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Today's Opinions

  • Nashville quality music found at Rohs Saturday evenings

    To the editor:

    Nashville has come to Cynthiana! Well almost. Every Saturday night, The Classic Country Band is performing at Rohs Opera House, helping plant the seed for a downtown re-birth. The quality of music and songs performed by this group of seasoned musicians is equal to or above anything one can find in central Kentucky.

  • Commission faces hurdles to improve town

    We can see that there have been some overall improvements in our city and we feel that we are headed in the right direction. However, Cynthiana is facing some serious problems and the solutions to some of these are difficult at best. This might be a good time to point out a few of our major hurdles and what the commission is doing to try to solve them.

  • First writer’s workshop was ‘a job well done,’ says Grannis

    To the editor:

    Wow! Bruce Florence, director of MCTC-LVC has pulled off some more of her “magic” up on the hilltop this past weekend! I am referring to the writer’s workshop.

    There was a full house at The Prizing House on South Church Street Friday evening, where 15 noted authors set up for a “mini” book fair, wonderful buffet dinner, live folk band from Morehead and a keynote address by Kentucky’s Poet Laureate Gurney Norman.

  • Superintendent's message

    “Our district received an e-mail on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 at 11:05 am from the Commissioner of Education, Dr. Terry Holliday, with the subject-heading, ‘Information about President Obama’s back to school message.’ We met with our principals on Friday, Sept. 4 to discuss the President’s speech.

  • Harrison County youth missed call to be great Americans

    To the editor:

    I heard that Harrison County schools had not aired the President’s speech to school children. I thought, at the time, it must have been an isolated situation - surely the entire system would not have denied our own President the first amendment rights.

    I stand corrected.

  • ‘Harrison County School System, Grade F’

    When I sent my child to school last Tuesday it was with the full expectation that he would have the opportunity to view the President’s address to students. As I came to find out, the vast majority of students in Harrison County were not given the chance to view the address at that time. I began making phone calls to uncover the reasoning behind this. 

  • Community support needed to discourage zone change vote

    To the editor:

    Residents in Cynthiana who are for responsible growth for Harrison County, and thus against the zone change on Connersville Road, have been meeting regularly to discuss how we can make a difference in the outcome of the upcoming Sept. 22 zoning  decision.

  • School system attempts to lower back-to-school bill

    Like many kids in Harrison County, my niece and nephew went back-to-school shopping this past weekend.

    Emma, 10, and Will, 8, were a little reluctant to give up their lazy mornings and homework-free afternoons, but they both couldn’t help  getting excited about back-to-school shopping.

    Each first day of school deserves a new outfit, right?

    Both in elementary school at Southside, there were many things that didn’t make an appearance on Emma and Will’s shopping lists.

    The Harrison County school system beat them to the punch.