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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, March 4

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. in Claysville; 2:30 p.m. at Edgemont; and from 3-3:30 p.m. in White Oak.

    FRIDAY, March 5

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cynthiana Baptist Daycare; and from 3-4 p.m. at Grand Haven.

    SATURDAY, March 6

  • McCauley makes bid for transportation officer

    Steve McCauley, 59, has filed to run for jailer/transportation officer.

    McCauley was born and raised in Harrison County. He graduated from Harrison County High School in 1970 and began his career in law enforcement in 1990 with newly elected Sheriff Bruce Hampton.

     

    See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for his full announcement.

  • Newberry announces candidacy for district judge

    Peter Newberry has announced his candidacy for district court judge. Newberry and his wife Kim live on their farm in northern Harrison County (near Sunrise) where they breed Great Pyrenees Mountain dogs. They also grow hay, grapes and vegetables, and have 10 dogs and nine farm cats.

    The Newberrys attend Robinson Christian Church.

  • Arrests ahead

    Cynthiana Police are prepared to make arrests following the break in at Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter two weekends ago.

    “We’re getting ready to make arrests,” said Cpl. Walter Tapp of the Cynthiana Police Department.

    Tapp said he is in the process of obtaining three arrest warrants for individuals from Lexington, to be charged with third degree burglary and second degree criminal mischief.

    In addition, a complaint for receiving stolen property will be filed against a Harrison County resident, Tapp said.

  • Marriage Licenses

    MARRIAGE LICENSES

    Jessica Nicole Whisman, 21, and Roger Allen Commodore, 20, married Feb. 1, 2010.

    Stella Mae Hill, 76, and C. B. Smith, 72, married Jan. 23, 2010.

    Bonnie Lynn Reitz, 52, and David Patrick Moore, 51, married Feb. 14, 2010.

    Michelle Dawn Williams, 35, and Jorge Ortiz, 32, married Feb. 13, 2010.

    Kati Lee Barnes, 19, and Justin Allen Doyle, 23, married Feb. 13, 2010.

  • Churches target of recent burglaries

    Three Harrison County individuals are behind bars for their alleged connection in multiple church burglaries.

    Laura Bailey, 18, and Kevin Northcutt, 20, were arrested around 3:45 a.m. last Thursday by Sheriff’s deputy Robert Peak on charges of third degree burglary.

    Peak said he was called to Robinson Christian Church after a member noticed an unidentified vehicle in the parking lot on his way home from work.

    “They took off running out the back door,” Peak said about the suspects upon his arrival.

  • Rare diagnosis given two Harrison tots

    t’s rare. So rare, in fact, that only one in 100,000 babies are affected.

    However, two Harrison  County babies were diagnosed with MPS I within a month of each other.

    “It’s more uncommon than lightning striking in one place 10 times,” said Patricia Stillwell of the two cases MPS 1 in Harrison County. Her son is one of the babies who has been diagnosed with the disease.

  • STATE CHAMP

    The second largest crowd in KHSAA wrestling history attended the 2010 State Wrestling Championships and saw Harrison County junior Brandon Barnett win the championship in the 189 pound class.

    Barnett was the only state champion from Region 7, which is central Kentucky. 

    The Harrison County junior did his imitation of Rocky villain Ivan Drago, encouraged by Coach Mitch Mattox, and went for the blond hair style from the movie.

    Fortunately, he wrestled more like Rocky and brought home the state championship.

  • Henson plans to run for District 1 magistrate

    Frank Henson is announcing his running for the magistrate seat, District 1 on the Republican ticket.  Henson is a 1971 graduate of Harrison County High School and a 1971 graduate of Morehead State University as a board certified medical technologist.

    Henson and Debbie, his wife of 33 years, have two sons Jon and Joe Henson.

     

  • City suspends CPD officer

    A Cynthiana police officer is suspended after a private employee hearing with city commissioners Thursday afternoon.

    Joe F. Warden, 34, was cited by Chief Ray Johnson for failing to stop at an intersection and colliding with another vehicle while responding to an emergency call on Dec. 26 at 7 p.m., according to the city’s final order of disciplinary action.

    The final order was read by city attorney John Lair following Thursday’s hearing.

    Warden will be suspended without pay for 16 days.