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Today's Opinions

  • Local Kiwanis Club appreciated for its commitment to kids

    To the editor:
    While the decorations have been put up for another year and the holiday season fades into memory, Sunrise Children’s Services would like to take a moment to thank those who made this a wonderful Christmas for the children in our care.

  • Superintendent honors school board members during January

    To the editor:
    As superintendent of Harrison County Schools, I’m extremely proud of the students and teachers, the administrators and the service workers who are the heart and soul of the Harrison County School System. And I’m also proud of the district leadership this community has put in place through the members of the Harrison County Board of Education.

  • Enjoy ‘Little House’ days before they morph into no-excuse work days

    I often wonder how times change without us ever realizing they have changed.
    For instance, how did I go from jumping up and down when it would snow outside to the dreaded get up and hour earlier to make it to work on time.
    I used to love the snow.
    I remember those days off from school when I was able to stay home and feed the cows with Papaw or Uncle Dennis.
    “Shoot some ether in her,” Papaw would say as he turned the key over on the old 2240 John Deere.

  • ATC’s automotive program gives students glimpse of career opportunities in hi-tech environment

    By Mark Sims, Guest Columnist
    Few things are as exciting to teenagers as their cars. Driving a car is one of the rites of passage still afforded American young people. The car also has always held a prominent place in the heart of our country, and we value our freedom of mobility almost as much as any of America’s values or privileges. Without trained, knowledgeable automotive mechanics, this wouldn’t be possible. Kentucky Tech – Harrison Area Center is working to ensure that we continue to have qualified mechanics to keep us running.

  • Everything I needed to know...

    “You don’t want to eat onions on Tuesdays because they make you sleepy,” said Thelma Taylor to a young journalism pup.
    Tuesday was and still is deadline day at The Cynthiana Democrat and if anyone knew the do’s and don’ts of deadlines, it was Thelma.
    She was the first woman to earn editor status for The Cynthiana Democrat and I know exactly how she did it. One word... caring.
    Thelma had a passion for Cynthiana and Harrison County and more importantly the people who make up that community.

  • Former editor bids farewell to ‘journalism mentor’ and ‘Cynthiana mother’

    By Herb Brock, guest columnist and former editor of The Cynthiana Democrat

  • Road crews plowing ahead to ensure safety of others

    December is certainly one for the record books. Snowfall totals for the month have equaled the average yearly totals for most of the state.
    Despite snowfall after snowfall, Harrison County’s major roads have been cleared for travel.
    Trucks with scrapers and salt spreaders could be heard late at night and early in the  morning breaking paths on snow-covered roads.
    State, county and city crews worked diligently to make sure that motorists could get to work and even that holiday travelers could safely reach their destinations.

  • Coming to terms

    This week marks the end of the terms for several city and county officials.
    These men and women have served our community to the best of their abilities. In many cases, they had but one vote, but they cast their votes where they felt they were needed, and not always the popular one.
    For the city, Amanda Moore, Mark Mattmiller and Jimmy New will be stepping down.
    One commissioner said that just as he was getting the hang of the job, the term ended.