• Viewpoint

    Elsewhere in the paper are some calendar reminders as they relate to the Nov. 8 general election.

    Those are dates from the Harrison County clerk.

    However, I have a couple more dates that will be important to candidates as they relate to the newspaper.

    We have always accepted candidate endorsement letters to the editor and that hasn’t changed.

    However, endorsement letters for a Cynthiana city commission hopeful from an out-of-county writer will not be printed.

  • Shopping local is economically sound


    With all the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to forget about our wonderful small businesses downtown.  

    Cynthiana has come alive this year with so many great events. Visitors have come to our small town from all across the country. It is great to see these people on our streets, supporting our small businesses.  But I have to wonder, when was the last time you came downtown and supported your local small businesses?

  • Viewpoint

    As a retired teacher, I can remember when I was observed by the building principal or assistant principal.

    Most of the time, those observations came with advanced notification. After a few years, those became very easy. Plan a good lesson and implement it for the boss.

     Sometimes, however, the principal dropped in on a class in an unexpected fashion. Those were quite a bit more stressful. 

    Are you doing your job on a consistent basis, or just when someone’s watching?

  • Crossword puzzle solution
  • Crossword puzzle


    1. Savvy

    6. Churchill’s “so few”

    9. Wolf in Mexico

    13. Type of closet

    14. “____ to Joy”

    15. Giverny Impressionist

    16. Select by a vote

    17. Craggy peak

    18. Eight voices

    19. *Snow White’s posse

    21. *Kevin, Stuart or Bob

    23. *”Mr. ____body & Sherman”

  • Maysville Community and Technical College considers name change

    By Stephen Vacik, President, MCTC


    Some years ago, more than I really care to remember, there was a very popular advertising campaign for a camera company, with tennis star Andre Agassi as the celebrity spokesperson (he had hair and was really famous, millennials). The commercial showed Agassi playing both on and off the court, with the famous tag line, “image is everything.”  In other words, the way people view us matters.  

  • Cynthiana..’The Little Town That Could’

    Last week I took a much need hiatus to Florida and it gave me time to let the entirety of The Walking Dead Day sink in.  

    Two months ago, I posted a Facebook post asking for Walking Dead super fans to help with a top secret project.  

    I’m not sure my friends quite knew what they were getting into, but they committed to the very end. 

    I can remember sitting in the Chamber at that first meeting, not really sure how big the event would be. 

  • Viewpoint

    This is no doubt one of the busiest times of the year.

    There is much to look forward to in the coming weeks. So before you complain that there is nothing to do in Cynthiana, check out some of the things coming our way.

    This weekend is something new and will bring some beautiful motorcycles to our streets.

    It’s a first-ever Bike Night, and is being offered as a precursor to Cynthiana’s Rod Run, which is the following weekend, Saturday, Aug. 27.

  • Crossword puzzle solution
  • Crossword Puzzle


    1. “Peter, Peter Pumpkin ____”

    6. Lawyers’ league

    9. Versus “Wall” street?

    13. Less than 90 degrees

    14. Eric Stonestreet on “Modern Family”

    15. Beautiful, in Spanish

    16. Overthrow an argument

    17. It comes with or without seeds

    18. “___ ___ for the courage of the fearless crew, the Minnow would be lost”