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Columns

  • Downtown Cynthiana sees an exciting growth

    In my books, Cynthiana is starting to boom again. Within the last year, we have had several new businesses locate downtown in our brick-and-mortar storefronts.
    This is very important to our community.  
    Mark Twain famously remarked, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated” after a newspaper erroneously reported his passing.
    Similarly, the reports of the death of brick-and-mortar stores have been greatly exaggerated.

  • Viewpoint

    Shortly after the Constitutional Convention of 1787 completed its work, a woman named Mrs. Powell approached one of the key figures of the convention, Benjamin Franklin, and asked, “Mr. Franklin, what do we have, a republic or a monarchy?”
    Franklin didn’t hesitate, “a republic, if we can keep it.”
    Simply put, a republic is a form of government where the citizens have the opportunity to elect the officials that will run their government.

  • Cynthiana’s downtown summer concert series to begin Friday

    Tomi Jean Clifford, Chamber of Commerce Director

  • ‘Scam predators do not care how honest or vulnerable you are, in fact they like you best when you are at your weakest’

    Recently I was in a meeting with seven people of different ages, and I realized that they all lived alone. It was not on the meeting agenda, but we drifted into a conversation about having to deal with harassing intrusions into our lives. It was immediately obvious that these threats were causing harmful stress in their lives.
    For some time I have not addressed this topic, mainly because I feared it would seem I was taking advantage of my own personal situation. However, I worry that so many innocent people find themselves victim to media predators and worse.

  • The only way to make things better is to get involved

    I’m getting just a little bored with of all the Cynthiana-trashing I see and hear.
    Social media is the worse.
    People who choose to contribute nothing to Cynthiana and Harrison County continue to bad mouth their hometown.
    There are some great things happening in this community.
    If the loud-mouthed minority want more to do, want to see less drugs and thugs and want Cynthiana to return to its glory days, then they need to get involved.
    Nothing can be gained by sitting on the sideline, grumbling and criticizing.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Give gratitude
    6. *In the manner of, French
    9. Etna output
    13. Saintly glows
    14. Filling station filler
    15. Never say this?
    16. Outhouse
    17. FedEx competitor
    18. Gallery opening, e.g.
    19. *Firm to the bite, Italian
    21. *Agreement, French
    23. Luau welcome
    24. Prep flour for baking
    25. Public house, for short
    28. Sudden break
    30. Tapioca in primordial stage
    35. Beehive state
    37. Stewie Griffin’s bed

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS A legislative perspective on the General Assembly

      FRANKFORT – The General Assembly may have wrapped up its work on April 15th, but this year’s legislative session didn’t technically end until last Wednesday, when Governor Bevin signed or vetoed the final bills the House and Senate had sent to him before adjourning.
    The great news is that we now have a budget in place for the next two years that moves Kentucky forward while addressing the serious financial problems our state retirement systems are facing.

  • Downtown Business Tour set for May 14

    Did you know that Cynthiana is a Historical City? Cynthiana is a city worthy of preservation. We have Historic Buildings that are listed on the National Register for Historic Places. Have you ever wandered around town to notice the detail and history within these buildings? Well now is your chance.
    Cynthiana Main Street has partnered with Farmers Deposit Bank and Harrison County Relay for Life for a Cynthiana Downtown Business Tour on Saturday, May 14. Our goal is to promote awareness of and appreciation for historic places in our community.

  • Viewpoint

    I’m not so sure the Founding Fathers of our country would approve of our current interpretation of their idea that there should be a separation of church and state.
    The Ark Encounter, a massive Noah’s Ark replica tourist attraction in neighboring Grant County is set to open on July 7.
    Tickets will be $40 for adults, $28 for children and $31 for seniors. Parking will be $10.