Today's Opinions

  • Viewpoint

    Shortly after the Constitutional Convention of 1787 completed its work, a woman named Mrs. Powell approached one of the key figures of the convention, Benjamin Franklin, and asked, “Mr. Franklin, what do we have, a republic or a monarchy?”
    Franklin didn’t hesitate, “a republic, if we can keep it.”
    Simply put, a republic is a form of government where the citizens have the opportunity to elect the officials that will run their government.

  • Seeking support of a worthy cause

    To the editor:
    I am writing this letter with the hope that there are some supporters of PTSD and veteran suicides. With the number of vets committing suicides daily, at least 22 maybe more a day, this number is too high.

  • Cynthiana’s downtown summer concert series to begin Friday

    Tomi Jean Clifford, Chamber of Commerce Director

  • ‘Scam predators do not care how honest or vulnerable you are, in fact they like you best when you are at your weakest’

    Recently I was in a meeting with seven people of different ages, and I realized that they all lived alone. It was not on the meeting agenda, but we drifted into a conversation about having to deal with harassing intrusions into our lives. It was immediately obvious that these threats were causing harmful stress in their lives.
    For some time I have not addressed this topic, mainly because I feared it would seem I was taking advantage of my own personal situation. However, I worry that so many innocent people find themselves victim to media predators and worse.

  • The only way to make things better is to get involved

    I’m getting just a little bored with of all the Cynthiana-trashing I see and hear.
    Social media is the worse.
    People who choose to contribute nothing to Cynthiana and Harrison County continue to bad mouth their hometown.
    There are some great things happening in this community.
    If the loud-mouthed minority want more to do, want to see less drugs and thugs and want Cynthiana to return to its glory days, then they need to get involved.
    Nothing can be gained by sitting on the sideline, grumbling and criticizing.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Give gratitude
    6. *In the manner of, French
    9. Etna output
    13. Saintly glows
    14. Filling station filler
    15. Never say this?
    16. Outhouse
    17. FedEx competitor
    18. Gallery opening, e.g.
    19. *Firm to the bite, Italian
    21. *Agreement, French
    23. Luau welcome
    24. Prep flour for baking
    25. Public house, for short
    28. Sudden break
    30. Tapioca in primordial stage
    35. Beehive state
    37. Stewie Griffin’s bed

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    I live in the 6th District and I will be voting for Roger Brill in the primary because Andy Barr has proved to be an establishment Republican. Mr. Barr assured us that he would oppose the liberal agenda. His promises collapsed when he voted with Henry Reid and Nancy Pelosi for the Omnibus spending bill which fully funded Planned Parenthood, sanctuary cities, and Executive amnesty for two more years. He cannot defend why he voted for the things he says he stands against. I feel sold out.