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Today's Opinions

  • RELAYing HOPE

    It would be hard to find someone who hasn’t been affected by cancer, whether by their own diagnosis, or that of a friend or family member.

    Cancer is far-reaching, scary and life-changing.

    The disease doesn’t discriminate and makes no promises.

    But despite those characteristics, there is hope.

    Harrison County residents gathered at Ingles Stadium Friday for the 13th annual Relay for Life event.

    As the night progressed and the sun set, over 900 luminaries lined the track - each in honor or memory of someone with cancer.

  • HARRISON COUNTY FAIR

    Here’s a big yee-haw for the arrival of the Harrison County Fair!

    Summertime just wouldn’t seem the same without hog shows, tractor pulls, tilt-a-whirl rides, corn dogs, a newly crowned fair queen and funnel cakes.

    And while our annual fair has expanded to include many new activities (think mutton’ bustin’ and golf cart corn hole), the fair still brings with it an old excitement.

    For many families across the county, calendars are marked off and reserved for the more-than-a-week of fair fun.

  • Stay cool with summer reading

    When I was young, going to the library almost everyday of the summer was a ritual. Almost like going to the pool.

    Except my days were filled with the adventures of Nancy Drew, the Sweet Valley High twins, the Baby Sitters Club girls and the Baudelaire children.

    My sister and I, in fact, were always trying to “out-read” each other every summer, but, of course, I always won.

    And, we had ALL of the prizes to prove it: coupons to the zoo, the Horse Park and  Snappy Tomato Pizza, stickers, stamps, bookmarks, Frisbees, cups and new books.

  • Summer intern falls for Cynthiana, literally

    I have only been living in Cynthiana for about a week now, but I have already had a once-in-lifetime experience here. An experience, quite frankly, that gave a new meaning to the phrase “sleeping on the job.”

    It was a Wednesday afternoon. I was at Food Lion interviewing a young man about his first week back to work after taking off several months for medical leave. We had been chatting for maybe 15 minutes or so about school and his family when things began to lose focus in my vision.

  • Just wait ‘til you have kids of your own

    I have become my mother. She warned me years ago that it would happen. And, years after her death, her prophesy has come to pass.

    As my children were growing up, I felt twinges of the metamorphis taking place... Like when I would say something like “You just wait til you have kids of your own,” or “You’ll poke your eye out.” And, the ever-popular “If Susie jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?” She was also good at telling me that she would love to see me as a mother. That was always followed by a synical laugh.

  • Supplies shouldn’t be required for students in public schools

    To the editor:

    The supplement published with the Thursday July 22 edition of the Cynthiana Democrat, “Back To School,” was so nice and informative for everyone - students, parents, grandparents, business people, and for that fact, everyone in the community. I wish there had been something like this in my day. No more guessing or asking about bus schedules, classes, even wearing apparel. Nothing second hand. Just read it and keep it handy until it all becomes routine.

  • Christian behavior is sometimes bad PR for Jesus

    According to Forest Gump, Christians are like a box of chocolates.

    You can’t always tell which ones are nuts.

    Also, when you bite into a bad one, it ruins your taste for the rest of the box.

    That’s what I used as my opening Sunday as the invited guest speaker at the local Unitarian-Universalist fellowship.

  • Purse recovered at thrift shop

    To the editor:

    A special thank you to the lady that found a purse with $200 of checks, cash and credit cards.

    The 14-year-old was here from Tennessee to attend a class at the University of Kentucky.

    Also, many thanks to the ladies at the thrift store - Rain Bow Christian Thrift Store. They tried to contact the girl’s mother in Tennessee.

    You all are angels.

    Jenny Doyle

    Harrison County