• What’s in a title?

    “What’s in a name”? Shakespeare once asked. “Would a rose by another name smell as sweet . . .”
    We can ask the same question about the book title of one of our local authors, Marilynn Bell. If you remember Marilynn once surprised herself, but not the judges, when she won the Lane Award for the Most Outstanding Entry in the college writing contest.

  • Dear local governments, thanks for your quick response

    From the standpoint of the newly approved needle exchange program being a health issue rather than a drug issue, I applaud the local governing bodies for their forward thinking.
    In my experience covering government meetings, I must say that I was surprised by the Cynthiana City Commission’s and Harrison County Fiscal Court’s consent to back the program. I, apparently unfairly, expected the city and county leaders to drag their collective feet.

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS with State Representative Tom McKee

    As the General Assembly wrapped up work on Friday, the next-to-last day of this year’s legislative session, the focus understandably turned to April 12, when legislators will return after a brief veto recess.
    Traditionally, the session’s last day is set aside just to consider whether to enact any bills or resolutions that the governor may have rejected.  This year, however, the House and Senate will also use that time to hopefully adopt a two-year budget to run state government.

  • Matt Bevin...the good and the bad

    It’s way too early to pass judgment on Kentucky’s new governor, Matt Bevin, as he’s barely three months into his first term.
    His hokey, ill-conceived and condescending social posting  several weeks ago, left a bad taste in most people’s mouths, Democrat and Republican, alike.
    Let’s set the stage. He had released his first biennium budget proposal as governor. He knew that it would rankle the democrats in the democratic-controlled House of Representatives as it did what he promised, slashed state spending.

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  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Santa and Uncle Sam have this in common
    6. Be in a cast
    9. Plural of cecum
    13. *”____ beaver”
    14. *”Pitching ____”
    15. Sacrificial spot
    16. Less than 90 degrees
    17. Grass bristle
    18. Had in mind
    19. *”Retail ____”
    21. *”____ it”
    23. Bruin legend Bobby
    24. Forbidden fruit, e.g.
    25. *”____, humbug!”
    28. Ready and eager
    30. Foot part
    35. Mosque V.I.P.

  • A State of the City Address from Mayor Smith

    “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher
    I would like to take a moment to thank the citizens of Cynthiana for all the support I have received during my first year as mayor.  
    The journey to improve and grow Cynthiana seems like a thousand mile journey with many ups and downs along the way. I’m so proud of our current commission for stepping up and tackling some big problems.  

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS A legislative perspective on the General Assembly

    As the General Assembly wraps up much of its work early this week, the biggest item on the agenda is passing a budget to run state government for the next two years.
    House and Senate leaders sat down last Thursday to begin working on a compromise, coming to the table with broad agreement in some areas and some significant differences in others.
    Overall, the chambers’ two budget proposals follow Gov. Bevin’s plan to scale back government and put that money toward the long-term liability facing our retirement systems for state employees and teachers.

  • Light It Up Blue with the Riddells

    It’s been just over a year since Karey Riddell’s son, Wesley, made it his mission to light up the stately white building in downtown Cynthiana with blue lights.
    His family was in the process of relocating to Cynthiana after living briefly in Frankfort. Karey and Noel Riddell made it their mission also.
    And while Wesley, Karey and Noel were carrying the figurative blue torch, many other Cynthiana people joined the parade to bring awareness to autism.
    Wesley was diagnosed with autism at a young age.

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