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Today's News

  • Things are ‘picking up’ at Rev. Ross Park

    Barely a handful of Cynthiana men are wanting some changes in their neighborhood park and they are willing to put in the sweat equity to make it work.
    Their hearts are in the right place.
    “It’s for the kids,” said Howard, aka “Hud,” Custard, who is just one of the voices behind a plan to grow the Rev. Ross Park.
    There used to be swings in the small park that runs along side the South Fork of the Licking River.

  • Leaking Poindexter Dam gets rapid repair

    Poindexter farmers now are waiting for rain to replenish lost water caused by a leaking Poindexter dam.
    According to Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett, several farmers in the Poindexter area, including Ricci Roland, began to notice a problem in Poindexter dam during the summer of 2011.
    “Last year I could tell that the dam was leaking water,” said Roland. “Once winter came, I could tell a significant drop in the amount of water behind the dam.”

  • He knows what we need

    My friend Tara recently asked me about a book that swept through the Christian culture like a Category 4 hurricane back in 2000, “The Prayer of Jabez,” by Bruce Wilkinson.
    Tara jokingly wondered aloud if maybe her pooh-poohing the book and not jumping on the “pray like Jabez” bandwagon was coming back to bite her in the butt. Maybe her life would be different if she had been a Jabez prayer pray-er.
    If you’re not familiar with the book, here’s a mini crash course:

  • Church News

    MARY HENSON CIRCLE
    On Tuesday, July 3 the Mary Henson Circle of Elmarch United Methodist Church met at the church for it’s monthly meeting.
    Pauline Copes,  president, called the meeting to order with prayer by Mona Lucky.
    Pastor Chad Chamnless was the guest speaker. He began with prayer and reading scriptures.
    Chamnless gave the blessing for the meal.
    The business began, and minutes were read by the secretary and approved.

  • 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.