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Columns

  • Constitution Week needs to be celebrated

    The week of Sept. 17-23 has been set aside as Constitution Week, with Sept. 17 being Constitution Day,  and is being observed in the Harrison County School District, as teachers have incorporated different aspects of the US Constitution in their lesson plans.
    Constitution Week was originally the brain-child of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was enacted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. In 2002, President George H.W. Bush officially declared the inception of Constitution Week.

  • Viewpoint

    My faith in the younger generation has been restored.
    Two weeks ago, a letter to the editor was published from Margaret Watson, volunteer organizer for the Harrison County Food Pantry. She applauded past efforts of the public to help keep the shelves stocked.
    She also lamented the fact that donations are down and fall break is fast approaching.
    She said that returning to school puts a financial crunch on families so this time of year is crucial for donations.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    ACROSS
    1. Hunk
    5. Cough syrup amt.
    8. “Scene one, ____ one”
    12. Grand theft target
    13. Broflovski of “South Park”
    14. Polished surface of gem
    15. Simpleton
    16. A in A = b x h
    17. Tarzan’s swing rope
    18. *Dream football destination
    20. Medley
    21. Olden-day Celts
    22. *Mo. of NFL preseason games
    23. Confine a river
    26. Khufu’s resting place
    30. ____ Tsu
    31. First little piggy
    34. List of chores

  • Viewpoint

    It seems every weekend, there is something new and different to do in downtown Cynthiana.
    This Saturday is tabbed as “Super Saturday,” and it, too, has something for just about everyone. The focal point of Super Saturday is a celebration of Cynthiana’s 225th birthday.
    Food and other vendors will be on hand as a part of A Taste of Harrison County, sponsored by the Cynthiana Lion’s Club.

  • Viewpoint

    The seventh annual Cynthiana Rod Run has come and gone, and did so in an impressive fashion.
    The number of show cars was down a little from expectations. However, 1,620 is not a small number.
    Early morning forecasts for Saturday predicted rain, which may have kept some of the die-hard car enthusiasts home.
    Jerry Adams, event organizer, said car owners don’t mind getting wet, they just don’t want to drive in the rain.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    ACROSS
    1. Monument to Buddha
    6. “Slippery” tree
    9. No-win situation
    13. *Relating to unit of electrical resistance
    14. Actress Thompson
    15. Garlic mayo
    16. Capital of Morocco
    17. Anthem author
    18. City-like
    19. *Biologically inspired
    21. *Electricity-producing device
    23. “____ la la!”
    24. Restaurant handout
    25. Army bed
    28. Rudolf Hess, e.g.
    30. *Unit of electric current flow
    35. Avian wader

  • What a gem we have in the Old Cynthiana Cemetery

    By Karey Riddell, Guest Columnist

        It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the humidity is low, the skies are clear and you are just itching to get outdoors to enjoy the day. Does visiting a cemetery come to mind? Probably not, but it should.
        Over the years, we have associated cemeteries solely with death, a place for funerals, and maybe the annual veterans program. But not so many years ago, cemeteries offered communities a place for reflection, recreation, and socialization.

  • Viewpoint

    Welcome home, Ray Graham. It seems really natural to think of you on the Hilltop teaching your young team members how to play well and most of all how to be good people. You are a super addition to the Harrison County community.
    As I watched my grandchildren grow and develop, it was always so obvious when they were engaged in class or other activities with men and women who truly cared about the progress of their students and team members. During the last week I have had the privilege of speaking with two such men.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    ACROSS
    1. Stopped from sleeping
    6. Emergency responders
    9. Much ado
    13. Carl Jung’s inner self
    14. Old French coin
    15. Approximately
    16. Castrated bull
    17. “Swan Lake” step
    18. Relating to pond scum
    19. *Great Depression state
    21. *”The Maltese Falcon” author
    23. *____ Row
    24. ____-de-camp
    25. Churchill’s “so few”
    28. *Subject of “Reefer Madness”
    30. Herpes ____, a.k.a. shingles

  • 114th State Fair coming up, Aug. 16-26

    As a people who brim with pride for our state, each year Kentuckians of all backgrounds have an opportunity to embrace one of the Commonwealth’s time-honored traditions: the Kentucky State Fair.
    Growing up as a farm kid in Scott County, I would count down the days until I visited with Freddy Farm Bureau, watched livestock shows, and chowed down on a Kentucky Pork Producers sandwich.