• The criminalization of food choices is government overreach

    In 2011, federal agents launched a sting operation on an Amish farmer.  Prof. Baylen J. Linnekin provides details of the raid:
    “Federal agents watched the home closely for a year, gathering evidence.  Then, in a pre-dawn raid, armed members from three agencies swooped in.

  • Activity-filled months ahead for Harrison County

    WANTED: Your help!
    Between now and the end of the year, things are going to be hopping in Cynthiana.
    We have two new ladies in leadership roles for getting and keeping Cynthiana on track.
    Karey Mattox Riddell has taken over The Main Street Program with the resignation of Emily Ammerman.
    And Tomi Jean Dailey Clifford officially started as the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce executive director on Monday. I say “officially” because she hit the ground running even before her first day in the office.

  • Frankfort Focus

    With Labor Day behind us and cooler temperatures on the way, it finally feels like fall is here, even if the calendar tells us we still have about another week to go.
    For our farmers, the harvest season is where months of hard work and hopefully good luck with the weather pays off.   While significant rainfall earlier in the year made it difficult at times, there are encouraging signs that our crops are largely following their traditional trends.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Giraffe’s striped-leg cousin
    6. Moo goo gai pan pan
    9. Love-____ relationship
    13. *_____ Gabriel, 1960s Rams star quarterback
    14. What?
    15. Enter a website
    16. Samuel Butler’s “The Way of All ____”
    17. Big time
    18. “____ truly”
    19. *Non-contact league
    21. *Football game starter
    23. Altogether or entirely
    24. ____-de-camp
    25. Club alternative
    28. *Houston Oilers star running back, Campbell
    30. Top of the line

  • Kim Davis’ actions result in appreciation for local officials

    If anyone actually keeps track of who writes columns when here at the Democrat (which I very, very seriously doubt) you would not have been expecting to hear from me this week.
    Our fearless leader is on vacation, however, so here I am. Ready to step up to the plate, ready to  help out when needed. Ever versatile, ever eager, ever vigilant. That’s me.

  • Being an ‘empty-nester’ doesn’t have to mean feeling lonely, purposeless

    Something about my son turning 21 two weeks ago really hammered home the fact that my kids are both grown, and I’m now labeled an empty-nester.
    Both of them have been living on their own for over a year. My daughter is almost 20, so reality hit pretty late. But it hit hard.
    I’m an empty-nester. At the ripe old ago of 36, I’m an empty-nester.
    It’s not that I feel any different; I don’t.

  • Rod Run heats up downtown Cynthiana every year; brings fun, money to town

    I know if I start naming names, someone will get left out. There’s also a huge chance that someone would be omitted by the mere fact that they worked behind the scenes and were not out front with a bull horn.
    I have covered, or at least been in town, for each of the four Rod Runs in Cynthiana. And each time I walk away with an all encompassing feeling of wow.
    It’s not that I’m so involved in classic cars, although there were a couple that I wouldn’t be embarrassed to drive away in ... just a couple.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Fisherman’s ____ in San Francisco
    6. Rejuvenating spot
    9. Tom, as opposed to tabby
    13. Drawing support
    14. Center of activity
    15. John Hancock, e.g.
    16. Novelist Jong
    17. Pilot’s announcement
    18. Bar order, with “the”
    19. *Bull
    21. *Part of Watery Trigon
    23. Once around
    24. Bank deposit
    25. Skedaddle
    28. Russian parliament
    30. Psychologist of classical conditioning fame
    35. Author Murdoch