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  • Cynthiana Main Street vying for $25K cash prize in national contest Vote now to advance Cynthiana Main Street to the next round

    On Feb. 26, Independent We Stand, the national small business movement, kicked-off its third annual America’s Main Streets contest to help consumers, small business owners and Main Street organizations reward a deserving Main Street with $25,000 in cash and sponsor-related prizes. Cynthiana Main Street in Cynthiana is among this year’s nominees.
    America’s Main Streets play an important role in the long-term success of communities and help build a sense of place reinforcing this year’s theme: “Local Memories. Lasting Impact.”

  • Three-county race right around the corner

    We are getting so excited for this year’s Tri-County Road Race Series. This is a three-part race series that takes you to Lake Carnico in Carlisle, Downtown Paris and Downtown Cynthiana. This is the first time we have partnered with other counties and we can’t wait.
    Each race has its own personality and comes with a shirt and goody bag. If you sign up to participate in all three races, you receive a one-of-a-kind participation medal, handmade right here in Cynthiana by Licking Valley Laser Works.

  • Session begins to wind down, but the work continues to ramp up

    As always, it was a busy and eventful week in Frankfort. Although we had a short week with only four days of action, every day was fairly lengthy and the end result was a plethora of bills and resolutions passed, most of which are heading straight to the governor for final approval.
    Conference committees were also named this week. Conference committees are groups of both senators and representatives that come together to hash out differences on things the two bodies disagree on.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    ACROSS
    1. Necklace lock
    6. Put together
    9. “To ____ and to hold”
    13. Hindu sage
    14. Hula dancer’s ornament
    15. *Morning show
    16. Front wheels alignment
    17. St. crossroad
    18. Excessively fat
    19. *Pablo Escobar’s story
    21. *”Game of ____”
    23. Once around
    24. Russian autocrat
    25. “Four score and seven years ____”
    28. Respiratory rattling
    30. Sage’s forte
    35. Uh-uh
    37. Iranian money

  • Church News

    CITY ON A HILL
    Just a reminder that City on a Hill Church is no longer meeting at the old Berry Lumber Co. Building. We are now holding services every Sunday in the Community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Connect time is 9-9:45 a.m. for some recreation and Bible Study for our youth with the youth Pastor. Adults will also meet for fellowship in the community room at these times. Service will begin at 10 a.m. with live worship. Come as you are and worship with us.

  • Senator Steve West’s legislative update...session nears the end

    As we draw closer to the end of the 2018 Regular Session, there has been no shortage of movement on significant bills in Frankfort this week. The Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee has spent several days and some late nights working on the Senate’s budget proposal, which we expect to go before the committee soon.

  • Viewpoint

    It’s that time of year when outr city and county leaders are, like the state legislators, looking at the budget.
    Every year, different well-deserving groups make their plea for funding support.
    Unfortunately, no matter how well-deserved the groups may be, their requests may get either denied or cut this year.
    Commissioner Mark Mattmiller told fellow Cynthiana City Commissioners Tuesday that they need to look at what they give to those groups.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    ACROSS
    1. Birth-related
    6. Post-U.S.S.R. acronym
    9. Like white-headed eagle
    13. ____ and desist
    14. In the manner of, French
    15. F, unit of electrical capacity
    16. Blood line
    17. Neighbor of Ger.
    18. Upright
    19. *San ____, 2018 Final Four spot
    21. *NCAA’s selection day
    23. Color of Scare
    24. Bring home the bacon
    25. ____ cry
    28. ____ ex machina
    30. ____ ____ the hook
    35. Big-ticket ____
    37. Play parts
    39. Gulf of Naples resort

  • News from the Chamber of Commerce

    It has been a whirlwind the last couple of weeks in the Chamber world.
    We have recently moved into our new office, on the second floor of the City Clerk’s new building.
    Moving is never fun, but we survived and are absolutely in love with our new location. Many have asked if they have to come all the way up the stairs to see us. Not at all.
    Just pop into the City offices (Check out our new gift shop while you’re there) and have them buzz us. We will happily come to you.

  • Viewpoint

    People my age or older often catch ourselves wishing for things as they used to be.
    At the risk of sounding trite, those days of the past are ‘water over the dam,’ ‘water under the bridge,’ or any of several other sayings that reflect some sense of longing for simpler times.
    Let’s be realistic, however, those days are in the past and, though they might be remembered, they will never be relived.