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Today's Opinions

  • “Grammer misteaks,” cheese-wagons and the eclipse

    All letters to the editor must be confirmed before they make it to print.
    This means that someone from the Cynthiana Democrat must call the person who submits the letter and verify that they in fact did send that letter.
    On Monday, my office mate Robin Smiley, smiled and gave me a letter to confirm.
    Nothing out of the ordinary here, except for that grin on Robin’s face.
    The job of confirming these letters usually falls to me. I don’t mind. It’s a quick and painless process.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    The annual Cynthiana/Harrison County NAACP Scholarship Gala is just around the corner and I would like to say “thank you” to all who have supported this known organization to continue to be recognized in our community as we move forward. this will be our 13th year to celebrate this event and be of any support to our community to grow and move beyond any obstacles that may be a hindrance to our progress as we stand firm to our commitment.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    Growing up, my brother, sisters and I never realized that we were poor. We just knew that we did not have everything that the other kids had, but we had all that we needed. Clothes, food on the table, a warm bed at night and two parents that sacrificed and loved us dearly.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Last summer concert on Aug. 11

    The last concert in the Cynthiana Summer Concert Series is Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. featuring the Baja Yetis.
    The Baja Yetis is a new/old funky/jazzy jam band steeped in a gumbo of New Orleans Jazz, funk, rock, soul and more. They always put on a great show and we can’t wait for them to come to Cynthiana!

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Pink, as in steak
    5. “Death ____ for Cutie”
    8. Rum cake
    12. Czech or Serb
    13. “____ and hearty”
    14. Equipped with feathers
    15. Weather ____
    16. Seed covering
    17. Desktop pictures
    18. *The boss
    20. 32-card game
    21. Delhi dresses
    22. How the weasel goes
    23. Develop, as in story
    26. Covered porch
    30. Jersey call
    31. *Storage
    34. Garden ear
    35. Wet nurses
    37. Owned
    38. Ohio metropolis

  • Memories of lace curtains. apple trees and dodging parents

    August looms and as it does it brings with it the beginning of a turn in the season, but it hasn’t always been that way. Looking back and remembering Augusts when I was young, a longgg time ago, it seemed then to be one more long month of summer vacation stretching out in the brilliant sunshine.
    One had done quite a bit of running, swimming, exploring and generally aggravating mothers by the first of August, and we kids were looking for new ways to use up the riches of no school and good weather.

  • Viewpoint

    By Taylor Cusick, Summer Intern