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  • Deputies nab sex offender hiding out at apartment

    Following on complaints that a known non-compliant sex offender had been seen loitering around a public playground, Harrison County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert Earlywine, a convicted sex offender, over the weekend for failure to comply and update his whereabouts with the Kentucky Sex Offender registry. It was Earlwine’s second offense in a year.

  • Passed out motorist has loaded gun in lap

    Local law enforcement officers stopped all traffic on Riverside Drive Saturday night at 11 p.m. before arresting a man passed out in the driver’s seat of a minivan clutching a loaded handgun. The minivan was stopped in the middle of traffic with no headlights on.

  • Suspect stripped wires from school welders

    Police have an adult suspect in an overnight theft from the Harrison County Area Technology Center last week.
    Sgt. Eric Kendall of the Cynthiana Police Department said that sometime between 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, and 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, someone entered the vocational school causing several thousand dollars in damages.
    The intruders climbed the fence at the back of the school to gain entry. Kendall said there were no signs of a forced entry.

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    Fall craft fair at Farmers’ Market  on Sept. 28
    The Harrison County Farmers’ Market will host a fall craft fair on Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.  Vendors can set up after 7:30 a.m. The fee for setting up is $15 payable upon arrival and at which time vendors will be given a booth assignment. Electric is available, however, vendors must bring their own tent, tables, chairs and electrical cords.

  • Clothing Closet announces needs

    The Harrison County Clothing Closet is in desperate need of new socks and new underwear of all sizes, said Linda McGowen, director of the closet.

    The facility is located in the house adjacent to the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church.

  • Hatter receives Frankfort appointment

    Gov. Beshear has appointed Harland C. Hatter to the Waste Tire Working Group to serve for a term expiring Aug. 1, 2016.

    Hatter of Cynthiana is deputy director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. He represents the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. The appointment replaces John C. Roberts, whose term has expired.

  • Remembering Sept. 11, 2001, ceremony to be held

    The Harrison County Fire Protection District will host a Remembering Sept. 11, 2001, ceremony at the new memorial on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m.

    At 8:46 a.m. there will be a moment of silence at which time Harrison County Fire Chief Charles Allen Carson will ring the bell to remember and honor the innocent lives of those who were lost during the terrorist attacks on America the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Another 4% increase passed by school board

     

    By a unanimous vote, Harrison County’s school taxes will increase again this year.

    The board opted to move forward with an increase that will generate 4 percent more income for the district than last year.

  • A Walk to Remember

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    When William Glass decided to move from Chicago to Atlanta, people may have thought it strange that the Alzheimer’s Association advocate took four months to prepare.