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Today's Opinions

  • State park to close its golf course

    To the editor:
    Nestled on the crossroads of northern and central Kentucky within Pendleton County, there resides a state park with humble beginnings and generations of stories to tell. Kincaid Lake State Park was the vision of group of local residents of the 1950’s.

  • Clear the air: Reveal retirees’ benefits

    By Jim Waters
    When addressing generous benefits received by Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) retirees in this column, a voluminous email response – mostly critical – is the norm.
    “I seriously have issues with using the word ‘lavish’ for teachers’ pensions,” a science teacher in Jefferson County wrote. “The word produces images of wealthy retirees sitting out on their yachts or on a sunny beach somewhere enjoying their retirement.”

  • Shoppers encouraged to check out local businesses this holiday season

    By Stephanie Burden
    Main Street
    Program Director
    Can you believe it’s already November??? You know what that means, Christmas is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to get downtown and see what our stores have to offer and start making your holiday wish lists.
    This weekend several of Cynthiana’s downtown merchants will be enticing shoppers with their holiday open houses. Merchants will be staying open late on Friday night and have extended hours on Saturday.

  • Commitment

    Sometime in early summer,
    Listen for sticks on drumheads
    Stretched and waiting for cadences
    Spread to young ears, echoed in feet
    On soft asphalted stickiness.
     
    Promises of glory born from sweat,
    Falls, drops, constant beat and heat
    That tans, burns to thin the corps
    Into sameness of note, eye and foot.
    Only a mother can detect her own.
     
    Summer melts away as dreams of
    Dates, swims, movies and time off is
    Shelved for the greater cause of glory

  • Photos needed for historical calendar

    Every year I make a plea for historic photographs for the annual calendar. Every year at the final hour I am at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum or the Publice Library borrowing from their vast collections.
    It’s that time of year again. Please, please, please send me your photographs.
    I have seen some gorgeous old pictures on Facebook in recent months. Our readers would love to see those as well.

  • Would like to read comments from different perspective

    To the editor:
    Before there was the anthem; before there was the flag itself, there was the Declaration of Independence. Many people know the following passage: “We hold these truths to be self evident; that all men are created equal.” Fewer people know the passage that states “In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms; our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.”

  • Restoring a Halloween tradition at the courthouse

    Do you remember going trick or treating as a child? The excitement of getting treats? Getting to eat the candy before bed on Halloween night?
    One memory that I recall is going to the courthouse to trick or treat.
    It was the best place in town to gather a bag full of treats. Often, that was the only stop you would need to make. The treats would include apples and cookies and even an orange drink. Of course, sweet candy was a must.
    I want to provide a safe and central location for our kids to trick or treat.  

  • Not necessarily through the woods

    In spite of not knowing where in the world summer went, the leaves are turning, vegetables in our gardens are getting scarce, and we see Halloween decorations sprouting up like mushrooms all over town.
    Good things happen during Fall.
    For instance, have you noticed that the band up on the Hilltop is bringing home enough hardware to warrant new trophy cases?
    Our Bourbon band friends are also celebrating victories up and down Kentucky and Ohio highways.