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Today's Opinions

  • Doors open on new gym, Park and Recreation System

    I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not athletic -- never have been, never will be.
    The only time I was ever on the athletic field was as a band geek. For me, that was my way out of working in tobacco in the summer and winter.
    In the summer I missed a lot of chopping weeds by sweltering on the high school pavement with a hoard of other band geeks. And, Saturdays were usually spent at some stadium in Kentucky in competition.
    I missed stripping tobacco because of concert band practices and pep band for basketball games.

  • Too many die too young in wars of ‘stupidity’

    Editor’s note: The following is the speech given by Chuck Duffy at Battle Grove Cemetery, Nov. 11, 2012, for the annual Veterans’ Day program.
     
    Good morning! I thank the Battle Grove Cemetery’s board of trustees, superintendent Mr. Billy Grayson and his competent staff for hosting this annual event. I am grateful to take part in this occasion.

  • Mirror magic

    A month or so ago, I met a man with part of his right arm missing – he was a tree trimmer and had an accident involving a chain saw.
    I asked him if the missing part ever hurt. He said as a matter of fact, it was bothering him as we were talking.
    Doctors call it “phantom pain.” The limb or body part is no longer there, but the person may still feel as if it is. Sometimes an amputated foot tickles or gets that “pins and needles” sensation of having fallen asleep. Sometimes a missing arm or leg aches or itches – or hurts like heck.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    THEME: ANIMAL WORLD
    STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    ACROSS
    1. Girder that looks like a letter
    6. *Largest North American deer
    9. *Methane release by a cow
    13. ___-__-la
    14. Actress ___ Thompson
    15. Ranee’s wrap
    16. Luxurious sheet fabric
    17. Opposite of guzzle
    18. Donor’s loss
    19. *Cause of African Sleeping Sickness
    21. *Dangerous delicacy
    23. Nada
    24. Rented on the links
    25. Distant
    28. Fountain order

  • Vote for America not a party

    Who did we vote for, or rather, what party did we vote for?
    I wrote this column prior to the general election results in an effort to remain non-biased, which all reporters should aspire to, especially while writing about politics.
    I am a registered Democrat, mainly because my pappaw was and I always tried to be just like him, but to say that I am a die-hard Democrat would be a misstatement.
    I recently read a few letters that were submitted supporting political parties instead of supporting political candidates.

  • Harrison County Cancer Coalition thanks

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the Harrison County Cancer Coalition, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the United Community Fund of Cynthiana/Harrison County. Without the generous support of the community fund, the coalition would not have been able to grow in its outreach and education in Harrison County.

  • United Community Fund support appreciated

    To the editor:
    I am writing in support of the United Community Fund. This fund is used for various local agencies in Harrison County only. I am an ombudsman for our Cynthiana Nursing Home residents. Our agency is funded in part by the United Community Fund insuring nursing home residents have someone looking in on them and speaking up on their behalf.
    We very much appreciate this as I’m sure every organization receiving this help appreciates it. The United Community Fund needs and deserves all our support.

    Betty Patrick
    Cynthiana, Ky.

  • Kill what you need, not all you see

    To the editor:
    Kentucky just had the early blackpower deer season and I have heard something disturbing.