Today's Opinions

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    This is in answer to the letter from Jayne Whitson Newman. By the way I don’t live in Berry, but outside the city.
    You have to be one very miserable person. For all you can see is what you call bad - wrong misuse of funds etc. By the way do you know what playground equipment costs? Well I checked it out on the internet. Boy was I ever in for a shock. That stuff is very expensive.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the Cynthiana Alumni Association I’d like to thank Virgie Wells for her review of our alumni celebration in last week’s Democrat.
    We are happy and proud for the number of former students and alumni who meet every year to renew old friendships and catch up on each other’s news.

  • Downtown Dollars a perfect gift!

    Have you heard about Downtown Dollars? In May, Cynthiana Main Street introduced a gift certificate program for our downtown merchants. Downtown Dollars can be purchased through Cynthiana Main Street and redeemed at participating local downtown businesses.
    When you purchase the downtown dollars, you will be given a list of participating merchants where the gift certificate can be redeemed. We currently have over 20 downtown businesses accepting the downtown dollars.

  • Viewpoint

    When Ernie and I were first married, a spider in the shower would send me squealing for someone to hunt down the intruder and eradicate its presence.
    After nearly 41 years of marriage and our morning routine where he leaves a good hour before me, I have had to suck it up and fight my own battles against arachnids.
    I’m not happy about it. In fact, most mornings when I hit the shower my eyes have barely opened. A creepy crawly does not put me in a tickled-pink kind of place.
    This week of meeting-my-fears head on began Sunday afternoon.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    1. ClichÈd
    6. *UK broadcaster of rugby, cricket, etc.
    9. Popular one-pot meal
    13. First cradles
    14. Note that follows soh
    15. Alluring maiden
    16. White, in Paris
    17. *”Miracle on Ice” winner
    18. Butcher’s refuse
    19. *A top baseball performer
    21. *1st F in FFL
    23. 252-gallon cask
    24. ____ ex machina
    25. *Cassius Clay, ____ Muhammad Ali
    28. Twiggy’s skirt
    30. Undesirable city district
    35. Cheap trinket

  • Super Saturday is coming, Sept. 23

    You may have seen the posters around town or the events popping up on social media of a super event coming soon in Cynthiana.   If you haven’t, you should know that Cynthiana Super Saturday is coming.
    On Saturday, Sept. 23, Cynthiana will celebrate all things Cynthiana. The Chamber of Commerce, Cynthiana Main Street Program and the Community Events Committee have partnered to bring a day full of sales, events and fun to town.

  • Longest days, gardens and Hilltop music

    When these words are in print, the longest day will have passed and the shorter days will have begun. Often we hear folks say, “After the Fourth summer is gone.”
    Maybe that is a bit of exaggeration, after all we still have Dog Days coming up, but we do know summer has passed its apex when the explosion of rockets and fire streamers die down.