Today's Opinions

  • Thanks for your support

    To the editor:
    It begins in July; spending ten hour days learning drill, practicing music, setting formations, feeling the sweltering heat rising from the asphalt in the high school parking lot. Watching as practices begin and end for others while these kids are still pushing through, from early morning until after dusk.  It will soon be drawing to a close in the blistering wind and freezing rain. It takes time, dedication, and commitment. I am talking about Marching Band and Harrison County High School has a rich tradition in this arena.  

  • Reader input needed in special projects

    It’s that time of year again where I beg and plead for reader input! See, I’m on my knees now.
    We have several projects in the works and each needs reader-involvement.
    The first and most immediate call is for recipes from local cooks for the annual Gift Guide.
    I’ve been to enough pot lucks to know there are some amazing cooks in Harrison County. If yours is not a super, double-secret, under-lock-and-key recipe, share it with other readers.

  • Keep Berry post office open

    To the editor:
    This letter concerns only those persons in the 41003 Zip Code area.
    You received a letter just this past week from a Bob Redden at 1591 Dalton Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45234-8992. This letter is from the United States Postal Service. It is a very important survey concerning the service options the Postal Service is offering to the patrons in the 41003 area served by the Berry, Ky. Post Office.

  • Bill Adkins for Congress

    To the editor:

  • Encouraging a straight Democratic ticket

    To the editor:
    As I was writing my original letter of endorsement for our fine Democratic candidates, I realized that I could sum it up much better and still make my point with the following words.
    I trust President Obama to keep us safe in the world.
    I trust President Obama to get our economy back on track.
    I trust President Obama to always keep our country moving forward.
    I trust Ben Chandler to continue to be the hard-working and dedicated Congressman for the Sixth District that he has always been.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. “Let’s do _____”
    6. Lake in France
    9. Q-Tip, e.g.
    13. Verdi’s composition, e.g.
    14. Hockey legend
    15. Emotion at center of “The Scarlet Letter”
    16. Dutch genre painter Jan _____
    17. Prefix for “new”
    18. *Served hot or cold
    19. *Popular hue
    21. *Turning pumpkin into Jack-o’-Lantern
    23. Sea to a Spaniard
    24. Common menu item, as on a computer
    25. Busy ___

  • Send McKee back to the capitol

    To the editor:
    During these crucial financial times in Kentucky it is very important for the citizens of the 78th. Legislative District to send Rep. Tom McKee back to Frankfort.
    Rep. McKee is the Chairman of the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee and he is constantly looking for ways to help Kentucky farmers, small business owners and all citizens.

  • Arnett-Switzer named Kentucky Colonel at capitol building

    By Susan Arnett-Switzer, Guest writer
    Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes, recently encountered my brother Capt. Samuel Arnett in Kuwait while evaluating the voting systems of deployed soldiers.