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Today's Opinions

  • Faith that takes a licking

    I spent most of last Sunday afternoon in my recliner chair reading about an overweight, out of shape guy who decided to go to Peru and hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

    He did it because he wanted to impress a girl who was also going on the trip. When he learned how strenuous the trip would be, because he didn’t want to weenie out in front of the girl, he started working out.

    A few months ago I joined a new gym, which is challenging me physically. I’m not training for a hike or anything, just a healthier life.

  • Sports story was a ‘low-blow’ and ‘demoralized player’

    To the editor:

  • ‘Commissioners’ Corner’ no longer found in Democrat

    To the editor:

    During the past several months, I have submitted to the Cynthiana Democrat several articles that referenced different concerns and actions of the city commission. These articles were printed under the title of ‘Commissioners’ Corner.’ I believe that they were read with interest by a large part of our population.

    Unfortunately, I am unable to continue to submit these pieces. The Democrat has a policy that since I filed for the position of mayor, they could not print these accounts. It might give me an unfair advantage.

  • Slade has vision for town and Cynthiana City Commission

    To the editor:

  • Harrison County Schools in review...

    As I reflect on the progress of our school system over the last two years, I would like to take this time to highlight some of our successes and to list some of our challenges. I use the term “our” because the education of our children is our responsibility. Education is not only a job for the faculty, staff and administrators of this district. Education is the responsibility of all of us. This is true whether we are parents, siblings, neighbors, members of this community or one of the students being taught.

  • Museum preserves history

    To the editor:

    One of the most satisfying aspects of restoring or building something is to show it to others and share their enjoyment.

    The crew that works and has worked at the old theatre on Walnut Street has had the satisfaction of doing that for you. It is a unique community project.

    They have had the pleasure of mixing with people of common interests, enriching their lives by developing something without thought of personal gain.

  • Project Linus distributes over 600 blankets to area children

    To the editor:

    I would like to express my thanks to everyone who supported Project Linus in 2009.

    With the help of cash donations and volunteers, we were able to distribute 660 blankets in the six counties covered by our local group.

    Project Linus is an organization that sees that children who are going through traumatic events have a warm, handmade blanket.

    Anyone who wants to participate in Project Linus’ local campaign should contact me at 234-1914.

    Angela Mullannix

    Cynthiana

     

  • ‘Those who look up, find a way out’

    I have a friend who loves bees.

    Last week she brought me to her secret place, a trail in a wooded area in a local park. Located on the trail is my friend’s bee tree.

    My friend comes to this secret place often. She said she goes there to talk to God, since how can you help but talk to him surrounded by all that nature?

    “Just look up at the canopy of trees!” she said as we walked.