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Today's Opinions

  • 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.   

  • ‘Treats on Main’ on Oct. 31

    Do you remember going trick or treating as a child? The excitement of getting treats? Getting to eat the candy before bed on Halloween night?
    One memory that I recall is going to the Courthouse to trick or treat. It was the best place in town to gather a bag full of treats. Often, that was the only stop you would need to make. The treats would include apples and cookies and even an orange drink. Of course, sweet candy was a must.

  • Viewpoint

    Won’t be long till Ol’ Lee will have to turn in his man-card.
    Yep, I’ve been surrounded by women for so long now, that my masculinity is coming into question.
    Just the other day at work, the conversation shifted to manicures, pedicures and chemical peels.
    Instead of walking away, I actually engaged in the conversation.
    What have I become?
    Growing up, I had two brothers. Including my father, the four males in our family unit were outnumbered by my mother, 4-1.
    That’s right, outnumbered.

  • Chamber director reflects on her first year on the job

    Last month marked my one-year anniversary as executive director of the Chamber of Commerce. What a year it has been.
    I am so happy and blessed to be able to have a job that I love and I can’t wait to see what the next year holds for the Chamber of Commerce and the community.
    When I took over in September of last year, we had 94 members. With over 15 new businesses opening this past year alone and a renewed sense of community, our membership gained momentum and increased to 146 members.  

  • Prosecutor's Perspective

    I am pleased to announce that the Prosecutors Advisory Council has approved funding to continue the rocket docket program in the 18th Judicial Circuit for fiscal year 2017.  
    Our Circuit is fortunate to be one of the select few rocket docket programs in our state.  
    This formal agreement between the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton and Robertson County Attorneys’ offices will continue to help expedite the resolution of low-level/non-violent felony offenses.  

  • Viewpoint

    In less than a month, we will know the outcome of the last weeks, months and years of campaigning.
    Just hold on a little longer. It will soon be over ... or just beginning for some.
    As always, we are accepting candidate endorsement letters. However, the deadline is quickly approaching.
    The very last opportunity to submit a letter is before 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24. Anything received after that will find its way to the waste receptacle.
    There are two remaining issues of the paper to publish those letters. The final print is Thursday, Oct. 27.