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Today's Opinions

  • Chamber director reflects on her first year on the job

    Last month marked my one-year anniversary as executive director of the Chamber of Commerce. What a year it has been. 

    I am so happy and blessed to be able to have a job that I love and I can’t wait to see what the next year holds for the Chamber of Commerce and the community.

    When I took over in September of last year, we had 94 members. With over 15 new businesses opening this past year alone and a renewed sense of community, our membership gained momentum and increased to 146 members.  

  • Funding approved for ‘rocket-docket’ programs

     

    I am pleased to announce that the Prosecutors Advisory Council has approved funding to continue the rocket docket program in the 18th Judicial Circuit for fiscal year 2017.  

    Our Circuit is fortunate to be one of the select few rocket docket programs in our state.  

  • Viewpoint

    In less than a month, we will know the outcome of the last weeks, months and years of campaigning.

    Just hold on a little longer. It will soon be over ... or just beginning for some.

    As always, we are accepting candidate endorsement letters. However, the deadline is quickly approaching.

    The very last opportunity to submit a letter is before 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24. Anything received after that will find its way to the waste receptacle.

  • Trunk flare should be evident at planting

    Hands down this is the best time of the year for me.  

    The weather has a subtlety about it with extremes thrown in here and there as a reminder that Mother Nature will do as she pleases.  

    I am tired from the summer but reinvigorated when the light changes and the blue sky becomes clearer. I can think about gardening again with a smile on my face.  

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS

    1. Rn, a health hazard

    6. One noble or inert

    9. Multitude

    13. Port city in Japan

    14. Pie ____ ____ mode

    15. Inflict a blow

    16. *Prime Minister of India in the 1950s

    17. Under the weather

    18. Line in London

    19. *49th state

    21. *Space Race starter

    23. *”____ Hunt” with Lloyd Bridges

  • Fall is here and our city is ready!

    Fall is here and our City is looking great. Mums have been planted and fodder shocks will be going up soon (possibly by the time this article prints). 

    October is another busy month for Cynthiana. Ghost walks, Thriller on Main, Fright on Pike and ArtOberFest. 

    I’m sure there are more events than I’ve listed, but WOW! October will be fun. 

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:

    In regards to Becky Barnes’ editorial in last week’s Cynthiana Democrat on elections:

    Apparently, thanks to television history programs, elections were really slimy in years past. Verbal prevarications, much worse than now, led to deals, Bowie knife fights and mayhem with walking canes on the floor of Congress.