Today's Opinions

  • Spring Open House this weekend in Cynthiana

    This weekend marks the second annual Downtown Spring Open House.
    Participating merchants will be open late on Friday, until 7 p.m. offering specials, discounts, door prizes, samples and great deals.
    Can’t make it Friday evening? No worries. You can still get great deals, specials and have fun shopping on Saturday.
    Cynthiana Main Street will be hosting its bunny hop drawing, which is open to everyone. No purchase is necessary to participate.

  • Senator Steve West’s legislative update: session ends March 30

    Late nights, packed committee meetings, and heated debate marked the fifth week of the 2017 session.
    The senate is quickly passing the remaining senate bills out and receiving bills from the house for consideration. While there were some contested issues, the senate conducted itself in a bipartisan fashion. We wasted no time this week and passed over 40 pieces of legislation including:
    •Senate Bill 9, redistricting of judicial districts in order to better align case loads with current census data;

  • Viewpoint

    I love it when government shows that it can compromise.
    That’s exactly what happened Tuesday night when Cynthiana Mayor James Smith announced that the city would be pursuing limited parking on Pike Street between Church Street and 315 Pike St.

  • Toby and a nose for news

    Honestly, these days it is hard to listen to the news reports. We are all so mad at each other. One side mad because they have less power, the other side mad because those other people are giving them fits about how they are administering their new power. And the cycle continues. Friends find themselves unable to talk about subjects once open, now forbidden, else we offend. My side, your side, whose side, we are all siding and to what effect?

  • NKU deserves better from the state

    Isaac Dailey,
    Guest Columnist

    Since August of 2015, I have been fortunate enough to study at Northern Kentucky University. When I left Cynthiana for college at NKU, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But what I found was a big-city college that still has a small-town feel. I go to class in state-of-the-art buildings, but my professors still know my name.
    I feel fortunate to receive such a wonderful education at NKU, and to serve my fellow students as a Justice for the Student Government Association.

  • Viewpoint

    Hats off to all the city, state and county road crews for their efforts in the early morning hours of Wednesday, clearing debris and scouting out flooded roads.
    These workers are truly our unsung heroes and are responsible for keeping our roads passable, even when none of us should be out there driving.
    Just a day short of the 20th anniversary of the “Great Flood of 1997,” torrential rains and high winds brought  with it a lot of destruction and high water.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    There has been a lot of talk about the expansion of Central Landfill in Scott County.  Some of the information being given out is incorrect.
    The incorrect information includes:
    1. That no out-of-state waste is being accepted currently or that it will be accepted in the future,
    2. That there will be no rail haul, and
    3. That the landfill will close if the expansion is denied.

  • Chamber Awards Banquet is tonight

    Thursday, Feb. 23, will mark the 47th Annual Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Banquet.
    This year it is being held at the Harrison County Extension Office at 6:30 p.m.
    We will be honoring individuals from our community in the areas of citizen, volunteer, farmer, healthcare, public safety, educator and business of the year.
    There will also be a meal provided by 13 local restaurants and caterers, showcasing some of their signature items.
    The Harrison County High School acapella group, The Harmonix, will be providing entertainment during the meal.