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  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. *The knight on the Oscar statuette holds one
    6. *Possible best director
    9. Sound of passing bullet?
    13. Taekwondo country
    14. ___ of Good Feelings
    15. Twofold
    16. Relating to Quechuan people
    17. Energy unit
    18. To set someone free
    19. Bruce Wayne’s Batman, e.g.
    21. *Historical drama and Oscar nominee
    23. Feline cry
    24. Secretary, e.g.
    25. a.k.a. American Gas Association
    28. Cleanse
    30. Gather, as in courage, e.g.
    35. Make fun of

  • State agenda is already full

    When the General Assembly meets in odd-numbered years, it has a much different schedule than it does in those ending in an even number.
    The meeting time is 30 rather than 60 days, and the first four of those are set aside just to elect legislative leaders and appoint members to committees.  The bulk of our work doesn’t begin until early February, and it effectively ends a little more than a month later.

  • Celebrating Valentine’s Day by the numbers

    It’s Valentine’s Day; what will your sweetie have for you when he or she comes home from work?
    As you know, the internet has a plethora of statistics. If you believe any or even part of those numbers, you may be interested to know that for that one special day over $13 billion is spent in the United States.
    More women purchase Valentine’s Day cards than men, while more men buy flowers than women.

  • THEME: U.S. PRESIDENTS

    ACROSS
    1. Ruler sides, e.g.
    6. Toward the stern
    9. Hit the bottle
    13. “La traviata” composer
    14. Tokyo, formerly
    15. *First President to resign
    16. One of three hipbones
    17. Bruin legend Bobby
    18. Some tournaments
    19. *First to be assassinated
    21. Protests
    23. Corn spot
    24. Mischievous Scandinavian god
    25. Actress ___ Gasteyer
    28. Famous Christmas guests
    30. As much as necessary
    35. Follows ding?
    37. Sold in bars

  • One month down... a lifetime to go

    So how many of us are still in tune with our New Year’s resolution?
    I was recently at the Harrison Memorial Hospital Wellness Center, which looks great after the renovation, at which time I noticed a few unfamiliar faces in the crowd.
    I’m not really for setting unreachable goals that end with me feeling worse about myself than before my life-changing journey began.

  • THEME: VALENTINE’S DAY

    1. *Good night kiss spot
    6. Old age, archaic
    9. De Valera’s land
    13. “My Own Private _____”
    14. Big Island flower necklace
    15. Kind of sentence
    16. Things that are unacceptable
    17. Some watch the Super Bowl just for these
    18. Irregular
    19. *Isolde’s tragic lover
    21. *The man behind the massacre
    23. Unagi on sushi menu
    24. *Stag
    25. Grease holder
    28. Elders’ teachings
    30. *St. Valentine’s occupation

  • Be aware of those who support your rights

    Why has recreation no longer been a major priority in Harrison County?
    I can recall a time when I was younger, which was not long ago, when recreation was something that was highly thought of in our community.
    Before I begin, I would like to say that I do not blame our current recreation lull on any one person.
    Problems are typically not attributed to any one person.
    However, a recent incident concerning a woman being denied her right to participate in local sports tops the cake in a terrible tasting way.

  • Share your photos and stories with readers

    What would you like to see more of in your hometown newspaper?
    It’s a given that there will always be the records and obituaries, births and weddings, sports and church items. But what would make your Cynthiana Democrat a better read?
    The news team is always looking for feature stories on people who make a difference in Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    Don’t be shy or think that your story is not newsworthy!
    Everyone has a story and we’d like to tell yours.

  • Theme: Super Bowl STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    ACROSS
    1. Idealized image
    6. Snake in the grass
    9. Attired
    13. Bourne actor
    14. U.N. labor agency
    15. Domenikos Theotokopoulos, a.k.a. El _____
    16. Like NCAA’s eight
    17. Microprocessor chip, for short
    18. Number of planets
    19. *Expensive Bowl purchase
    21. *Tied with Steelers for most appearances
    23. Big fuss
    24. Hoodlum
    25. Car wash option
    28. Camera setting
    30. *Found on many players
    35. Corner pieces
    37. Snoopy

  • Beefing up on 2013 General Assembly plans

    The General Assembly returned to the capitol last week, kicking off another legislative session as it always does in odd-numbered years: electing House and Senate leaders and establishing membership of the various committees for the next two years.
    I’m proud to say that I will have the opportunity to serve again as chairman of the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee, which gives me a strong voice in setting the state’s policy in these two areas.