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Today's Opinions

  • Prayer: believing, knowing and trusting

    I’m not sure of the protocol for praying for a frog, but I took my chances this morning and did it the best way I knew how.

    As my husband and I poured bleach onto our driveway, we didn’t see the frog in the grass next to the driveway and accidentally got bleach on the little guy.

    We felt terrible, and immediately my husband got out the hose to wash the frog off. Meanwhile, I prayed: “Dear God! This poor little frog! Help him! His eyes must be burning – help him, please!”

  • What's cool?

    Despite the recent choking, smothering, summer heat these past weeks, there’s several things that are cool.

    It’s cool... that the Cynthiana Rotary Club wants to help rebuild Haiti.

    It’s cool... that engineers and architects at the University of Cincinnati have researched a building method using bags of dirt or rubble.

    It’s cool... that the new building method may allow Haiti to use their old buildings (many flattened by the January earthquake) to construct new buildings.

  • Humane Society’s annual auction/cookout is a success

    To the editor:

    The Humane Society of Harrison County wishes to extend appreciation to the area businesses, county employees and private individuals who helped to make our fourth annual auction/cookout at Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter on July 24 our most successful event to date.

    Proceeds will be used for several spay/neuter programs as well as many other efforts to promote animal welfare in our county. Thank you to everyone who participated in this worthwhile fundraising activity.

    Members of the Humane Society for Harrison County

     

  • SUMMER ENDS, SCHOOL BEGINS

    Before we know it, it will be that time of year again.

    That time of year when Harrison County kids trade in their days beside a clear blue pool for days underneath a black chalkboard.

    Beach totes will be swapped for backpacks and tall glasses of lemonade will be replaced with milk cartons.

    Cartoons will become something only viewed on Saturday mornings... and after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays.

    It’s back-to-school time.

    As we prepared the Back-to-School section here at the Democrat office, it was hard not to think about my own school days.

  • Volunteers work to clean Leesburg cemetery

    To the editor:

  • Art Walk paints the town

    Welcome back Cynthiana Art Walk!

    We are highly anticipating your second summer return and we know that this year you’ll be bigger than last!

    But, now, don’t get us wrong... there’s some things we hope don’t change from your first visit in Harrison County.

    Obviously, we want you to bring back the art! It wouldn’t be an Art Walk without the wide array of various artists’ work on display in our downtown shops and businesses.

  • Community

    Presents always come in unexpected packages. Each one is always filled with something surprising and indescribable.

    Cynthiana was my “present” this summer.

    In these few short months here, I have truly had some unforgettable experiences that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

    My second day on the job, I fainted. Talk about mortifying. Residents are still asking me if I need some water or to sit down for a bit when I introduce myself.

  • When I hate change

    Last month my friend Tara invited me over to her house to be ruthless.

    She was thinking about selling her house and wanted my advice on staging it for sale.

    I’m not a decorator or a staging expert, but I watch them on TV. Plus, I love to be ruthless.

    As we went through her house, room by room, I’d say, “This needs to go,” “Get rid of that,” “Move this here and that over there.”

    It was loads of fun — for me. I have no trouble messing with other people’s stuff.