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Today's Opinions

  • Thieves can’t steal community support

    When vandals broke into the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter in January, Animal Control Officer Allen Fryman said the offense was a “slap in the face.”

    Fifteen animals along with numerous bags of dog food, cat food, treats and cat litter were taken during what Fryman said was the worst break-in he had ever seen.

    There’s not much that can sweeten that sting, but one could argue that an outpouring of community support comes pretty close.

    “Harrison County is a great community,” Fryman said almost two weeks after the break-in.

  • Dear Winter

    Dear Winter,

    Two words for you. Go away.

    Your biting winds, lingering snow and gripping ice have become annoying. They are no longer fun. One could daresay, they are a nuisance.

    Road crews are tired, students are bored of snow days and stores are all out of shovels.

    It may have been pretty when you covered Harrison County in a blanket of white the first time, but now the blankets of white seem  heavier (smothering, really)... and they soon turn to black when motorists are finally able to return to the roads.

  • What makes a good politician?

    Members of Congress play a central role in our lives. They shape our health-care system, make crucial decisions about the U.S. economy, and represent the hopes and interests of every American in Washington. Given this fact, I’m always surprised that relatively little attention is focused on examining closely whether someone serving in or running for Congress has the personal attributes it takes to be an effective member of the institution. If someone’s behavior is shady or unsavory, that will make the news.

  • ‘It is only God to whom true parenthood belongs’

    When my oldest daughter was 3, I tore off the stiff back cover of her Precious Moments coloring book.

    Her dark brown eyes wide with horror and grief she cried, “You just broke my heart!”

    It was then that I knew for sure: I am a Bad Mother.

  • Licking Valley Campus is on the move

    Maysville Community and Technical College has been creating opportunities and fueling the dreams of many in Cynthiana for 20 years. During that 20-year span, there have been numerous milestones for the college. The first extension of the college was opened in 1989 in a rented space. In 2002, a new building was built to accommodate the expanding number of students. In 2007, enrollment topped 3,500 for the college. In the fall term of 2009 MCTC added to their facilities by opening another extension in Cynthiana for the Health Science students.

  • Driving on winter roads

    So far the month of February has proven to be a very snowy month in Harrison County. We have been very fortunate this winter with snow amounts as compared to some states that have had far more than we are experiencing.

  • Berry resident dissatisfied with timing and quality of services

    To the editor:

    I think I speak for most of the residents in Berry.

    During our last two snowfalls, we have had nothing done to our roads. They had school, but some of us had to take our children or grandchildren to the post office and pick them up because the buses could not get up or down some of the streets. I think we have more commissioners than we have streets.

    During last year’s ice storm we were out of electric for two days before we were noticed on Mockingbird Lane. It was very able to see because no one had lights or street lights.

  • Top-notch care delivered at Harrison Memorial Hospital

    To the editor:

    I was a patient at Harrison Memorial Hospital on Jan. 13, 2010, through Jan. 18, 2010. I want to state that I had the most professional and caring nurses and doctors that I have ever had at any time in my life.