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Today's Opinions

  • Don’t fall victim to holiday scammers

    ‘Tis the season.
    Yes siree. Gifting. Baking. Decorating. Sharing. Scamming.
    Huh?
    That’s right. It’s one of the busiest times of the year for cheating thy neighbor.
    Well, maybe not neighbor precisely, but certainly cheating others.
    We are supposed to be living a Hallmark movie at this time of year. You know, no stress, perfect children, plenty of money for gift-buying; that’s the Hallmark life. Right?
    Then why is the Better Business Bureau warning about scams and bogus bargains?

  • Blessings towards those for the Blessing Ball

    To the editor:
    Leesburg Christian Church would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped make our first annual Blessing Ball a great success.  
    This was truly a blessing to our guests as well as those of us who volunteered for this very special ministry. Our guests have continued to talk about their “special” evening and what a wonderful experience they had, and hopefully we were able to share the love of our Lord with serving others.  

  • How will you celebrate Christmas this year?

    I was recently reminded during a sermon at my church of the true meaning of Christmas.
    I have written so many articles in my short time here at the Democrat, where I stand on my soap-box and scream “no” to the countless society customs that we all find ourselves committing time and time again.
    Perhaps some of the most silly customs that we continue to embrace each and every year are those of Christmas.

  • Theme: HOLIDAY SONGS

    ACROSS
    1. Muslim woman’s headscarf
    6. Found on a keyboard
    9. *What mommy gave Santa
    13. Idealized image
    14. Beatle bride
    15. “Saturday Night Fever” music
    16. Yo-Yo Ma with a cello, e.g.
    17. Like sashimi
    18. Team event in track
    19. *”Away in a ______”
    21. Number of football players on field per team
    23. Zeus, e.g.
    24. Dog pest
    25. Boozer
    28. Red Cross supplies
    30. Like Tinkerbell
    35. Absent soldier

  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

    To the editor:
    November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. It is never too early to learn about the services hospice can provide. Medical, emotional and spiritual needs are only a few of the things hospice can help (provide) patients and family when dealing with the worst days of their lives.
    Nine years ago my family met the hospice team when my husband Jack was dealing with cancer. What a blessing they were to us after he died. I told Hospice of the Bluegrass that I needed to give back what I received.

  • Community support keeps us going

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank the community for all the generous donations to the Harrison County Commission on Aging, Inc. Our clients and staff of the Harrison County Senior Citizens Center do appreciate your generous support. In addition I would also like to thank our County and City Government and Cynthiana-Harrison County United Community Fund for their very generous funding every year. All donations and funding are used for services and programs for our clients.

  • Holidays... the good, bad and ugly

    Oh the painful holidays.
    Stress reaches its peak during the months where we set aside all human characteristics and common sense before becoming walking zombies as we look forward to the new year.
    If memory serves me right, I think I have preached on the mighty soap-box before on how I think the holidays have become less than what their original intentions may have been.
    So not to make a repeat for the readers, I will try and shed light on the positives of the season and not look down the dark side of last minute shopping and bumper-to-bumper traffic.

  • Theme: Reality TV STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    ACROSS
    1. “Wheel of Fortune” purchase
    6. Christian minister, abbr.
    9. *”Jersey Shore” stars jump in and out of them
    13. Popeye’s gal
    14. “... ___ he drove out of sight”
    15. Cuba Gooding, Jr. 2003 role
    16. Calculus calculation
    17. “Lend me your ___”
    18. Furnish with a fund
    19. *”Bravo” cook
    21. *TV’s largest family
    23. Toni Morrison’s “___ Baby”
    24. It’s everywhere you want to be?