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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Webb test incomplete

    Competency evaluation results for accused murderer Bass Webb are incomplete, attorneys told Judge Robert McGinnis Tuesday morning.

    Webb, 30, who is to stand trial for the murder of Bryia Runiewicz, was back in court Tuesday morning wearing his prison-issue gray jumpsuit as well as the leg shackles and chain around his waist that attaches to hand cuffs.

    As he entered the courtroom, a newly bearded Webb stared into the crowd, that included family and friends of the victim.

  • Nominees for circuit judge replacement announced

    The Judicial Nominating Commission, led by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr., today announced nominees to fill the vacant Circuit Court judgeship in the 18th Judicial Circuit, Division 1, consisting of Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton and Robertson counties.

     The three attorneys named as nominees to fill the vacancy are Edwin M. Culbertson, Jay Brett Delaney and Peter Canavan Newberry, all of Harrison County.

     The Circuit Court judgeship was left vacant by Judge Robert W. McGinnis, who resigned Jan. 31 to join the Senior Judges Program.

  • Free tax preparation for eligible families available

    Free tax preparation volunteers to help families file taxes and claim the EITC at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

    The Kentucky Asset Success Initiative (KASI) will be operating a free tax preparation site at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on Feb. 2 and 22. KASI is a coalition of agencies and organizations seeking to empower low- and moderate-income Kentuckians through a variety of asset-building programs.  Families with a household income less than $49,000 are eligible for the free tax preparation service.

  • Lincoln’s question at Gettysburg is still relevant

    Maybe it’s the recession. Or the perilous state of the war in Afghanistan. Or the growing sense that other nations — China, India, Brazil — are rising at a clip we can’t match. Suddenly, though, doubts are surfacing about whether our political system can handle the challenges that confront the United States.