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Today's Opinions

  • HISTORY: Cynthiana's main attraction?

    Cynthiana’s history comes alive this weekend.

    Over a year ago, one Eastside Elementary fifth grader (now a sixth grader) made a big discovery of some big mistakes.

    Joe Moss was working on a project for Jeff Kinney’s fifth grade history club, when he noticed that some historical markers in the county weren’t completely accurate.

    After taking photographs of the markers on US 27 North and South, Joe noticed that the two markers had conflicting dates for the first Battle of Cynthiana, which occurred on July 17, 1862.

  • FLOOD OF 2010

    We did learn from the past.

    On Sunday evening in Cynthiana and Harrison County, it was obvious that we all were having flashbacks from the 1997 flood.

    As rain continued to fall, families in the west side of town could be found looking out front doors, loading special belongings into cars, watching the river waters creep into Rev. Ross Park and remembering an earlier flood 13 years ago that swept away everything from so many people.

    It was also evident that county, city and law enforcement officials had taken some notes after March 1997.

  • INTRODUCING OUR HOMETOWN HEROES

    I held close to many assumptions before I became a reporter.

    Assumption #1: Police officers spend their time eating donuts and drinking coffee.

    Assumption #2: Firefighters pass the work day by  posing for calendar shoots and playing with Dalmatian dogs.

    Unfortunately, as a society, we have painted these pictures of law enforcement officials that are not true.

    Whenever anything bad happens in Cynthiana (think car accident, house fire, person trapped on a roof, etc.), I tend to see the same people.

  • Kudos to River Road Park board, director and employees

    To the editor:

    Harrison County Recreation Board of Directors and its Director Rick Chasteen, along with their employees of River Road Park, deserve recognition and commendation for their outstanding efforts in revitalizing the baseball fields and facility. Not many weeks ago, the park’s renovation was stricken with nature’s effects and it was doubtful that activities could begin in a timely manner. However, with hard work and dedication of park employees, and many Harrison County citizens, the youth baseball and softball programs were able to begin on time.

  • Saying thanks: It’s a good thing

    I will always believe that ‘thank you’ goes a long way.

    In my office at The Cynthiana Democrat, on the bulletin board beside my 2010 content improvement plan, a Harrison County school calendar and a piece of paper listing phone numbers for city commissioners, there’s an array of ‘thank you’ notes.

    I keep each one I receive.

    And on days when a little pick-me-up is much needed, I look no further than those cards that remind me why I do what I do.

  • Thorobreds’ Head Coach thanks community for support

    To the editor:

  • It’s no one’s business how goverment checks are spent

    To the editor:

  • What was God thinking when he created crazy moms?

    My friend Cristy and I often ponder the deep mysteries of the universe.

    For instance, “What was God thinking?” one of us will start, then say, “by putting trans fats and carbohydrates that turn into belly lard in foods that taste good?”

    One of our favorite ponderings involves mothers. Like, what was God thinking when he created crazy, neurotic mothers?

    She has one and I am one.