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Today's Opinions

  • Cynthiana Art Walk returns this summer

    The 2009 Cynthiana Art Walk brought hundreds of people to downtown Cynthiana to participate, to stroll, to laugh and to enjoy artistic talents on display. The evening came alive as business after business threw open their doors for artists’ displays and visitors’ viewing. There were music venues, a creative fashion show, wine tasting, things to eat, places to sit and fun for all ages.

  • Turning messes into masterpieces

    When I was 16 or so I made sand candles.

    A hole in damp sand acts like a mold that you pour hot wax into. When the wax dries, you lift out a candle and brush the sand off. Voila!

    A friend taught me how to make them while we were at the beach one day and I decided it would be fun to try it at home. So, we loaded up my mom’s car with boxes of sand and once home, I set out to show Mom what I had learned by putting huge hunks of wax and red crayons in a pot on the stove to melt. Mom loves candles and I was eager to present her with a waxen masterpiece.

  • Reflections: Looking at the past, while moving forward

    Members of the school board, Mr. Dotson, Ms. Fischer, Mr. Schmidt, Ms. Casey, Mr. Switzer, parents, guests and the Class of 2010: 

    Seniors, I am honored to share some thoughts with you tonight. I know you are anxiously waiting to get that diploma.

    Congratulations class of 2010.

    You have reached another rung on the ladder of your educational journey. You may recall your first day of school---getting on the school bus, mom with her camera taking your picture, giving you hugs and shedding a few tears. Probably you shed some tears also. 

  • Relay Co-Chairs thank community for support

    To the editor:

    Relay for Life was held on June 25 with great success! We would like to thank the following sponsors:

    Gold Sponsors -  Cynthiana Democrat, WCYN, Harrison Memorial Hospital, Cynthiana Lions Club, Ken’s New Market, Action 500/Action Realty, Doctors for a Cure (Drs. Clarke, Shulstead, and Stephens), Cynthiana Vision Center, Elks Lodge 438, Cynthiana Rotary Club, Licking Valley Internal Medicine & Pediatrics PSC, Family Care Associates, Peter Newberry Attorney & Counselor at Law and Sorrell Home Medical.

  • Who’s got the best story?

    When my youngest daughter was in middle school she told me she got gypped out of a testimony.

    She went on to explain that whenever she went to church camp or a retreat, a guest speaker would give his or her faith testimony.

    The details would differ from speaker to speaker, but not the format: “I used to do really, really bad things” or “my life was really, really bad because other people did really, really bad things to me and then I met Jesus and now my life is really, really good.”

  • Words from parents and fans should be encouraging

    To the editor:

    Throughout life, we can learn lessons from a variety of individuals: parents, teachers, coaches, and friends. Several years ago, I learned a valuable lesson from a man (I barely knew then) at a T-ball game at River Road Park. 

  • PARK DEVELOPMENT WILL TAKE TIME AND MONEY

    With weather forecasts calling for highs in the mid-80s this week, no one can argue that summer is right around the corner, begging us to come outside and bask in all its glory.

    It’s this time of the year when Cynthiana and Harrison County residents step outside their doorsteps, feel the warm glow, then scratch their head and say, “Well, what are we going to do outside?”

  • Purse back with owner after being lost at HCHS graduation

    To the editor:

    My appreciation and gratitude goes out to the kind and honest person who gave security a purple wristlet purse at Harrison County’s graduation. Thank you so much!

    Faith Cundiff

    Lexington, Ky.