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Today's Opinions

  • Bicycles awarded at ninth annual Rev. Ross Bike Race

    To the editor:

    Under bright, sunny skies, the ninth annual Rev. Ross Bike Race took place. A good crowd was on hand to provide encouragement for the competitors. The day’s events concluded with spectators and contestants enjoying some water balloon tossing.

    The results for the race were as follows:

  • Respect

    On an evening stroll with my husband and dog last week, I was admiring the progress of several projects at Flat Run Veterans Park.

    Playground equipment beckons small children to the center of the park.

    The unique earth-bag structure, sponsored by the Cynthiana Rotary Club, has walls.

    The presence of heavy equipment and long lines of trenches indicates a sewer line will soon be completed for the new Farmers Market building.

    But among all the progress, destruction slapped me in the face.

  • The ABCs of healthy eating

    A new dish tops the menu at this year’s Kentucky State Fair.

    Meet the Krispy Kreme cheeseburger.

    Think of a regular cheeseburger. Now, take off the bun and replace it with a Krispy Kreme glazed donut on the top and bottom.

    And it’s not just Kentuckians buying the 1,000-calorie-loaded concoction.

    At the Wisconsin State Fair earlier this month, patrons could not only buy the Krispy Kreme cheeseburger, they could also pay an extra dollar to top it off with chocolate-covered bacon.

    I like donuts.

    I like hamburgers.

  • Jesus: The ultimate ‘House Crasher’

    As I was on my knees one Saturday afternoon, I had an epiphany.

    Lest you think I was on my knees praying, I wasn’t, although Lord knows I should have been. And it wasn’t so much an epiphany as it was a random thought.

    My husband and I were painting, he up on a ladder, me on my knees with a brush painting the bottom of the walls along the edging.

  • Citizens should seek truth, hold elected officials accountable

    To the editor:

    On the last weekend of August, we joined almost 100 Kentuckians from Lexington (12 buses altogether from Kentucky), on a trip to Washington DC to attend the Glenn Beck “Restore Honor” rally at the Lincoln Monument. It coincided with the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the same location.

  • Public records will always be public information

    An elderly man walked into my office several years ago demanding that I tell him why I would print his grandson’s DUI in the paper.

    I hadn’t been editor long, but I knew the answer.

    “It’s public record,” I said. “We print records without exception.”

    He leaned into my desk from where he towered above me, pointed his finger in my face and declared... “This place ain’t nothin’ that a can of gas and match wouldn’t take care of.”

  • Capturing THOSE moments

    On a dark and cloudless Saturday night, while participating in a glow ball golf tournament at the Cynthiana Country Club, I started counting my many blessings:

    It was dark.

    No one had a camera.

    It was dark.

    My foursome was made up of family.

    It was dark.

    I didn’t need an ambulance to carry me off the course.

    And, it was blessedly, totally, undeniably dark.

    OK. This is the story I’m going with and sticking to.

  • Facts of ‘Connersville Cat’ cannot be ignored

    To the editor:

    In honor and memory of Apollo.

    In response to the “rumors and gossip” column in the Aug. 19 edition of the Democrat, I feel it is time to get “just the facts.” There is a laundry list of “facts” which cannot be ignored or swept under the rug as the column reported.