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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • ‘Wild’ animals could teach us all a lesson

    I have noticed that many people have pretty definite reactions when I say I feed a raccoon.
    Until this raccoon came to my house, injured and starving, I did not know they had such a bad reputation. How could that be? It seemed to me that they are just cute and smart and harmless.
    Hmm, that is before I heard lots of painful recitations of ruined corn patches and gardens and how resourceful folks have to be to protect their harvest.
    Well, OK. I learned a good lesson, but there are extenuating circumstances.

  • Viewpoint

    Forty years ago last August, Ernie and I were married. A day later, we were in the beautiful Smoky Mountains at Gatlinburg.
    I had never been, at least I don’t remember ever having been there. And I truly think I would have remembered the Elvis Museum.
    There wasn’t much more than that in Pigeon Forge at the time ... perhaps the Muscle Car Museum. However, we were on the downhill of the muscle car era. I’m not so sure there would have been a museum yet.

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