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  • Candidate-endorsement time; some restrictions apply

    It’s that time of year when candidates will begin lining up their followers to write endorsement letters to the newspaper.
    We welcome those local letters. Local being the operative word here.
    We won’t accept letters of mass mailings. With email so prevalent, it’s tougher to determine “mass mailings.” However, if someone sends a letter from Indianapolis endorsing one of our presidential hopefuls, it’s pretty obvious that it’s from a mailing list.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Incited
    6. Presidents’ Day mo.
    9. Pig trough stuff
    13. “The Stars and Stripes Forever” composer
    14. *”Happy Days Are Here Again,” ____ Reisman and His Orchestra
    15. *Josephine Baker’s turf
    16. Blood fluid
    17. Will Ferrell’s Christmas character
    18. Conical dwelling
    19. *First Winter Olympics country
    21. *Female pioneer
    23. Uh-huh
    24. Classic sci-fi video game
    25. Boxer’s punch
    28. Hoodwink

  • Senate awaits budget from House

    The passage of bills that would help children with disabilities, preserve rights of victims in criminal cases, and fight for the rights of the unborn highlighted another busy week in the Senate. As Thursday marked day 40 of our 60-day legislative session in Frankfort, we are still anxiously awaiting a budget bill from our colleagues in the House.

  • Downtown businesses will be open Friday night

    If you are like me, you are counting down the days to warmer weather and vibrant sunshine.  
    Spring is almost here and what better way to jump start the season, than to come to downtown Cynthiana this weekend for our local merchants Spring Open House.
    Many downtown businesses will be staying open late on Friday night. It will be a great night to stay in Cynthiana and support local businesses. We want to invite everyone to visit the local merchants, grab a bite to eat and stay for entertainment.  

  • As long as it’s not me...

    Just got back from a Lion’s Club meeting and the topic made the chipmunks in my head turn that little wheel faster than usual.
    Jane Higgins gave a presentation about the Harrison County Community Fund. Without going into any great detail, the HCCF is a component fund of the Blue Grass Community Foundation.
    It is a citizen-powered endowment fund consisting of gifts and bequests that are subject to a requirement that the principal be maintained intact and invested to create a source of income for the community.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Boat load
    6. Line of work
    9. Stairway alternative
    13. Hitler’s mistress
    14. High or low card
    15. Country on Samoan Islands
    16. Stiff hair or bristles
    17. Kan. neighbor
    18. Holy See loyalist practicing different rites
    19. *Daylight ____ time
    21. *Spring is a symbol of this
    23. Much of this about nothing?
    24. “Stop!” to marchers
    25. Feather glue
    28. World’s largest continent
    30. To show off
    35. Functions

  • Be wary of those faceless forces

    We are in a presidential election year, and it is no secret that there is a strong wave of unhappiness throughout our country.
    Many questions fly about concerning the source of this negativity. There are those who blame the president. Others will say it is the fault of congress. Lack of safety against terrorists assails us and we might even blame the crazy weather.
    There is another force that we might consider.  

  • GeoCaching for tourism

     Let’s talk about Geocaching. Geocaching is a real world, outdoor treasure hunt that uses GPS-enabled devices.
    It is happening right now, all around you.
    There are 2,788,386 active geocaches and over 15 million geocaches worldwide.
    Participants navigate to a specific given set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache at that location.