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Today's News

  • Two congressional races will be on ballot

    There’s been plenty of hype surrounding the 2012 general election from which voters will elect the President to city commissioners.
    One race that may catch voters off guard is the one for U.S. congressman representing Harrison Countians.
    There will actually be two races to fill one seat. The first will be to fill the unexpired term of U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, who stepped down earlier this year for family reasons.

  • Robinson-Purcell exchange vows

    Linda Katherine Robinson and Justin Aaron Purcell were united in marriage on Sept. 15, 2012 at First United Methodist Church, Cynthiana.
    The bride is the daughter of Lee and Cindy Robinson. She is the granddaughter of Linda West and Robert Newman, Kathy Barnes and Leon Robinson.
    The groom is the son of Bud and Patty Purcell. He is the grandson of Ronnie and Judy Sims and the late Paul and Dorothy Purcell, and the grandson of Ronnie and Judy Sims and the late Paul and Dorothy Purcell, and the great-grandson of Roscoe and Louise Bedford.

  • Tuesday’s races will determine local, state, national leaders

    Election Day is similar to Christmas.
    Although there is an abundance of commercials leading up to the event, voters/shoppers still manage to somehow greet the day usually unprepared.
    This is a great opportunity to introduce all of the candidates that will be seen Tuesday, Nov. 6, as voters of Harrison County decide the outcome of what is shaping-up to be one of the most important political races in recent history.
    Starting at the local level, there are five candidates seeking positions as city commissioners for Cynthiana.

  • Former judge permanently disbarred

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    When former Harrison County District Court Judge Wayne W. Fitzgerald entered a guilty plea to theft charges earlier this year, it was just the beginning to the end of his lengthy law career.
    Last Thursday in Kentucky Supreme Court, Fitzgerald’s own motion to have himself permanently disbarred was upheld.
    Fitzgerald was indicted in Harrison County Circuit Court on March 6, 2012. He entered a guilty plea to the charge of theft by failure to make disposition in June with an Aug. 30 sentencing date.

  • Sale of Brown home pending

    U.S. District Court trustee James Westenhoefer has recovered property that was identified in the Kay Brown bankruptcy case which she had previously asked for and was denied exemptions.
    Westenhoefer wrote a letter to Brown’s daughter, Jennifer Hutchinson, last Thursday thanking her for assistance in recovery of property.

  • Homeless man struck by train

    A homeless man was struck by a train early Friday morning and remains in serious condition.
    Alfred Marmolejo, 39, was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with head and multiple other injuries, said Ptl. Michael Kiskaden, who was called to the scene at 12:44 a.m.
    According to Kiskaden, Marmolejo and his girlfriend, Jamie Burge, were walking on the tracks between Pike and Pleasant streets after leaving Geneva’s Bar on Walnut Street.

  • PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    PROPERTY TRANSFERS
    Gracie Glenn Russ, by and through Jan Worth-Power of Attorney, Bonnie Westmoreland, Robbie Morgan, Julie Johnson, Michelle Smith to Randy Northcutt, property at 430 East Bridge Street, $20,000.
    Quit Claim Deed: Michael Johnson to Randy Northcutt, property at 430 East Bridge Street.
    Willard Conner LLC to Willard Conner, Wayne Conner, Janice McCord, property in Harrison County.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT
    Arrests, citations,
    warnings
    Oct. 12 -- Briana L. Guptill, 21, was arrested on U.S. 27 South at Walmart and charged with theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting.
    Oct. 13 -- Dakota J. Hackney, 20, was arrested on Court Street in Harrison County on warrants for first degree criminal mischief, alcohol intoxication, alcohol intoxication first and second, parole violation, unauthorized use of motor vehicle and second degree disorderly conduct.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    HARRISON COUNTY
    SHERIFF’S REPORT
    Traffic Cases
    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.
    Oct. 20 – At 12:46 p.m., a non-injury accident was reported 10 miles from town on Lower Curry Road. Rolando Perez was traveling on Lower Curry Road and drove off the side of the road.

  • Reader input needed in special projects

    It’s that time of year again where I beg and plead for reader input! See, I’m on my knees now.
    We have several projects in the works and each needs reader-involvement.
    The first and most immediate call is for recipes from local cooks for the annual Gift Guide.
    I’ve been to enough pot lucks to know there are some amazing cooks in Harrison County. If yours is not a super, double-secret, under-lock-and-key recipe, share it with other readers.