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  • 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
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Gang
    6. “Back To The Future” actress
    9. Femme fatale
    13. Bader Ginsberg and Babe
    14. Like Mother Hubbard
    15. Small, olive-gray bird
    16. Abraham’s sacrifice
    17. E.T. transporter
    18. It happens at a given place and time
    19. *Mythic oceanic temptress
    21. *Flying stallion
    23. Heat unit
    24. Doe’s mate
    25. *Number of heads on Ravana in Hindu mythology
    28. Dripping faucet sound
    30. Worn by train station porter

  • Time reporting in Cynthiana truly memorable

    Much sooner than I ever imagined, I am writing my last column for the Cynthiana Democrat.
    As I write this, I find myself in the same position as my predecessor, Josh Shepherd. I had hoped it to be where I broke the news, but, as I have found out, many of you already know.
    The Cynthiana rumor mill does work fast, as Josh said in his last column.
    I have accepted a job at another paper, and it was an opportunity I had to take.

  • Communcation important in dealing with teen technology use

    If you have a child in middle or high school, you have probably had to make the decision of whether or not they are ready for a cell phone.  
    Our children have far more access to technology than we did at their age.  
    When used safely, this technology can place a world of knowledge at their fingertips.  However, when teenagers are handed cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices with no rules and no parental guidance, they can be placed at risk.  

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Internet posts
    6. “Kilroy ____ here”
    9. “Put a ____ in it!”
    13. “Raspberry ____” by Prince
    14. Matterhorn, e.g.
    15. Loosen laces
    16. Social class or position
    17. “All the Light We Cannot ____” by Anthony Doerr
    18. Like professor Sherman Klump
    19. *In 1941 Thanksgiving moved to this Thursday
    21. *Football hosts
    23. Green pod dweller
    24. One who makes use of something
    25. Declare
    28. Globes and balls

  • Bad Monday of bad Mondays nothing compared to election news

    After having been at the Democrat for just over five months now, I’ve done columns about “issues,” and I’ve written columns about a variety of things happening in my life, such as my last-minute, crazed move from Louisville and my sister’s wedding.
    Well, this column is just going to be a column of random thoughts, so please bear with me.
    I’ve had some ups and downs the past few days.

  • A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with state Rep. Tom McKee

    For most of us, Veterans Day has always been a time set aside to honor all who served their country, no matter when that may have been.  The holiday’s early history, however, was much more specific.
    It began in 1919, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – the exact one-year anniversary of the end of World War I.  President Woodrow Wilson called it Armistice Day, a term some still used today, and commemorating that conflict remained the day’s focus for more than 30 years.