Today's Opinions

  • Fiscal court still contemplating long-term ambulance solution

    To the editor:

  • Regretting the ebb of summer and the woe of winter

    Is anyone happy about having to scrape frost from their windshield?
    Count me out.
    I’m not a fan of cold weather. I don’t like to be cold. I don’t like to feel the wind whipping through my hair.
    That’s just not sexy.
    There’s nothing, let me repeat, nothing that makes me shiver more than a slight nip in the air that seems to just find the nap of my neck then seeps down my spine and robs any warmth that I’ve been able to store.

  • HCMS students and teachers deserve praise

    To the editor:
    As parents of students in the Harrison County Middle School and representatives on the Site-Based Decision Making Council (SBDMC) at HCMS, we would like to express our appreciation for the very hard work and improvement in the academic environment that teachers and staff at HCMS have obviously attained over the past several years.  

  • Smithsonian Exhibition was a big hit

    To the editor:
    Now that all closing reports have been sent in, the Cynthiana/Harrison County Trust, Inc. (Museum), would like to publicly thank those individuals and organizations that helped to make the Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition, “Journey Stories” a success. The official count of those registering in the guest book was 915 visitors, with 477 visitors attended the living history special events. Our attendance to the Museum was 12 percent over the same time last year.

  • Vote principles not party

    To the editor:
    The Harrison County Tea Party is committed to the following principals:
    • Adherence to the constitution;
    • Smaller government/lower taxes;
    • Fiscal responsibility/less spending; and
    • Capitalism/free enterprise.
    The following candidates for political office endorse these principals and the Harrison County Tea Party: Williams/Farmer-governor; John Kemper-auditor; Bill Johnson-secretary of State; and Ken Moellman-treasurer.
    Jim Pinson
    Cynthiana, Ky.

  • Flat Run Park is good choice for reunions

    To the editor:
    On Oct. 9, 33 descendents of Sidney Harris and Ida Lemons  met in Cynthiana for a family reunion. Traveling from Ohio, Tennessee and other towns in Kentucky, we gathered at Cynthiana’s beautiful park on Oddville Pike. The family was impressed with the shelter house and bathrooms and the general maintenance of the park itself.  
    We enjoyed the excellent accommodations and appreciate your  hospitality in helping to make this a truly special reunion.

    Wilma Brown
    Danville, Kentucky

  • Vote for team Democrat

    To the editor:
    I write this letter in order to encourage everyone to vote the straight Democratic ticket on Nov. 8, 2011.
    Incumbent Governor Steve Beshear is doing an excellent job during these hard economic times. His selection of Jerry Abramson as his running mate strenghtens the ticket and brings widespread appeal. This is a team that is tested, trusted and tough.
    Incumbent Attorney General Jack Conway has performed his duties most admirably as he is not afraid to tackle the tough issues and bring justice and equality on behalf of all Kentuckians.

  • The only thing constant is change

    When I think back over the past year I have spent working at the Cynthiana Democrat, I am reminded of a line from my favorite Broadway play.
    During a scene of the well-known Broadway hit Jekyll and Hyde, Dr. Jekyll turns to a group of aristocratic naysayers and says “The only thing constant is change.”
    When I played the role of Jekyll and Hyde in Laura Stephens’ Harrison County High School production of the play I didn’t really understand the full capacity of that line until one year of working at the local newspaper.