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  • NKU deserves better from the state

    Isaac Dailey,
    Guest Columnist

    Since August of 2015, I have been fortunate enough to study at Northern Kentucky University. When I left Cynthiana for college at NKU, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But what I found was a big-city college that still has a small-town feel. I go to class in state-of-the-art buildings, but my professors still know my name.
    I feel fortunate to receive such a wonderful education at NKU, and to serve my fellow students as a Justice for the Student Government Association.

  • Viewpoint

    Hats off to all the city, state and county road crews for their efforts in the early morning hours of Wednesday, clearing debris and scouting out flooded roads.
    These workers are truly our unsung heroes and are responsible for keeping our roads passable, even when none of us should be out there driving.
    Just a day short of the 20th anniversary of the “Great Flood of 1997,” torrential rains and high winds brought  with it a lot of destruction and high water.

  • Chamber Awards Banquet is tonight

    Thursday, Feb. 23, will mark the 47th Annual Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Banquet.
    This year it is being held at the Harrison County Extension Office at 6:30 p.m.
    We will be honoring individuals from our community in the areas of citizen, volunteer, farmer, healthcare, public safety, educator and business of the year.
    There will also be a meal provided by 13 local restaurants and caterers, showcasing some of their signature items.
    The Harrison County High School acapella group, The Harmonix, will be providing entertainment during the meal.

  • Look at the stats, downtown Cynthiana is on the rise

    One of my responsibilities as director for Cynthiana Main Street is to gather reinvestment statistics for our downtown district.
    Reinvestment statistics are vital to our program on the local and state level. This report helps validate the progress within the community.  
    As required by the state, I report our reinvestment statistics on a quarterly basis. I then present the cumulative report on an annual basis to our local government.

  • Viewpoint

    My children went through the public school system in Harrison County and each had their area of interest.
    They would likely say that socialization was the best part about school. Getting to mix and mingle with students from a potpourri of backgrounds was a definite plus for them.
    Erin went to all state chorus in middle school and then became part of the phenomenon that was THE Harrison County Marching Band, under the direction of Bob Gregg.
    Seth went to the state tournament as a senior competitor in tennis. He also wrestled and played soccer.

  • Purposes and goals of Cynthiana Main Street

    Being the executive director for Cynthiana Main Street during the past year, I was asked several times about our program and what is does, its purpose and our goals. I wanted to introduce our current board members to the community and explain on a smaller scale what our program is about.
     The Cynthiana Main Street Program is currently a state-accredited program that is funded at the local level.

  • Viewpoint

    Anyone else out there been receiving calls on their cell phones from unfamiliar numbers, from places like Boston, or Charleston, or San Antonio, or the like?
    I sure have.
    I have routinely refused to answer those calls, for fear of being scammed in some way...until Tuesday morning.
    I received another call from Boston and decided to answer. By answering, it cost me nearly $10,000.
    Before getting into the meat of that call, let me say this...
    My family has made fun of me for being anti-social for several years now.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Sometimes greener on the other side
    6. Moray ____
    9. United ____ Emirates
    13. Piled up a debt
    14. Cross country foot gear
    15. Tequila source
    16. UV light absorber
    17. *Fala to F. D. Roosevelt
    18. Andrea Bocelli, e.g.
    19. *He also went by name Jack
    21. *One of 4 to die of natural causes while in office
    23. Hostile
    24. Sub station?
    25. Opposite of hence
    28. With minimal sound distortion
    30. *President submits one to Congress

  • Democracy is not passive, I choose to participate

    On Saturday, Jan. 21, 53 women from Kentucky and Ohio came together to travel to Washington, DC, to take part in the largest protest event in US history – the Women’s March.  
    Harrison County was well represented on this trip as mothers and daughters, aunts and nieces, old friends and new joined to take an active role in our democracy.