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  • Candidates attend Tea Party event in Cynthiana
  • FFA alumni honors ACT successes

    The Harrison County FFA Alumni cooked steaks for the Harrison County seniors as a reward for their high ACT test scores. Pictured above is FFA alumnus Ben Clifford serving some of the seniors at Ingles Stadium.

  • Over the river and through the woods

    It’s 4.1 miles long and comes with a $24.3 million price tag.
    While some of The Walker Company’s work can be seen from the major roads along the by-pass route, the bulk of the work is out of sight.
    Tons of heavy equipment and earth are being moved along what will be the path of the Cynthiana by-pass.

  • A change of heart

    Just because you can’t see her smile doesn’t mean Faye Prather isn’t smiling.
    After getting a second chance on life, the 61-year-old Cynthiana woman is sporting a big smile under her duck-bill sterile mask.
    It’s been two years of highs and lows. Unfortunately, the roller coaster ride isn’t over yet.
    On May 12, Faye received a heart transplant -- A day she calls her second birthday. However, she knows that this year will not be an easy one as her body adjusts to the new heart.

  • News briefs

    CFD Safety Day
    and Fire Prevention Week
    is Saturday

  • Tuesday fire still under investigation

    Firefighters were on the scene of a house fire for nearly four hours early Tuesday morning.
    The Shawhan Road house was a total loss, said Glynden King, a Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department volunteer.
    King said the house was fully involved in flames when firefighters got there after receiving a call from a neighbor at about 11:30 p.m.
    King said it appeared the fire may have started on the right of the two-story, vinyl-sided house.

  • Annual Chili Cook-Off is Saturday

    The Cynthiana Fire Department and the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library invite you to enter the third annual Chili Cook-Off taking place Saturday, Oct. 15 at Flat Run Veterans Park with set-up starting at 3:30 p.m.
    This is a fun event and is not a sanctioned ‘Chili Cook-off’ (so beans and pasta are okay). Best chili wins. Prizes will be awarded.
    Tasting by the panel of judges will begin at 4:15 with prizes awarded at 4:30 p.m. The chili supper will commence immediately after prizes are awarded.

  • Spooky Boo Wow event is Oct. 22

    It was a pleasant surprise last fall when over 60 dogs were registered in the first Xi Beta Beta-sponsored Spooky Boo Wow Howl-o-ween parade.
    Parade organizers are again hoping to bring out the hounds for their second annual event to help raise money for the Humane Society of Harrison County.
    The parade will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at the courthouse. Registration will begin at noon and the parade will follow at 1:15 p.m. The cost is $5 per dog.
    Charleen McIlvain, Xi Beta Beta member, said only dogs are being registered.

  • GOING NUTTY

    Bubba Marshall said he braced himself for a busy fall when he started seeing how thick this year’s walnut crop was turning out.
    Every day since Oct. 1, Marshall Tractor parking lot is lined with pickup trucks carrying loads of walnuts to be hulled and weighed.
    “The trees were thick this year,” Marshall said Monday morning over the constant roar of the hulling machine. “But I think it’s more that people need the money. It’s not just poor people.”

  • Berry mayor hopes to bring in retail stores after burned home site is cleaned

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court met in Berry for its Oct. 11, meeting to discuss issues and progress in the town.
    Berry mayor Kenneth Abner told magistrates about future plans for the property that once was the site of two rental houses which burned in June.
    “What I would like to see happen after we get it all cleaned-up is for us to build some kind of structure to house retail stores,” said Abner. “Hopefully, we could rent the space for the stores to make up for some of the businesses that are leaving us soon.”