Today's Opinions

  • Mailbag

    Is a new fire station

    To the editor:
    I understand there is a movement in this city to purchase property for the purpose of building a new fire station. First of all, either the Democrat hasn’t reported the need for a new station or the city commissioners haven’t given their reason.
    Frankly, I cannot see the need for a new station, since we presently have two, one on the east side of the railroad tracks and one on the west.

  • Houston’s problems slowly going away

    It is with great appreciation that I can announce that a lawn tractor has been donated to Kenneth Houston by a Cynthiana church.
    Kenneth is the volunteer who works tirelessly to see that Cynthiana’s downtown area is less marred by debris. He shovels dirt and picks up garbage that is carelessly thrown on the ground.
    He does this seven days a week in some of the worst weather conditions.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Peyton Manning signal
    6. *Lindsey Vonn’s tool
    9. Pressed on the gas
    13. Synthetic fabric
    14. Manhole cover, e.g.
    15. “Peanut Butter ____ Time”
    16. Emergency pedal
    17. Beehive State native
    18. Use blunt end of pencil?
    19. *Raunchy Amy
    21. Conjoined
    23. *Sir ____-a-Lot
    24. Distinctive flair
    25. Symbol of strength
    28. Top of Kilimanjaro, e.g.
    30. *Oscar Madison’s employer, “New York ____”

  • Legislative Focus with Tom McKee

    One of the country’s biggest long-term challenges is making sure our citizens have the education and training they need to thrive in today’s ever-changing economy.
    Gone are the days when a high school education was more than enough to sustain a career.  Now, a college degree is all but a requirement to be hired, and employees can expect to be trained and re-trained often before they retire.

  • Legislative report from the State Senate
  • SCOTUS, POTUS and Mitch

    Perhaps Sen. Mitch McConnell and President Barack Obama should follow the example set by late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia and his colleague on the court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
    The two were polar opposites on their interpretation of the U.S. Constitution and were the most outspoken jurists on the court...Scalia unabashedly conservative and Ginsburg who still is the torch-bearer for the liberal justices.

  • Black History Month Puzzle

    7. Name of African Funeral Home was located on Poplar Street Davis Funeral Home
    9. HCHS graduate drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates Shon Walker
    11. Former graduate of HCRS inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame (Father is a
    pastor here in Cynthiana) Dion Newby
    12. 1st African American Cynthiana assistant Fire Chief Darrin Hawkins
    13. 1st African American Harrison County Security Guard Robert Walker
    14. Male athlete of the year while attending Transylvania University (teacher at LC) Bill Custard