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Today's Opinions

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    I can sympathize with the Marshall family. We all need to try and have more compassion for each other.
    On Aug. 1, 2000, we lost our daughter, Jessica Marie, to a rare and aggressive bone cancer.
    About two weeks later, Becky Barnes from the Democrat, contacted me by phone wanting to do an article.
    The article wasn’t about Jessica’s life and how courageously she fought.
    It was about a Make A Wish gift, a car. Jessica did not receive the car from Make A Wish. Her dad bought the car for her.

  • Cynthiana Main Street to participate in Good Giving Challenge

    This year Cynthiana Main Street is excited to be participating in the Good Giving Challenge. Now in it’s sixth year, the Challenge is an online giving campaign designed to engage the entire community and to make charitable giving easy and fun.
    Since it’s inception in 2011, The Good Giving Challenge has raised over $5.5 million for Bluegrass area non-profits, making it among the most successful giving events in Kentucky. Last year, 6979 donations resulted in $1.34 million impacting amazing local non-profits.

  • Viewpoint

    Many of you may have noticed that Kenneth Houston, the self-appointed Cynthiana street cleaner upper, has not been on the job.
    Kenneth tripped in a pot hole on Second Street in October as he was walking to work and has been nursing a broken arm.
    He called this week because he heard that rumors were circulating that he had cancer.
    A broken arm is just enough to keep him away from cleaning streets. He said he didn’t want people to think that he was seriously ill.
    Once mended, Kenneth will be back behind the broom and shovel.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. *e.g. “A Winter’s Tale” by Mark Helprin
    6. Bag in Paris
    9. *Cold-weather lip trouble
    13. Speak one’s mind
    14. “What?”
    15. What phoenix did
    16. Used a lot in sports
    17. ____ of Aquarius
    18. Misrepresent
    19. *Troika ride
    21. *Has two eyes made of coal
    23. Beluga yield
    24. Found in a wall
    25. Reggae precursor
    28. Whiskey without water
    30. Mother of Calcutta
    35. What little kittens did with their mittens

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    Mike Aldridge recently wrote an article titled Tragedy in our county. And, I realize he was referring to the death of young Brett Persinger. I agree losing him is a tragedy; he sounds like a wonderful young man who had a great future ahead of him, and he was important to so many.
    However, after reading this article, I realized something else that is a tragedy, the attitude of some people, namely Mr. Aldridge.

  • Second Medallion hunt begins Saturday

    This Saturday, Dec. 10, kicks off the second annual Maiden City Medallion Hunt. For those of you new to the hunt, a single glass medallion is hidden in Cynthiana on Cynthiana’s Birthday, Dec. 10. Clues to the location of the medallion will be posted on the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Facebook page at 3 p.m. everyday. The clues will be announced on WCYN Coffee Break Extra every morning at 9:30 a.m., so you can get a head start on the hunting if you tune in.  

  • Viewpoint

    Several recent tragic occurrances have put a damper on the coming Holiday Season for several families.
    While most of us are looking with great anticipation toward the arrival of Santa Claus with our children and grandchildren, many others are not.
    There are families in our community who will be experiencing Christmas this year with one less set of presents to wrap, and have opened.
    Families have lost loved ones over the past year to any number of causes, some tragic, some expected and some unsavory.