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Today's Opinions

  • MLK...a hero in my book

    The dictionary defines a “hero” as (1) a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities, or (2) a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal.
    I’ve thought about those definitions and tried to apply them to people in my lifetime who might have been heroes.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. October stones
    6. “The ____ bone’s connected to the back bone”
    9. Show appreciation
    13. Set to zero
    14. Down Under bird
    15. James Blunt’s “____ Beautiful”
    16. Actor Owen
    17. Credit card rate
    18. Bone-chilling
    19. To begin with
    21. *NFL Comissioner
    23. Doh, re, mi, fa, ____, la, ti, doh
    24. Beacon light
    25. Actors’ group
    28. First name in jeans
    30. Russian grandmaster
    35. Heidi’s shoe

  • Requests for ballots must be made before Friday, Feb. 19

    To the editor:
    All applications must be received by the Republican Party of Kentucky (RPK) no later than Friday, Feb. 19, in order to receive a ballot by mail. All ballots must be received by the RPK by Friday, March 4.
    As in primary elections, a voter will become ineligible to vote in person at any caucus location once an absentee ballot has been mailed to the voter.
    All 11 of the active GOP Presidential candidates will be on the ballot. We hope to have a large Republican turnout.

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

    As it does every year during the first full week of January, the General Assembly returned to the Capitol at noon last Tuesday, kicking off what will ultimately be 60 working days that will end in mid-April.
    In even-numbered years, the biggest priority is passing a two-year budget that will run state government.  

  • There’s plenty to do in a changing Cynthiana

    By Stephanie Burden, Main Street Program Director

  • Safety first, even if the sun is shining

    It is without fail that around this time of year the gripers begin their tiresome lamenting of the school officials who decide to cancel school.
    My children are grown and have been out of school for several years. However, I remember the problems associated with finding child care on short notice or even having to take the day off myself.
    It goes with parenting.
    It’s what we signed up for believe it or not.
    As parents we agreed that we would see that our children were fed, bathed, educated and, most importantly, loved.

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