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Today's Opinions

  • Scholarships available for local childcare providers

    In these tough economic times, tuition and professional development funding are often hard to come by.  However, with stimulus funds and a stronger emphasis on new training opportunities, there are glimmers of hope for those seeking to further their education. Among various training scholarships becoming available, there is free tuition money available to those who work in child care and early education fields.

  • Boosters president thanks fans for support of baseball team

    To the editor:

    The Harrison County Breds Boosters, and the team, would like to thank all the Cynthiana, Harrison County, and surrounding businesses and citizens for the support during his past year. Without this continued financial support and strong fan base the success our team enjoys could not be a reality. We sincerely appreciate all levels of support and continue to strive to make baseball “a matter of pride” in these young men’s lives, hoping that pride spills into all areas of their lives.

    Lori Denniston, president

  • Lincoln’s words still true 145 years later

    The ideals that President Lincoln expressed in the Gettysburg Address have a tremendous relevance for our country today.

    Today we are faced with not just the wars that we are involved in overseas, we have to face what President Obama has called the worst economic crisis since the Depression. The battle fields have moved from our soil to inside our homes, our jobs and our futures.

  • ‘The Lord, my shepherd, still restoreth my soul’

    As I write this it’s Day 8 of my 10 days off.

    The first five days were a blur of not doing much — reading, laundry, cleaning out my bathroom junk drawer. I watched a lot of reality TV, dozed on the couch, thought about washing my windows, made a pot of black beans one day, which were very good, thought about cleaning out the refrigerator.

    Then came Day 6 — Beach Day. We strapped our bikes onto the back of the truck and drove to Clearwater Beach, the clear, blue sky and hot, hot sun designed by the chamber of commerce.

    Or perhaps God.

  • Westside teacher and principal thanked for their compassion

    To the editor:

  • Commissioner focuses on positive city improvements

    It is an interesting phenomenon that negative information and comments always get more attention than the positive. As a people, we just seem to dwell on the negative. As Grandma used to say, “bad news travels fast.” Surely we have heard a lot of negatives about our city over the past few years, and certainly, some of it is deserved. Nonetheless, it is my belief, that this would be a great time to highlight some positive accomplishments of the City of Cynthiana.

  • Loud boomboxes are nuisance

    To the editor:

    Everyone who received a Democrat or bought one last week got a yellow paper flyer with the city ordinances on it, asking that all residents cooperate with the following ordinances. That means all residents in the city.

  • Mother congratulates son for earning Salutatorian honors

    To the editor:

    I wanted to write a letter congratulating my son, Aaron Williams, for his graduation on Friday, June 5 from Harrison County High School. Aaron was recognized during commencement for being the only student to sweep the CATS scores for his entire high school career and he and J.D. Wright were recognized for receiving Commonwealth Diplomas.   Congratulations J.D.