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Today's Opinions

  • Keep warm and safe; make sure your neighbors are, too

    I am an addicted weather watcher. I’m not real sure why or how this happened, but when the first inkling of a weather threat of any kind is predicted, I begin a satellite-to-front-window vigil.
    As early as last Thursday, I began telling co-workers that meteorologists were forecasting a winter storm for this week.

  • Shoe box ministry support appreciated

    To the editor:
    Many, many thanks go out to all who were involved with the Operation Christmas Child Shoe box ministry.  
    Whether you packed a box, brought items for a packing party, saved empty shoe boxes, gave money or prayed for the ministry, we cannot thank you enough or tell you what a difference it will make in a child’s life.  
    I personally have heard story after story of how people got interested in the project and how it has excited them as well.

  • How about a little help from my friends?

    Hello again to one and all. Sorry I missed writing last week’s column in Viewpoint.
    It was my week to write a column there, but I was still in a little trouble from the previous one that I had written about my wife.
    I have since been allowed to sleep in the house once again... just kidding.
    The real reason that I did not write a column in last week’s Viewpoint is real easy to explain... I simply had nothing to write about.
    I am still new to this job and have not yet made all the contacts that I need to in the county and city.

  • Website was built with readers in mind

    Have you checked out the Cynthiana Democrat’s new website?
    A few weeks ago, it was announced that it was coming. Now that it’s here, there are just a few things I want to point out.
    First of all, I urge you to make use of it. It’s a great improvement over the sites we’ve had in the past.
    With this site, you can interact. There is a place after each story for you to add your comments, well wishes to the subjects in the story or ask more questions.

  • Licking Valley Campus goes green for the holidays

    The holiday season may not be the time of year that most people think about energy conservation and recycling.  Let’s face it. Those are the hot topics we reserve for Earth Day, not Christmas.  
    Students, faculty and staff at the Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community & Technical College are working diligently to remind community members how important it is to incorporate ‘green,’ earth-friendly initiatives in your holiday.
    The campus is teaching by example.

  • Harrison ATC provides spark for students interested in technical fields

    Welding is one of the flashiest, pun intended, programs at Kentucky Tech. Like Thor summoning lightning, there is something very exciting about harnessing electricity to melt two pieces of metal together. It’s also very useful.
    Many of us do not think about how often we encounter welding or how often we rely on it. At any given moment it is likely that we are surrounded by welded products.

  • Don’t be late: Yearbook deadline is Dec. 1

    It was at the 11th hour last year that a huge influx of photograph submissions for the Yearbook were received.
    Here we are again and I’m still awaiting pictures from events that occurred in Harrison County during 2010 or those involving our local citizenry.
    The deadline for this year’s book is Wednesday, Dec. 1.
    What we are interested in are photographs that our readers captured. Obviously, the news staff at The Cynthiana Democrat cannot be at every event. Therefore, this is a way for your event to be documented.

  • Not all veterans recognized in annual newspaper edition

    To the editor:
    Being born and raised in Cynthiana, it is always good to get news from home, which I still consider Cynthiana to be (smiles). I’ve read the Democrat online and in print for a number of years and last week’s edition was really a disappointment. In observance of Veteran’s Day, there was a second section of the Nov. 11 edition ‘Honoring our Armed Forces’.