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Columns

  • Theme: Super Bowl STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    ACROSS
    1. Idealized image
    6. Snake in the grass
    9. Attired
    13. Bourne actor
    14. U.N. labor agency
    15. Domenikos Theotokopoulos, a.k.a. El _____
    16. Like NCAA’s eight
    17. Microprocessor chip, for short
    18. Number of planets
    19. *Expensive Bowl purchase
    21. *Tied with Steelers for most appearances
    23. Big fuss
    24. Hoodlum
    25. Car wash option
    28. Camera setting
    30. *Found on many players
    35. Corner pieces
    37. Snoopy

  • Beefing up on 2013 General Assembly plans

    The General Assembly returned to the capitol last week, kicking off another legislative session as it always does in odd-numbered years: electing House and Senate leaders and establishing membership of the various committees for the next two years.
    I’m proud to say that I will have the opportunity to serve again as chairman of the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee, which gives me a strong voice in setting the state’s policy in these two areas.  

  • Make it important to be involved in your government

    A new year has begun and one question we should all ask ourselves is... Are we going to help change anything for the better?
    I have been working for The Cynthiana Democrat for over two years now.
    During the first months of my employment, I took on the task of following the Harrison County Fiscal Court meetings.
    A major observation that I feel that I am more than qualified in making is the lack of community interest in what goes on in the meetings twice a month.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Alfred Hitchcock in his movie, e.g
    6. *Banned insecticide
    9. *Infamous weapon in Persian Gulf War
    13. *”The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” author
    14. Two halves
    15. Chummy
    16. Site of witchcraft trials
    17. Fred Flintstone to Barney Rubble, e.g.
    18. Stupid or silly
    19. *Code name for detonation of first nuclear device
    21. *1945-1990 antagonism
    23. Batman and Robin, e.g.
    24. *Rock and ____
    25. Unit of absorbed radiation

  • Remember, when the lights go out, it could be worse

    Imagine a world where when the sun went down, the houses got dark.

    Well, most of Harrison County knows how that feels after a weekend with no electric.

    Last weekend, many Harrison Countians spent their time in the dark... and cold.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Mt. Everest, McKinley and such
    6. Cleopatra’s cause of death
    9. Crack in a lip
    13. *Hot toddy, e.g.
    14. Former Chinese communist leader
    15. Glowed or beamed
    16. Pronouncements
    17. “___ to Joy”
    18. Bird of prey weapon
    19. Hungarian composer Bela ______
    21. *Popular winter sculpture
    23. Thus far
    24. Greenish blue
    25. Former refrigerant
    28. *A snow____ is one for trekking on snow
    30. Astronomer’s sighting

  • Kentucky shows positive times ahead

    As we celebrate the holidays and ready for the new year, many of us may find ourselves taking a moment to recall the positive things in our lives.
    Statewide, there has been some good news in recent months worth noting.  The job market overall is looking somewhat better, with the state’s unemployment rate down, and we’re working on improving the economy here in our legislative district.

  • Is there snow in our future? Be prepared

    We didn’t get that white Christmas I was pulling for this year, but weather forecasters are promising some snow for our future.
    I’m not nearly the fan I once was, but certainly I get excited about a forecast that could bring some snow our way.
    I like it best if it’s a day (or two) that I’m going to be home and not out on the roads. It’s great to cozy up in the house and watch it snow.
    Unfortunately, the biggest snowfalls generally happen during the week when most of us have some place we have to be.

  • Theme: World Leaders

    ACROSS
    1. Like children’s book character Nancy
    6. Grade A item on grocery list
    9. Spill the beans
    13. Greeting from Don Ho
    14. ___ chi
    15. *Location of Mohammed Morsi’s presidential palace
    16. It lacks appropriate punctuation
    17. Wood-shaping tool
    18. It often fell in old cartoons
    19. *One of EU leaders
    21. *Anti-apartheid leader
    23. Moray ___
    24. I, to a Greek
    25. Where massages are given
    28. Letter opener
    30. Pincered insect

  • Theme: 2012 IN REVIEW

    ACROSS
    1. Come from an egg
    6. Bad-mouth
    9. Cargo
    13. Gem state
    14. Make a choice
    15. Move sideways
    16. Chocolate substitute
    17. Wade’s opponent
    18. *”The _____” moved to Chicago from NYC
    19. *GOP’s 2012 choice
    21. *Deceased singing legend
    23. Pock mark disease
    24. Boris Godunov, e.g.
    25. Chicken order
    28. Vegetative prickle
    30. Speed of play, pl.
    35. Like decorated cake
    37. Luau souvenirs