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Today's Opinions

  • Viewpoint

    Many thanks to Betsy Smith for filling in for me during my latest health “issue.”
    Betsy is a talented writer and penned some really interesting articles!
    She has set the bar much higher for me...gee thanks, Betsy!
    Thanks also to my workmates and bosses at the Cynthiana Democrat for being patient with me while I continue to recover.
    It would have been very easy for them to simply replace me with someone else, and they didn’t do that.
    They have gone over and above the call of duty.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Coffee + chocolate
    6. “____ the season ...”
    9. ____ ex machina
    13. Tim or Woody
    14. Thou, today
    15. *Fire or Fear or Mortis or Death
    16. “_____ came the spider...”
    17. Pimple fluid
    18. Two under par
    19. *X-Men’s mutant foe
    21. *____ Quinn
    23. Aladdin’s alias
    24. Piglet sound
    25. Irish folk dance
    28. Sultanate on Arabian Peninsula
    30. Farm tool
    35. Fail to mention
    37. Crumbs

  • Remember those teachers who made a difference

                                                                            
    Have you seen the bumper sticker, “If you can read this, thank a teacher”? Well, I am here to tell you that I am hopping mad.

  • Viewpoint

    By Betsy Smith, News Writer

  • State park to close its golf course

    To the editor:
    Nestled on the crossroads of northern and central Kentucky within Pendleton County, there resides a state park with humble beginnings and generations of stories to tell. Kincaid Lake State Park was the vision of group of local residents of the 1950’s.

  • Clear the air: Reveal retirees’ benefits

    By Jim Waters
    When addressing generous benefits received by Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) retirees in this column, a voluminous email response – mostly critical – is the norm.
    “I seriously have issues with using the word ‘lavish’ for teachers’ pensions,” a science teacher in Jefferson County wrote. “The word produces images of wealthy retirees sitting out on their yachts or on a sunny beach somewhere enjoying their retirement.”

  • Shoppers encouraged to check out local businesses this holiday season

    By Stephanie Burden
    Main Street
    Program Director
    Can you believe it’s already November??? You know what that means, Christmas is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to get downtown and see what our stores have to offer and start making your holiday wish lists.
    This weekend several of Cynthiana’s downtown merchants will be enticing shoppers with their holiday open houses. Merchants will be staying open late on Friday night and have extended hours on Saturday.