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Today's Opinions

  • Patience, courtesy needed during road repairs

    If you have school-age children and didn’t know that school began on Monday, your kids are a bit tardy.
    As usual, the Cynthiana Democrat news staff headed out with cameras in hand to grab the first-day-of-school photographs on Monday morning.
    For the most part, we found the students attacking the day with as much gusto as a kindergarten child can on the first day of school.

  • Berry Festival to be revived this year

    To the editor:
    After a five year absence of a Berry KY Festival, we are once again reviving the 30-plus years of getting friends, family and all who wish to come to our 2015 Festival.
    The Committee has planned to have a baby show and a toddler buggy show hosted by Katie Himes, Miss Kentucky USA.  There will, also, be many activities, vendors, various foods, gospel and country music and too much to mention in this letter.  Just watch the Democrat and Shopper for the full list of activities

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Bewildered or confounded
    6. Cul de ____
    9. Rum cake
    13. Church bell sounds
    14. Anger
    15. Give a green light
    16. Dogma
    17. ___ Aviv
    18. Cancer sign?
    19. *Higher education result
    21. *L in LMC
    23. “Yakety ____”
    24. W.’s advisor
    25. Tube in old TV
    28. *Classroom pests
    30. Catching sight of something
    35. “Jack and the Beanstalk” instrument
    37. ____ Scotia
    39. Ownership document

  • Officials have dropped the ball with Cedarbrook plant

    I’ve written quite a few columns since I’ve been with the Democrat. So far, I’ve used the opportunity to write about myself, or my family, so that everyone can get to know me a little better. And I will continue to do so. The time has come, however, to write about an issue going on in the community.

  • Cynthiana roundabout is the entrance to the city

    To the editor:
    I have concerns about the trash, weeds, tall grass, and lack of upkeep at the roundabout and adjoining areas which have become unsightly; even some of the banks are graded too steep to mow.  
    Most people driving to Cynthiana must use the roundabout, and the approach to the entrance is a sight that is definitely nothing to be proud of.
    We are trying to promote tourism and bring in new industry.  

  • 'Great Museum Treasure Hunt’ a success

    I think a lot about how “technology” supplies children with untold hours of ‘entertainment’ these days. Movies, video games, Netflix streaming  TV shows, even educational games are all electronically available and just a touch away. It’s amazing really.
    They can be in the house, in the car, watching their brother or sister at a little league game, even in a restaurant waiting for their meal and entertainment is in the palm of their hands…via phones, tablets and now even wrist watches.

  • Mayor deserves kudos for work bettering city

    So often this space is used to slap the hands of public officials who have pulled the shades on a transparent government.
    Generally, it’s in the form of an editorial and historically is has been for some perceived open meetings infraction.
    I don’t want to do any hand-slapping today. I would rather raise my hands to offer praise this time.
    When Cynthiana Mayor James Smith took office he created a 100-day plan. He ranked 14 goals that he hoped to have achieved at the end of those days or at the very least to see movement there.