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Competing Cynthiana restaurant offers jobs to employees of restaurant destroyed in fire

Harrison County, Ky. - A Cynthiana restaurant destroyed by fire during the weekend is getting some support. Paula's Family Restaurant burned Sunday leaving employees wondering what is next. On Tuesday, the co-owner of neighboring restaurant Trindy's announced on Facebook they will hire all of the employees left without a job after the fire. "I know how hard it is," said co-owner Mindy Tindle. "You work night and day and day and night. You're trying to build a dream and to watch it go up in flames is horrible." Tindle said Trindy's will now serve breakfast in order to keep the new employees busy. They plan to start serving breakfast next Tuesday starting at 6:30 a.m. She said she needs the community's support. "I hope they support us so that we can continue to support people who need jobs. We're normally not a breakfast establishment. We're attempting it," Tindle said. Billy Ritchie is one of the employees who lost his job after the fire. He said it is a blessing that Trindy's stepped up to help. "There are good people in this town," Ritchie said. "I've seen a lot of good people and that just shows one of the good things that people do in this town." Butlerwhatknots has agreed to supply shirts for the new staff. On Saturday, Maiden City Brewing Company is teaming up with Red State BBQ to host a benefit for Paula's Family Restaurant. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Paula's to help in the rebuilding process. Trindy's is located at 216 S. Walnut Street in Cynthiana.

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