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Today's Opinions

  • How our spirit got civilized

    In just over a week from now, on Sunday, Sept. 29, the First United Methodist Church in Cynthiana is going to celebrate its 195th anniversary. In five years, of course, the church will be celebrating its bicentennial, a major milestone for any church to celebrate.
    Earlier this week, I interviewed Bro. Mike Coppersmith and former Cynthiana Mayor Virgie Wells, who serves as the church historian, about the church’s history and to find out how the congregation planned to celebrate this event. It will be a feature story for next week, so be looking for it.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    THE EIGHTIES
    STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    ACROSS
    1. *It reads music on CDs
    6. “___ a Wonderful Life”
    9. Praise or glorify
    13. Domicile
    14. *”The One I Love” group
    15. Rid of impurities
    16. Medical helper
    17. Schiller’s “___ to Joy”
    18. Light-footed
    19. *Stone’s Oscar winner
    21. *1985 London/Philadelphia Fundraiser
    23. “The ___ of All Fears”
    24. Ancient colonnade

  • Food Pantry has great need for donations of food and money

    To the editor:
    It is time for another update on the food pantry and this update is not as encouraging as the ones before.

  • Share a Smile

    I’ve seen you.
    You can’t hide.
    I know who you are.
    I’ve seen tell-tale signs of what you have been up to.
    Now, the time has come for you to step up and show us what you’ve got.
    It’s time to start thinking about the Cynthiana Democrat’s 2013 Yearbook and what photographs you want to submit.
    Remember that big snow last January? Did you or your kids/grandkids build a snowman or fort? We would love for you to share your picture with our readers.

  • Drive-ins are so American

    Why  must it fall to strangers to remind us that we have cool stuff at home?
    As I mentioned in my column two weeks ago, my wife and I have hosted high school exchange students for the last five years. It has been a rewarding experience in many ways.
    Aside from the obvious pleasure of extending my familial connections to people across the Atlantic, I suggest that there is an even greater reward that comes from hosting a different student every year: They keep my world from becoming mundane.
    Case in point - The Drive-In Movie theater.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Dads
    6. Common inquiries
    9. *You can place a football one in Vegas
    13. Throat dangler
    14. Australian runner
    15. Man with a mission
    16. Sans-_____ font
    17. Day ___
    18. Deserving of respect?
    19. Rains and snows together
    21. *Start of the game
    23. Greatest possible
    24. Hit the road
    25. Hair raiser
    28. Affirmative
    30. *A ______ defense uses five defensive backs
    35. Smell
    37. “____ the night before Christmas...”

  • Bridge Spans

    He grew up just a stone’s throw away from a bridge named in his honor.

    When a truly appreciative Joe B. Hall took the podium last Friday, he said any other bridge named after him would not have held the same meaning.

    With his trademark rolled program in hand, Hall told about growing up on North Church Street.