited on Railroad Avenue for failure to wear seat belts.
    March 4 -- Stephen E. Ecklar, 42, was cited on Bridge Street for failure to wear seat belts.
    March 4 -- Darrin P. Hill, 41, was cited on Bridge Street for failure to wear seat belts.

  • Dead animal removal donation

    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett received a $5,000 check from Paul Tucker on behalf of the Soil Conservation service to aid the county in the  dead animal removal project. Tom Zack Evans (pictured between Tucker and Barnett) was acknowledged for the $7,500 that Ag Development had donated late last year for the project. Also picture is Eddie Million from Soil Conservation and Magistrate William Fritz.

  • Property Transfers

    James A. Hill and Patricia A. Hill to David Ross and Debbie Ross, property at 64 Hammer Lane, Berry, $18,500.
    Douglas E. Bruner to Sherry Bruner, Tract 4-A (919 Dividing Ridge Road), Harrison County.
    Dudley Fitzgerald and Linda Fitzgerald, Thomas Fitzgerald, Carole Jo Roberts and William H. Roberts, Ann F. McConnell, Marian Anderson and Joe Anderson, Patsy S. Williams-Executrix of the Estate of Joseph H. Fitzgerald to Marion B. Davis, property on Leesburg Pike (US 62), $396,988.80.
    Quit Claim Deed: Michael R. Marcum to Gina Lee Burton, property on US 27.

  • 2011 Battle of the Books