Today's Opinions

  • Telephone ‘prompts’ not so prompt

    I’m not a fan of automation. In fact, it’s more than just “not a fan.”
    I loathe being connected with the recording of a pleasant-sounding woman. Because of her automation, she cannot detect my own snide and sarcastic demeanor and thus adjust her own pleasantries.
    I don’t want to push “1” for this or “2” for that. I want to talk to someone who can talk back to me, not give me multiple choices.

  • Living within one’s means

    To the editor:
    When did the concept of financial responsibility become a radical idea? the major point of the ‘Tea Party,’ which I support, is that elected officials should prioritize expenditures and balance our budget, preferably without increasing taxes. Our federal government’s practices may be despairingly beyond hope!
    Radical is one of the more polite terms used to describe ‘Tea Party’ supporters. Living within one’s means must be a revolutionary belief?
    Chuck Duffy

  • Snowy roads should indicate that drivers need to slow down

    With winter finally here, and with that I mean snow, vehicle accidents will surely be on the rise.
    According to local law enforcement, as of Tuesday, over 10 reported wrecks have occurred in Cynthiana and Harrison County this month.
    Aside from contributing factors related to the beginning of the year such as rushing to company New Year’s Eve parties, one factor seems to have spiked the sudden number of wrecks... snow.

  • A Legislative Perspective

    FRANKFORT – It may be quiet in the halls of the Capitol as 2011 draws to a close, but that is set to change early next week, when the General Assembly returns to kick off the 2012 Regular Session.
    Even-year meetings are always a busy time because of the budget, but another major task awaits us as well beginning January 3rd: redistricting.

  • 2011 was prosperous; looking forward to 2012

    I trust that everyone had a Merry Christmas as we look forward to a prosperous New Year.
    What does that mean? We all get those greeting cards that wish us well, but prosperous?
    Looking back on 2011, I have to think of some of what I would consider prosperous for Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    For instance, 2011 was the beginning of construction on the Cynthiana by-pass. It’s a state-funded project that is bringing millions of dollars to the area.

  • 'Twas the night before Christmas

    Twas the night before            Christmas,
    when all through the land,
    the people were gathering,
    to be counted by hand.

    The donkey was packed,
    by Joseph with care,
    in hopes that Mary,
    could make the trip there.

    Mary was nestled,
    all snug in her bed,
    while angels of love,
    danced in her head.

    The donkey was ready,
    willing and able,
    to carry the new mom,
    to the census taker.

  • Kentucky Organ Donor Registry

    To the editor:
    In 1992, the Circuit Clerks of Kentucky recognized the tragedy that 18 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant, yet Kentuckians were not aware of what they could do to save lives. The Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks supported legislation that allows every person obtaining a driver’s license or ID an opportunity to donate $1 to raise awareness about organ donation in Kentucky. These $1 donations go into a Trust - the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life.

  • Benefit concert was success

    To the editor:
    The Benefit Concert held downtown last Thursday night with award-winning vocalist Mark Bishop was an amazing demonstration of how a community can come together to show love and support for others.
    There were huge totes filled with food to feed the hungry, gloves and winter scarves to give warmth from the cold and a sizable donation to help those in crisis.