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Columns

  • A Disservice to Children

    I’ve witnessed more than most in my 20-plus years as a student and 27 years as a teacher.
    Some of it good, some of it not-so-good.
    Virtually all, well-intentioned.
    As a student, I experienced the “open classroom concept” and  “modular” scheduling while growing up in Carrollton.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Appear like a chick
    6. Unit of electrical resistance
    9. “____ the word”
    13. Convex molding
    14. Honey maker
    15. Japanese-American
    16. Russian author of “Dead Souls”
    17. “C’____ la vie!”
    18. English county
    19. *Students’ winter delight?
    21. *Apres-ski site
    23. Goose egg
    24. *Snow ____
    25. Olden-day aerosol can propellant
    28. Post WWII military alliance
    30. Lorraine’s neighbor

  • Taking a Closer Look

    Editor’s note: K. Bruce Florence, retired Harrison County High School teacher and Maysville Community and Technical College Licking Valley Campus director, will be contributing a monthly column to The Cynthiana Democrat.
    With candy canes, bright lights and Christmas trees in every window, the season is unmistakable. The time when the world, or our corner of it, seems to be just a bit kinder, with smiles much wider and toes tapping to joyous music.

  • Societal issues cause a dilemma

    Can you hear it?
    It’s a collective rolling over in the grave. Our ancestors have to be puzzled and saddened by today’s headlines as they look down on a gone-wild society. Not only globally, but locally as well.
    I know I am terribly saddened.
    I’ve been asking myself all week how a grown man can walk into a home and stab a 6-year-old child to death?
    There is a not-guilty plea in the Woodford County case, however, the defendant has allegedly admitted to officials that he stabbed the boy.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Boreal bursts
    6. Soldier’s bed
    9. Microbrewery product
    13. *”We all will be together if the fates ____”
    14. Romanian money
    15. Plural of pupa
    16. Stupid and silly
    17. Eyeball shape
    18. Bornean ape
    19. *”Feliz ____”
    21. *”...with your nose so ____, won’t you guide my sleigh...”
    23. Gourmet mushroom
    24. Windows to the soul?
    25. “Hee ___” variety show
    28. Persian backgammon

  • Massie seeks return to normalcy in Washington

    By U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie

  • Hello again, wanna argue?

    Let me begin by saying that I welcome the opportunity to write again for The Cynthiana Democrat.
    My wife and extended family questioned my sanity, when told of this new “job opportunity.”
    That changed after I told them of my compensation package, however.
    They now know that I’ve lost my mind.
    All kidding aside, I am excited about this new adventure in my life.
    I don’t have any axes to grind with anyone.  I have no hidden agendas.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution