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Columns

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS

      As we wind our work week down early because of the Christmas holiday, I wanted to take this opportunity to say that I hope you and your family have a truly special time.
    In Kentucky’s early history, Christmas was festive in more ways than one.  Since many received guns and ammunition as gifts, that day was often the busiest of the year for hunting.

  • The Birth of Jesus

    In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Southern cuisine pie
    6. French lake
    9. H or O in H2O, e.g.
    13. *”Tell ____ I love her”
    14. *”A long, long time ____ I can still remember how that music...”
    15. Cast somebody there
    16. Misbehave
    17. St. Louis player
    18. First American-born saint, Elizabeth Ann ____
    19. *”Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for ____ ____”
    21. *”On a dark desert highway, cool wind in ____ ____”
    23. Draft pick
    24. $10,000, to a judge, e.g.

  • A prosecutor’s perspective

    It’s the time of year that we gather together with our friends and family and celebrate the holidays. It’s also the time of year when you are more likely to be the victim of theft, burglary and fraud.  
    Thefts from vehicles and home burglaries peak in November and December.  Here are some tips on how you can avoid becoming a victim this holiday season.  
    When shopping, lock your vehicle and don’t leave items like gifts, cell phones, tablets, laptops, purses, and shopping bags visible in your car.  

  • A Disservice to Children

    I’ve witnessed more than most in my 20-plus years as a student and 27 years as a teacher.
    Some of it good, some of it not-so-good.
    Virtually all, well-intentioned.
    As a student, I experienced the “open classroom concept” and  “modular” scheduling while growing up in Carrollton.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Appear like a chick
    6. Unit of electrical resistance
    9. “____ the word”
    13. Convex molding
    14. Honey maker
    15. Japanese-American
    16. Russian author of “Dead Souls”
    17. “C’____ la vie!”
    18. English county
    19. *Students’ winter delight?
    21. *Apres-ski site
    23. Goose egg
    24. *Snow ____
    25. Olden-day aerosol can propellant
    28. Post WWII military alliance
    30. Lorraine’s neighbor

  • Taking a Closer Look

    Editor’s note: K. Bruce Florence, retired Harrison County High School teacher and Maysville Community and Technical College Licking Valley Campus director, will be contributing a monthly column to The Cynthiana Democrat.
    With candy canes, bright lights and Christmas trees in every window, the season is unmistakable. The time when the world, or our corner of it, seems to be just a bit kinder, with smiles much wider and toes tapping to joyous music.

  • Societal issues cause a dilemma

    Can you hear it?
    It’s a collective rolling over in the grave. Our ancestors have to be puzzled and saddened by today’s headlines as they look down on a gone-wild society. Not only globally, but locally as well.
    I know I am terribly saddened.
    I’ve been asking myself all week how a grown man can walk into a home and stab a 6-year-old child to death?
    There is a not-guilty plea in the Woodford County case, however, the defendant has allegedly admitted to officials that he stabbed the boy.