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Today's Opinions

  • Underage drinking can lead to deadly consequences, says KSP

    To the editor:

    We are nearing the time where many young people will celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life goals. Family and friends will gather together for a festive occasion to commemorate this awesome milestone.

    Traditionally, this is also a time when alcohol enters into the mix and brings tragic results for all involved. Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among American youth and it kills 5,000 teens every year.

  • Handwritten letters

    I have a small box in my room that is filled with cards.

    I save every note and letter I receive - those wishing me ‘Happy Birthday,’ those thanking me for something, those just saying ‘hey’ and those that say more than we’re ever capable of saying face-to-face.

    And I treasure them all, especially those that showcase my niece’s newly developed cursive writing, or my grandmother’s distinct print or my mother’s even and predictable letters.

  • ‘Pull lever one’ for Fuller

    To the editor:

    On May 18, Harrison County residents will be going to the polls to cast their votes for a vital office within the law enforcement community.

    I know all three candidates and am friends with all three as well. 

    I am supporting Roger Fuller to be our Sheriff and ask you to do the same. Roger began his career as a teenager dispatching for the Cynthiana Police Department and then became a dispatcher for the Kentucky State Police/Dry Ridge until his acceptance to become a State Trooper. 

  • Does God punish his people?

    The other day I told a pastor friend about the time God put me in Time Out.

    I had gone to speak at a church women’s event, and at the time I thought I was the second coming of Beth Moore, a superstar Bible teacher with an almost cult-like following.

    I went expecting that, after the event, I’d be hoisted onto people’s shoulders and carried through the streets to shouts of “Hooray for Nancy!”

  • St. Edward Altar Society hosts annual yard sale next week

    To the editor:

    This year the Saint Edward Altar Society will conduct their fourth annual yard sale. It will be at the Florence Tobacco Warehouse at the junction of Oddville Ave. (U.S. 62 East) and Republican Pike (Ky. Hwy. 392) on Thursday, May 6, and Friday, May 7,  from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. until noon. 

  • TAKING A SHOT

    Everyone knows about March Madness.

    But now there’s “April Sadness.”

    While UK fans are still crying over the Wildcats’ loss and Duke fans are still throwing confetti, city crews are picking up a basketball for a good cause.

    Next week, city crews will battle one another for the crowning reign of “April Sadness” champions.

    The city fire department and police department will take the floor at City Hall gym first on Tuesday, April 20 at 7 p.m.

  • Resident supports Fuller and Newberry in primary election

    To the editor:

  • Only in Harrison County...

    As a reporter, I’ve heard of many crazy things. But for the first time, I actually sat in my Democrat office and laughed out loud.

    It was a Friday morning call from Jo Banks. A coordinator for the Youth Livestock Club, Jo keeps me updated on the goings-on of the organization.

    I wasn’t surprised to hear from her. But I was surprised to hear what she had to say.