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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Former player, veteran coach will send in first pitch with Little Leaguers watching

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    A routine errand turned into the opportunity of a lifetime for local baseball great, Brian Williams.
    He and his wife Regina Williams went to a Lexington Legends baseball game to pick up tickets to take the Little League A’s team, which Williams coaches, to a game.
    But before they could leave with the tickets, Brian received more than he imagined. He was offered the opportunity to throw the opening pitch at the July 17 game.

  • New attractions at the fair

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    There will be a few new attractions at the fair this year, according to the county extension agent of agriculture and natural resources, Gary Carter.
    The fair will feature a new carnival this year from Kissel Entertainment.
    Carter said they decided to go with the new carnival because they guaranteed 16 rides and because they wanted to maintain the fair price.
    He said most fairs cost $10 to $12 these days where the Harrison County Fair is $8.
    Another addition to the fair will be a dog show.

  • A FABULOUS FOURTH

    he Cynthiana Rotary Club hosted the annual Fabulous Fourth at a new venue on Saturday night. The event was deemed a success with a large turnout for the festival and fireworks. There were games and slides for children. Above, toddlers climbed out of an inflatable.

  • Webb trial to begin July 18 in Falmouth

    The trial for a man accused of killing a Cynthiana woman nearly three years ago will begin in less than three weeks.
    A month has been set aside in Pendleton County Circuit Court for the murder trial of Bass Webb, July 18-Aug. 17, according to court documents.
    Webb was originally to stand trial in Harrison County in December 2011. However, Judge Jay Delaney ruled in favor of a change of venue seven days into voir dire or individual questioning of potential jurors.

  • Cool down at the park

    Cynthiana firefighters will be setting up a spray system at River Road Park from 1 to 3 p.m. every day through Friday and then again next Monday.
    Cynthiana fire chief Jay Sanders said they will set up a “fog pattern” and allow children to play in the spray to cool down.
    The summer feeding program is from noon to 1 p.m. and the cool down will begin following the feeding program.
    A decision for continuing the cool down will be made next week. Check our website at www.cynthianademocrat.com.
     

  • Firefighters aid Carlisle

    A downtown Carlisle fire last Friday afternoon sent firefighters from other counties across the jurisdictional lines to help battle the blaze.
    The fire started in a six-unit apartment building in downtown Carlisle on Locust Street. According to Carlisle Fire Chief Jim Biddle, the fire started when one resident believed she was fighting bedbugs by spraying rubbing alcohol onto her couch. The problem erupted when she reportedly dropped a lit cigarette on the alcohol-doused couch.
    Firefighters from Cynthiana and Harrison County were among the 10 assisting departments.

  • Bypass on track for Thanksgiving 2013 finish

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County bypass takes on a new look everyday as workers push hard to complete construction by late 2013.
    Driving over the unfinished bypass, an unknowledgeable eye would conclude that the bypass was near completion.
    The road is all but complete, minus a few pot holes, a final touch of blacktop and traveling lanes painted on.
    However, major construction is still underway as subcontractors work in the scorching heat to complete several bridges along the 4.1-mile bypass.

  • Drought, heat take toll on agriculture

    Harrison County has had its share of 100 degree days, however, farmers and citizens are still unable to cope with dry weather.
    According to local officials and farmers, last year’s row crops and livestock production was among one of the best growing seasons in recent history.
    However, as the tale goes in the farming world, every good growing season is often followed by several moderate to bad growing seasons.