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Today's Opinions

  • Good stewards of the earth

    To the editor:
    While it is important to combat invasive and pervasive speices by spraying, unfortunatley there are casulties. One of these casulities here in the county is that we have killed off the milkweed plant which the monarch butterflies must have to survive.
    I am a certified wild-life habitat gardener from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife (among other things) and I have on hand about 500 or so seeds that need to be planted this coming spring.

  • Much expected of new parks and recreation board

    As summer is drawing to an end, I hope that recreation will be better defined in the near future.
    As many know by now, the county and the city have agreed to enter into an inter-local agreement which will combine all parks and recreation.
    First off, let me go on record as saying that I heavily support the decision of the county and city to do so.

  • Things are ‘picking up’ at Rev. Ross Park

    Barely a handful of Cynthiana men are wanting some changes in their neighborhood park and they are willing to put in the sweat equity to make it work.
    Their hearts are in the right place.
    “It’s for the kids,” said Howard, aka “Hud,” Custard, who is just one of the voices behind a plan to grow the Rev. Ross Park.
    There used to be swings in the small park that runs along side the South Fork of the Licking River.

  • Connersville Reunion Committee, Tribble appreciate turn out for the reunion

    To the editor:
    The Connersville Committee, Cynthiana Democrat, WCYN radio, Facebook & Connersville Alumni students got the word out for the Connersville reunion honoring Charles Tribble.
    Close to 300 were in attendance for the event. The event was a huge success because of the love and respect for Mr. Tribble by so many: not only in Harrison County, but other areas of the state he has taught. Also, in excess of $4000 was received for the Mr. Charles Tribble scholarship fund.

  • Support for Relay for Life acknowledged

    To the editor:
    As co-chair of the Relay For Life of Harrison County, I, along with Stacy Ishmael, would like to thank the community for the support given this year to the fight against cancer. Along with the American Cancer Society, we work all year long raising money that is used in Harrison County to provide services and support to our own that have been affected by cancer. By night’s end on Friday, June 22, we had raised $54,185.12.

  • The first Battle of Cynthiana 150th anniversary is this month

    By Bill Penn, Guest Columnist
    This month is the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Cynthiana, fought on July 17, 1862.
    On July 4, 1862, Morgan began the First Kentucky Raid in Knoxville, moved his column through Tompkinsville, Glasgow and Lebanon, finally entering the Bluegrass in mid-July. Morgan’s assignment by Brigadier General Braxton Bragg was to lay the groundwork for a later Confederate invasion to occupy Central Kentucky by disrupting Federal use of railroads, communications, and military supplies.

  • Boasting about skiing prowess leaves writer flailing

    Every once in a while, I have the pleasure of writing a column that has small traces of comical relief.
    Most of those columns steer clear of making me look anymore naïve or goofy than I already do. However, this is one tale that is simply too funny to keep among such a small group of people.
    Two weekends ago, I had the pleasure of accompanying my best friends and their parents to their get-away home located near Lake Cumberland.
    The week before we left confirms that I am still like a child the night before Christmas. The suspense was almost too much.

  • Elderly depend on Senior Citizen Center

    To the editor:
    I am 94 years old, live alone and need the help I receive from your home care staff. The do my shopping, cleaning, and laundry. They also run errands for me, like picking up my medication and other things I need. They never complain about doing extra things. You have a good group of workers. Please do everything you can to keep them working.
    Gladys Howard
    Cynthiana