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Today's Opinions

  • Horn was a tremendous asset to community, will be missed

    To the editor:

    My mother and I own the Rainbow Thrift Shop on the corner of Pike and Walnut Street. Anyone who has an emergency or fire, etc. we never turn them away for help with clothes, furniture or anything that is necessary. If it wasn’t for Clarence Horn, John Hodge and the Salvation Army, along with local churches’ participation, a lot of it couldn’t be done because we do it out of our own finances and we are both on a fixed income.

  • Hope for ‘Good (and not-so Good) Daughters’

    When my sister was little, she wiped spaghetti sauce from her mouth with a piece of bread.

    This is a significant event in our family’s history because, as the Good Daughter, it is probably the one and only time Peggy ever got in trouble.

    In a nanosecond, Peggy did the bread-wipe and Dad reached over and whacked her hand, which stunned us all. Not that Dad whacked one of us, but that it was Peggy — the Good Daughter!

  • Post Office should prepare for mass mailing, says citizen

    To the editor:

    Last Thursday, when the mail man delivered my mail, there was no Democrat. I immediately called the office to see if my subscription was still in effect. It was, so I then called the post office. I was told that every family received a free paper. I then asked why no one in my building received one. She repeated the same thing - our carriers were to be back at the post office by 5 p.m. (my mail man comes to my house between 2:30 and 3 p.m. and yet no paper). I was then told the my paper would be in my box on Friday.

  • 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.