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Today's Opinions

  • Downtown clean-up this Saturday Volunteers needed

    On Earth Day, Cynthiana Main Street will be hosting its first Community Clean-up day this year.
    Once again, we have partnered with Bluegrass Greensource for this event.
    On Saturday, April 22, from 9-11 a.m., we are asking volunteers to come downtown and join in our efforts of cleaning up Cynthiana.
    As I have said in the past, we will be “Spring Cleaning.” This can include washing windows on vacant buildings, sweeping the sidewalks, picking up trash or any other projects that need attention.

  • Viewpoint

    There are some professions where it is critical that the job be done well.
    There are no second chances or do-overs. And, while “we” (being those of us from the community) are proud of our first responders and the telecommunicators who get those responders where they need to be, it is always good to get an atta-boy.
    In the recent case of the Harrison County Fire Department and Brown EMS, that validation came from a highly respected trauma doctor at the University of Kentucky’s Chandler Medical Center.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. What gridlock does
    6. Portfolio acronym
    9. Winglike
    13. Ancient
    14. The Godfather, e.g.
    15. Exclude or omit
    16. Distinctive spirit of a culture
    17. #3 Down welcome
    18. One with no permanent abode
    19. *Challenger or Atlantis
    21. *Type of shower
    23. “He had”
    24. Audition tape
    25. “On the ____,” as in a fugitive
    28. A pout or grimace
    30. Complete shadow, pl.
    35. Mosque V.I.P.
    37. Attention-getting sound

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    Did Russia’s meddling influence the results of the ‘16 election?
    I’m registered as an independent voter and have been for 25 years. I care not for the Democrats or Republicans. I didn’t think I could support Trump or Clinton in the race for president.
    However, if I had known of Russia’s support of Trump and their campaign against Hillary I would have had to hold my nose and voted for Hillary.

  • Abuse Of Opioids Costing Businesses Millions

    (Dr. Matt McCarty is a board certified, fellowship trained physician specializing in chronic pain management. he founded Genotox Laboratories (www.genotoxlabs.com), a rapidly growing national reference lab providing medication monitoring services through urine drug screen confirmations and pharmacogenomics testing)

        As the children of Brian and Courtney Halye found themselves preparing for school one morning in March, they began to worry because their parents still had not made it out of their bedroom.

  • Viewpoint

    It was interesting to read this week that the greatest golfer of all time is something less than mechanically inclined.
    According to his wife, Barbara, Jack Nicklaus has been disparagingly tagged with the nickname, ‘Handy Jack.’
    She made the comment that her father was a whiz at repairing any and everything around the house when she was growing up and she thought that all men could do those things.
    She then related a story of how she asked Jack to attach a simple shelf to the inside of a cabinet door to hold spices, cups or something of that ilk.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    On Saturday morning, April 1, I want to Walmart to get groceries and a 24 pack of water. As I went out the door of the store I prayed that the Lord would help me get the things into my car.
    After opening the trunk I turned around to start putting them in and a gracious lady pulled her cart beside mine and asked if I needed help and that is when she became “A Servant of God.” She had no idea I had asked God for help. God truly does answer prayer.