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  • 2016 was a very good year for Cynthiana Main Street

    As I completed my 2016 annual report for Cynthiana Main Street, I was in awe of all the great things that our community accomplished. It was definitely a stellar year for Cynthiana and Cynthiana Main Street is proud to be a part of this community and its up-rising.
    The mission of Cynthiana Main Street is to help revitalize our downtown. It is our aim to help stimulate economic development and investment in downtown. It is our aim to promote a positive image of our downtown.
    I feel Cynthiana Main Street did an amazing job fulfilling our mission in 2016.

  • Viewpoint

    I really don’t think I have had my head in the sand, but I was astonished at the number of felony drug cases from 2016.
    While I was researching information for a sentencing story that appears in today’s issue, I found where 30 individuals had been sentenced for drug crimes in 2016 and another seven the first week of January for offenses committed last year.
    These are just the felony cases that go through circuit court.
    I would have to guess there were that many, or more, in district court.
    There are no social boundaries for drug abuse.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Hang around for
    6. Is no longer
    9. *”____ Come Undone” by Wally Lamb
    13. Food from heaven
    14. Not square
    15. Annoy a bedfellow
    16. Mountaineer’s tool
    17. Anger
    18. Length of a forearm
    19. *Author of best-selling book series ever
    21. *”The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” Pulitzer-winning author
    23. Mele Kalikimaka wreath
    24. ____-friendly
    25. Stout relative
    28. Small town or hamlet

  • The gift of so many good yesterdays

    Remember that moment when out of the blue you felt out of the regular pattern of time and space? Some people call it de’ja vu, some shiver and say someone stepped on their grave and others just deny it happened.
    Me? I think the experience is delightful. It always puts me in the mind of the conjure woman who lived up one of the hollers in the mountains where I grew up.

  • Viewpoint

    This candidate for the Presidency of the United States won, largely by campaigning as a political outsider.
    He won by condemning the elitist establishment that had controlled Washington for decades.
    He appealed to the “common man” and promised to include him in government.
    He favored less control by the central government and more self-determination by the states.
    When he was inaugurated, his supporters descended on Washington, and the political spectrum of the United States was forever changed.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. The Mamas & the ____
    6. Clingy plant
    9. Half of Brangelina
    13. Poem at a funeral
    14. 2nd largest bird in the world
    15. Palm grease
    16. Abraham’s original name
    17. *Columbia introduced the 33 1/3 ___ record
    18. Painting support
    19. *Originally known as safety cushion assembly
    21. *Penny Farthing, e.g.
    23. G in music
    24. Damp and musty
    25. Teacher org.
    28. Locus, pl.
    30. Opposite of cantata
    35. Tiny leftovers

  • Viewpoint

    Good-bye 2016.
    Many can probably say that 2016 was a very good year, while others are still dealing with tragedies that have shaken their families.
    Cynthiana has fared well in the last 12 months under the leadership of several young minds and bodies. Young being younger than me!
    There are still some things I’d like to see, maybe not in 2017, but certainly sooner rather than later.
    I would like for the power lines downtown to be buried. Is that a life or death wish? Of course not. However, I’m thinking big here.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution