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  • A young Tony Moore had visions of greatness in the art world

    Reprinted from Dec. 20, 1984


    By Randy Greene

    Staff Writer

    Today, Thursday, Dec. 20, is Tony’s birthday. He is, on this day, the six-year-old son of Linda Harney Moore and her husband, Gary Moore, of Berry-Renaker Road. And this birthday of young Tony stands a good chance, someday, of being important because, as this columnist has observed, Tony is an artist.

  • How to get to TWDD and parking availability

    Wondering how to get to the Kingdom for the free parking and shuttle to the event? 

    The following information has been provided by Chamber Executive Director Tomi Jean Clifford.

    Here are some directions to get there. Please remember that access to downtown will be closed that day. These directions will get you to the Kingdom. 

    Also remember that this is a huge event and we are expecting some traffic Saturday! We can’t wait till you see what we have in store for you Saturday.

  • Lexington Comic-Con is co-sponsor for TWDD

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    Lexington Comic and Toy Convention founder Jarrod Greer has signed on to be a co-sponsor of Saturday’s The Walking Dead Day in downtown Cynthiana.

    Greer began Lexington Comic-Con five years ago and has seen it blossom beyond his wildest expectations.

  • Events in tandem

    •On Friday night, Aug. 5, there will be a Cocktail Apocalypse at The Prizing House, from 7-11 p.m.

    The Prizing House is located at 329 S. Church St. The cost is $20 per person, which includes cover, unlimited gourmet appetizers, live music and drink ticket.

    For more information, contact The Prizing House at 859-235-0117 or info@theprizinghouse.com.

    •Also on Friday and Saturday nights, the public will have an opportunity to shoot at zombies with paintball guns.

  • Rotary Club brings Zombie Safe House with help of Halloween Extremists

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    A The Walking Dead version of a haunted house will be available to the public on Saturday as a part of The Walking Dead Day in downtown Cynthiana.

    Sponsored by the Cynthiana Rotary Club  the Zombie Safe House will be located in the Old Jail across the street from the Sheriff’s Office on Pike Street. 

  • HMH opens Room 251 to shuttle tours

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    Harrison Memorial Hospital is all about “The Dead,” at least for one day. 

    One of the last remaining community hospitals in the state, HMH is jumping in with both feet for the Aug. 6 The Walking Dead Day in Cynthiana.

    In the original The Walking Dead comic book, patrolman Rick Grimes is shot by a criminal and is treated at Harrison Memorial Hospital. 

  • 10k copies of TWD at Chamber

    Becky Barnes,




    When plans were just beginning for Cynthiana’s The Walking Dead Day, Robert Kirkman promised 2,000 copies of the first TWD graphic novel with an enhanced cover.

    As the days turned into weeks and it became obvious that The Walking Dead Day had developed a life of its own, that number was increased to 10,000.

  • Emergency Services available during The Walking Dead Day

    Cynthiana will be welcoming hundreds if not thousands of people on Saturday for the one-day The Walking Dead Day. 

    Anytime there are that many people, there needs to be emergency plans in place.

    All emergency calls for the day should go through 9-1-1. Non-emergency calls should still use 859-234-7100.

    The Cynthiana Police Department will be joined by members of other departments who are all part of the Back-UPs program, as well as troopers from the Kentucky State Police.

  • TWDD Schedule of Events

    7 a.m. -- Shuttles begin from Harrison County High School and Flat Run Veterans’ Park

    10 a.m. -- Limited edition comic release at the Chamber of Commerce office, Pike Street entrance

    10 a.m. -- Shuttle tours begin with pickup at the corner of Pleasant and Church streets, directly across from the Cynthiana Baptist Church. Silent auction opens adjacent to Rohs Opera House.

    12 p.m.--Costume contest gets underway behind Rohs at TWD mural

  • We hope you enjoy The Walking Dead Day

    In less than three days, The Walking Dead will take over Cynthiana. 

    The committee and the Chamber of Commerce have spent countless hours within the last two months in preparation for Saturday’s events.   

    We have had numerous meetings with city officials and department heads to make this experience as safe as possible.