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Editorials

  • Elizabeth ‘Betty Jane’ Sexton, 50

    Elizabeth ‘Betty Jane’ Sexton, 50, of Symsonia, Ky., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky.
    The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. at Collier Funeral Chapel on Friday, Feb. 18. Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 19 at noon. The Rev. Mike Litrell and the Rev. Topper Council will be officiating. Interment will be at Wallace Cemetery, Benton, Ky.

  • Road crews plowing ahead to ensure safety of others

    December is certainly one for the record books. Snowfall totals for the month have equaled the average yearly totals for most of the state.
    Despite snowfall after snowfall, Harrison County’s major roads have been cleared for travel.
    Trucks with scrapers and salt spreaders could be heard late at night and early in the  morning breaking paths on snow-covered roads.
    State, county and city crews worked diligently to make sure that motorists could get to work and even that holiday travelers could safely reach their destinations.

  • Thank-you all veterans for your service

    To the men and women who have left their families and friends behind to serve in the armed forces, whether stateside or on foreign soil, thank you.
    Today is Veterans’ Day, a day that all Americans should feel blessed to have been blanketed in the stars and stripes that is not just a flag. That flag represents each veteran who ever defended this country.
    As the flag hangs at half mast to honor another fallen soldier, and as it billows and waves in a form of salute, take pride in a nation that can freely honor its veterans.

  • Let your voice be heard, vote!

    In just a few short days, Election 2010 will be history. Candidates will no longer be candidates, but  elected officials.

    Front lawns dotted with “Vote for” signs will be free from the clutter and there will be no further need for “Sorry I missed you” cards tucked into screen doors.

  • Doing the Almighty happy dance

    We're doing the happy dance at my house these days.

    It started when, one day last week, I went to turn on the TV in the living room and it popped, which is never a good sound coming from a major appliance or electronic device.

    My husband had been pining for a flat-screen, high-definition TV for months and I've balked at the idea. Our TV was good enough.

    But that morning "good enough" became "dead." Later that day Barry called me at work and said, "Before you start screaming, hear me out."

  • Editorial: Public loses experience in candidate withdrawals

    Two of Cynthianas city commissioners announced last week that they were withdrawing their bids for re-election.

    Their decisions will give Cynthiana voters two less viable candidates to vote for in May.

    Bill Doan and James Martin have endured much in their three terms of office. They have each served with two mayors who lead with very different styles.

    The commissioners weathered two terms with former Mayor Virgie Wells and two-thirds of their most recent term with Mayor Jim Brown.