• Ernie Pyle and D-Day: A 70th anniversary celebration: A Pure Miracle

    Editor’s Note: In honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, we present this re-print of an article from the great wartime reporter, Ernie Pyle, on the day after the Normandy Beach invasion. In doing so, we honor the memory of the American and European soldiers involved in this unforgettable struggle to secure victory for the allies during World War II.
    Readers can enjoy two other articles from Ernie Pyle on this website: Cynthianademocrat.com.

    By Ernie Pyle
    June 12, 1944

  • Honor those who served by failing to vote?

    It’s been a week since the primary election.
    I offer my congratulations to the winners and good luck to those who move on to the general election coming in November. May you earn a real mandate by the majority of the voters in the county for the general election.
    I am told that a 37 percent turnout for any election is huge. And, judging from the sheer exhaustion of Linda Furnish and the entire staff at the Harrison County Clerk’s office when the counting was officially complete Tuesday night, I have no doubt that it was, indeed, a large turnout.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    1. “_____ your engines!”
    6. Buffoon
    9. Dermatologist’s concern
    13. Like beaver?
    14. Bearded antelope
    15. Pertaining to the ear
    16. Davy Crockett’s last stand
    17. Campaigned
    18. Modern day letter
    19. *Suri’s father
    21. *Kiefer’s father
    23. ___ blue
    24. Khaled Hosseini’s “The ____ Runner”
    25. Brady Bunch daughter
    28. Actress Jessica
    30. Metal helmet
    35. Beehive state

  • Don’t be taken in by callers who offer nothing but...SCAMMER-TIME

    Residents barely get through one scam alert before another begins.
    The best advice in any phone call, letter or door-to-door salesman is ‘if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck, it’s probably a duck.’


  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Similar to but smaller than giraffe
    6. OB-GYN test
    9. Cry like a baby
    13. Howard Hughes was one, among other things
    14. Biochemistry abbr.
    15. Luau greeting
    16. Maker of premium electric vehicles
    17. It’s hot in some people?
    18. Sega hedgehog
    19. *Tennis return
    21. *Game of goals
    23. Yang’s opposite
    24. Michelin product
    25. Fluffy accessory
    28. *Batting ____
    30. A group or set of 9 or IX
    35. Tolkien creatures

  • The rise of the new American ghost town?

    For those of you who may not have heard the news, Nicholas County Hospital announced Monday that it would be filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
    At 5 p.m. of that same day, the hospital emergency room ceased accepting patients.

  • Mothers, teachers and a southern Kentucky legacy

    Every day of every week of every month is proclaimed as something special.
    So far this month we’ve already celebrated National Prayer Day and Loyalty Day on May 1st.
    Wednesday was National Roast Leg of Lamb Day. No kidding.
    Friday, May 9, will be set aside to honor military spouses and of course Sunday is Mother’s Day.
    It’s been eight years since my mother died and I miss her every day.
    Betty Sosby, my mother, taught third grade at Florence Elementary in Boone County for as many years as I remember of her teaching career.

  • What’s so “pure” about obsolete?

    So last weekend, I drove eight hours north to watch movies at the Drive-In.
    The Riverside Drive-In in Vandergrift, Penn. sponsors two film festivals a year: The April Ghoul’s Monster Rama and the Drive-In Super Monster-Rama, which happens in September.