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  • Community Calendar

    Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter
    July cat special
    The Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter will be offering adoption of kittens and cats for $25 during the month of July.
    Find your new best friend at this special price and get their first vet exam, rabies shot and spay/neuter included at this price. Kitten season is going on now so there are plenty of kittens and their moms looking for new homes.
    Call the shelter at 234-7138. Check out the Humane Society’s website for more information at www.hshc.us and please spay/neuter your pets.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

  • Belcher-Allison to wed in Las Vegas

    Autumn Dawn Belcher of Owingsville, Ky., and John Garnett Allison of Cynthiana, announce their forthcoming marriage.
    Belcher is the daughter of Tony and Sue Belcher of Owingsville, and the granddaughter of Mary and Mitchell Spencer of Mt. Sterling, Ky., Betty Belcher of Owingsville and the late Francis Belcher, and Carolyn Woodward of Greenville, Tenn. and the late Garfield Woodward. She is a 2000 graduate of Bath County High School, and a 2004 graduate of the University of Louisville, and is employed by Bluegrass Dental Center in Winchester, Ky.

  • Students should check KEES accounts for accuracy

    Kentucky high school students and 2012 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.
    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • The first Battle of Cynthiana 150th anniversary is this month

    By Bill Penn, Guest Columnist
    This month is the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Cynthiana, fought on July 17, 1862.
    On July 4, 1862, Morgan began the First Kentucky Raid in Knoxville, moved his column through Tompkinsville, Glasgow and Lebanon, finally entering the Bluegrass in mid-July. Morgan’s assignment by Brigadier General Braxton Bragg was to lay the groundwork for a later Confederate invasion to occupy Central Kentucky by disrupting Federal use of railroads, communications, and military supplies.

  • Students present history projects
  • Academic briefs

    LEITH
    Julianna Christine Margaret Leith, daughter of Thomas and Anna Leith of Cynthiana, received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Sign Language Interpretation on Sunday, June 24, 2012 from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.
    The Interpreter Training Program (ITP) has equipped Leith with fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) and has enabled her mastery of the necessary skills to facilitate communication quickly and accurately between ASL and the spoken languages.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    THEME: CLASSIC GAMES
    STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    Across
    1. *Talking board?
    6. King or queen ___
    9. Drink too much
    13. *Poker stakes
    14. Romanian monetary unit
    15. Sweet tooth addiction
    16. Novelist Anne and footballer Jerry
    17. Landers or Coulter, e.g.
    18. Members of the media
    19. Beat hard
    21. *Type of checkers
    23. To ___ a dog on someone
    24. Brian Urlacher, e.g.
    25. Beauty treatment site
    28. Tibetan priest
    30. Covered with hairs

  • Boasting about skiing prowess leaves writer flailing

    Every once in a while, I have the pleasure of writing a column that has small traces of comical relief.
    Most of those columns steer clear of making me look anymore naïve or goofy than I already do. However, this is one tale that is simply too funny to keep among such a small group of people.
    Two weekends ago, I had the pleasure of accompanying my best friends and their parents to their get-away home located near Lake Cumberland.
    The week before we left confirms that I am still like a child the night before Christmas. The suspense was almost too much.

  • Fundamentals of the faith

    It’s seems we’re all recovering from something.
    Recovering drug addicts, recovering alcoholics — I’m a recovering nice person.
    For about a year or so I’ve been reading a blog for recovering Christian fundamentalists, “Stuff Fundies Like,” at www.stufffundieslike.com.