On July 14, 1960, a special edition of the Cynthiana Democrat was printed to inform readers about the total destruction of the McLoney Warehouse, which was claimed by fire on July 10. The warehouse was home to a hardware and farm implement store, operated by Nelson McLoney; Douglas McLoney and Son, a seed, feed and fertilizer business; L. C. and Sons Independent Tobacco Warehouse and the American Tobacco Co., a prizing house leased from McLoneys. All were completely destroyed in the blaze. Crowds flocked to Cynthiana on that Sunday morning to witness the fire. Eighty-five firemen worked four hours, using five pumper trucks, to gain full controll. Nine more hours were needed to completely extinguish the fire. Damage estimates at the time ranged from between $500,000 to $1.5 million. Photo was submitted by Willard Fryman and Thorne McLoney.