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Today's Opinions

  • Viewpoint pictures
  • Candidate endorsements for the May 22 primary

    As the 2018 election draws near candidates will begin lining up their followers to write endorsement letters to the newspaper.
    We welcome those local letters. Local being the operative word here.
    We won’t accept letters of mass mailings. With e-mail so prevalent, it’s tougher to determine “mass mailings.” However, if someone sends a letter from Indianapolis endorsing one of our local hopefuls, it’s pretty obvious that it’s from a mailing list.

  • The story behind crape myrtles...and more

    Remember when Lewis Carroll’s Walrus said to the Carpenter, “We will talk of many things . . . of cabbages and kings?”
    If you don’t, it is a delightful poem you might like to read to your children or grandchildren or anyone under the age of 50.
    But to get to the point, my mind was racing this morning with possible subjects for our visit. So instead of doing the journalistic thing and sticking to one subject, let’s look at several.  

  • Viewpoint

    See ya Winter! It’s time for you to go. You are encroaching on Spring.
    I’m not happy about snow in April and wish you would just take your wind chill and go. In fact, I don’t even want to hear “wind chill” ever again.
    It has been a jolly ride, but I’m jolly well done.
    I’ve been thinking Spring at least since the time change to Daylight Savings Time and probably, realistically, a month before that.
    In just a few days, on April 21 and 22, the annual Cynthiana Democrat Home and Garden Show will kick off.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
      Kentucky Retirement Systems stakeholders are shocked and appalled by the actions of the General Assembly regarding public pensions. Last week, in the space of about nine hours, the majority party produced a 291-page pension bill and voted it out of the House and Senate. Senate Bill 151 awaits Gov. Matt Bevin’s signature.

  • Sen. Steve West’s legislative update

    The 2018 Session is quickly winding down as Thursday, March 29, marked Day 57 of the 60-day budget session. Budget negotiations are continuing with positive results, and the Senate gaveled in for two days to pass a number of bills including some aimed at helping our first responders and their families. Although the amount of days left is shortening, the days in the Capitol are getting longer as we prepare to pass the Commonwealth’s two-year budget.

  • Viewpoint

    Much has been written and much has been said about the actions of the General Assembly late last week and early this week, concerning both pension reform and the unveiling of the new state budget, complete with a new tax overhaul.
    Most of it has been vindictive and confrontational. Nothing the Republican controlled General Assembly says or does will pacify those dyed-in-the-wool Democrats.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    ACROSS
    1. Inscribed pillar
    6. Strike caller
    9. MADD member, colloquially
    13. Conestoga vehicle
    14. Salt in cocina
    15. Caldecott award
    16. Lusitania destroyer
    17. School org.
    18. Idealized image
    19. *Glutes, e.g.
    21. *Burnable unit
    23. Witch’s work
    24. What little piggy did
    25. Overall part
    28. “____ and shine!”
    30. Chew the fat
    35. *Lactic ____, cause of sore muscles
    37. Editor’s mark
    39. Nary a soul