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  • 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.”

  • ‘Diabetic episode’

    Attorneys for accused murderer Bass Webb forewarned Judge Jay Delaney Tuesday that they may seek a continuation from the scheduled December trial.
    Public Defender Tom Griffiths told the court that he is searching for expert witnesses who will testify that there is “a critical connection” between diabetes and Webb’s state of mind on July 31, 2009.
    Griffiths said he discovered late in the pretrial proceedings that Webb is diabetic.

  • Police capture suspect on river bank

    A Harrison County man has been charged with escape after he ran from a Harrison County Deputy Friday.
    Jesse Fletcher, 27, faces a second degree escape charge after he ran from Deputy Steve McCauley following his arrest on a contempt of court warrant for Harrison County District Court Friday, Sept. 30.
    According to McCauley, a call was made to dispatch for a noise disturbance at Northside Trailer Park around 1:15 a.m.

  • Pow wow is this weekend

    Vendors, dancers and drummers will be traveling from as far as Wisconsin and Arizona to take part in the second annual Cynthiana Elks Veterans and Elders Traditional PowWow Oct. 7-9.

    According to event coordinator Clinton Gould, a full-blooded Ottawa Indian and member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa/Chippewa Indians of northern Michigan, this year’s PowWow has all the makings of being bigger and better than last year’s.

  • Farmers to close Berry branch bank

    After nearly 40 years of service to the community, Farmers National Bank Berry branch will be closing its doors for good Dec. 30.
    According to Farmers National Bank Senior Vice President Bill Strohm, the board decided to close the Berry branch due to a number of factors.
    “The board has been considering this move for the past few months now,” said Strohm. “They finally decided to follow through with their decision and close the bank at the end of the year.”

  • Boo-Wow parade is Oct. 22

    Get your costumes ready. The second annual Spooky Boo-Wow Howl-o-ween Parade is coming Saturday, Oct. 22. Over 60 entries paraded through Cynthiana last year in the maiden pet costume parade.
    Registration begins at noon with the parade to follow at 1:15 p.m.
    Proceeds from the event benefit the Harrison County Humane Society. Watch for details in upcoming editions of The Cynthiana Democrat.