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Today's News

  • Cantaloupes reportedly connected to statewide salmonellosis outbreak

    The Department for Public Health (DPH) reports that  cantaloupes tested in the state public health laboratory carry the same strain of Salmonella associated with a statewide outbreak that health officials say is still ongoing.

  • Doyle completes FIC course

    Randy D. Doyle, Cynthiana, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, has attained the Fraternal Insurance Counsellor (FIC) designation.
    The FIC title is an educational designation that can be earned by career life insurance representatives associated with fraternal insurance societies. Representatives devote more than one year to meet the examination and career development criteria set by the Fraternal Field Managers Association.

  • Smart solutions for busy parents

    (ARA) - Many parents are busy these days juggling everything from work, car pools, soccer practice, and cooking dinner. But a hectic schedule doesn’t have to mean poor food choices. Here are a few time-saving tricks to make mealtime easier and nutritious for the whole family.
    Create a family calendar

  • Handy House owner had ties to President Lincoln

    By Christopher L. Starr,
    Guest Columnist
    In 2003, the City of Cynthiana and Harrison County jointly purchased the Handy farm to build Veterans Park.
    The park’s Master Plan indicated that the only place on the 120-acre parcel for a public swimming pool was the 2,000 sf footprint of the Handy House – a house that has stood majestically on the hill overlooking the Cynthiana valley for almost 200 years.

  • City rejects smoking ban

    The Cynthiana City Commission sent the message Tuesday that it will not interfere in private businesses’ decisions.
    Commissioners voted 3-2 to drop a smoking ban proposal for Cynthiana businesses.
    Commissioner Roger Slade’s comments were met with a resounding applause from a contingent of smoking ban opponents.
    “I won’t debate the health issues,” Slade said, adding that the public knows that smoking is unhealthy. “To me, it’s the individual right of the business owner.”

  • Webb withdraws guilty plea

    Accused murderer Bass Webb appeared before Judge Jay Delaney Wednesday morning in Falmouth to hear his formal sentence, but instead withdrew his guilty plea for the 2009 murder of Bryia Runiewicz.
    Webb entered a guilty plea to the charges during the jury selection phase of his murder trial on July 18. The Commonwealth recommended a 50-year sentence to run consecutively with a 15-year sentence he is already serving for attempted murder in Bourbon County.

  • Watermelon heist

    Ed Rose hands Macaela McKinney a watermelon more her size to carry at the Farmer’s Market Tuesday. Macaela and her grandmother, Deana McKinney, stopped for some afternoon shopping after Macaela was done with preschool for the day. The Farmers’ Market is open Mondays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays from 1 to 6 p.m. It is also open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Veterans to receive discount to Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 20

    The stars and stripes are big and bright at the 2012 Kentucky State Fair. The Kentucky State Fair takes pride in honoring and celebrating those who serve to defend our country.
    Aug. 20 is officially declared Military Monday. On this day, all active duty and veteran military personnel pay only $12 for a Thrillway wristband and receive 50 percent gate admission.  Valid military I.D is required and is established by proof of military affiliation.

  • Jury to hear 12 felony cases on Aug. 28

    Jury trials have tentatively been set for Aug. 28 to hear 12 felony cases in Harrison Circuit Court.
    Justin Jenkins, who was indicted May 1, will answer to 12 charges that resulted from separate incidents in February.
    Jenkins was charged with entering the home of William and Barbara Hayes on Feb. 16 and taking a handgun. In the process of the alleged burglary, Jenkins is supposed to have damaged the Hayes’ property.
    He is also charged with taking two firearms from the residence of Cynthia Jenkins on Feb. 20.

  • Court approves higher tax rate

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court passed the first reading of an ordinance setting next year’s tax rate at 10.2 cents for every $100 of real property value.
    After much debate over 2012’s tax rate, the Harrison County Fiscal Court elected not to take the compensating rate last year.
    However, the majority of the magistrates felt that this year should be different.