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  • Viewpoint

    It will be interesting to see how the Dollar General Store proposal in northern Harrison County plays out.
    Last week the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission denied a request to grant a zoning change that would allow the small business to be located on the corner of US 27 and Blackburn Lane.
    The commission’s reasoning is that those who requested the zoning change failed to provide solid evidence that a zoning change would provide a positive economic impact for the county.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    ACROSS
    1. Meat jelly dish
    6. *Sierra Nevada country
    9. Cut the crop
    13. Bake an egg
    14. Cattle prod
    15. Notre-Dame sounds
    16. Orange type of tea
    17. Hula dancer’s necklace
    18. Door fasteners
    19. *North American Cordillera’s highest peak
    21. *Himalayan peak
    23. *Type of resort
    24. Monetary unit of Xi Jinping’s country
    25. Nothing alternative
    28. Big rig
    30. Bloody Mary juice
    35. Byproduct of combing wool

  • Viewpoint

    The election is over until November and it’s time to move forward with some exciting plans for Cynthiana and Harrison County in the coming weeks and months.
    Let’s start with the Cynthiana Battlefields Foundation and a busy couple of weeks for those folks.
    They will host a free movie event at the Old County Jail at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 25. The movie will be “Field of Lost Shoes,” a 2015 movie about the Battle of New Market in the Shenandoah Valley in May, 1864.
    The cost is very affordable ... it’s free!

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    ACROSS
    1. Can become herniated, pl.
    6. Jump key
    9. Popular last name in East Asia
    13. “I love you” or “J’____”
    14. International workers’ group
    15. Like famous rock-n-roll shoe
    16. DNA half
    17. Will Ferrell’s Christmas character
    18. Item on a cell phone bill
    19. *Ed’s title
    21. *TV dolphin
    23. Coach’s talk
    24. Gravy holder
    25. Hot tea amount
    28. Serengeti antelope
    30. Single-celled microorganisms

  • Pomp and Circumstance all around

    Just look around, there are caps and gowns floating up and down aisles in schools and colleges all across this country. Yes, even right here in our own river city, Cynthiana.
    Since I just arrived home this evening from attending the Licking Valley Campus graduation, I am full of success stories about students I know who walked across the stage. And there are just as many stories about those students that I did not get to know as we attended classes on the hill.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    ACROSS
    1. “____ Mouth” band
    6. *Special day honoree
    9. Gumbo pod
    13. Santa Maria companion
    14. *Ovine mom
    15. “He’s ____ ____ nowhere man,” Beatles
    16. SAG member
    17. *Sean Lennon’s mom
    18. Bottled up
    19. *TV’s “Blackish” mom
    21. *President who designated official Mother’s Day
    23. Thou, today
    24. ____ of Man
    25. *Rebecca Pearson’s and Clair Huxtable’s network
    28. CISC alternative

  • Hemp ... a product with many uses

    We are just around a month away from the first annual Kentucky Hemp Days festival held right here in Cynthiana. On Saturday, June 9, downtown Cynthiana will be a hub of information, vendors and speakers on the hemp industry and its impact on Kentucky.
    Did you know that Harrison County hosts the first and largest hemp crop in decades? We are so excited for this event. Before we get into more details, lets talk about hemp.

  • Viewpoint

    Congratulations to Tomi Jean Clifford for the honors that are coming her way.
    She is thinking big for Cynthiana and Harrison County with her plans for the coming Hemp Days.
    Two weeks ago at the regular fiscal court meeting, she said she hoped that the inaugural Hemp Days, scheduled for Saturday, June 9, will evolve into something as big, or bigger than long-standing events that other communities have.
    Even though our celebration is just one day, Hemp Days, which is plural, might give some indication as to her thinking.

  • Help build our ‘pocket park’

    Have you ever heard of a pocket park?
    According to Wikipedia, a pocket park is a small park accessible to the general public, pocket parks are frequently created on a single vacant building lot or on small, irregular pieces of land.
    Cynthiana Main Street is excited to announce that we are building a pocket park downtown. The city has a vacant gravel lot on South Main Street that we want to turn into a nice, clean inviting space downtown.

  • Viewpoint

    April is winding down and if you have said anytime this month ... “There’s nothing to do,” it’s your own fault.
    Wow! What a busy month. And, there’s still this weekend to go.
    Sports on the Hilltop, while interrupted by all of the rain, there have still been a few events to attend.
    Then there was the candidate forum, which was very well attended for a nice Saturday morning and from there, many attended the Lincoln Day event at the Country Club.