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Today's Opinions

  • Problems with gas and employment


    To the editor:
    I had occasion to drive north this week and as is my normal practice, looked for lower gas prices than those we enjoy in Harrison County. I found $3.89 a gallon in Falmouth, $3.79 a gallon in Cold Springs and $3.63 a gallon in Columbus, Ohio. I guess its that evaporation and distance from the refineries again.
    I also noticed quite a few signs advertising incumbent or want-to-be trough  swiller’s, but none of them show party affiliation. Are they ashamed? I certainly can understand why.

  • Licking Valley Singers

    To the editor:
     The Golden Age of Rock and Roll was a great success. The weather was cool, but the concerts brought forth warm memories as we traveled  back 50 years to a more innocent time when “bobby socks and poodle skirts” were in vogue.
    The Licking Valley Singers offer its deep appreciation for the love and support of the faithful patrons, the many individual volunteers and the corporate sponsors who contributed their time, talents and resources to make this concert one that will be remembered.  

  • Classmates gather for 50th year reunion

    Flipping through the pages of an old leather bond yearbook, one will see many faces.
    How they went and where they went to high school is much different from how many others have gone.
    Many of the names are not remembered and some have gone on to do great things that stamp their names in the pages of history forever.
    In 1962, a tradition was put to rest that began back in September 1872.
    That tradition included teaching students in the graded areas of Latin, analysis, surveying, mental philosophy and history.

  • It's a busy time in our fair city

    If you find yourself saying “There’s nothing to do” in Cynthiana over the next few weeks, it’s your own fault.
    I find myself wondering how or if I’ll get it all in.
    This weekend, The Licking Valley Singers will have two spring performances with a stroll down the rock’n roll memory lane.
    It’ll be the Beach Boys meeting Grease and Happy Days all rolled into one with some of the best of the oldies music.

  • Legislative session’s final day set aside for considering vetoes

    On Thursday this week, the General Assembly returns for the legislative session’s final day, which is traditionally set aside for considering any vetoes the governor may issue.
    This year, however, there will also be other work done during that time, which is expected to include passing the state’s road plan, approving a major initiative designed to crack down on prescription drug abuse and giving the go-ahead to an innovative proposal that will use coal-severance dollars to boost the number of four-year college degrees in coal-producing counties.

  • TEA Party Tax Rally is Saturday

    To the editor:
    As Tax Day looms (April 16) we are once again reminded that the burden of tax weighs heavily on the individuals that PAY tax.  
    I, and fellow members of the local T.E.A. Party, have been closely following events in Washington. There is a clear disconnect between our politicians and reality. Our government has been spending, in ever increasing numbers, money which it does not have. The congress and the senate have not submitted an agreed upon budget in many years. Senator Reid has just announced that he will not submit a budget this year as well.

  • Equal pay for women

    To the editor:
    On Tuesday, April 17, thousands of women from across the United States will join in a national day of action against unfair pay called Equal Pay Day. April is symbolic of the point into the new year that a woman must work in order to earn the wages paid to a man in the previous year. On a national level, women are paid only 78 cents for every dollar a man is paid, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. So, because women earn less, we must work longer for the same pay.

  • Countdown of greatest superheroes

    Most of the time I have to think before I am able to write my column for the week.
    However, on Monday morning, which started out as one of the worst in a long time, I simply had an idea slam into my head.
    I love looking on the internet to see top 10’s of different categories.
    Whether it is top 10 movies, athletes, college sports or dumb quotes of all time, I like to research those.
    The lists of top 10’s go on forever.