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Today's Opinions

  • Grieving is difficult for children

    A new school year has teachers hopeful that lessons have not been forgotten over the summer. Often a long break can bring even greater changes in family and emotional coping of a child by a death. Returning to school can be comparatively as stressful as an adult going back to work after only a few bereavement days; yet even more so for a child considering developmental factors.

  • Thanks to all who made Beth Moore simulcast a success

    To the editor:

    I just wanted to publicly thank the First Church of God and Rohs Opera House for bringing the Beth Moore simulcast to Cynthiana. It was a wonderful weekend where women from different church families could grow in our faith and praise the Lord together.

    Thank you to all the people who worked hard to make this a success. Our community was blessed by your efforts.

    Jo Lynn Perraut

    Harrison County

     

  • Interview with Muslim woman changes writer’s beliefs... and prejudices

    After 54 ½ years I met my first Muslim this week.

    I’ve probably met others before and didn’t know it, but never to have an actual conversation about Islam. Never to write about it for the newspaper.

    Never after Sept. 11.

    I write this column for the Citrus County Chronicle in central Florida, but it also runs in about a dozen other papers in Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana, plus several online sites.

  • Poet, musician and teller of tales to visit Cynthiana

    Democrats, lost mountains and folktales may seem a strange combination, but one look at the irrepressible grin on Ann Shelby’s face tells us not to worry.

    Shelby, who will be leading sessions on creative non-fiction at the Licking Valley Writer’s Workshop at MCTC/Licking Valley Campus on Sept. 18-19, brings with her an amazing array of talents and accomplishments.

  • Drunk driving: Over the limit - under arrest

    From Aug. 21 through Sept. 7, law enforcement authorities will crack down on drunk driving across the Bluegrass. A statewide mobilization campaign for ‘Drunk Driving: Over the Limit - Under Arrest’ will be in effect. The key to this is highly visible enforcement together with public awareness. Law enforcement officials will be out in numbers to remind the public to be aware that if you are caught driving impaired, you will be prosecuted.

  • ‘Our great-grandfather was enslaved at the Handy House’

    To the editor:

    We think our great-grandfather, Riley Frazer Williams, was enslaved at the Handy House and he ran from there in 1863 when he was six years old, with his parents, Nathanial and Maria, and his siblings, Daniel, Amanda and baby Emma.

  • Economy status leaves Food Pantry shelves depleted, bare

    To the editor:

    This is a Food Pantry update to everyone in Cynthiana and Harrison County.

    The Pantry has been doing well this spring and summer with the kindness of many of our churches and individuals that have shared with us money and food. Many have shared fresh vegetables from their gardens and this has really helped and the people really appreciated them.

  • Skateboarders need somewhere to go, says Cynthiana resident

    To the editor:

    This past spring, the Recreation Department Board saw fit to remove the skate park from its River Road location - accusing skaters of breaking rules like dress code, littering and foul language. Although the city ordered a new location be found, still no skate park can be found in Cynthiana. I see we got a new picnic/deck area built at the River Road Park. Maybe that frivolous project could have been delayed a while in order to provide a place for dozens of kids in this town to get the exercise they need.