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Columns

  • Just an outsider’s point of view

    Saving money is what local politicians should seek out as their job description, but there is a fine line between saving and cutting at the wrong end.
    I am sure that citizens have heard rumor of the E-911 situation that has been brought to attention recently.
    Being present at the meetings and speaking one on one with local government officials, I have had the opportunity to gain some inside information that has helped me better understand the situation.

  • Searching high and low for the right hobby

    Hobbies are defining.
    Hobbies are stress relievers.. when you do them well. If not, you need a hobby away from your hobby.
    Hobbies are necessity.
    A hobby can rule you if you let it or it can be a tool used to get out of the house and off your wife’s last nerve... Why do you think so many men play golf?
    I enjoy hunting, fishing, vollyball and I have recently started lifting weights.
    Bow hunting is the hobby that requires most of my hobby money up until this point.

  • Neighbor against neighbor

    By: Bill Penn

    Guest columnist

  • You’re being watched, so buckle up

    The two-week target dates for Click It or Ticket have come and gone, but don’t think that Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department will be getting lax on seat belt tickets.
    Between May 23 and June 5, there were 111 seat belt citations issued as well as six citations for failure to use proper child restraint device.
    Just because the national campaign weeks have passed, don’t be lulled into believing that no one’s paying attention to your driving habits.

  • Nothing personal, just an opinion

    I am often cautioned by my veteran editor/boss when I start writing versus reporting, but when it’s a column, anything is fair game.
    Since I started reporting for the paper, a lot of changes and adjustments have occurred in our community.
    I always try to be unbiased when reporting those changes and adjustments.
    If there is one thing I have learned it is that local government needs no help in finding controversy, so I let them create their own.

  • Do you want to be our friend? Click yes or no

    Who hasn’t dreaded the choosing sides way of teaming up?
    Two “coaches” are selected and then those coaches choose from a pool of wanna-be players until the final player remains and the last coach to choose is stuck with the last player.
    I always feared not being liked enough to be picked in any draft and being the lone player left behind, which in theory would be the lesser athlete, but in reality is the least popular.
    We all want to be liked; from sporting activities to business.
    Life’s just that way.

  • May today be the beginning of a new journey

    Mr. Dotson, school board members, administrators, teachers, parents, family and especially the graduates in the class 2011: Good evening.  
    I first want to thank the class for allowing me to be the speaker this evening. I am honored and will attempt to keep it short and get you out of the heat.
    Just 25 years ago I was in your seats. At that time, we had graduation in the auditorium, the overflow was  in the library and both were extremely crowded. Lots of things have changed over the last 25.  

  • Memories are best served with Captain Crunch Bar

    As I recall memories of when I was younger, none are as special to me as the times spent at Oddville Store.
    Not trying to sound too clichéd, but I remember those experiences like they were yesterday.
    It would be 95 degrees outside at our old home on Lower Curry Road. Our yard was basically an old hay field  growing tall with Kentucky 31 Fescue and tons of dandelions.

  • Take time to do your part

    By Ashley Workman, LVC Perspectives
    Citizens of Cynthiana, do you ever wonder what people travelling through Harrison County think about the condition of our roadways?  
    We want them to think this is one of the greatest places to live.  
    One step toward making this a reality can be easily accomplished if we work together to make our roadways litter free. As residents, we should strive to make our city as beautiful as possible.  
    Are you willing to do your part?

  • LVC students commend 10-year-old’s commitment to others

    By Sarah Kinney, Guest Columnist
    Jonah Case, an 10-year-old Northside fourth grader, recently visited a college class at the Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College.
    Jonah and LVC students collected aluminum can tabs to support Jarrett’s Joy Cart, a service at Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington.