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Columns

  • THEME: VALENTINE’S DAY

    1. *Good night kiss spot
    6. Old age, archaic
    9. De Valera’s land
    13. “My Own Private _____”
    14. Big Island flower necklace
    15. Kind of sentence
    16. Things that are unacceptable
    17. Some watch the Super Bowl just for these
    18. Irregular
    19. *Isolde’s tragic lover
    21. *The man behind the massacre
    23. Unagi on sushi menu
    24. *Stag
    25. Grease holder
    28. Elders’ teachings
    30. *St. Valentine’s occupation

  • Be aware of those who support your rights

    Why has recreation no longer been a major priority in Harrison County?
    I can recall a time when I was younger, which was not long ago, when recreation was something that was highly thought of in our community.
    Before I begin, I would like to say that I do not blame our current recreation lull on any one person.
    Problems are typically not attributed to any one person.
    However, a recent incident concerning a woman being denied her right to participate in local sports tops the cake in a terrible tasting way.

  • Share your photos and stories with readers

    What would you like to see more of in your hometown newspaper?
    It’s a given that there will always be the records and obituaries, births and weddings, sports and church items. But what would make your Cynthiana Democrat a better read?
    The news team is always looking for feature stories on people who make a difference in Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    Don’t be shy or think that your story is not newsworthy!
    Everyone has a story and we’d like to tell yours.

  • 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.