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Today's Opinions

  • Jesus: The ultimate ‘House Crasher’

    As I was on my knees one Saturday afternoon, I had an epiphany.

    Lest you think I was on my knees praying, I wasn’t, although Lord knows I should have been. And it wasn’t so much an epiphany as it was a random thought.

    My husband and I were painting, he up on a ladder, me on my knees with a brush painting the bottom of the walls along the edging.

  • Citizens should seek truth, hold elected officials accountable

    To the editor:

    On the last weekend of August, we joined almost 100 Kentuckians from Lexington (12 buses altogether from Kentucky), on a trip to Washington DC to attend the Glenn Beck “Restore Honor” rally at the Lincoln Monument. It coincided with the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the same location.

  • Public records will always be public information

    An elderly man walked into my office several years ago demanding that I tell him why I would print his grandson’s DUI in the paper.

    I hadn’t been editor long, but I knew the answer.

    “It’s public record,” I said. “We print records without exception.”

    He leaned into my desk from where he towered above me, pointed his finger in my face and declared... “This place ain’t nothin’ that a can of gas and match wouldn’t take care of.”

  • Capturing THOSE moments

    On a dark and cloudless Saturday night, while participating in a glow ball golf tournament at the Cynthiana Country Club, I started counting my many blessings:

    It was dark.

    No one had a camera.

    It was dark.

    My foursome was made up of family.

    It was dark.

    I didn’t need an ambulance to carry me off the course.

    And, it was blessedly, totally, undeniably dark.

    OK. This is the story I’m going with and sticking to.

  • Facts of ‘Connersville Cat’ cannot be ignored

    To the editor:

    In honor and memory of Apollo.

    In response to the “rumors and gossip” column in the Aug. 19 edition of the Democrat, I feel it is time to get “just the facts.” There is a laundry list of “facts” which cannot be ignored or swept under the rug as the column reported.

  • Column wasn’t justified; facts prove the animal isn’t a rumor

    To the editor:

  • Rediscovering church

    Lately I’ve been fascinated by stories of people who grew up in church and now have abandoned the denominations of their youth, and sometimes church altogether.

    In a very funny memoir, “Mennonite in a Little Black Dress,” Rhoda Janzen writes about having to wear frumpy skirts, granny panties and doilies on her head and eating lots of potatoes.

  • ELECTION 2010

    It won’t be long before we’ll be back in a voting booth this November.

    Several state, county and city positions will be on this year’s ballot, including seats for our state senator, state representative, county judge-executive, magistrates, mayor and city commission.

    To say it’s an important election would be an understatement.

    And so, here at The Cynthiana Democrat, we want your help.

    In local elections such as the upcoming one this fall, no one knows the candidates better than those of us who live, work and play beside them.