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Today's Opinions

  • Arboreal removal interrupted

    To the editor:
    Spring rains kept Ben Clifford with his huge orange truck at bay. Our rotting Water Maple has been threatening to take out our old Kentucky farm house roof and electrical line.
    We hired Ben to remove the tree a couple of months ago, but it had been too wet to get the job done and when it did finally dry out, there was corn to plant and tobacco to set.

  • Memories are best served with Captain Crunch Bar

    As I recall memories of when I was younger, none are as special to me as the times spent at Oddville Store.
    Not trying to sound too clichéd, but I remember those experiences like they were yesterday.
    It would be 95 degrees outside at our old home on Lower Curry Road. Our yard was basically an old hay field  growing tall with Kentucky 31 Fescue and tons of dandelions.

  • Take time to do your part

    By Ashley Workman, LVC Perspectives
    Citizens of Cynthiana, do you ever wonder what people travelling through Harrison County think about the condition of our roadways?  
    We want them to think this is one of the greatest places to live.  
    One step toward making this a reality can be easily accomplished if we work together to make our roadways litter free. As residents, we should strive to make our city as beautiful as possible.  
    Are you willing to do your part?

  • Donations appreciated, but more are needed

    To the editor:
    I would like to give an update on the Food Pantry and the Harrison County Ministerial Association.
    This community never ceases to amaze me; again, it has come to the plate, batting with food and money instead of a baseball bat.
    I will not mention names as I would certainly miss someone unintentionally, so I will say if you have helped in any way, through churches, schools, clubs, library, businesses, factories, Postal food drive or individually, a great big thanks goes out to you.

  • Former substitute seeks equality in benefits

    To the editor:
    If you have read the last two articles in the Democrat regarding substitute teacher pay, please don’t say KRS regulations are “outstanding.” Work needs to be done.
    As noted, substitute teachers are not treated the same as regular teachers. Teachers receive retirement pay within 30 days of retirement.
    Why do substitute employees have to wait until the end of the school year? It’s time to take a serious look at the KRS and make some changes.

    John Schreiber
    Cynthiana

  • Students learn from the service they perform

    By Kim Bodine, LVC Perspectives Columnist
    What is service learning?
    State Farm Insurance defines service learning as a method of teaching and learning that combines service to the community with classroom instruction. They believe it is important because it helps to build partnerships, develop skills and give students an opportunity to give back to their communities.  

  • LVC students commend 10-year-old’s commitment to others

    By Sarah Kinney, Guest Columnist
    Jonah Case, an 10-year-old Northside fourth grader, recently visited a college class at the Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College.
    Jonah and LVC students collected aluminum can tabs to support Jarrett’s Joy Cart, a service at Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington.

  • Share your celebrity encounters with our readers

    Vacation season is upon us. And, while the price of gas may be restricting some travel, there is always a chance that you will meet up with a celebrity somewhere along your way.
    If you do, have someone snap of photograph of you and that star. We’d love to show it in The Cynthiana Democrat in a new feature  called Celebrity Encounters.
    If you are going to the Kentucky Speedway this summer, you may run into someone well known in the NASCAR circuit. Get a family member or even a complete stranger to capture the moment.