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Today's Opinions

  • Better care is needed at Berry’s Pythian Grove Cemetery

    To the editor:

    On July 21, 2009, I received calls to observe the condition of Pythian Grove Cemetery in Berry. I came in on Lafferty Pike and couldn’t see much wrong until I turned into the cemetery and my heart melted. I could not believe what I saw. I brought my camera to take pictures. In my view were weeds, milk weeds (one over six feet tall) and a view I have never seen before in this cemetery. As I went further, the weeds covered the names on the headstones, went over my ankles and some went over my knees. Why?

  • County resident impressed with commission candidates

    To the editor:

    The July 2, 2009 issue of The Cynthiana Democrat had an interesting article about the 13 letters of intent from citizens interested in filling the recently vacated Commissioner of Public Utilities position.

     I live in the county so I don’t really have a “vote” on this issue, but on the other hand, I am concerned about Cynthiana growing and improving, so I wanted to offer some thoughts about the article.

  • Cynthiana Arts Council seeks new members at picnic

    To the editor:

    We’re on a mission. With the past year’s successful events such as the Cynthiana Art Walk, our annual Autumn Afternoon, and Classic Movie Nights at the Rohs Opera House, the Cynthiana Arts Council is energized and gearing up for another great year. The council is dedicated to bring cultural experiences to Cynthiana through all mediums of art and we’re looking to strengthen our success by recruiting new, active members. 

  • EKPC plans to raise rates for new coal-burning power plant

    To the editor:

    The East Kentucky Power Cooperative plans to raise our electricity rates to build a new coal-burning power plant. They claim that demand for electricity will increase in the coming years, that the new plant will create jobs, and that their new plant will not add to our air pollution.

    What EKPC won’t tell you is that two recent studies clearly demonstrate that these claims are misleading or false.

  • God’s ‘big reveal’ is always worth it

    Lately I’ve been hooked on watching “What Not to Wear” on TLC, hosted by style gurus Stacy London and Clinton Kelly.

    How the show works: Friends and relatives nominate a chronically fashion-challenged friend who’s ambushed by Stacy and Clinton who hand her a Visa card worth $5,000 with her name on it to spend on a new wardrobe in New York City.

  • ‘Mistakes have already been made’ by Washington politics

    To the editor:

  • Cynthiana Art Walk created a weekend downtown ‘buzz’

    To the editor:

    What an evening we had in the much alive and vibrant downtown Cynthiana, Ky. last Friday evening! The area was clean.Shops were open. Music was in the air. Citizens and visitors were strolling the sidewalks, greeting each other with smiles and chatting. Why, it was just like the dream so many of us have for our city and county and had expressed in the Harrison County Tomorrow planning. And it was already happening!

  • Jackson’s music was a soundtrack of memories

    I remember once in Mrs. Laura Gregg’s middle school chorus class, she looked at us adolescent students and asked, “What would your life be like without music?”

    It was a profound question that I still don’t think I can come close to answering.

    I thought about Mrs. Gregg and her profound question last Thursday evening as I watched tributes to the “King of Pop.”

    At the age of 50, Michael Jackson had died.