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  • FRANKFORT FOCUS A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

    The holidays are a treasured time no matter where they are celebrated, but there is no doubt that they seem to be a little extra special here in the commonwealth.
    For one thing, there certainly is no shortage of things to do.  Close by, the Kentucky Horse Park has been featuring its Southern Lights Holiday Festival for more than 20 years, giving families a chance to see the park filled with numerous winter-themed displays.

  • Christmas Parade and Medallion Hunt winners

    Thank you to everyone who attended or participated in the 2016 Christmas Parade.
    It was one of the largest (and coldest!) parade’s to date.
    With 25 float entries and close to 100 units entered total, it was definitely a Christmas experience you didn’t want to miss.
    Due to the amount of entries, we had to alter the route to Flat Run Veterans Park to start instead of River Road.

  • Viewpoint

    Like most parents and grandparents out there, watching your children and grandchildren open Christmas presents gives me much more pleasure than receiving gifts myself.
    Seeing the excitement of them opening that nicely wrapped present is priceless.
    I guess it goes with the territory.
    Like most adults out there, at some point we all truly reach the point when we understand that it is much better to give than to receive.
    I fondly remember my uncle, Lawrence McGill.

  • Cynthiana Main Street to participate in Good Giving Challenge

    This year Cynthiana Main Street is excited to be participating in the Good Giving Challenge. Now in it’s sixth year, the Challenge is an online giving campaign designed to engage the entire community and to make charitable giving easy and fun.
    Since it’s inception in 2011, The Good Giving Challenge has raised over $5.5 million for Bluegrass area non-profits, making it among the most successful giving events in Kentucky. Last year, 6979 donations resulted in $1.34 million impacting amazing local non-profits.

  • Viewpoint

    Many of you may have noticed that Kenneth Houston, the self-appointed Cynthiana street cleaner upper, has not been on the job.
    Kenneth tripped in a pot hole on Second Street in October as he was walking to work and has been nursing a broken arm.
    He called this week because he heard that rumors were circulating that he had cancer.
    A broken arm is just enough to keep him away from cleaning streets. He said he didn’t want people to think that he was seriously ill.
    Once mended, Kenneth will be back behind the broom and shovel.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. *e.g. “A Winter’s Tale” by Mark Helprin
    6. Bag in Paris
    9. *Cold-weather lip trouble
    13. Speak one’s mind
    14. “What?”
    15. What phoenix did
    16. Used a lot in sports
    17. ____ of Aquarius
    18. Misrepresent
    19. *Troika ride
    21. *Has two eyes made of coal
    23. Beluga yield
    24. Found in a wall
    25. Reggae precursor
    28. Whiskey without water
    30. Mother of Calcutta
    35. What little kittens did with their mittens

  • Second Medallion hunt begins Saturday

    This Saturday, Dec. 10, kicks off the second annual Maiden City Medallion Hunt. For those of you new to the hunt, a single glass medallion is hidden in Cynthiana on Cynthiana’s Birthday, Dec. 10. Clues to the location of the medallion will be posted on the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Facebook page at 3 p.m. everyday. The clues will be announced on WCYN Coffee Break Extra every morning at 9:30 a.m., so you can get a head start on the hunting if you tune in.  

  • Viewpoint

    Several recent tragic occurrances have put a damper on the coming Holiday Season for several families.
    While most of us are looking with great anticipation toward the arrival of Santa Claus with our children and grandchildren, many others are not.
    There are families in our community who will be experiencing Christmas this year with one less set of presents to wrap, and have opened.
    Families have lost loved ones over the past year to any number of causes, some tragic, some expected and some unsavory.

  • ‘Wild’ animals could teach us all a lesson

    I have noticed that many people have pretty definite reactions when I say I feed a raccoon.
    Until this raccoon came to my house, injured and starving, I did not know they had such a bad reputation. How could that be? It seemed to me that they are just cute and smart and harmless.
    Hmm, that is before I heard lots of painful recitations of ruined corn patches and gardens and how resourceful folks have to be to protect their harvest.
    Well, OK. I learned a good lesson, but there are extenuating circumstances.