Today's Opinions

  • Downtown was more than alive

    To the editor:
    To the planners, coordinators, workers, promoters, participants and spectators, a big congrats.
    Probably the biggest crowd in Cynthiana I can remember in a long, long time. Yeah, there were a few glitches along the way but it was Cynthiana’s first Rod Run and there’s always ways to improve the future.
    To the folks who thought it was too congested, noisy and not worth it-sorry! Cynthiana was alive and bustling again that day, something that needs to happen a whole lot more frequently.

  • Progress should not interfere with daily travel

    To the editor:
    Today I had occasion to turn into the alley between the Catholic church/school and the firehouse/gym. At the stop sign the way was blocked by a truck and trailer unloading wood. As I, correctly I believe, pointed out to the crew, its illegal to block a through-way for emergency reasons.
    I wanted to apologize for over estimating the source, as I am aware that its takes a modicum of brain cells to either put a cone at the entrance or move truck/trailer four feet ahead.

  • Thanks to all the football boosters

    To the editor:
    On Aug. 4, the Harrison County Football boosters recognized our parents, Harold and Ann Clinkenbeard, for their longtime support of the Harrison County football program.
    We would like to thank the association for honoring our mom with a very nice plaque and the kind and heartfelt words spoken at the banquet.
    Mom and dad not only supported Breds football. They regularly drycleaned band uniforms and cheerleader outfits as a service to those programs.

  • Not exactly a David vs. Goliath but pretty close

    Well, I made it through my first-ever strongman contest and it wasn’t a total bust... other than my head.
    Those who know me well, know that I have been working with a local talented strongman competitor.
    I met Rob McCann a few years ago when he held Harrison County’s first Kentucky’s Strongest Man competition at Lenono’s parking lot.
    I went to take pictures of the event and you know how the story goes, I was hooked on the idea of lifting really heavy things like the pros did.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Results of too much credit card use
    6. French lake
    9. Short for Theodora
    13. *Frost over, like an old refrigerator freezer
    14. “Much ___ About Nothing”
    15. Early morning sound
    16. “Sex and the City 2” destination Abu _____
    17. Eric Stonestreet on “Modern Family”
    18. *Done before drying
    19. Larry Ellison’s company
    21. *Make sure the top of this is on
    23. Romanian money
    24. Crucifix
    25. Actors’ group

  • I’m livin’ a tomato dream; don’t wake me

    Last year I elaborated on the woes of my “garden” and the tomatoes it didn’t produce.
    It’s only fitting that I come back with my Year Two assessment.
    As you may or may not remember, my son made an 8-by-8 raised bed for me last year as part of my Mothers’ Day gift.
    I planted possibly too many plants in the limited area. That, combined with too much rain and water from the hose, made for less than desirable produce.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Like a tasteless remark
    6. Precedes Nov.
    9. Wood file
    13. Slow in music
    14. _____ Beta Kappa
    15. Historic 66
    16. One with a healthy appetite is often called a good _____
    17. Even, to a poet
    18. Relating to sight
    19. *Author of the “The Feminine Mystique”
    21. *Woodstock site
    23. Mammoth excavation site, e.g.
    24. Youngster
    25. *____ and Dean
    28. Opposite of talker?
    30. Ultimate goal
    35. _ ___ course, as in college

  • Handy House owner had ties to President Lincoln

    By Christopher L. Starr,
    Guest Columnist
    In 2003, the City of Cynthiana and Harrison County jointly purchased the Handy farm to build Veterans Park.
    The park’s Master Plan indicated that the only place on the 120-acre parcel for a public swimming pool was the 2,000 sf footprint of the Handy House – a house that has stood majestically on the hill overlooking the Cynthiana valley for almost 200 years.