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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Good times at ice cream social

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the parishioners of St. Edward I wish to thank everyone who supported our recent Ice Cream Social. It was a great success. All proceeds benefit the operation of St. Edward School.
    We appreciate the kindness and generosity of our local businesses who provided items for our silent auction. We are grateful to the many members of our local churches and community who stopped by and enjoyed some great food, delicious cake and ice cream.

  • Alabama relief

    To the editor:
    A few weeks ago, Harrison County, in its usual fashion, responded to a community in need. The area was Franklin County, Ala., which received a direct hit from a large tornado. A group of local farmers decided to find a location similar to ours and help with supplying materials that would begin to put their lives back together. Nearly $15,000 of fencing and building materials were sent from Harrison County on a truck donated by Sadler Trucking (Mark Sadler). The following is an update on what happened to the materials.

  • Thanks Dr. Joe

    To the editor:
    The Hospital Board and HMH Staff are to be commended for sponsoring a reception on June 12 to honor the lengthy and highly successful medical practice of Dr. Joe A. Nichols.  
    Janice and I went to Dr. Smiser for a few years before Joe started his practice in that office. It was easy to transition to Dr. Nichols, and we were with him until his retirement. Being born during the Depression, I thought of Joe as one possessing many of the admirable traits of the “country doctor”.  

  • Local museum is a jewel in our crown

    To the editor:
    No matter how many times I visit our hometown museum I leave with more knowledge of our community’s history, more appreciation for Harold Slade and the Historical Society, and great pride for what I consider a jewel in the crown of our town.
    A very good friend of mine from Cincinnati came down late Saturday for an overnight stay with us. She wanted to get a feel for the place I call home and go away having a “visual” picture of all the places I speak about when we’re together.