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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Minimal in magnitude
    6. Club alternative
    9. Angelina to Maddox
    13. Cattiness
    14. “___ the land of the free ...”
    15. Permissible
    16. 1/100 of a rial
    17. Oahu greeting gift
    18. Foolish
    19. *”Harry Potter and the ____ Child”
    21. *UK’s 2016 withdrawal vote
    23. Christian minister, abbr.
    24. Long, long time
    25. Scottish cap
    28. Sushi selection
    30. African tree
    35. Faubourg Saint-HonorÈ and Rivoli, e.g.

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

    This week, we will come together as we have for generations to celebrate Thanksgiving with our family and friends.  
    Here in Kentucky, we certainly have a lot that we can be thankful for, beginning with the food we eat.  Kentucky farmers play a major role in that effort, with about 10 different commodities – from poultry and cattle to corn and soybeans – bringing in $100 million or more a year.
    Americans are greatly benefiting from the gains we have made in agriculture.