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Today's Opinions

  • Main Street News

    The mission of the Cynthiana Main Street program is to help revitalize our downtown.
    It is our aim to help stimulate economic development and investment in downtown by encouraging cooperation and building leadership in our local business community.
    It is our aim to promote a positive image of our downtown by advocating and supporting its unique and distinctive qualities, as a great place to live, work, shop and invest in.
    With Main Street’s mission, historic preservation plays an important role in our revitalization.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    This message is for all those voters who call themselves Christians (Christ followers), and who revere the Word of God (the Bible) as truth, and the basis for moral and principled authority. As such, it is our duty to God to give serious consideration to the platform of each candidate, and in the case of the upcoming Caucus, only Registered Republicans, and to vote for the person whose principles and pledges line up most closely with those given us in the Scriptures.  

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    As a Kentucky Retirement Systems stakeholder, I am gratified by Gov. Matt Bevin’s recognition of the existential threat to the Kentucky Employees and State Police pension plans. His General Fund budget proposal for the upcoming two fiscal years allocates revenue above the full employer contribution to begin addressing this threat.

  • Singing for our unsung heroes

    Hello, everybody. How are you doing with the proposal that each of us do one thing, big or little, to make our community better?
    If you have taken up this cause, I would love to know about it so I could share it with others. Often when a few step forward, more will follow.
    Send me an email, Bruce.Florence@kctcs.edu, or drop a note to the Democrat, and tell me if you have decided on ‘your one thing,’ or have already done your ‘one’ thing to make your community stronger, prettier, or more inviting for all of us.

  • A parent’s nightmare, 10 years later

    It will be 10 years ago on Sunday that an early morning phone call shattered my world.
    My then-22-year-old daughter, Erin, was screaming into the phone that she was hurt. She needed me. She was crying. And, she was in pain.
    It may have been 10 years ago, but I remember it as if it happened yesterday.
    It was Feb. 14, 2006. I was taking Seth to school at HCHS where he was a sophomore. We were planning to stop at Ken’s for their fabulous donuts when the call came through.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Papal court
    6. Reggae precursor
    9. Eurasian duck
    13. Very small particles
    14. Politician
    15. Locker room infection?
    16. Actor ____ Fiennes
    17. Like King George, 1760-1820
    18. Salk’s conquest
    19. *Ed of “Thinking Out Loud” fame
    21. “Straight Outta Compton,” e.g.
    23. L.A. landing spot
    24. Under the weather
    25. Madonna’s iconic stagewear
    28. Catcher’s catcher
    30. Approvals
    35. Chaps

  • Black History Month Puzzle

    Across
    6. 1,000 point club member at HCHS and Transylvania (LC teacher)
    7. African American woman helped to create Harrison County/Cynthiana Museum Teacher at HCHS
    8. Graduated last year were cheerleader twins for HCHS
    9. Name of Banneker High school Basketball team
    10. 1st African American woman night supervisor at HMH

    Down
    1. African American Church located on North Locust Street
    2. Former graduate of HCHS in 1992 inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame