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Today's Opinions

  • Crape Myrtles and full disclosure about Toby

    It is time for some catch up and reminders etc. First off, we are all beginning to think spring and planting and flowering shrubs. So, it is a great time to make our plans to put out one or more Crape Myrtles. There are folks who took up that suggestion last fall and planted and during the winter have had occasion to let me know. I have heard from readers in such varied locations as our big box store, restaurants, grocery, church—lots of places.

  • Viewpoint

    It’s so refreshing that the fine arts are apparently making a resurgence at Harrison County High School.
    Next weekend students from HCHS, along with several students from the middle school and the four elementary schools in the district, will  put on four performances of The Wizard of Oz.

  • Spring Open House this weekend in Cynthiana

    This weekend marks the second annual Downtown Spring Open House.
    Participating merchants will be open late on Friday, until 7 p.m. offering specials, discounts, door prizes, samples and great deals.
    Can’t make it Friday evening? No worries. You can still get great deals, specials and have fun shopping on Saturday.
    Cynthiana Main Street will be hosting its bunny hop drawing, which is open to everyone. No purchase is necessary to participate.

  • Senator Steve West’s legislative update: session ends March 30

    Late nights, packed committee meetings, and heated debate marked the fifth week of the 2017 session.
    The senate is quickly passing the remaining senate bills out and receiving bills from the house for consideration. While there were some contested issues, the senate conducted itself in a bipartisan fashion. We wasted no time this week and passed over 40 pieces of legislation including:
    •Senate Bill 9, redistricting of judicial districts in order to better align case loads with current census data;

  • Viewpoint

    I love it when government shows that it can compromise.
    That’s exactly what happened Tuesday night when Cynthiana Mayor James Smith announced that the city would be pursuing limited parking on Pike Street between Church Street and 315 Pike St.

  • Toby and a nose for news

    Honestly, these days it is hard to listen to the news reports. We are all so mad at each other. One side mad because they have less power, the other side mad because those other people are giving them fits about how they are administering their new power. And the cycle continues. Friends find themselves unable to talk about subjects once open, now forbidden, else we offend. My side, your side, whose side, we are all siding and to what effect?

  • NKU deserves better from the state

    Isaac Dailey,
    Guest Columnist

    Since August of 2015, I have been fortunate enough to study at Northern Kentucky University. When I left Cynthiana for college at NKU, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But what I found was a big-city college that still has a small-town feel. I go to class in state-of-the-art buildings, but my professors still know my name.
    I feel fortunate to receive such a wonderful education at NKU, and to serve my fellow students as a Justice for the Student Government Association.

  • Viewpoint

    Hats off to all the city, state and county road crews for their efforts in the early morning hours of Wednesday, clearing debris and scouting out flooded roads.
    These workers are truly our unsung heroes and are responsible for keeping our roads passable, even when none of us should be out there driving.
    Just a day short of the 20th anniversary of the “Great Flood of 1997,” torrential rains and high winds brought  with it a lot of destruction and high water.