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  • 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.

  • Make plans to attend An Evening with the Arts on July 27

    Big things are planned for July 27 in downtown Cynthiana.  
    A joint planning committee has been working feverishly to put together “An Evening with the Arts,” a downtown arts festival that will take the place of the Cynthiana Art Walk this year.  
    The committee has brought a strong desire to bring arts to Cynthiana to the project and the night looks to be spectacular.
    Some planned events include past Cynthiana Art Walk events like the annual 3M Post-it Note Fashion Show, artist displays, and a songwriters showcase.  

  • Middle School students' art decorates HMH

    Harrison County Middle School visual art teacher Debbie Pulliam prepares to hang Mobiles in the Infusion Cubicles at HMH. Made by students in her Middle School Art Club, the mobiles were part of a “recycled art” project  using old CDs. She has been working with the HMH’s Artworks Project in an effort to bring student art into public view. “Having something beautiful to look at while patients sit many hours for chemotherapy treatments will help create something to talk about and bring life to a sterile .environment” Pulliam said.

  • Family trio expands berry hobby/business

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Ed, Josh and Edwin Taylor are growing berries on their hillside.
    The family picked up the hobby  of growing blueberries, blackberries and raspberries in their spare time.
    “I wanted something I could do on a hill-side farm,” Ed Taylor said. “(To) keep me busy.”
    The Taylors have about  two and a half to three acres behind Ed Taylor’s house and another two and a half to three acres at Edwin’s house where they grow berries.