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Today's Opinions

  • A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

    The main portion of the 2011 Regular Session got underway early last week, and it didn’t take long for bills to begin making their way toward a full vote by the Kentucky House of Representatives.
    As you may know, odd-year meetings of the General Assembly are different than those in even-numbered years, which last for 60 rather than 30 days and are focused on adopting a budget.
    Short sessions traditionally begin by electing legislative leaders, appointing committees, recessing briefly and then returning in February for debating legislation.

  • Newspaper’s website will go subscriber-based this month

    On Feb. 21 some changes will be occurring in our www.cynthianademocrat.com site.
    In November we had a major overhaul of our web design, which made it much more reader friendly. The new design also gave us an opportunity to bring more news to our viewers.
    The latest changes will be to move our website to a subscriber-based site.
    What does that mean to you?
    For our print edition subscribers, you will continue to have access to all of the news, all of the time.
    Democrat subscribers will receive a free on-line subscription.

  • Violent shootings of peace officers intolerable

    Amanda Haworth. Roger Castillo. Thomas Baitinger. Jeffrey Yaslowitz. Steven Dodds. Ralph Painter. Christopher Matlosz. Suzanne Hopper. William H. Torbin Jr., Larry Nehasil.
    You may not recognize the names, but soon each one will be etched in granite in some cemetery.
    Senseless.
    There is no other word to describe the apparent war against police officers that has left 14 families grieving for their sons and daughters, husbands and wives.
    So far this month, 14 police officers have been murdered while doing the jobs in their chosen fields.

  • Dr. King march participants and donations appreciated

    To the editor:
    The Macedonia Baptist Church wishes to thank Donna Slone and the Maysville Community College, Mark Bell, Mike Jones, B & B Foods Services, and Dr. Gerald Smith. It was enjoyed very much. Also anyone that took a part in making our Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program a success. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. May God bless all.
    The Macedonia Baptist Church
    Committee
    for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    program,
    Jeannie  Willis

  • Local Kiwanis Club appreciated for its commitment to kids

    To the editor:
    While the decorations have been put up for another year and the holiday season fades into memory, Sunrise Children’s Services would like to take a moment to thank those who made this a wonderful Christmas for the children in our care.

  • Superintendent honors school board members during January

    To the editor:
    As superintendent of Harrison County Schools, I’m extremely proud of the students and teachers, the administrators and the service workers who are the heart and soul of the Harrison County School System. And I’m also proud of the district leadership this community has put in place through the members of the Harrison County Board of Education.

  • Enjoy ‘Little House’ days before they morph into no-excuse work days

    I often wonder how times change without us ever realizing they have changed.
    For instance, how did I go from jumping up and down when it would snow outside to the dreaded get up and hour earlier to make it to work on time.
    I used to love the snow.
    I remember those days off from school when I was able to stay home and feed the cows with Papaw or Uncle Dennis.
    “Shoot some ether in her,” Papaw would say as he turned the key over on the old 2240 John Deere.

  • ATC’s automotive program gives students glimpse of career opportunities in hi-tech environment

    By Mark Sims, Guest Columnist
    Few things are as exciting to teenagers as their cars. Driving a car is one of the rites of passage still afforded American young people. The car also has always held a prominent place in the heart of our country, and we value our freedom of mobility almost as much as any of America’s values or privileges. Without trained, knowledgeable automotive mechanics, this wouldn’t be possible. Kentucky Tech – Harrison Area Center is working to ensure that we continue to have qualified mechanics to keep us running.