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Today's Opinions

  • Many thanks to the Harrison County Vocational Schools’ carpentry class

    To the editor:
    On behalf of Rotary and our community I would like to publicly express appreciation to Gary Lail and his carpentry class students at the Harrison County Vocational School. In a community service project Rotary has been supplying materials and Gary and his students have been building and installing ramps for folks who cannot navigate steps. The students build the ramps at school and then they are delivered to the installation site.

  • Seeing police from diffrent perspective

    For the last several weeks I have been participating in the Kentucky State Police’s Citizens Police Academy.
    I have regular dealings with the Kentucky State Police and law enforcement in general. I have gone on ride-alongs with troopers over the years and have felt just a smattering of the adrenaline of a high-speed chase... er pulling over a speeder, but there were blue lights and sirens.
    Well, you get the picture.
    However, the CPA has been a complete eye opener.

  • Directors’ vote to ban public from meeting was evasive tactic to avoid embarrassing open discussion

    A special meeting of the Commission on Aging board of directors, which was held last Thursday afternoon was a paragon of how not to hold a public meeting.
    The directors voted unanimously to close the meeting despite objection from The Cynthiana Democrat citing that closing the meeting for financial discussion was against the Kentucky Open Meetings Law.
    An agent with the Internal Revenue Service told board members that she could not discuss specifics of the board’s indebtedness, its penalties and interest, with anyone other than the board of directors.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Between streets
    6. Acorn producer
    9. Dwelling choice
    13. Garlicky mayonnaise
    14. Club ___
    15. Henry, Mary or Elizabeth
    16. *Amsterdam’s Anne Frank House is where she hid from them
    17. Pilot’s announcement, acr.
    18. Do penance
    19. *Red Square attraction
    21. *Lady ______
    23. Always, in verse
    24. Greek personification of Earth
    25. Body, slang
    28. Medicine bottle
    30. Enter uninvited
    35. Augments or increases, often precedes “out”

  • Argo and the class of 2013

    To the editor:
    Did you catch it? It was a trailing sentence at the end of  Chris Terrio’s acceptance speech for the “Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)’ Oscar  for the film Argo.
    Mr. Terrio finishes with this…“And so I want to dedicate this to…the people all over the world in the U.S. and Canada and Iran who use creativity and intelligence to solve problems nonviolently.”

  • Financial disclosure a must for Commission on Aging

    No one is crying abuse of public trust, but there are some serious questions to be raised with the recent unraveling of finances for the Harrison County Commission on Aging.
    First, on March 21, board members were advised that the Senior Citizens Center was $21,000 in the red with monies to be paid to the state and federal government. That has escalated over the last month to a new deficit of $60,000.
    Now the question has become who is going to pay the $60,000?
    The bulk of that sum is penalties and interest.

  • There is plenty to do this summer in Harrison County

    Is summer really on its way?
    For the sake of not jinxing the county back into another cold spell... maybe I won’t say it out loud, but I do believe that warm weather is in our near future.
    So what does that mean?
    It means a lot for many Harrison County families if you think about it.
    Baseball is now underway, so many families will be gathering nearly every weekend to watch their children and grandchildren make memories at River Road Park.