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Today's Opinions

  • Drastic weather calls for drastic calendar

    There’s no doubt that last winter was difficult.
    It was tough for families and businesses, but it also wrecked havoc on the school system’s calendar.
    The end of the school year was a scramble to get all the days of instruction in that are required by the state.
    Many years ago, possibly in the late 70s when there were snow storms of epic proportions, Harrison County students not only had extended days, they also had to go on Saturdays.

  • There is a time to be macho and a time to be smart

    When the heat index says 100 degrees, remember that water is your friend.
    Being a former participant of summer sports and activities, I never went a complete summer where I didn’t hear, “Go water up” or “You need to slow down and go drink some water.”
    Being younger at the time, I used to get so frustrated when someone kept hounding me about the importance of drinking water when the heat index was nearing 100 degrees.

  • Plenty to do in a summer afternoon

    By Martha Barnes, Guest Columnist
    “Three-score summers, when they’re gone, will appear as short as one.” - William Oldys (1696-1761).
    Summer truly seems to go by quickly. Make the most of those days and evenings. Please do not think or say that there is nothing to do, to see, to eat, to attend in our special town and county.

  • Worm invasion not for squeamish

    For Mother’s Day this year, my son built me a raised vegetable bed and filled it with dirt.
    I wanted to set out tomatoes and a few herbs.
    My father-in-law has always planted enough garden for everyone in the metropolis of Antioch Mills, but I wanted tomatoes at my back door; where I could just go pick one if I wanted.
    So, I researched the tomatoes.
    Beef cakes, German, yellow and so on.

  • Donations to Alabama farmers appreciated

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association of Alabama I would  like to thank all of the businesses and individuals of Harrison County, Ky., who donated the truckload of fencing supplies to the tornado relief effort in Phil Campbell, Ala.  
    Many of the cattlemen whose  farms were hit by the EF-5 Tornado on April 27, 2011, lost everything (houses, barns, fences, livestock and equipment.) More than 26 people lost their lives.

  • Just an outsider’s point of view

    Saving money is what local politicians should seek out as their job description, but there is a fine line between saving and cutting at the wrong end.
    I am sure that citizens have heard rumor of the E-911 situation that has been brought to attention recently.
    Being present at the meetings and speaking one on one with local government officials, I have had the opportunity to gain some inside information that has helped me better understand the situation.

  • Applauding the board of education

    To the editor:
    Harrison County Schools adopted a 24/7 tobacco-free policy for their campuses that goes into effect July 1. The Harrison County Board of Education’s efforts to protect the health and well being of our youth and teachers should not go unnoticed.  
    The Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP) applauds and thanks the Board for enacting this policy.
     
    Mary Hopson
    KY-ASAP

  • Putting a price on 911 dispatch

    To the editor:
    First off, I would like to invite the public down to the Sheriff’s office board room for the meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday night the 30th day of June. All meetings that involve our city commissioners and county magistrates are open to the public.  I am guilty of not showing up and being a part of these meetings but you can guarantee I will be there on this night.