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Columns

  • Bowling balls and baby kittens

    Before we get down to the second topic today, I want to give a shout out to the Harrison County High School Bowling team.
    For grandmother reasons, I was in attendance at a Bourbon County vs. Harrison County Bowling match a couple of weeks ago. My grandson is on the Bourbon team and because there is no bowling alley in Paris, they play their home matches here in Cynthiana.
    The Bourbon team acquitted themselves well, and I was sufficiently supportive of my grandson and his friends.

  • Legislative committees in full-swing; bills begin to gain ground

    We have officially entered week two of the General Assembly’s regular session as legislation continues to be filed, debated and passed out of committees and a $20 billion budget and road plan is being framed with input from parties all across Kentucky.

  • Viewpoint

    Since the beginning of time, or close to it, the Cynthiana City Commission meetings have been held on the second floor of City Hall. And 99 percent of the time that’s fine.
    However, it’s not handicapped accessible. If someone wanted to attend a meeting of the commission and he or she could not climb the stairs, the city had to know in advance so it could make arrangements to have the meeting elsewhere.

  • Viewpoint

    Hats off to all the firefighters and other first responders that were able to contain Sunday’s downtown fire to just one building.
    As close as most buildings are to one another in the downtown area, it is amazing that the huge blaze that ultimately destroyed the two-story building owned by Hoss and Paula Wilson, didn’t spread.
    Another talking-point that the fire might have brought up, are the unsightly, and even dangerous, power-lines/telephone-lines that line the streets throughout Cynthiana.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Tucks away
    6. Coca-Cola’s first calorie-free drink
    9. Draw ____
    13. Turkish bigwig
    14. Harry Potter’s Hedwig
    15. Anatomical sac
    16. Bet everything
    17. Ancient Chinese dynasty
    18. *Grammy winners Billy or Frank
    19. *2018 Grammy Awards host
    21. *2018 Grammys location
    23. Boy
    24. State of irritation
    25. Auto unit
    28. Toy building block
    30. Between knees and ankles
    35. Paella pot

  • When the sap rises...

    With most of the holiday finery now resting in dusty boxes for another year, we can settle down for ballgames, Valentines and snow days.
    The other day, a good friend, Beverly Cooper, made mention of sap rising. The conversation that followed revealed a remarkable local story.
    Did you have waffles with Maple syrup for Christmas breakfast? And, did you know how much work those few drops of syrup were?

  • Viewpoint

    For the last four decades I have had to write stories about burglaries and thefts at people’s homes.
    I always felt bad for the victims but I didn’t really know what they were going through or how they felt.
    Some of the victims attempted to tell me how violated they felt, how infringed upon they were and even frightened -- not feeling safe in their homes any longer.
    From the smallest theft to the largest, the insecurities and feelings of violation are the same.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Viewpoint

    Another Christmas has come and gone and Santa, again, made his rounds, which always jogs my memory of days gone by.
    As I get older, it seems I spend a lot more time reminiscing. You know, thinking about how things were when you were younger...maybe the  time when you were the age your grandchildren are now.
    This Christmas, Cal, my oldest grandchild at four years of age, received several trucks, some ‘guns’, some clothes and even a real-life video arcade from his second-cousin, my nephew, Jacob.