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  • The gift of so many good yesterdays

    Remember that moment when out of the blue you felt out of the regular pattern of time and space? Some people call it de’ja vu, some shiver and say someone stepped on their grave and others just deny it happened.
    Me? I think the experience is delightful. It always puts me in the mind of the conjure woman who lived up one of the hollers in the mountains where I grew up.

  • Viewpoint

    This candidate for the Presidency of the United States won, largely by campaigning as a political outsider.
    He won by condemning the elitist establishment that had controlled Washington for decades.
    He appealed to the “common man” and promised to include him in government.
    He favored less control by the central government and more self-determination by the states.
    When he was inaugurated, his supporters descended on Washington, and the political spectrum of the United States was forever changed.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. The Mamas & the ____
    6. Clingy plant
    9. Half of Brangelina
    13. Poem at a funeral
    14. 2nd largest bird in the world
    15. Palm grease
    16. Abraham’s original name
    17. *Columbia introduced the 33 1/3 ___ record
    18. Painting support
    19. *Originally known as safety cushion assembly
    21. *Penny Farthing, e.g.
    23. G in music
    24. Damp and musty
    25. Teacher org.
    28. Locus, pl.
    30. Opposite of cantata
    35. Tiny leftovers

  • Viewpoint

    Good-bye 2016.
    Many can probably say that 2016 was a very good year, while others are still dealing with tragedies that have shaken their families.
    Cynthiana has fared well in the last 12 months under the leadership of several young minds and bodies. Young being younger than me!
    There are still some things I’d like to see, maybe not in 2017, but certainly sooner rather than later.
    I would like for the power lines downtown to be buried. Is that a life or death wish? Of course not. However, I’m thinking big here.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Face fringe
    6. Go low, as in jeans
    9. “Oh, my!”
    13. Underway
    14. Tire measurement
    15. Wear away
    16. Luciano Pavarotti, e.g.
    17. Roman goddess of plenty
    18. Previously an Oiler
    19. *”...I’m ready, yes, I’m ready for you. I’m standing on my own ____ ____”
    21. *”On a dark desert highway, cool wind in ____ ____”
    23. It’s all the rage
    24. Person, place or thing
    25. PC brain
    28. Bingo-like game

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. *Fate of many “Game of Thrones” characters
    6. “Death ____ for Cutie”
    9. Back talk
    13. *America’s funniest?
    14. Spermatozoa counterparts
    15. Salk’s conquest
    16. 1/16 ounce, pl.
    17. For every
    18. Donor’s bequest
    19. *Cookie’s drama
    21. *”The ____ ____ Theory”
    23. “High” drink
    24. “Back in the ____,” The Beatles
    25. Not square

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

    The holidays are a treasured time no matter where they are celebrated, but there is no doubt that they seem to be a little extra special here in the commonwealth.
    For one thing, there certainly is no shortage of things to do.  Close by, the Kentucky Horse Park has been featuring its Southern Lights Holiday Festival for more than 20 years, giving families a chance to see the park filled with numerous winter-themed displays.