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Columns

  • Viewpoint

    In my lifetime, I suppose the most significant political occurrence would have to be the Watergate Scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
    Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward pieced together a seemingly inconsequential burglary of the Democratic National Party headquarters at the Watergate Office building and eventually tied that to Nixon’s White House staff, leading to his resignation.

  • Connersville School 1939-40
  • Pick-a-Project: Crape Myrtles . . . we can do it

    Would you come with me as we wander down memory lane for a few lines?
    Do you remember way back when Harrison High School decided to add football to its sports offerings? Do you remember that the team consisted of high school boys who had, for the most part, never played football, and a coach who had never coached football? Do you also remember that there was no expectation that this team could do very well?
    And that was O.K., they were young and inexperienced and it could take years for Harrison County football to reach any level of success.

  • Cynthiana -- Prepare yourself for the Zombie Apocalypse

    Are we ready for a zombie apocalypse?
    There’s no need to head for your doomsday shelter just yet. But, that doesn’t mean that in the week’s ahead that shelter won’t come in handy.
    The creative minds of Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore blended to put Cynthiana out there in comic book land when they developed The Walking Dead.
    It became an immediate got-to-have comic book and caught the eye of AMC execs, who eventually developed TWD into a phenomenally successful television series.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Angry walk
    6. Bell and Barker, e.g.
    9. Fields and Basinger
    13. Donny’s singing sister
    14. *T.S. Eliot poem, “____ Wednesday”
    15. Loosen laces
    16. Glorify
    17. *Theodor Geisel, ____ Dr. Seuss
    18. Daughter of a sibling
    19. *Wordsworth or Shakespeare
    21. *He hears America singing
    23. Pig’s digs
    24. Discharge
    25. Exchange for money
    28. Grey, of tea fame
    30. Like oxen put together
    35. Second-hand
    37. Saintly glow

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Beaten as punishment in some countries
    6. Tai’s partner
    9. Suite cleaner
    13. Savory taste sensation
    14. Time delay
    15. *Colonial money: pounds, shillings and ____
    16. Dyed fabric
    17. Pooh’s wise friend
    18. Can’t stand
    19. *Grilled July 4th favorite
    21. *The Washington Monument, e.g.
    23. Confession subject
    24. Under a fig leaf?
    25. Talking Heads’ “And She ____”
    28. New Zealand fruit

  • A lot has changed in the last 40 years

    Saturday will mark my 40th year with The Cynthiana Democrat.
    I like to think I have learned a lot during those four decades -- some about myself, but mostly about my community.
    Everyone has a story to tell. They may not want to tell it, but it’s there nonetheless.
    One thing I’ve always wanted to do but never made it happen was to knock on a random door, introduce myself and let the story unfold.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution