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Today's Opinions

  • LVC’s Literati and our community

    By Ashley O’Brien, Guest writer
    High on a hill, above the Licking River* is a college truly making a wonderful name for itself.  I am a student at Maysville Community & Technical College’s Licking Valley Campus and am in my second semester. This semester, I wanted to get more involved with school.  
    I am the accompanist for the Campus Choir, which is directed by Bill Webber, but that wasn’t enough for me. I woke up one morning on fire for school. I started making plans of how I could do more, be involved, and make a difference.

  • “No spraying”

    To the editor:
    To quote Joni Mitchell, “Don’t it always seem to go/ya don’t know what ya got ‘til it is gone.” For example, we haven’t had water consistently here at my house for three weeks now, but I digress.

  • No more bailouts for privately owned businesses

    To the editor:
    I would like to take the time to publicly thank Magistrate Frank Henson. In an age where bailouts, handouts and stimulus packages are seemingly more common, Mr. Henson is a man who sees the bottom line. I agree that the county has absolutely no business funding a private business.

  • Stop the gas gouging

    To the editor:
    This past Wednesday I drove back to Cynthiana from the Ky. airport and happily noticed that the prices of gas were $3.49.9, $3.48.9 and $3.47.9 and at Shell in Alexandria it was $3.28.9 if you got your vehicle washed.
    Yesterday I went to town and every station I passed still had $3.75.9, the same price as it was over a week ago when we left.

  • A family of pen pals have first face-to-face

    Very seldom does a story walk in off the streets and into my office.
    However, that’s exactly what happened  last week when the busiest senior citizen of Harrison County, Charlie Tribble, brought Prue Manson from Timaru, New Zealand, by for a chat.
    Prue came to the states to make visits all around, but primary on her itinerary was visiting her mother’s pen pal, Beverly Steffe.
    Miss Steffe, a retired school teacher and sister-in-law of Charlie, had been pen pals with Prue’s mother, Heather Scott, since 1978.

  • Donations welcomed for holiday turkeys

    To the editor:
    This letter is to give the community an update on the Food Pantry. Many have ask me how it is doing, and I can say it has done well thru the summer months simply because many of you have donated produce from your gardens and other food items and money.
    The months of July and August hit us pretty hard. These two months had five weeks in them, this meant we had to buy more to keep the shelves stocked and took a big chunk out of our bank account.

  • Warmer weather is gone, but I need more volleyball

    With the city spending money on City Hall gym, I think it is time to bring back some of the winter sports to Cynthiana.
    All summer long I have enjoyed learning the game of volleyball.
    From the diving and spiking in the sand to the occasional, “accidental” shots I took toward my wife’s head.
    Yeah, nothing is better than getting off work on a Monday afternoon and heading back the long gravel trail to the front-yard, sand volleyball court.

  • ‘We will not forget’

    If you notice our inside special section, you’ll see that we are saluting all of Harrison County’s first responders.
    I’ve said it many times before, not just on the 10th anniversary of the 9-11-01 American tragedy, these men and women have my highest admiration.