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Today's Opinions

  • Recreational facility would keep money and people here

    To the editor:

    I, too, don’t understand the delay on the proposed recreation facility. A recreational facility would not only provide our community with increased recreational options, but job opportunities, revenue from natives and no doubt, visitors from other counties (the way Georgetown currently benefits!). Also, with obesity on the rise, it’s a major benefit to have local access to modern adequate recreational facilities so people have greater opportunity to exercise while indulging in something fun.

  • Cemetery should be named ‘Pitiful Grove Cemetery’

    To the editor:

    A couple of weeks ago, I was called and asked by my friend to go to the Pythian Grove Cemetery in Berry. We both have family and friends buried there. She said something was wrong with the maintenance of the cemetery and that I needed to check it out.

  • Better care is needed at Berry’s Pythian Grove Cemetery

    To the editor:

    On July 21, 2009, I received calls to observe the condition of Pythian Grove Cemetery in Berry. I came in on Lafferty Pike and couldn’t see much wrong until I turned into the cemetery and my heart melted. I could not believe what I saw. I brought my camera to take pictures. In my view were weeds, milk weeds (one over six feet tall) and a view I have never seen before in this cemetery. As I went further, the weeds covered the names on the headstones, went over my ankles and some went over my knees. Why?

  • County resident impressed with commission candidates

    To the editor:

    The July 2, 2009 issue of The Cynthiana Democrat had an interesting article about the 13 letters of intent from citizens interested in filling the recently vacated Commissioner of Public Utilities position.

     I live in the county so I don’t really have a “vote” on this issue, but on the other hand, I am concerned about Cynthiana growing and improving, so I wanted to offer some thoughts about the article.

  • Cynthiana Arts Council seeks new members at picnic

    To the editor:

    We’re on a mission. With the past year’s successful events such as the Cynthiana Art Walk, our annual Autumn Afternoon, and Classic Movie Nights at the Rohs Opera House, the Cynthiana Arts Council is energized and gearing up for another great year. The council is dedicated to bring cultural experiences to Cynthiana through all mediums of art and we’re looking to strengthen our success by recruiting new, active members. 

  • EKPC plans to raise rates for new coal-burning power plant

    To the editor:

    The East Kentucky Power Cooperative plans to raise our electricity rates to build a new coal-burning power plant. They claim that demand for electricity will increase in the coming years, that the new plant will create jobs, and that their new plant will not add to our air pollution.

    What EKPC won’t tell you is that two recent studies clearly demonstrate that these claims are misleading or false.

  • God’s ‘big reveal’ is always worth it

    Lately I’ve been hooked on watching “What Not to Wear” on TLC, hosted by style gurus Stacy London and Clinton Kelly.

    How the show works: Friends and relatives nominate a chronically fashion-challenged friend who’s ambushed by Stacy and Clinton who hand her a Visa card worth $5,000 with her name on it to spend on a new wardrobe in New York City.

  • ‘Mistakes have already been made’ by Washington politics

    To the editor: