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Today's Opinions

  • 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    In a seemingly hypocritical move, the United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council, with the US ambassador to the UN calling the organization a “protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of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”.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    Recently there’s been some much needed change around town. It can be seen by  taking a stroll through downtown, whether it’s the beautiful murals, the  freshly painted businesses or the terrific new shops. With all of these great  changes, there’s still more to be done.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.