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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks to all who supported Longest Day of Play activities

    To the editor,

     My son, Ian Boland, 7, and myself, would like to thank the Community Health Partnership Wellness Subcommittee for hosting the Longest Day of Play at FRVP on June 21. Our community was one of several in all of Kentucky that marked the summer solstice with a new perspective of fun outdoor games that encourage children to get active. There were 20 booths that were managed by various community organizations, and as always, our community comes together for a good cause.

  • ‘Will we ever truly learn?’

    This morning I noticed a teeny frog hopping around my bathroom.

    My first thought — I hope my husband doesn’t see it because he’ll give me that I-told-you-to-keep-the-door-shut look.

    My second thought, however — You poor, dumb frog, so teeny. You’re probably just a baby and I don’t have any froggy food in my house and if you don’t get accidentally stepped on, you’ll surely die from hunger unless you find your way back outside.

  • Congratulations to Whitaker and 2010 baseball champions

    To the editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate coach Mac Whitaker, his coaching staff and all the members of the baseball team on a very successful season and winning their fourth state baseball title.

     You will never know how proud I was listening to the state title game via the internet and my high school winning.

  • Patience appreciated at recent city commission meeting

    To the editor:

    Recently I went to a city council meeting. It was attended by a number of folks. Some of those in attendance were there to present an issue of importance to them. They all shared their thoughts in turn and were heard and dealt with respectfully. As I sat and watched the proceedings, which also dealt with other local issues, I was aware of how the members of the council dealt with each other and the topics - very patiently. It seems to me I was sensing the presence of God in this meeting.

  • EMS APPRECIATION WEEK

    There’s several occupations I know I should never try.

    I could never be a farmer... although I was recently successful in my attempt to herd a calf into its field after it strayed into the Darnell backyard last week.

    I could never be a teacher. I wasn’t granted the gift of patience.

    I could never be a semi-truck driver. My mom’s van is the largest thing I should be allowed to drive.

    And I could never be an emergency medical service worker.

  • Realizing sin and embracing the joy of being forgiven

    When I was a kid, every Saturday morning I attended catechism classes at our local church.

    Catechism is a summary of principles of doctrine or fundamentals of a faith, often in question and answer form.

    Every Saturday morning I sat in a classroom and the teacher quizzed us on what we needed to know about our beliefs: Who is God? God is the Creator of heaven and earth.

    Who is Jesus Christ? Jesus Christ is the Son of God made man.

    I can still recite some of my catechism lessons from 40-plus years ago.

  • Belmont resident requests furniture for outdoor area

    To the editor:

    I am writing on behalf of the Belmont Senior Apartment residents on West Pleasant Street. While management has provided one picnic table and three benches, none are situated in a restful, shady position. Since there are about three large, shade trees in grassy area, we would appreciate a chair or bench in which to contemplate/meditate, maybe with a pet or reading matter.

  • MAKING HEALTH CARE AN OPTION FOR ALL

    Whether you prefer donkeys or elephants, Sunday night’s passage of the health care reform bill was historic.

    On the news, at work and around the water cooler, health care seems to be quite a hot topic, and rightfully so.

    We all need it.

    Washington, D.C. politicians may sit in the capital building for years arguing, debating and pondering how to best bring health care to every citizen.

    But in Harrison County, one group is already working to make that dream a reality in Cynthiana.