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Today's Opinions

  • Viewpoint

    I attended a Lion’s Club meeting on Tuesday at noon and interviewed Shon Walker that evening. Those two events made me realize something that is probably true for most of us.
    Our middle school and high school years probably were the best years of our lives.
    At least, those are the years that are most nostalgic for us and created memories that have endured for a lifetime.

  • Viewpoint

    Times they are a changin’.
    Kelly and I have been married for 32 years and had established some long-standing traditions for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
    I say “had,” because at least one of those traditions has changed this year.
    For the first few years of our marriage, we punished ourselves on Thanksgiving Day by taking in two Thanksgiving feasts. One in Maysville with the Calverts and one in Cynthiana with the Kendalls.

  • Viewpoint

    It’s Thanksgiving. There is much to be thankful for all year round, but we always culminate that into one weekend. Because our forefathers chose this Thursday to collectively be thankful, this is when we gather with family and friends.
    We cook, we eat, we (at least some) watch football and the rest allow the tryptophan to do its damage.
    I have these observations from years of experience.

  • Ice skating in Cynthiana and Shop Small

    Have you ever been ice skating?
    Is this something on your bucket list?
    Well, guess what!
    Cynthiana Main Street has exciting news, we are bringing an ice skating rink to downtown Cynthiana. In December, we are hosting an Ice Skating Extravaganza.
    As you know, I am all for bringing people into downtown and offering things for kids to do. This year, with the support of several businesses and organizations, we were able to make this happen.

  • Viewpoint

    Many thanks to Betsy Smith for filling in for me during my latest health “issue.”
    Betsy is a talented writer and penned some really interesting articles!
    She has set the bar much higher for me...gee thanks, Betsy!
    Thanks also to my workmates and bosses at the Cynthiana Democrat for being patient with me while I continue to recover.
    It would have been very easy for them to simply replace me with someone else, and they didn’t do that.
    They have gone over and above the call of duty.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Coffee + chocolate
    6. “____ the season ...”
    9. ____ ex machina
    13. Tim or Woody
    14. Thou, today
    15. *Fire or Fear or Mortis or Death
    16. “_____ came the spider...”
    17. Pimple fluid
    18. Two under par
    19. *X-Men’s mutant foe
    21. *____ Quinn
    23. Aladdin’s alias
    24. Piglet sound
    25. Irish folk dance
    28. Sultanate on Arabian Peninsula
    30. Farm tool
    35. Fail to mention
    37. Crumbs

  • Remember those teachers who made a difference

                                                                            
    Have you seen the bumper sticker, “If you can read this, thank a teacher”? Well, I am here to tell you that I am hopping mad.