Today's Opinions

  • Local gov’ts unnecessarily stopping Handy House rehab

    To the editor,
    Ridgeway, the house at the top of the Veterans Park more commonly known as  the Handy House, has been a target of the Cynthiana and Harrison County  governments for demolition for years.  
    This is not necessary. Every effort that anyone in the past, and now the Heritage Council, has made to improve or  protect the house has been prevented and delayed.  

  • Activity-filled months ahead for Harrison County

    WANTED: Your help!
    Between now and the end of the year, things are going to be hopping in Cynthiana.
    We have two new ladies in leadership roles for getting and keeping Cynthiana on track.
    Karey Mattox Riddell has taken over The Main Street Program with the resignation of Emily Ammerman.
    And Tomi Jean Dailey Clifford officially started as the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce executive director on Monday. I say “officially” because she hit the ground running even before her first day in the office.

  • Frankfort Focus

    With Labor Day behind us and cooler temperatures on the way, it finally feels like fall is here, even if the calendar tells us we still have about another week to go.
    For our farmers, the harvest season is where months of hard work and hopefully good luck with the weather pays off.   While significant rainfall earlier in the year made it difficult at times, there are encouraging signs that our crops are largely following their traditional trends.

  • Community missing out if Ridgeway is torn down

    To the editor:
    The citizens of Cynthiana and Harrison County are missing out on an opportunity to invest in their community. We have a 7,000 square foot house in an ideal location that would make a wonderful community center.
    We have the possibility of receiving over one half million dollars in capital “cash” due to tax credits for this community center. With a community center, the possibilities are endless.  

  • Fear is insufficient reason to block Handy House rehab

    To the editor:
    By attending the last Fiscal Court meeting, Sept. 8, 2015, I learned a few things. First, the acoustics in what used to be the second-floor courtroom are horrible. It was nearly impossible to understand what was being said by those seated around the table. One would have to read the minutes of the meeting to know exactly what had transpired, by then it’s too late to object or give constructive suggestions.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Giraffe’s striped-leg cousin
    6. Moo goo gai pan pan
    9. Love-____ relationship
    13. *_____ Gabriel, 1960s Rams star quarterback
    14. What?
    15. Enter a website
    16. Samuel Butler’s “The Way of All ____”
    17. Big time
    18. “____ truly”
    19. *Non-contact league
    21. *Football game starter
    23. Altogether or entirely
    24. ____-de-camp
    25. Club alternative
    28. *Houston Oilers star running back, Campbell
    30. Top of the line

  • Kim Davis’ actions result in appreciation for local officials

    If anyone actually keeps track of who writes columns when here at the Democrat (which I very, very seriously doubt) you would not have been expecting to hear from me this week.
    Our fearless leader is on vacation, however, so here I am. Ready to step up to the plate, ready to  help out when needed. Ever versatile, ever eager, ever vigilant. That’s me.