Today's Opinions

  • Viewpoint

    Isn’t it ironic that the most contentious and divisive presidential election in recent American history comes just three days prior to Veterans Day?
    The very freedoms that all Americans enjoy, which allows them to spew hatred and vicious personal attacks at each other for their political differences, was guaranteed by the veterans who have fought and died for those very freedoms.

  • Shop locally this holiday season

    Have you been wanting to visit our local shops downtown? Now is the perfect time to get downtown to see what our stores have to offer.  
    This weekend several of Cynthiana’s downtown merchants will be enticing shoppers with their holiday open houses.
    Merchants will be staying in late on Friday night and open extended hours on Saturday.
    Some will be offering sales, samples, door prizes and refreshments.

  • Don’t sweat the turkey, and other fowl advice


    Spoiler Alert!  All seasoned, master cooks in our reading audience, this information will be old hat for you, but for lots of us who will soon be facing a great whitish blob sitting there on our cabinet expecting to be turned into a Norman Rockwellian masterpiece, the following is vital.

  • Viewpoint

    2016 is winding down. There’s only one more flip over for this year’s calendar to reach the final month.
    In just days we will be celebrating Thanksgiving followed a month later by Christmas.
    Before all those fun activities get underway, I’m making a call for historic photographs of all-things Cynthiana and Harrison County.

  • Endorsement letters

    To the editor:
    On Nov. 8, it will be my honor to vote again for Roger Slade for city commissioner. He has proven his dedication to our town by always being in attendance and providing assistance in all civic and community matters to ensure everything runs smoothly.
    As a commissioner, he listens to the concerns of all constituents and discusses with them any issues which might develop.
    As a young adult, he spent endless hours helping to restore the old city cemetery to honor many of our founding fathers.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    I am, Alice Allen, a recently retired school teacher from Harrison County High School. As a citizen and former lobbyist with Blue Grass Area Development District during the Washington D.C. trip in 1998 for flood control after the “Flood of 97.”
    I endorse Jada Walker Griggs as City Commissioner of Cynthiana. Jada is an excellent mother, hard worker, and a child of God. Jada Griggs is a young leader ready to use her voice, energy, time and educational awareness for the improvement of our community and our citizens!

  • Viewpoint

    Tradition is a fickle thing.
    Some traditions are self-sustaining and important, some traditions might evolve and change slightly over time and some traditions are just, well, inane and might simply run their course and go away.
    Our family has traditionally exchanged presents and celebrated Christmas on the night before. That has remained unchanged.
    Other family traditions have been modified from year to year, with changing and growing families.

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