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Today's News

  • Webb back in court

    The man accused of murdering a young Cynthiana mother last summer continues to move through the legal system.

    Bass Webb was back in court Tuesday for a pretrial conference.

    Harrison County Circuit Judge Robert McGinnis scheduled another pretrial conference for March 2.

    Webb is charged with the murder of Bryia Runiewicz on July 31.

  • Delaney to take over circuit court bench

    District Judge Jay Delaney will soon take over the circuit judge seat from Judge Robert McGinnis.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced the appointment Friday.

    Delaney, who has filed papers to seek the office during the 2010 election, said he hasn’t been told when the baton will pass.

    “I  want to be sure that district court isn’t interrupted,” Delaney said in a telephone interview Monday. “I have a lot to do all of a sudden.”

    Delaney said the appointment will enhance his holidays.

  • Academic Briefs

    BRAMEL AND SETTERS

    Susan R. Bramel and Tami Marie Setters, both of Harrison County, recently graduated from Lindsey Wilson College.

    Bramel and Setters were among 314 students who received undergraduate or graduate degrees at the college’s 90th commencement ceremony, held Dec. 12 in Biggers Sports Center.

    The ceremony was LWC’s sixth winter commencement, and it was the second largest winter commencement ceremony held at the college.

  • City Hall gymnasium repairs create quandary for leaders

    Commissioners discussed possible plans for the City Hall gym during a Thursday afternoon workshop meeting.

    “It is a very complicated issue as to what to do...” Commissioner Mark Mattmiller said. “We have an awesome responsibility here to the taxpayers to make very wise decisions about what to do with the gym.”

    Mattmiller said the recreation department uses the gym everyday during the winter.

  • Moses files for mayor post

    Steve Moses has filed papers to seek the office of mayor of Cynthiana in 2010.

    Moses, a lifelong resident of Harrison County and Cynthiana, lives on Reynolds Avenue and currently serves as county magistrate for District No. 2 on the Harrison County Fiscal Court.

    During his tenure as magistrate, he has been instrumental in applying for and receiving grant funding for various city/county projects including the Healthy Communities grant and a Federal Land and Water grant to benefit Flat Run Veterans Park.

  • A not-so-sweet resolution

    For as long as I can remember, I have been addicted to sweets.

    I believe myself to be a gal of substantial willpower. I can go without fries, soft drinks and donuts.

    But when it comes to desserts, I must admit, I get a bit weak in the knees.

    Even as I sit here at my desk, visions of sweet things dance in my head.

  • Property Transfers

    PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    Special Warranty Deed: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to Charity Shepherd and Tildon R. King, 2.5956 acres on Republican Pike (Ky. 392), $117,000.

    Brenda M. McCauley and Douglas McCauley to Christopher D. Ritchie, property in Harrison County, $24,000.

    Joseph M. Brogli and Carrie A. Brogli to Phillip R. Terhune and Jennifer L. Terhune, 4 Parcels in Harrison County: Parcel 1 - Tract 1- 18.635 acres on Lafferty Pike (Ky. 1054); Tract 2- 17.267 acres; Parcel 2- 16.15 acres; Parcel 3- 45.56 acres; $185,000.

  • Sports Beat

    Youth teams travel

    this weekend

    to Fleming County

    The Harrison County third through the sixth grade teams will hit the road again this weekend for a tournament in Fleming County. 

  • Should lawmakers play doctor?

    One childhood Christmas memory is receiving a shiny red plastic doctor’s kit. I went from family member to family member looking inside their mouths while they played along with my fantasy career.

    I’m beginning to think that we are humoring a group of lawmakers who have no more qualifications to make a diagnosis than I did.

    In their fantasy careers, lawmakers believe they should go over the heads of experts to tell the public what’s best for their health care.

    I’m more than a little concerned.

  • Commission says no to take-home fleet for police

    Cynthiana police officers won’t be driving their cruisers home anytime soon.

    At Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting, the commission dismissed the home fleet program in a 2-3 vote.

    “The main benefit the home fleet has is for the citizens,” Commissioner Amanda Moore said, adding that cruisers parked in neighborhoods deters crime and makes residents feel safe.

    Commissioner Jimmy New agreed, stating that a take home fleet would also help retain officers.