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Columns

  • Hometown has much to offer for summer fun

    Summer’s here and the time is right, for dancing in the street.
    That’s right, it is definitely summertime in Harrison County.
    Summer, when I was younger, was without a doubt my favorite time of the year.
    Summer meant no more school for a few months and, to be honest, that was the bulk of why I chose summer as my favorite time of the year.
    Now that I am older, I guess fall would be my favorite time of the year due to it being the time of hunting.
    However, for the sake of the column, I will focus on summer and not what I prefer.

  • Cynthiana living up to small-town hospitality

    By: Kristie Hamon/Summer Intern

  • Use your turn signal in life

    A couple of weeks ago my son earned a “uniform citation” for failing to use his turn signal.
    At the time I thought how trivial and wondered why such a citation was necessary.
    I’m sure there’s a life lesson in there somewhere... much like the “always use sunscreen” lyrics from the late 1990s that was delivered as a graduation speech and later became the basis for a song.
    Always use your turn signal.

  • Farms need kids like the world needs food

    Silly lawmakers, don’t they know that agriculture is just as much for kids as it is for adults?
    This past Monday, a few of my coworkers came to my office  to ask me what I thought of a proposed law that was trying to be past, which would basically eliminate child help on the farms.
    After a few choice words slipping from my mouth, which I directed toward any person who would even toy with such an idea, I began to think how I would have turned out minus the farm background.

  • Former Cynthiana chief to be honored in Police Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday

    It was well before my time, July 29, 1939, when Cynthiana’s police chief responded to what is today considered a “domestic” situation.
    The 25-year veteran police officer approached the property where a man was abusing a teenage girl. As he was getting out of his car, he was shot in the back by the man who was hiding in his barn.
    Chief George Dickey died of his injuries.
    He will be remembered during a police memorial service in Richmond on Tuesday, May 22.

  • What’s in a name….?

    “If it’s ‘community service’ I don’t want to have anything to do with it!” said a Harrison County High School student during the school’s first-ever Volunteer Fair.
    Sponsored by the Cynthiana Rotary Club and the Harrison County Board of Education, the Volunteer Fair took place in the high school gymnasium on April 19.
    Throughout the day, groups of students were brought in to learn about how they could help the more than 25 community organizations represented.  

  • Don't start it unless you know you can finish it

    Normally I refrain from talking about issues pertaining to county or city issues even though my editor would argue that it is part of my job.
    Whether it is dealing with money issues or how development property could best serve our citizens, I simply never like putting myself out for criticism when its my ideas being read.
    However, I was approached this past weekend by a couple talking about development projects in our community and simply felt compelled to share their thoughts, which heavily shadow the same feelings that I have.

  • $4.5 million state road plan

    After spending more than three months addressing the needs of the state, the General Assembly wrapped up its work on Friday with the enactment of a $4.5 billion road plan and a new initiative to limit the sky-rocketing prescription drug abuse that Kentucky has unfortunately seen over the last decade.

  • A deadly stretch of highway put to rest

    Last week we reported on the pending reconstruction of U.S. 27 North between mile points 11.9 and 12.4.
    Finally, a road project I can get behind wholeheartedly.
    I have repeatedly said I’m on the fence about the by-pass. There are pros and cons.
    With the reconstruction, I can find no cons.
    I’m certain the property owners whose homes might be in danger feel differently. However, had the design been done properly back in the 1980s, this would be a non-issue today.

  • Classmates gather for 50th year reunion

    Flipping through the pages of an old leather bond yearbook, one will see many faces.
    How they went and where they went to high school is much different from how many others have gone.
    Many of the names are not remembered and some have gone on to do great things that stamp their names in the pages of history forever.
    In 1962, a tradition was put to rest that began back in September 1872.
    That tradition included teaching students in the graded areas of Latin, analysis, surveying, mental philosophy and history.