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Today's Opinions

  • Just an outsider’s point of view

    Saving money is what local politicians should seek out as their job description, but there is a fine line between saving and cutting at the wrong end.
    I am sure that citizens have heard rumor of the E-911 situation that has been brought to attention recently.
    Being present at the meetings and speaking one on one with local government officials, I have had the opportunity to gain some inside information that has helped me better understand the situation.

  • Applauding the board of education

    To the editor:
    Harrison County Schools adopted a 24/7 tobacco-free policy for their campuses that goes into effect July 1. The Harrison County Board of Education’s efforts to protect the health and well being of our youth and teachers should not go unnoticed.  
    The Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP) applauds and thanks the Board for enacting this policy.
     
    Mary Hopson
    KY-ASAP

  • Putting a price on 911 dispatch

    To the editor:
    First off, I would like to invite the public down to the Sheriff’s office board room for the meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday night the 30th day of June. All meetings that involve our city commissioners and county magistrates are open to the public.  I am guilty of not showing up and being a part of these meetings but you can guarantee I will be there on this night.  

  • Searching high and low for the right hobby

    Hobbies are defining.
    Hobbies are stress relievers.. when you do them well. If not, you need a hobby away from your hobby.
    Hobbies are necessity.
    A hobby can rule you if you let it or it can be a tool used to get out of the house and off your wife’s last nerve... Why do you think so many men play golf?
    I enjoy hunting, fishing, vollyball and I have recently started lifting weights.
    Bow hunting is the hobby that requires most of my hobby money up until this point.

  • Neighbor against neighbor

    By: Bill Penn

    Guest columnist

  • You’re being watched, so buckle up

    The two-week target dates for Click It or Ticket have come and gone, but don’t think that Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department will be getting lax on seat belt tickets.
    Between May 23 and June 5, there were 111 seat belt citations issued as well as six citations for failure to use proper child restraint device.
    Just because the national campaign weeks have passed, don’t be lulled into believing that no one’s paying attention to your driving habits.

  • Nothing personal, just an opinion

    I am often cautioned by my veteran editor/boss when I start writing versus reporting, but when it’s a column, anything is fair game.
    Since I started reporting for the paper, a lot of changes and adjustments have occurred in our community.
    I always try to be unbiased when reporting those changes and adjustments.
    If there is one thing I have learned it is that local government needs no help in finding controversy, so I let them create their own.

  • Relay for Life

    To the editor:
    The time has come once again to take in our county Relay for Life, which is Friday, June 24. Take a minute of your time if someone asks you for a donation, hear them out. It doesn’t have to be a lot; even $1 helps.