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Today's Opinions

  • Do some research

    To the editor:
    Thanks to Irving Welchons II for writing about something that has bugged me for 50 years.

  • Business park not a bust

    To the editor:
    I am responding to your article in the May 10 issue of The Cynthiana Democrat entitled, “Don’t start it unless you know you can finish it.” Your statement, “bad spending that has been done in the past and the lack of enthusiasm for correcting possible bad investments” is an incorrect assessment of the situation. I would like to reply for the record...

  • Former Cynthiana chief to be honored in Police Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday

    It was well before my time, July 29, 1939, when Cynthiana’s police chief responded to what is today considered a “domestic” situation.
    The 25-year veteran police officer approached the property where a man was abusing a teenage girl. As he was getting out of his car, he was shot in the back by the man who was hiding in his barn.
    Chief George Dickey died of his injuries.
    He will be remembered during a police memorial service in Richmond on Tuesday, May 22.

  • Don’t vote on name recognition

    To the editor:
    The last time the federal budget was passed before the beginning of the fiscal year was 1994.  How hard can it be to make a budget when you borrow over one third of what you spend?  There are frequent reports of politicians and bureaucrats spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on trips and entertainment.  Pet projects costing millions are routinely added to unrelated legislation.  If you pay taxes it is your money that is being wasted.

  • Continue to support the arts

    To the editor:

  • What’s in a name….?

    “If it’s ‘community service’ I don’t want to have anything to do with it!” said a Harrison County High School student during the school’s first-ever Volunteer Fair.
    Sponsored by the Cynthiana Rotary Club and the Harrison County Board of Education, the Volunteer Fair took place in the high school gymnasium on April 19.
    Throughout the day, groups of students were brought in to learn about how they could help the more than 25 community organizations represented.  

  • Don't start it unless you know you can finish it

    Normally I refrain from talking about issues pertaining to county or city issues even though my editor would argue that it is part of my job.
    Whether it is dealing with money issues or how development property could best serve our citizens, I simply never like putting myself out for criticism when its my ideas being read.
    However, I was approached this past weekend by a couple talking about development projects in our community and simply felt compelled to share their thoughts, which heavily shadow the same feelings that I have.

  • $4.5 million state road plan

    After spending more than three months addressing the needs of the state, the General Assembly wrapped up its work on Friday with the enactment of a $4.5 billion road plan and a new initiative to limit the sky-rocketing prescription drug abuse that Kentucky has unfortunately seen over the last decade.