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Today's Opinions

  • Viewpoint

    Tradition is a fickle thing.
    Some traditions are self-sustaining and important, some traditions might evolve and change slightly over time and some traditions are just, well, inane and might simply run their course and go away.
    Our family has traditionally exchanged presents and celebrated Christmas on the night before. That has remained unchanged.
    Other family traditions have been modified from year to year, with changing and growing families.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Viewpoint

    In recent columns I’ve touted the resurrection of our Maiden City and those who have been behind the push.
    Things happening in Cynthiana are wonderful. It has taken the right people doing the right things at the right time.
    I’m so very proud of those young minds as well as all of the volunteers -- young and old -- who have worked tirelessly to ensure that Cynthiana doesn’t become The Forgotten City.
    With that said, I want to turn to the school district.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Wisdom tooth, e.g.
    6. Slovenly abode
    9. ____ row
    13. “Leave me ____!”
    14. Lamb’s momma
    15. Chew out
    16. Stirs up
    17. *Reagan, to friends
    18. Extend subscription
    19. *Electoral entity
    21. *Election day
    23. Right-angle building extension
    24. Cat-headed Egyptian goddess
    25. British broadcaster
    28. Plural of locus
    30. Farmer’s turf, pl.
    35. Pale or bitter beverages
    37. 1960s boots

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  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. *One should accompany young Trick or Treaters
    6. “Victoria’s Secret” purchase
    9. Marine eagle
    13. “West Side Story” character
    14. Distinctive quality
    15. “Pulling my leg,” e.g.
    16. Venomous slitherer
    17. Dashboard acronym
    18. Big tops
    19. *Like a house to avoid
    21. *Halloween alternative to black
    23. Cul de ____
    24. Type of test
    25. Sis’ sibling
    28. Coarse file
    30. Centers, old-fashioned

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    In November, the citizens of Cynthiana will cast ballots in the 2016 City Commission race. This race is very different from the presidential race in that the candidates for commission are not people we have only seen on TV, but are neighbors who we see having lunch at Biancke’s, who cheer for the Breds, and who share our pews at church on Sunday. This community is fortunate enough to be in a position to vote for many qualified candidates and Roger Slade is a candidate who has earned your vote.  

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    I am endorsing Mark Hart for the 78th District Representative Race. Mark has a strong background in public service and an advocate for first responders due to his current position as a lieutenant in the Lexington Fire Department. Mark understands the needs for small communities with his experience in local government as a magistrate, city council member, and mayor of Falmouth.