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Today's Opinions

  • Viewpoint

    For the first time in 34 years Ernie and I will be alone on Christmas Eve.
    This year is going to be a little different. My son, Seth, who lives in Florida, will not be coming home for Christmas.
    Instead, he will be Christmassing with his girlfriend’s family and then coming to Kentucky in January for a friend’s wedding.
    So, we are planning to put off Christmas giving, for the most part, until January. That gives me a couple  more weeks to procrastinate on my shopping.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    I have a few questions for the weather people.
    First of all, isn’t there always a 50 percent chance of rain. It will either rain or it won’t.
    Does it ever get hot enough in the summer to fry anything other than an egg?
    I would also like to know how hail was measured before golf balls were invented and what tornadoes sounded like before there were trains.
    In the wintertime, doesn’t the rest of the witch get cold too?
    Most of all, why does everyone worry so much how cold it is at the windshield factory?

  • Viewpoint

    This will be my last column before Christmas Day, so I will jump the gun a little bit, but want to devote this space to Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
    I enjoyed taking pictures of all the little ones, and some not so little, who took advantage of the opportunities to sit on Santa’s lap and tell them whether they had been naughty or nice this past year, and what they really wanted for him to deliver to their homes on Christmas Eve.
    The wonderment in their eyes at seeing Santa Claus, up close and personal, was something to behold.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    In my opinion, all actions of the Harrison County Fiscal Court, pertaining to the ‘solar power conglomerate’ has been intentionally and  hopelessly entangled through promises of money and should be declared null and void and the current ‘solar power conglomerate,’ summarily dismissed.
    Conglomerates are complex, virtually impossible to define organizations, full of educated experts, with the main purpose of using their expertise to make money for themselves.

  • Christmas... here again, and right on time

    The holiday season seems to come in the front door just as we push the last of the hoses and garden tools to the garage. And here it is again, right on time. We have the turkey and fixin’s behind us and now it’s time to settle in for the long, festive Christmas season.

  • Viewpoint

    In just a few short weeks the news staff will be wrapping up 2017 with the top stories of the year.
    When former WCYN Coffee Break host Rick Chasteen was on the air, he and I liked to compare notes for the top stories of the year. Generally, we were pretty close.
    Admittedly, I had the upper hand because I had the entire year’s worth of Cynthiana Democrat’s to look back on. He had to do it by memory.
    That year in review will be published the first week in January.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Oscar, e.g.
    6. Debate position
    9. Judicial document
    13. Hawaiian veranda
    14. Deadeye’s forte
    15. Capital of Egypt
    16. Lumps of something soft
    17. Beluga yield
    18. Ar on table of elements
    19. *First state to officially recognize Christmas
    21. *Country which produced first artificial Christmas trees
    23. Boiling emotion
    24. Grain in “The House That Jack Built”
    25. Equinox mo.
    28. *On Christmas it often includes ham or goose