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Today's Opinions

  • H1N1 becomes ‘widespread’

    The fear associated with H1N1, commonly known as the swine flu, lessened in late spring when schools closed for summer vacation. However, the concerns returned in full force when schools recently returned to session. Last week, health officials declared flu in Kentucky “widespread,” the highest level.

     H1N1 is classified as a pandemic flu, rather than a seasonal flu, because it is caused by a new flu virus that people have not been exposed to before. The virus spreads quickly from person-to-person.

  • Commission vote made city look ‘desperate and foolish’

    To the editor:

  • Property devaluation without representation

    To the editor;

    It appears that Cynthiana government officials have come up with a way to address a current cash flow problem at the expense of citizens who have no voice in the matter.

    United Propane Gas wants to purchase a lot in the Industrial Park on Connersville Road. However, their business requires heavy industrial zoning, so first they must obtain a zoning change.

  • Crashing waves wash up fear

    One of the things I miss most about living in California is the Pacific Ocean.

    This past weekend I was at Cocoa Beach and although I thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the beach and watching the waves, when it comes to ocean waves, compared to the Pacific, the Atlantic wimps out.

    I grew up at the beach. Almost every Sunday afternoon my mom, dad, sister, brothers and I would head to Zuma Beach, near Malibu. Once there, I would race from the parking lot into the surf with the goal of “swimming past the waves.”

  • Turn on the lights

    We are at the time of year when time will be changing again before long. Daylight seems to be coming later, which means operators of vehicles need to use their lights when going to work and to school in the mornings. Vehicles with their headlights on are more visible than vehicles operating without headlights.

  • Civility: trick - or treat?

    The last time I was in an airport I picked up the book, “How to Talk to Anyone.” It promised 92 little “tricks” for big success in relationships.

    Because my job involves talking to people, or more importantly getting them to talk to me, I bought the book.

    The author, Leil Lowndes, also wrote “How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You.” I think the author may have used some crossover material from her other book in this one because trick No. 3 is “How to use your eyes to make someone fall in love with you.”

  • Newspapers fight back

    OK, newspaper folks. It’s time to pick ourselves off the ground and fight back. There is plenty of time left on the clock, and our fans — more than 100 million loyal readers — are pulling for us to win. So here’s how we rally.

    First and foremost, we have to ignore those self-proclaimed pundits and cynics who believe that newspapers are dead. They are dead wrong.

  • The important thing is that God’s people worship

    Before the worship service started we had eaten dinner together, me with my tape recorder and notebook by my side.

    I don’t normally go to church on Wednesday nights, but I had come to New Beginnings Fellowship in Hernando, Fla., for a Religion page feature story and to take notes about their worship.

    As the people entered the sanctuary, some grabbed musical instruments from a cardboard box in the back of the room — maracas and wooden sticks, cymbals and tambourines. During the first song, people used the instruments, making their own music.