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Today's Opinions

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    Attention Harrison County farmers! Have I got something for you! The Harrison County Chapter of the Young Farmers of America will be restarting its meetings on Jan. 2, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Farm Bureau meeting room on Hwy. 27 S. (notice the new venue).
    We meet every Monday night, January through March/early April. We only meet during the months when farmers are less busy.
    Come join us to discuss the ups and downs of farming, learn from each other and get important tips from area agricultural experts. Hope to see you there.
    Joan Marsh

  • Christmas Parade and Medallion Hunt winners

    Thank you to everyone who attended or participated in the 2016 Christmas Parade.
    It was one of the largest (and coldest!) parade’s to date.
    With 25 float entries and close to 100 units entered total, it was definitely a Christmas experience you didn’t want to miss.
    Due to the amount of entries, we had to alter the route to Flat Run Veterans Park to start instead of River Road.

  • Viewpoint

    Like most parents and grandparents out there, watching your children and grandchildren open Christmas presents gives me much more pleasure than receiving gifts myself.
    Seeing the excitement of them opening that nicely wrapped present is priceless.
    I guess it goes with the territory.
    Like most adults out there, at some point we all truly reach the point when we understand that it is much better to give than to receive.
    I fondly remember my uncle, Lawrence McGill.

  • 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