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Today's Opinions

  • Downtown Dollars a new gift option on Main Street

    Cynthiana Main Street is excited to introduce Downtown Dollars, a gift certificate that can be redeemed at participating downtown businesses.
    Downtown Dollars can be purchased through Cynthiana Main Street. When you purchase downtown dollars, you will be given a list of participating merchants where the gift certificate can be redeemed. We currently have over 20 downtown businesses accepting the downtown dollars.

  • Viewpoint

    Next weekend marks the unofficial start of summer.
    School will be out and students will have a much-abbreviated summer compared to that of my youth.
    Right about now, working parents are scrambling to find summer child care. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends are on speed dial.
    We can expect longer lunch lines at the fast-food chains.
    There will be more daytime traffic in Cynthiana.
    In just a few short weeks, band students will be pounding the pavement on the Hilltop, preparing their marching show for this coming season.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. ____ of cookies
    6. Accident
    9. Art ____
    13. Greeting from Don Ho
    14. Gone by
    15. One who needs a muzzle
    16. Sign of bad news
    17. Hula dancer’s ornament
    18. Chopin’s composition
    19. *Little Women’s mother
    21. *Mrs. Borden’s stepdaughter
    23. R in rpm
    24. Sign of a saint
    25. 1960s British subculture
    28. Sub station
    30. Lay to rest
    35. War god in Norse mythology
    37. Standard
    39. Shinbone

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    Gov. Bevin’s appointment of an “Adoption Czar” is a serious mistake. Daniel S. Dumas has no legal background, has never worked for the Cabinet, and has never had an adoption case on his desk.
    Such a position is not needed, as the Kentucky statutes and the Cabinet make adoptions work already.
    Everyone should understand that adoption is a painful, slow process which finally ends in security, legal founding, and especially warmth.

  • Tourism growing in Harrison County

    Recently the annual economic impact study was released on tourism last year in Harrison County.
    Harrison County generated $10,794,051 in direct tourism spending last year alone. This is an increase from 2015, which was $10,306,486. With our new Walking Dead Mural, Walking Dead Day, Cynthiana Rod Run and other attractions last year, Harrison County is slowly becoming a tourist’s small town destination.

  • Lazy Day Garden: fun to watch grow

    Several years back now, I had Danny Gasser put in two five-foot-by-five-foot raised beds in our back yard.
    The idea was that with the raised beds my wheelchair-bound husband could continue raising his premium tomatoes. And he did the first year, but the ride in the chair over a bumpy yard proved to be more painful than we had first estimated.
    So the next year, I raised some lettuce, onions and broccoli and two tomato plants in the beds. But the third year came and went and there was no planting only lots of weeds and fallow ground wrapped up in the cross-tie beds.

  • Viewpoint

    Little things intrigue me, always have.
    I’m interested in the little known facts that may seem inconsequential to others. I, however, find them immensely entertaining.
    My friends often make fun of me for being a purveyor of useless information.
    I guess, useless information to some is brain food for others.
    In that vein,there are certain movies that are on TV that I will automatically watch, if I come across them.