Today's Opinions

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. *City on Seine
    6. Sun Tzu’s “The ____ of War”
    9. Sign of a saint
    13. Rome’s Colosseum, e.g.
    14. African migrator
    15. Analyze
    16. Religious devotion
    17. Pillbox or tricorne, e.g.
    18. Trojan War military action
    19. *It has largest number of independent nations
    21. *World’s largest Non-Polar desert
    23. Beatle bride
    24. Clinton or Gates
    25. ____ along to a song
    28. Movie “____ Girl”
    30. Fish food unit

  • NAACP scholarship gala coming soon

    To the editor:
    The annual Cynthiana/Harrison County NAACP Scholarship Gala is just around the corner.  
    I would like to thank all who have helped the NAACP continue to be recognized in our community as we move forward.
    This will be our 11th year celebrating the scholarship gala.
    I would like to thank Mr. Andy Dotson and Mr. David Case for the use of the schools for locations for the previous 10 galas.

  • Aldridge doesn’t recognize racial, cultural slurs

    To the editor:
    This letter is in response to the views expressed in “Mike’s Minute” in the July 16, 2015 edition of the Cynthiana Democrat.
    In this column, Mike Aldridge defended the use of the name Washington Redskins by the NFL team as well as other derogatory terms and practices used by other professional and college teams which insult Native Americans.
    It is obvious that Mike Aldridge does not recognize a racial or cultural slur.

  • Videos being used as smoke screen in fight against abortion

    Most people don’t like being manipulated, or having smoke thrown in their eyes.
    Which is why the recent efforts to have Planned Parenthood de-funded are really concerning.
    In essence, what these activists are doing is turning heavily edited, inflammatory video footage involving a few individuals against an entire organization, and, in the end, all women.

  • ‘Callous’ videos a symptom of easy access to abortion

    “It’s been years since I’ve talked about compensation [for the sale of fetal body parts], so let me just figure out what others are getting . . . . If [the price for selling the body parts is] low, we can bump it up.  I want a Lamborghini.”

  • Patience, courtesy needed during road repairs

    If you have school-age children and didn’t know that school began on Monday, your kids are a bit tardy.
    As usual, the Cynthiana Democrat news staff headed out with cameras in hand to grab the first-day-of-school photographs on Monday morning.
    For the most part, we found the students attacking the day with as much gusto as a kindergarten child can on the first day of school.

  • Berry Festival to be revived this year

    To the editor:
    After a five year absence of a Berry KY Festival, we are once again reviving the 30-plus years of getting friends, family and all who wish to come to our 2015 Festival.
    The Committee has planned to have a baby show and a toddler buggy show hosted by Katie Himes, Miss Kentucky USA.  There will, also, be many activities, vendors, various foods, gospel and country music and too much to mention in this letter.  Just watch the Democrat and Shopper for the full list of activities