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Today's Opinions

  • Column wasn’t justified; facts prove the animal isn’t a rumor

    To the editor:

  • Rediscovering church

    Lately I’ve been fascinated by stories of people who grew up in church and now have abandoned the denominations of their youth, and sometimes church altogether.

    In a very funny memoir, “Mennonite in a Little Black Dress,” Rhoda Janzen writes about having to wear frumpy skirts, granny panties and doilies on her head and eating lots of potatoes.

  • ELECTION 2010

    It won’t be long before we’ll be back in a voting booth this November.

    Several state, county and city positions will be on this year’s ballot, including seats for our state senator, state representative, county judge-executive, magistrates, mayor and city commission.

    To say it’s an important election would be an understatement.

    And so, here at The Cynthiana Democrat, we want your help.

    In local elections such as the upcoming one this fall, no one knows the candidates better than those of us who live, work and play beside them.

  • A day in the country

    The one thing I missed most while I was away at college was the country.

    I longed for tall trees, running horses, plank fences and one-lane roads.

    Anytime I was home for a long weekend or break, I was content to drive around Harrison County with my windows down, enjoying the sweet stench of hay and cow manure.

    Perhaps the smell reminds me of my childhood years on a farm with my farmer father.

    My nephew said it best after suffering from a strong whiff of cow poop one afternoon.

    “Smells like Papaw Dunny,” he said.

    He was right.

  • Tawasha’s store will be an asset

    To the editor:

    I do not understand the continuing objections to plans for a new store in Leesburg.

    If you know, or get to know the Tawasha family you will understand how ridiculous the objections to this new business are.

    I do agree that Highway 62 W can be, mainly because of speed, a dangerous road. More patrols and citations would do much to reduce that problem.

    Unsightly views are easily hidden by privacy fences and, if needed, evergreen trees.

  • ‘Well done, good and faithful servant’

    The problem with ministers, Bible teachers and religion writers is that we’re human.

    The problem with being human – one of the many problems – is the we read and interpret passages of scripture through different prisms, depending on our experiences, past teachings, even our sinful bents. Sometimes we make the Bible say what we want it to say.

    It fascinates me how two people can read the same passage and come away with sometimes opposite interpretations.

  • ‘Connersville Cat’ mystery is exciting, says Harrison resident

    To the editor:

    I have to admit, this whole mysterious Connersville cat thing is kind of exciting to me. Although the cat hasn’t eaten any humans yet, it reminds me of Jim Corbett and the man-eating leopard in India. Mr. Corbett, being a well-seasoned English Tiger hunter, was asked by the Indian government (India was under the English crown then) to hunt down and kill a man-eating leopard. If I’m not mistaken, it took eight years to get the cat! In spite of hunting it daily, the cat killed villagers at will the entire time.

  • Sorry not the hardest word after all

    In 1958, Connie Francis sang, “Who’s Sorry Now?” and later, Brenda Lee, Bo Diddley, The Platters and The Delfonics all sang, “I’m Sorry.”

    In today’s society, saying “I’m sorry” is the new “How are you?”

    We’ve come to expect it — demand it — of our fallen sports figures, politicians and celebrities, after which we, the public and all the talking heads on TV and radio, dissect each apology to judge whether we think the apologizer is sincere enough for our satisfaction.