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Columns

  • Inside professional wrestling at home and abroad

    Those who grew up in the 90s will never forget the incredible pro-wrestling boom of the time. After coming out of a slump in the early 90s, years 96-99 saw the WWE (then WWF) garner its highest ratings in not only its history, but the history of the business.

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  • Downtown Dollars a perfect gift!

    Have you heard about Downtown Dollars? In May, Cynthiana Main Street introduced a gift certificate program for our downtown merchants. Downtown Dollars can be purchased through Cynthiana Main Street and redeemed at participating local downtown businesses.
    When you purchase the downtown dollars, you will be given a list of participating merchants where the gift certificate can be redeemed. We currently have over 20 downtown businesses accepting the downtown dollars.

  • Viewpoint

    When Ernie and I were first married, a spider in the shower would send me squealing for someone to hunt down the intruder and eradicate its presence.
    After nearly 41 years of marriage and our morning routine where he leaves a good hour before me, I have had to suck it up and fight my own battles against arachnids.
    I’m not happy about it. In fact, most mornings when I hit the shower my eyes have barely opened. A creepy crawly does not put me in a tickled-pink kind of place.
    This week of meeting-my-fears head on began Sunday afternoon.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. ClichÈd
    6. *UK broadcaster of rugby, cricket, etc.
    9. Popular one-pot meal
    13. First cradles
    14. Note that follows soh
    15. Alluring maiden
    16. White, in Paris
    17. *”Miracle on Ice” winner
    18. Butcher’s refuse
    19. *A top baseball performer
    21. *1st F in FFL
    23. 252-gallon cask
    24. ____ ex machina
    25. *Cassius Clay, ____ Muhammad Ali
    28. Twiggy’s skirt
    30. Undesirable city district
    35. Cheap trinket

  • Super Saturday is coming, Sept. 23

    You may have seen the posters around town or the events popping up on social media of a super event coming soon in Cynthiana.   If you haven’t, you should know that Cynthiana Super Saturday is coming.
    On Saturday, Sept. 23, Cynthiana will celebrate all things Cynthiana. The Chamber of Commerce, Cynthiana Main Street Program and the Community Events Committee have partnered to bring a day full of sales, events and fun to town.

  • Longest days, gardens and Hilltop music

    When these words are in print, the longest day will have passed and the shorter days will have begun. Often we hear folks say, “After the Fourth summer is gone.”
    Maybe that is a bit of exaggeration, after all we still have Dog Days coming up, but we do know summer has passed its apex when the explosion of rockets and fire streamers die down.

  • The monk and the tiger...a lesson for us all

    Mindfulness is something far too many of us neglect to practice.
    I personally see my neglect of practice manifest itself in a number of undesirable ways. My blood is quick to boil when a slow-moving vehicle pulls out in front of me, regardless of whether or not I’m in a hurry.
    I get far too angry over situations that are out of my control such as an election, or some idiot talking trash on an online game. Sometimes I lash out at friends or loved ones over situations that aren’t really worth all the fuss. I take things too personally.

  • Viewpoint

    Americans are a fickle bunch.
    It doesn’t take long for the novelty of something new and exciting to wear off and become mundane and uninteresting.
    Unfortunately, I get the impression that the Rotary Club-sponsored Fabulous Fourth might be falling into that latter category.
    For those of you who don’t remember, the Fabulous Fourth celebration that we have enjoyed locally, is a relatively new phenomena.