Today's Opinions

  • Late Christmas shopping is for the birds

    Being a husband is tough!
    Normally when I start out a column with a statement like that, readers tend to sit back and get a laugh out of the paragraphs that follow, which tend to house some kind of funny story about my still-young married life.
    This however, has nothing to do with a funny story about Abby and I. In fact, it could be a true testament for all husbands during any special occasion, especially Christmas.
    I tell myself every year that I will not wait until the last second before I wrap up my Christmas shopping for Abby Jo.

  • Santa Letters

    Dear Santa,
    My name is Syndey McElfresh i am 7 years old  this year for christmas i would like a toy dog that walks all the girl toys and clothes and snow boots and shoes i would also like a wii and some games like lets dance and spongebob i would also like some candy. love sydney
     sydney McElfresh

    Dear Santa,
    My name is Chloe Vance.  May I please have squinkies, La La Loopsy, legos, a tea party, a farm house, and a fake kitchen.  I please want the toys.  Can’t wait to see you.  Chloe Vance.

  • Thanks to those who shared their talents

    To the editor:
    The Benefit Concert held downtown last Thursday night with award-winning vocalist Mark Bishop was an amazing demonstration of how a community can come together to show love and support for others.
    There were huge totes filled with food to feed the hungry, gloves and winter scarves to give warmth from the cold and a sizable donation to help those in crisis.

  • Thanks to those who gave to OCC

    Thanks to those who gave to OCC

    To the editor:
    Operation Christmas Child, Harrison County Division, would like to say a big thank you to each and every one who participated in the Operation Christmas Child ministry.  This year’s goal was 1,500.  We are very excited to say we passed that mark and Harrison County collected 2,177 boxes.  
    These boxes will be part of over eight million collected by Samaritan’s Purse and distributed to over 100 countries over the world.  

  • And, the No. 1 Christmas song of all time is...

    I’m a sucker for Christmas tunes. When select radio stations begin their seasonal foray to get us all in the shopping mood, I’m all in.
    For two solid months out of the year, my car radio is set so that I do not miss Alvin, Simon and Theodore chiming “The Chipmunk Song.”
    I thought it would be easy to pin down my top 10 Christmas songs... after all, I have done plenty of “research.”

  • Christmas movies that should be in everyone’s collection

    “You’ll shoot your eye out.”
    “Look Daddy, teacher says, every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.”
    I think you all know where I am going with this, and for those who have no idea of what is going on, shame on you.
    For those Christmas movie junkies, like myself, we find ourselves watching more and more Christmas-based movies this time of year, which I don’t understand because they are good enough to watch all year long.

  • Happy Holidays from the Chad Pruitt family

    To the editor:
    To all of the great people of Harrison County and the Harrison County School System, Happy Holidays on behalf of me and my family.  
    Whenever I am asked where my favorite place to work in education was, I will say, without hesitation, Harrison County High School. The people in Cynthiana are great people and I do miss you all very much. There is not one day that goes by that I think about the great times I had serving as a school administrator at HCHS as well as eating up some fried green tomatoes at Biancke’s.

  • Double nickle weather will greet weekend parade

    It’s supposed to be 55 degrees and partly sunny Saturday afternoon when Cynthiana’s annual Christmas parade rolls through Cynthiana.
    The double nickels will be balmy compared to some Christmas parades past.
    I believe I’ve covered the parades since the beginning of time, well maybe not that long, but certainly my fair share.
    I’ve stood on Pike Street while a brisk wind would deal snow flakes through the buildings and land them peacefully in the path of floats and horses.