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Today's Opinions

  • Slade is right for commissioner

    To the editor:

    Our community deserves to be represented by someone who is a strong and anchored part of Cynthiana; someone who cares for the future of our town. We deserve someone who wants our community to work together to create a place we are all proud to call home. There is such a person running for city commissioner who embodies all of these traits. This person is Roger Slade. 

  • Livestock Care Commission is best option for state agriculture

    To the editor:

    As a farmer in Harrison County, I take great pride in the way my livestock are cared for everyday. In fact, the proper care and welfare of livestock and poultry are essential to the production of food and fiber that we enjoy everyday. No segment of society has more concern for the well-being of poultry and livestock than the farmer, because the well-being of my livestock has a direct impact on whether or not I can make a living farming.

  • Coach’s book is a story about life

    To the editor:

    I urge everyone to read ‘Jock - a coach’s story.’ It’s not a book about basketball. It is a book about life - the good times, the rough times. It is about making mistakes, about doing the right thing. It’s about patience. It’s about impatience. It’s about happy times and it’s about sad times. It’s a book about one of the best friends I’ve ever had. Stuart Warner put it together beautifully. Do read it. It will touch your life.

    Gerald Whalen

    Cynthiana

  • No snow play

    Step away from the video games. Let go of the joy stick. Turn off the television.

    Go play in the snow!

    Finding snow pictures is getting more and more difficult as pastimes have changed direction.

    I hate to sound like my grandfather spinning a yarn, but when I was growing up, a big, even a moderate, snowfall meant a day with rosy cheeks and cold hands.

    My friends and I would go from yard to yard creating snowmen to adorn each of our lawns. We would also build igloos and have snowball wars.

    Now, it’s all about the video wars.

  • Candidates shouldn’t run if they can’t fulfill the position’s demands

    There’s no doubt in my mind that it’s going to be an exciting election year.

    Cynthiana and Harrison County voters will actually have decisions to make this year when they step into the voting booth. Almost every magistrate seat has a set of contenders and the commission will have a spot on the May primary ballot since over eight candidates filed for the four commission positions.

    Both for the county and city, many of the candidates are new to the local political world. While not endorsing anyone, I think that’s exciting to see.

  • Winter storm

    There was plenty of warning for last weekend’s winter storm that blanketed Harrison County in three to four inches of snow.

    Road crews working in Cynthiana and Harrison County made good use of that forecast by putting down salt brine and generally bracing for the wallop.

    Since it was the weekend and essential travelers were at a minimum, road crews could hold to their task without too much traffic interruption.

  • God doesn’t pluck chickens

    One of the Internet blogs I follow, “The Stretch Marks Blog,” is written by a woman in Texas, Melissa Lee.

    She’s beyond hilarious, loves big hair, “The Bachelor,” her crazy family, chocolate and Jesus.

    She writes mostly about superficial stuff, but not really. There’s a depth to her faith that shines through even her weekly “The Bachelor” recaps.

  • Thieves can’t steal community support

    When vandals broke into the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter in January, Animal Control Officer Allen Fryman said the offense was a “slap in the face.”

    Fifteen animals along with numerous bags of dog food, cat food, treats and cat litter were taken during what Fryman said was the worst break-in he had ever seen.

    There’s not much that can sweeten that sting, but one could argue that an outpouring of community support comes pretty close.

    “Harrison County is a great community,” Fryman said almost two weeks after the break-in.