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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • 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.