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Today's Opinions

  • Puzzle Answers -Black History Month

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    6. 1,000 point club member at HCHS and Transylvania (LC teacher). Bill Custard
    7. African American woman helped to create Harrison County/Cynthiana Museum Teacher at HCHS. Alice Allen
    8. Graduated last year were cheerleader twins for HCHS. Kiah, Kimie
    9. Name of Banneker High school Basketball team. Coyotes
    10. 1st African American woman night supervisor at HMH. Marilyn Wash
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    1. African American Church located on North Locust Street. Ebenzer United Methodist

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    If any of your readers know the whereabouts of an old Bell Family Bible with family data going back to 1800 or so, please let me know. I am trying to connect father to son as follows:
    John Bell was born 1779; died 1856 in Harrison County, Ky.; (married Frances Minton 1804), Orange County, Va.). He came to Harrison County about 1825-1830 from Fleming County, Ky. His son, John B. Bell, was born 1805 in Fleming County, Ky., and died 1901 in Harrison County, Ky., (married Sarah Pock in 1830, Harrison County, Ky.).

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    The Kentucky Republican presidential caucus will be held on Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The one Harrison County location will be the Westside Elementary School gym.
    Any Republican who will be unable to vote in person may vote by absentee. The easiest way to apply for an absentee ballot is to go to the website at rpk.org/caucus, hit the “how” button on the first page, then hit the “absentee application” button on the second page to download and print.

  • Chamber nominees sought

    It’s that time of year again! The Annual Chamber Awards Banquet is upon us. In fact, the deadline for nominations for the awards is this Friday, Feb. 5.
    Have you taken the time to fill one out and nominate an outstanding individual in our community? It only takes a few minutes and can make a lasting impact on your nominee.
    Looking back over the past year, I can’t help but be excited for Cynthiana’s future. So many individuals stand out in my mind that have committed to making an impact on community.

  • Is it time to refresh Black History Month?

    February is Black History Month, and as such, sparks some debate, from all races, about the continuing usefulness of designating one month for one race of people.
    Increasingly, it seems that Black History Month is simply relegated to a symbolic march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and very little else.
    Shouldn’t it be more than that?

  • Black History Month Puzzle

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    4. African American undertakers and owners of funeral home
    6. 1st African American Harrison County Track Coach
    7. Was the location of African American Legion Hall in Cynthiana
    10. Drafted by Cincinnati Reds right after graduating from HCHS
    12. African American woman to lobby in Washington D.C. for flood control and receive a BLANK check for project in 1998
    13. Only African American Baptist Church in Cynthiana

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  • Puzzle Answers -Black History Month

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    4. African American undertakers and owners of funeral home - Bradshaw
    6. 1st African American Harrison County Track Coach - Robert Walker
    7. Was the location of African American Legion Hall in Cynthiana - China House
    10. Drafted by Cincinnati Reds right after graduating from HCHS - Brian Williams
    12. African American woman to lobby in Washington D.C. for flood control and receive a BLANK check for project in 1998 - Alice Allen
    13. Only African American Baptist Church in Cynthiana - Macedonia Baptist

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  • A prosecutor’s perspective

    As I sit here typing and watching the snow fall silently outside my window, I have a moment to reflect on the past year at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and think about what the future holds.
    It has been a busy and successful year for our office.  
    In 2015, our office obtained indictments in 253 new cases and closed out a total of 532 cases via sentencing, probation revocation hearing, or other final disposition. We have prosecuted a large number of cases this year, and most of them were drug-related.