Today's Opinions

  • Christmas... here again, and right on time

    The holiday season seems to come in the front door just as we push the last of the hoses and garden tools to the garage. And here it is again, right on time. We have the turkey and fixin’s behind us and now it’s time to settle in for the long, festive Christmas season.

  • Viewpoint

    In just a few short weeks the news staff will be wrapping up 2017 with the top stories of the year.
    When former WCYN Coffee Break host Rick Chasteen was on the air, he and I liked to compare notes for the top stories of the year. Generally, we were pretty close.
    Admittedly, I had the upper hand because I had the entire year’s worth of Cynthiana Democrat’s to look back on. He had to do it by memory.
    That year in review will be published the first week in January.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    1. Oscar, e.g.
    6. Debate position
    9. Judicial document
    13. Hawaiian veranda
    14. Deadeye’s forte
    15. Capital of Egypt
    16. Lumps of something soft
    17. Beluga yield
    18. Ar on table of elements
    19. *First state to officially recognize Christmas
    21. *Country which produced first artificial Christmas trees
    23. Boiling emotion
    24. Grain in “The House That Jack Built”
    25. Equinox mo.
    28. *On Christmas it often includes ham or goose

  • Christmas tree lighting on Friday night, Dec. 1

         This holiday season, I am thankful for my community. Thankful for all the support that has been given to me this year, for all the support of the Cynthiana Main Street Program.
         Our community is making a comeback and for that I am thankful!
    There has been a sense of community this year.
         Many events have been successful, many families have been downtown together. Our community has started many traditions.

  • Mailbag

    To the Editor:
         It’s no secret that during the time that Bill Clinton was making a speech for a Russian business for a fee of $500,000, that his wife, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was working a deal to give Russia 20% of American uranium.
         Now what do you call that?  Coincidence?
         Recently the Cynthiana City Commissioners voted to allow Sunday alcohol-by-the-drink sales. 

  • Mailbag

    Editor’s note: The following was addressed to members of SAG, Ned’s Bike Night and all riders.

    To the editor:
    On behalf of Leesburg Christian Church and Cumberland Mountain Outreach, we just want to say that you guys are awesome. We have always known this and it was confirmed again [recently] that bikers have big hearts. Words cannot express how grateful we are for all the toys given, your planning, time invested and sacrifices made to make this an amazing and successful toy drive.
    We enjoyed spending the afternoon with each of you.

  • 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.