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Today's Opinions

  • Everyone has a right to an opinion... and a right to say it

    "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." -Voltaire, 18th Century French philosopher

    And, so it is with letters to the editor.

    I don’t always agree with opinions that readers want to express in our Mailbag section. In fact, sometimes I even huff and mumble when I read them.

    Newspapers stand for freedoms of speech and expression. How can we defend those freedoms then turn around and censor letters just because we don’t agree with them?

  • A scooter for Christmas

    Christmas columns are not hard to write in Cynthiana. You never have to look far to find someone who is trying to make this holiday season brighter for someone else, many times without even knowing the recipient of that good cheer.

    But despite the abundance of good this holiday season - whether its Christmas boxes filled with food or donated toys for children - it’s always refreshing and inspiring to see people helping people.

    The Dailey family is used to helping people. They pull vehicles out of all corners of the earth on a daily basis.

  • Looking at Cynthiana from heaven’s angle

    Cynthiana never looked so beautiful.

    I’ve seen Cynthiana from the air before. I’ve been in the passenger seat of small planes that took off and landed at our own airstrip with the capable pilots of first, Reed Anderson many years ago, then Doug Coy, and Jim Wornall. I’ve also flown with Richard Colvin from the Pendleton County airport.

    But nothing had prepared me for breathtaking  sights to be seen from the backseat of an ultralight.

  • Court must consider local economy in salary vote

    During last week’s Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting, county leaders discussed giving pay raises to county employees.

    Judge Alex Barnett recommended a 5 percent increase “based on the financial condition” of the county.

    From the discussions around the table it appeared magistrates were weighing in on both sides of the issue. However, all were in agreement that the men and women who make up the county’s payroll work hard. That’s never been the issue.

  • Meeting time isn’t conducive for citizens

    Since the middle of August, The Cynthiana Democrat has published four articles and five letters to the editor regarding the proposed zone change at the Business Park.

    By now, readers are aware that United Propane Gas asked for the zone change in the corner lot of the industrial park, which neighbors Connersville Pike.

    The proposed request asked that the lot be rezoned ‘heavy industrial’ to allow for the storage of propane gas.

  • The Christmas Story

    In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.

  • 'Like an old, true friend, Christmas will soon be visiting again’

    It’s before Thanksgiving, I know.

    I’m reluctant to even admit this, but I must confess... I have already started listening to Christmas music.

    Gasp.

    This weekend, while traveling on the Bluegrass Parkway to Bowling Green, Ky., I became extremely tired of driving.

    The Bluegrass Parkway has this effect on many. Stretching from Lexington to Elizabethtown, the journey is half of the three-hour trek I make many weekends to see my fiancé Andrew.

  • Christmas Angel program gives to 500 children

    To the editor:

    We would like to thank everyone who gave to the Christmas Angel program this year. We appreciate the tremendous generosity and support which was received. With your giving, over 500 children were served. Thank you for helping make Christmas a very special time in the life of a child. Merry Christmas and have a wonderful holiday season.

    The Christmas Angel Committee

    Paula Barnett, Patty Dacci, Monica Mattox, Gina Owsley, Judy Feeback, Linda Sexton and Vickie Faulkner... and all the CEC elves that worked day and night