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Today's Opinions

  • Fire-safe cigarettes are cause of side effects and should be repealed

    To the editor,

    I realize the topic of smoking will be met with opposition, but I write to you in regard to the “fire-safe cigarette” legislation that has been implemented in Kentucky. The Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes crusaded to get these legislations passed across the states because they did not want to get it tied up in Congress awaiting a national standard.

  • Correction in Neal's column last week

    To the editor,

    I miswrote about the Annual Grist Mill Day being sponsored by the Historical Society. I have been informed that Grist Mill Day is actually sponsored by Bill Kelly Sr. and Bill Kelly Jr. of the Connorsville Mill and Company and all proceeds from that day are donated to the museum.

    If I got anything else wrong, I apologize. My point was just to thank people for being involved in the community.

    Jeff Neal

    Cynthiana

  • God allows wandering, but always knows how to get us back home

    For Christmas my husband bought me a GPS device for my car.

    I am notorious for my directional dyslexia, which I blame on my dad. When I was a kid he told me to get lost and, ever the obedient child, I’ve been doing so ever since.

    I don’t understand north. I know the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, but I couldn’t point it out to you. Orlando and Tampa are both south of where I live, but they feel northish to me.

  • Budget cuts for county attorneys jeopardize safety

    Our state’s budget crisis may soon result in a crisis in personal and community safety for Kentucky’s law-abiding citizens.

    Kentucky’s county attorneys face cutting more than $1.1 million dollars from their budgets over the next six months. This is equivalent to 77 staff members losing their jobs effective January 1, and will have a devastating effect on our system of public safety and criminal justice.

  • Now, more than ever, citizens need to be involved

    The new year is a time for reflection. I think that it is important to thank people who have contributed to making Cynthiana and Harrison County a better place to live. These are people or groups of people who selflessly contribute their time, energy, and yes, sometimes even money for the betterment of the community. I won’t mention names so that I don’t slight anyone, but you know who you are.

  • Prayer should remain part of inauguration festivities

    To the editor,

    How good it was to see the picture of five U.S. presidents (former, present and to-be) meeting together and smiling! In some countries, when a new president is elected, he very soon imprisons or assassinates his predecessor for fear that person will find a way to capture that position again.

  • Community is lucky to have dedicated school board

    To the editor,

    In difficult economic times like these, a community’s elected officials face incredible challenges.

    Often, they are required to make choices and decisions that they never dreamed they might face when agreeing to offer themselves up for public service. It’s called being a leader, and our community is fortunate to have five such individuals on the Harrison County Board of Education.

  • Mattmiller doesn't have "political experience" for mayor pro-tem

    To the Editor:

    On March 30, 198 1, the United States faced the tumultuous situation of having its leader incapacitated when President Regan was hit by a would-be assassin’s bullet. That day, in the absence of Vice President Bush, American’s heard the infamous words of Secretary of State Alexander Haig who pompously proclaimed “I am in control here!”