Today's Opinions

  • Aggravation worth it for road improvements

    A lot can happen in a week.
    Due to a death in my family, I was out of town last week.
    I completely missed the construction work on the Ladish  Road bridge.
    I have avoided that route for awhile now because of the poor condition of the bridge’s surface.
    No more!
    In fact, to get to U.S. 27 South, that’s one of the alternate routes available.
    When I heard that the John Hunt Morgan bridge and the Ladish bridge were slated for repairs, my first thought was that they would be closed at the same time.


    Let’s take a little break from talking about the judicial process and discuss an issue that is negatively impacting our entire community.  There is an epidemic that is attempting to destroy our country, threaten our safety, and take our children from us.  It does not discriminate based upon age, race, or social class.  This menace is drugs, whether it is marijuana, pills, cocaine, methamphetamine, or heroin.  

  • Coming of fall brings on dreaded realization that winter is on its way

    So it’s officially here.
    Fall. With its beautiful leaves and soft breezes and festivals galore. And let’s not forget Halloween, which is absolutely the best holiday.
    Yet I can’t help but feel sad at this time of year, because I know that in just about a month or so, those soft breezes will turn downright cold.
    There’ll be frigid temperatures and ice and snow. Jack Frost will be nipping at our noses (Sorry, I couldn’t help throwing that in there.)

  • The criminalization of food choices is government overreach

    In 2011, federal agents launched a sting operation on an Amish farmer.  Prof. Baylen J. Linnekin provides details of the raid:
    “Federal agents watched the home closely for a year, gathering evidence.  Then, in a pre-dawn raid, armed members from three agencies swooped in.

  • Voters encouraged to hear Bevin speak

    To the editor:
    Nearly 40 years ago, as a recent college graduate, I sat with my dad one day watching the news during the 1976 presidential election season.
    Since I was just beginning to tune into the emerging candidates, I was interested to see of them featured whom I had heard about, but had not yet had an opportunity to hear speak.
    I listened to Ronald Reagan for just a few minutes before I was deeply impressed by his wit, confidence, clarity and common sense.

  • Local gov’ts unnecessarily stopping Handy House rehab

    To the editor,
    Ridgeway, the house at the top of the Veterans Park more commonly known as  the Handy House, has been a target of the Cynthiana and Harrison County  governments for demolition for years.  
    This is not necessary. Every effort that anyone in the past, and now the Heritage Council, has made to improve or  protect the house has been prevented and delayed.  

  • Activity-filled months ahead for Harrison County

    WANTED: Your help!
    Between now and the end of the year, things are going to be hopping in Cynthiana.
    We have two new ladies in leadership roles for getting and keeping Cynthiana on track.
    Karey Mattox Riddell has taken over The Main Street Program with the resignation of Emily Ammerman.
    And Tomi Jean Dailey Clifford officially started as the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce executive director on Monday. I say “officially” because she hit the ground running even before her first day in the office.

  • Frankfort Focus

    With Labor Day behind us and cooler temperatures on the way, it finally feels like fall is here, even if the calendar tells us we still have about another week to go.
    For our farmers, the harvest season is where months of hard work and hopefully good luck with the weather pays off.   While significant rainfall earlier in the year made it difficult at times, there are encouraging signs that our crops are largely following their traditional trends.