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Today's Opinions

  • Cynthiana writers get publishing boost

    A guest instructor and published poet, Leatha Kendrick, from the Carnegie Center in Lexington will appear on Sept. 18-19 as the Licking Valley Writer’s Workshop in the role of publishing guru. Ms. Kendrick’s publishing credentials include her own published works as well as those of many of her former students, whose work appears in print largely because of her guidance and help.

  • Authenticity, not perfection, should be the Christian goal

    A few weeks ago my daughter confessed to the blogosphere that she’s a fraud, albeit an unintentional fraud.

    Her neighbor wanted to take my granddaughter to Toys R Us with her girls and then out to lunch. She called Alison and apologetically admitted that she was planning to take the girls to McDonald’s.

  • United Propane doesn’t care about Connersville families

    To the editor:

  • ‘Sometimes you just have to eat the stale doughnuts’

    I’m always the first one in the newsroom in the morning and there’s often leftover food from the night crew left out on the counter.

    Normally I toss it out because it’s usually uncovered, which means bugs and mice probably crawl over it and poop on it...

    Today a big white box sat on the counter, and because I’m a trained newsperson, I had to investigate. I mean, it’s my job and all.

  • Grieving is difficult for children

    A new school year has teachers hopeful that lessons have not been forgotten over the summer. Often a long break can bring even greater changes in family and emotional coping of a child by a death. Returning to school can be comparatively as stressful as an adult going back to work after only a few bereavement days; yet even more so for a child considering developmental factors.

  • Thanks to all who made Beth Moore simulcast a success

    To the editor:

    I just wanted to publicly thank the First Church of God and Rohs Opera House for bringing the Beth Moore simulcast to Cynthiana. It was a wonderful weekend where women from different church families could grow in our faith and praise the Lord together.

    Thank you to all the people who worked hard to make this a success. Our community was blessed by your efforts.

    Jo Lynn Perraut

    Harrison County

     

  • Interview with Muslim woman changes writer’s beliefs... and prejudices

    After 54 ½ years I met my first Muslim this week.

    I’ve probably met others before and didn’t know it, but never to have an actual conversation about Islam. Never to write about it for the newspaper.

    Never after Sept. 11.

    I write this column for the Citrus County Chronicle in central Florida, but it also runs in about a dozen other papers in Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana, plus several online sites.

  • Poet, musician and teller of tales to visit Cynthiana

    Democrats, lost mountains and folktales may seem a strange combination, but one look at the irrepressible grin on Ann Shelby’s face tells us not to worry.

    Shelby, who will be leading sessions on creative non-fiction at the Licking Valley Writer’s Workshop at MCTC/Licking Valley Campus on Sept. 18-19, brings with her an amazing array of talents and accomplishments.