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  • The scary things in life are definitely worth taking a chance on

    I’ve come to find out­—through lots of experience on the subject—that it’s usually the things that you’re a little scared to do that lead to something great.
    It’s happened to me plenty of times at work; I’ll approach a stranger and find an amazing story.
    Or I’ll have to talk to someone about a difficult topic, and find out they’re happy to talk about it. And we all know difficult topics are usually important topics, and make for stories important to readers.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Northern Scandinavians
    6. To use a Singer
    9. *Al Green: “____ Stay Together”
    13. Like unlucky straw
    14. Paleontologist’s estimate
    15. Confusion
    16. Emotion at a funeral
    17. *Beach Boys: “____ Only Knows”
    18. Like worthless promise
    19. *Billy Joel: “... just the way ____ ____”
    21. *Sonny & Cher: “I ____ ____ Babe”
    23. Type of evidence
    24. “The Blair Witch Project” emotion

  • Scores N' More composer retiring

     

  • Be thankful for our freedoms this holiday

    As many of us prepare for the July Fourth holiday, I encourage you to join me in being thankful of the freedoms we enjoy.
    Though discouraging news can be hard to understand, such as the recent shootings in South Carolina, the resilience of the people in Charleston, and the discussion that has developed from that, are results of our free society.
    Unfortunately, sometimes people take advantage of the freedom to do harm, but Americans show that we can unite and figure our way through a difficult time to a better place.

  • This 4th, thank soldiers, founding fathers

    Kentucky may not have yet been a state when our country declared its independence nearly 240 years ago, but as we prepare to celebrate that anniversary this weekend, it is worth pointing out we do have ties to this early period.
    We were home to about a half-dozen skirmishes during the Revolutionary War, for example, including what is widely believed to be its last: The Battle of Blue Licks in nearby Robertson County.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Cursor control
    6. Director’s cry
    9. Yellow rides
    13. “A Doll’s House” playwright
    14. Put into service
    15. Alluring maiden
    16. Thorny stems
    17. Ewe’s mate
    18. “Bravo! Bravo!”, e.g.
    19. *First state added after 13 colonies
    21. *July 4th Main Street tradition
    23. Famous T-Rex
    24. ____ list
    25. U.K. broadcaster
    28. Suggestive look
    30. Nada
    34. Building extensions at right angle to main building

  • Cynthiana High School reunion planned for June 26-27

     

  • When done at the last minute, moving is that much harder

    Most of you probably don’t know this, but when you’re a writer for the Democrat, you have to write a column every other week.
    I’m free to write about anything I want. I can share my opinion on things going on in the community, or on issues in general.
    For now at least, though, I’d like to use my columns just as a way for all of you out there to get to know me a little, as I’m trying to get to know all of you. I guess if I’m going to be writing for and about Cynthiana, it’s only fair for you all to know who I am.