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    Kelly and I are proud to announce a new addition to the family.
    On Tuesday night, July 10, at about 7:30 p.m., Gregory Tate Ashbrook made his appearance into this world. He is just short of 20 inches long and weighed in at seven pounds and 11 ounces.
    His mother, my daughter Laura, is doing just fine, as is  the father, Josh Ashbrook.
    Nearly the entire family was on hand for the stork’s arrival and soon pictures were sent to the waiting room  of Tate.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    ACROSS
    1. Baseball player’s sole feature
    6. Bug repellant
    9. Surfer’s stop
    13. Wraparound house feature
    14. “Back To The Future” actress
    15. Hello in 50th state
    16. Join forces
    17. Banned insecticide
    18. Reduce
    19. *Mythological underground humanoids
    21. *Rapid transit
    23. King’s title, abbr.
    24. Top of the Capitol
    25. 1960s altered state inducer
    28. Bone-dry
    30. Lumberjack’s tool
    35. At the apex

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    This is an appeal you have heard (or read) from me on multiple occasions.
    We need old photographs and more!
    Last week’s 150th Anniversary edition kicked off the rest of the celebration year. We still have so many stories to tell, but we need your help.
    We haven’t touched on industries that has kept this county going for many, many years, starting with over 40 distilleries in operation at one time.
    Harrison Memorial Hospital began in 1906 in a building on Penn Street.

  • Viewpoint

    It has certainly been an eye-opening experience being a part of this week’s special section that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Cynthiana Democrat.
    Becky, Robin and I sat down and went over several topics that we felt needed to be included in the section.
    The broad topics were “in the beginning,” “then and now,” and “the good and the bad.”

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    Statepoint Crossword

    ACROSS
    1. Battle ____, pl.
    6. Baseball Giant and hall-of-famer
    9. Strikebreaker
    13. Give out
    14. What’s old is new again, prefix
    15. Money carrier
    16. Floridian predator
    17. Sin’s and cos’ partner
    18. Don’t just stand there
    19. *Salad ingredient at a barbecue
    21. *One of thirteen in 1776
    23. Knighthood designation
    24. “____ your keep”
    25. Aladdin, for short

  • Viewpoint

    In a seemingly hypocritical move, the United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council, with the US ambassador to the UN calling the organization a “protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias.”
    Ambassador Nikki Haley said the withdrawal was not a retreat from the US’s commitment to human rights, but called the 47-member, international council “an organization that is not worthy of its name”.

  • Wouldn’t it be nice if we could save our old buildings?

    There it goes. Another old landmark in our town is down. The building I always called the Elks Building seemed an inevitable part of our town’s skyline, but now it is gone. Maybe the building wasn’t the finest example of architecture, but it had a set of formidable steps that once climbed to reach the dentist’s office.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    ACROSS
    1. *Key farm-to-table attribute
    6. Goldfish or koi
    10. Excessively abundant
    14. Obelus, pl.
    15. Black and white treat
    16. Revise for publication
    17. Swamp plant
    18. “Saved by the ____”
    19. Guilty, e.g.
    20. Looking at
    22. Silage storage
    24. Building add-on
    25. James ____ Jones
    27. Baloney
    29. *____ varieties
    33. Greek letter N, pl.
    34. Caterer’s coffee pots
    35. *Key component of manure
    37. Lady’s wrap

  • Hemp connects Kentucky’s past to its future

    This week Americans celebrate Hemp History Week. Here in Kentucky, we know industrial hemp is a crop that connects our past to our future.
    A quick survey of the crop’s history proves it is time for us to make our own mark on hemp history and allow it to flourish.
    The history of the United States is entwined with hemp’s history. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are believed to have grown hemp on their farms.
    In the 1800s, Speaker of the House and later Sen. Henry Clay grew hemp on his farm in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.

  • Viewpoint

    Looking back, it seems that Cynthiana and Harrison County must have been on auto pilot. We just soared through the day to day business and never gave thought to the fact that our little slice of heaven was stalling out.
    However, in the last couple of years we have gained momentum and are ready to lift our wheels off the ground.
    I’m so excited about the prospects for our community.
    There have been many events that have held us together these past years and have kept our name out there.