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Today's Opinions

  • Lack of compassion by the Democrat

    To the editor:
    Sadly I should not have been shocked by the articles about Obie and William Chambers.
    On Aug. 1, 2000 our daughter and Andrea’s sister, Jessica Marie Simpson passed away. Jessica had Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare and aggressive bone cancer.
    Becky Barnes heard that Make a Wish had given Jessica a Ford Mustang. Someone from the Democrat office called me wanting to do an article about Make a Wish. I informed them that Jessica’s dad, Ed, bought the car. She said that if she could think of anything else to write about she would call.

  • Summer break is pinching food pantry purse

    To the editor:
    I would like to give an update on the Food Pantry. Things have going well until the past month. School being out and more people without work and food stamps being cut, things are getting tougher.

  • Chambers family owed a public apology

    To the editor:
    I was recently reading all of the letters that were written to your paper regarding the story condemning William Chambers on the day of his death. I totally agree with everyone on this matter and I was reminded of something that happened to me two years ago. We requested for you to write about it in your paper and you refused to for fear that you would be sued for printing it.

  • Seperate the "wants" from the "needs"

    How many of you out there know the difference between a “want” and a “need?”
    Sometimes I struggle with the difference when my stubbornness kicks into gear.
    Anyway, last week was my typical week. However, I do recall one event that seemed to consume me on every level possible.
    I am a movie guru.
    I have enjoyed watching movies since I was very young, according to my parents and as indicated by some of my grades from college.

  • Chambers lived life to the fullest with no regrets

    To the editor:
    Recently in the May 23, 2013, edition of The Cynthiana Democrat, I read a very disturbing and sickening article. Myself, as well as many other citizens (not just of Harrison County) were ashamed of your newspaper after reading the article in regards to the death of our young friend, William Chambers.

  • No compasion in school systems

    To the editor:
    I am Austin Munoz. I am a child of God, a servant of the risen King. I am married to Harrison County native, Beth Cox, who attended Harrison County schools and graduated from here and we have three children who attend Harrison County schools. I am pastor of Wareagle Ministries Praise and Worship Center in Berry, which is a non-denominational church that teaches and preaches the entire Bible, front to back.

  • “Vote of No Confidence”

    To the editor:
    Recently, nine members of the Cynthiana Police Department, along with two former officers filed a “Vote of No Confidence” with the city commission.
    This document stated that the officers felt like the chief of police was incompetent, neglecting his duties and abusing his authority.

  • Relay for Life, June 14

    “Save the date” announcements are popular for young couples to send out in advance of a formal wedding announcement.
    Often in a magnetic form, which is good for refrigerator posting, it helps the potential attendee remember the upcoming event every time they go to the fridge for a snack or soda.
    With that said, here’s my “Save the date:”
    Friday, June 14
    Ingles Stadium
    7 p.m. to 7 a.m.