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Today's Opinions

  • Holidays... the good, bad and ugly

    Oh the painful holidays.
    Stress reaches its peak during the months where we set aside all human characteristics and common sense before becoming walking zombies as we look forward to the new year.
    If memory serves me right, I think I have preached on the mighty soap-box before on how I think the holidays have become less than what their original intentions may have been.
    So not to make a repeat for the readers, I will try and shed light on the positives of the season and not look down the dark side of last minute shopping and bumper-to-bumper traffic.

  • Theme: Reality TV STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    ACROSS
    1. “Wheel of Fortune” purchase
    6. Christian minister, abbr.
    9. *”Jersey Shore” stars jump in and out of them
    13. Popeye’s gal
    14. “... ___ he drove out of sight”
    15. Cuba Gooding, Jr. 2003 role
    16. Calculus calculation
    17. “Lend me your ___”
    18. Furnish with a fund
    19. *”Bravo” cook
    21. *TV’s largest family
    23. Toni Morrison’s “___ Baby”
    24. It’s everywhere you want to be?

  • Appreciates United Community Fund support

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the Harrison County Diabetes Coalition I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the Cynthiana-Harrison County United Community Fund for the support they have given us over the years. The monies we have received have been used to provide diabetic supplies to the citizens of Harrison County that have an emergency need. Please support your local United Community Fund.

    Rita Smith,
    Treasurer Harrison County
    Diabetes Coalition

  • Food Pantry needs increase during holidays

    To the editor:
    I want to thank all of you that contributed to the Food Pantry back in the summer when we had a very low time. All of you were very generous to help keep the doors open and serve many in need.
    Some of you have ask, is there some that abuse the pantry? My answer to that is not if we can help it. We keep pretty close tabs on the clients, but if some gets by us, that is between them and God. The number that really needs it and does not abuse it far outweighs those who do, so rest assured we are doing all we can to keep it running correctly.

  • Christmas Angel Project ready for another season

    To the editor:

  • Support needed for senior citizens center

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the Harrison County Commission on Aging, I would like to encourage your support of the vital services which the Harrison County Senior Citizens Center provides.  We are fortunate to have a Senior Center where our older family members and friends can be cared for, nurtured and comforted by a supportive and compassionate staff.

  • Doors open on new gym, Park and Recreation System

    I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not athletic -- never have been, never will be.
    The only time I was ever on the athletic field was as a band geek. For me, that was my way out of working in tobacco in the summer and winter.
    In the summer I missed a lot of chopping weeds by sweltering on the high school pavement with a hoard of other band geeks. And, Saturdays were usually spent at some stadium in Kentucky in competition.
    I missed stripping tobacco because of concert band practices and pep band for basketball games.

  • Too many die too young in wars of ‘stupidity’

    Editor’s note: The following is the speech given by Chuck Duffy at Battle Grove Cemetery, Nov. 11, 2012, for the annual Veterans’ Day program.
     
    Good morning! I thank the Battle Grove Cemetery’s board of trustees, superintendent Mr. Billy Grayson and his competent staff for hosting this annual event. I am grateful to take part in this occasion.