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Today's Opinions

  • Vote principles not party

    To the editor:
    The Harrison County Tea Party is committed to the following principals:
    • Adherence to the constitution;
    • Smaller government/lower taxes;
    • Fiscal responsibility/less spending; and
    • Capitalism/free enterprise.
    The following candidates for political office endorse these principals and the Harrison County Tea Party: Williams/Farmer-governor; John Kemper-auditor; Bill Johnson-secretary of State; and Ken Moellman-treasurer.
    Jim Pinson
    Cynthiana, Ky.
     

  • Flat Run Park is good choice for reunions

    To the editor:
    On Oct. 9, 33 descendents of Sidney Harris and Ida Lemons  met in Cynthiana for a family reunion. Traveling from Ohio, Tennessee and other towns in Kentucky, we gathered at Cynthiana’s beautiful park on Oddville Pike. The family was impressed with the shelter house and bathrooms and the general maintenance of the park itself.  
    We enjoyed the excellent accommodations and appreciate your  hospitality in helping to make this a truly special reunion.

    Wilma Brown
    Danville, Kentucky
     

  • Vote for team Democrat

    To the editor:
    I write this letter in order to encourage everyone to vote the straight Democratic ticket on Nov. 8, 2011.
    Incumbent Governor Steve Beshear is doing an excellent job during these hard economic times. His selection of Jerry Abramson as his running mate strenghtens the ticket and brings widespread appeal. This is a team that is tested, trusted and tough.
    Incumbent Attorney General Jack Conway has performed his duties most admirably as he is not afraid to tackle the tough issues and bring justice and equality on behalf of all Kentuckians.

  • The only thing constant is change

    When I think back over the past year I have spent working at the Cynthiana Democrat, I am reminded of a line from my favorite Broadway play.
    During a scene of the well-known Broadway hit Jekyll and Hyde, Dr. Jekyll turns to a group of aristocratic naysayers and says “The only thing constant is change.”
    When I played the role of Jekyll and Hyde in Laura Stephens’ Harrison County High School production of the play I didn’t really understand the full capacity of that line until one year of working at the local newspaper.

  • Vote Comer for agriculture commissioner

    To the editor:
    Agriculture has always been, currently is, and will forever be an industry of significant importance to each and every Kentuckian. As usual, the two political parties have candidates for what is probably the second most important elective office in the Commonwealth, Commissioner of Agriculture.

  • Crosbie will do us proud as state treasurer

    To the editor:
    I write in support of the candidacy of K. C. Crosbie for State Treasurer.
    Because we sometimes enter the voting booth and see names of candidates about whom we know little, I will introduce her. K. C. Crosbie is a petite young woman, married with three children, and a U. K. graduate. She faced hardship early in life when, as the youngest of five children she lost her father to untimely death. She herself narrates these circumstances with the calm manner of a person to whom the overcoming of adversity is a thing unremarkable, routine and expected.

  • Put United States of America first, and vote

    To the editor:
    “That this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people by the people for the people shall not perish from the earth”. Those words were spoken by Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address after a great battle that threatened the existence of our nation. Today we are engaged in a different type of battle that also threatens our nation. Apathy. Would we have the problems of today if we had taken the time to learn and understand the issues our state and nation are faced with, and voted?

  • Encouragement for working together

    It’s a good move.
    I don’t agree with change just for changes sake, but I do agree with progress.
    Politicians are quick to say things like “If you aren’t moving forward we’re moving backward.”
    And, while the saying may be profound, certainly not every move forward is progressive.
    However, I like what I’m hearing with the proposed Department of Parks and Recreation.