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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks to men who cleared Lafferty Pike

    To the editor:

    During the strong winds last Thursday, traveling on Lafferty Pike, I came upon a large fallen tree in the road at the top of a hill. Several cars had stopped as two men with a chain saw, in the rain, were clearing the road. In no time all vehicles were able to pass safely, including one man who came back in the line of cars, put the chain saw in his car and left.

    Thanks from all who were waiting and able to continue safely.

    Betty Perrin

    Harrison County

     

  • Basketball tournament was a success

    To the editor:

    The 2009 Hoopin’ on the Hilltop basketball tournament was hosted by the Harrison County Boys Basketball Boosters over the weekend of Nov. 20. The success of this event is due to the support of several local businesses, including McDonald’s, Snappy Tomato Pizza, Southern States of Cynthiana and Hinkle Construction.

  • Over 800 boxes collected for Operation Christmas Child

    To the editor:

    Operation Christmas Child was a great success this year in Harrison County. Last year our community collected just over 700 boxes for this ministry. The total for this year was 834.  Wow!

    We would like to say thank you to our community in supporting this ministry. Whether you gave a monetary gift, an empty shoebox a filled shoebox or items to be placed in shoeboxes or maybe all you could do was pray, it was all deeply, deeply appreciated and will change the life of a child somewhere in the world.

  • Searching for the dark cloud’s silver lining

    Good news for all you cranky pants people: According to an Australian study, thinking negatively and being sad may actually be good for you.

    The study, conducted by a psychology professor at the University of New South Wales, showed that people with negative moods seem to be less gullible and better able to judge other people and their surroundings.

  • Alzheimer’s patients shouldn’t be left alone

    I am completely heartbroken about the news this past weekend of the missing elderly woman found dead in Lawrence County on Saturday, Nov. 28. She went missing Wednesday evening, Nov. 25. You can find the whole story about her at www.wsaz.com/newskentucky.

  • I don't know beans

    The week prior to Thanksgiving, my church participated in a week of hunger.

    The plan was to eat only beans, rice and tortillas for five days to experience what a huge percent of people around the world eat all the time.

    Then we were to take the money we would’ve spent on food and donate it to help feed orphans in Haiti. In addition, after a shortened worship service, we would be dismissed early to go grocery shopping to buy food items to benefit local food pantries.

  • We need town hall meetings

    Years ago, when I was still in Congress, I pulled up one day to address a public meeting in a remote and very rural part of Indiana. The sheriff, a friend of mine, met me outside the small volunteer firehouse where I was to speak. “The Ku Klux Klan is here in full regalia,” he told me. “If you’d like, I’ll keep them out of your meeting.”

  • Veterans appreciative of day's events

    To the editor:

    We would like to once again express our sincere appreciation to the Cynthiana Elks Lodge for hosting veterans with a fish fry luncheon. It was great! The food was delicious, but the camaraderie warm and inviting. We felt appreciated and welcome.