Today's Opinions

  • Equal pay day is a national day of action

    To the editor:
    On Tuesday, April 14, thousands of women from across the United States will join in a national day of action against unfair pay called Equal Pay Day.
    April is symbolic of the point into the Next Year that a woman must work in order to earn the wages paid to a man in the previous year. On a national level, women are paid only 78 cents for every dollar a man is paid, according to the U.S. Consus Bureau. So, because women earn less, we must work longer for the same pay.

  • Heroin laws expand treatment, sentences

     This year’s legislative session may have lasted only half as long as those in even-numbered years, but that did not seem to diminish the amount of work the General Assembly was able to do.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Penniless
    6. Hermey the dentist, e.g.
    9. “____ in the face”
    13. *Experts say sea level does it as planet warms
    14. “New” prefix
    15. *Geography class prop
    16. Tiny island
    17. Contend
    18. Kind of space
    19. *Environmental science
    21. *Green car
    23. R&R spot
    24. Give the cold shoulder
    25. College entrance exam
    28. Of a particular kind
    30. Long John Silver had this
    35. *Deforestation is big issue in this country

  • Nothing causes more fuss than progress

    So, I was seeking out ideas for stories to write in this week’s paper last Friday evening when I turned up Pleasant Street, which, ironically, has not been at all pleasant this week to downtown drivers.
    Not only do we have the intersection of Church and Pleasant Street shut down for some big project, but another sidewalk improvement project has shut off yet another section of this heavily used roadway.

  • Harrison Academic team does excellent job at Governor’s Cup

    To the editor:
    Our athletic teams often get a lot of well-deserved press, but we wanted to take an opportunity to publicly congratulate the Harrison County High School Academic team, and our son, Evan Sullivan, for their showing in the Kentucky Governor’s Cup Academic Competition.

  • Spotlighting autism awareness in April

    You might think that all the hype for Light it up Blue Cynthiana/Harrison County is a show of support for the No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats.
    With all the history of the Wildcats and Cynthiana, i.e. former Coach Joe B. Hall’s hometown, it would be a viable assumption.
    But no, it’s deeper than that.
    April 2 is World Autism Awareness  Day.

  • New statute strengthens agreement between Kentucky and big tobacco

    FRANKFORT – While two days – and several unresolved issues – remain, the General Assembly largely wrapped up much of its work early last week with a long list of votes that went well into the night.