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Columns

  • “Fall” in love with Harrison County back roads

    For too long this year, summer has refused to surrender.  We have endured high temperatures and dry, crunchy grass for so long that fall sneaked up without our notice.  
    All of a sudden, leaves have begun turning.  In fact, after this weekend’s windy weather, some trees are already sporting bare branches.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. *____ Jessica Parker
    6. Bag, in Paris
    9. Diplomat’s forte
    13. Opposite of cathode
    14. *”Chinatown” sequel: “The ____ Jakes”
    15. Chocolate tree
    16. Considering everything
    17. Pro vote
    18. Sleep spoiler?
    19. *Famous filmmaker Cecil
    21. *”The Jazz Singer” was the first one
    23. “To Kill a Mockingbird” recluse
    24. *Cary Grant in “His ____ Friday”
    25. FedEx competitor
    28. Family room staple

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Dolphins’ home
    6. *Sports acronym
    9. Deep wound
    13. Spy’s cover
    14. 100 square meters
    15. “Door,” on #35 Across
    16. Approximate date
    17. Bygone bird
    18. Letter-shaped girder
    19. *Pastoral autumn trip
    21. *Falling all around
    23. Galley tool
    24. Eight bits
    25. Trigonometry abbr.
    28. “Hey!”
    30. ____weed
    35. Faubourg Saint-HonorÈ and Rivoli, e.g.
    37. Left after deductions

  • Family of Thomas J. and Amanda Francis Hill Franklin
  • Emmy Lou was a diva, a pest, a silly, tail-wagging pup

    If I had an exotic bird as a pet, it would be more likely to outlive me.
    But, I didn’t. I had an 11-year-old maltese whose name followed the family’s Wizard of Oz theme. She was tagged with Auntie Em as a puppy and that evolved into Emmy Lou over the years.
    She was a pest.
    She would lick the lotion off my legs. She would get under foot while I was trying to cook. She always needed to “go out” at the most dramatic point of any television show.

  • Viewpoint

    Emily Hendrix, Student
    Guest columnist

    The words small and big are definitely an understatement to me. I recently moved from Cynthiana, Kentucky to Orlando, Florida to attend Rollins College, where I plan on majoring in chemical engineering and then continuing to grad school at Washington University.
    Towards the end of my senior year in high school I knew that I had a very big decision to make on where I wanted to further my education.

  • BBQ Throwdown a huge success

    By Stephanie Burden
    Main Street Program Director
    Cynthiana Main Street’s Downtown BBQ Throwdown was a huge success and a lot of fun.
    Last Saturday as part of the Cynthiana Super Saturday, Main Street hosted our first bar-b-que cook off.  We had five local participants bring their best bar-b-que to town.
    Who knew we had so many delicious bar-b-ques in the county.
    The public got to “vote” for their favorite bar-b-que and it sure wasn’t any easy choice.  Ultimately, only the top three could win.

  • Moving forward, one step at a time

    By James Smith
    Mayor
    What a busy year the City of Cynthiana has had so far.  We have become the busiest little town in the state.  Everywhere I go, city officials from other cities are asking me how we’ve turned our city around so quickly.  
    I tell them, “We’ve got good people who love our town and are working hard to turn it around!”