Today's Opinions

  • Community missing out if Ridgeway is torn down

    To the editor:
    The citizens of Cynthiana and Harrison County are missing out on an opportunity to invest in their community. We have a 7,000 square foot house in an ideal location that would make a wonderful community center.
    We have the possibility of receiving over one half million dollars in capital “cash” due to tax credits for this community center. With a community center, the possibilities are endless.  

  • Fear is insufficient reason to block Handy House rehab

    To the editor:
    By attending the last Fiscal Court meeting, Sept. 8, 2015, I learned a few things. First, the acoustics in what used to be the second-floor courtroom are horrible. It was nearly impossible to understand what was being said by those seated around the table. One would have to read the minutes of the meeting to know exactly what had transpired, by then it’s too late to object or give constructive suggestions.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Giraffe’s striped-leg cousin
    6. Moo goo gai pan pan
    9. Love-____ relationship
    13. *_____ Gabriel, 1960s Rams star quarterback
    14. What?
    15. Enter a website
    16. Samuel Butler’s “The Way of All ____”
    17. Big time
    18. “____ truly”
    19. *Non-contact league
    21. *Football game starter
    23. Altogether or entirely
    24. ____-de-camp
    25. Club alternative
    28. *Houston Oilers star running back, Campbell
    30. Top of the line

  • Kim Davis’ actions result in appreciation for local officials

    If anyone actually keeps track of who writes columns when here at the Democrat (which I very, very seriously doubt) you would not have been expecting to hear from me this week.
    Our fearless leader is on vacation, however, so here I am. Ready to step up to the plate, ready to  help out when needed. Ever versatile, ever eager, ever vigilant. That’s me.

  • Taxpayers got bad deal with courthouse renovation

    To the editor:
    Correct me if I’m wrong, but as I recall, we, the people of Harrison County, recently spent $1 million+ to renovate the old courthouse, which was finished last year just prior to the Rod Run.
    There is a magnificent plaque mounted on the wall adjacent to the newly installed elevator. This plaque tells about the renovation and I wonder how much of the million dollars went toward the plaque and elevator.
    Having said this; we got screwed!

  • Waits Road construction continues to be a nuisance

    To the editor:
    With no concern for its neighbors on Waits Road, the Indian Creek Christian Church leased property to the East Kentucky Power Company, which has been having ongoing construction on the property.
    Many members of the church were not aware of the leasing arrangement, with some being told that the church was not receiving any money.
    This property is at our front door. For the past five months, we have endured the  unsightly view, horrible noise, and industrial traffic. We are told this will continue for another three months.

  • KY retirement pension must be funded

    To the editor:
    The Kentucky Retirement System Pension fund issues are well known around the Commonwealth.  One of the funds (KERS non haz) is funded at only 21% and is the worst funded public pension plan in the United States.
    Recently I was elected President of the Bluegrass East Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees organization and I will present an informational meeting on Monday, Sept. 28 in the Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    There will be two (2) sessions:  10 a.m. – 12 noon and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.