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Columns

  • Shop locally this holiday season

    Have you been wanting to visit our local shops downtown? Now is the perfect time to get downtown to see what our stores have to offer.  
    This weekend several of Cynthiana’s downtown merchants will be enticing shoppers with their holiday open houses.
    Merchants will be staying in late on Friday night and open extended hours on Saturday.
    Some will be offering sales, samples, door prizes and refreshments.

  • Don’t sweat the turkey, and other fowl advice

     

    Spoiler Alert!  All seasoned, master cooks in our reading audience, this information will be old hat for you, but for lots of us who will soon be facing a great whitish blob sitting there on our cabinet expecting to be turned into a Norman Rockwellian masterpiece, the following is vital.

  • Viewpoint

    2016 is winding down. There’s only one more flip over for this year’s calendar to reach the final month.
    In just days we will be celebrating Thanksgiving followed a month later by Christmas.
    Before all those fun activities get underway, I’m making a call for historic photographs of all-things Cynthiana and Harrison County.

  • Viewpoint

    Tradition is a fickle thing.
    Some traditions are self-sustaining and important, some traditions might evolve and change slightly over time and some traditions are just, well, inane and might simply run their course and go away.
    Our family has traditionally exchanged presents and celebrated Christmas on the night before. That has remained unchanged.
    Other family traditions have been modified from year to year, with changing and growing families.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Viewpoint

    In recent columns I’ve touted the resurrection of our Maiden City and those who have been behind the push.
    Things happening in Cynthiana are wonderful. It has taken the right people doing the right things at the right time.
    I’m so very proud of those young minds as well as all of the volunteers -- young and old -- who have worked tirelessly to ensure that Cynthiana doesn’t become The Forgotten City.
    With that said, I want to turn to the school district.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Wisdom tooth, e.g.
    6. Slovenly abode
    9. ____ row
    13. “Leave me ____!”
    14. Lamb’s momma
    15. Chew out
    16. Stirs up
    17. *Reagan, to friends
    18. Extend subscription
    19. *Electoral entity
    21. *Election day
    23. Right-angle building extension
    24. Cat-headed Egyptian goddess
    25. British broadcaster
    28. Plural of locus
    30. Farmer’s turf, pl.
    35. Pale or bitter beverages
    37. 1960s boots

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. *One should accompany young Trick or Treaters
    6. “Victoria’s Secret” purchase
    9. Marine eagle
    13. “West Side Story” character
    14. Distinctive quality
    15. “Pulling my leg,” e.g.
    16. Venomous slitherer
    17. Dashboard acronym
    18. Big tops
    19. *Like a house to avoid
    21. *Halloween alternative to black
    23. Cul de ____
    24. Type of test
    25. Sis’ sibling
    28. Coarse file
    30. Centers, old-fashioned

  • ‘Treats on Main’ on Oct. 31

    Do you remember going trick or treating as a child? The excitement of getting treats? Getting to eat the candy before bed on Halloween night?
    One memory that I recall is going to the Courthouse to trick or treat. It was the best place in town to gather a bag full of treats. Often, that was the only stop you would need to make. The treats would include apples and cookies and even an orange drink. Of course, sweet candy was a must.