Today's Opinions

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS A legislative perspective on the General Assembly

      FRANKFORT – The General Assembly may have wrapped up its work on April 15th, but this year’s legislative session didn’t technically end until last Wednesday, when Governor Bevin signed or vetoed the final bills the House and Senate had sent to him before adjourning.
    The great news is that we now have a budget in place for the next two years that moves Kentucky forward while addressing the serious financial problems our state retirement systems are facing.

  • Downtown Business Tour set for May 14

    Did you know that Cynthiana is a Historical City? Cynthiana is a city worthy of preservation. We have Historic Buildings that are listed on the National Register for Historic Places. Have you ever wandered around town to notice the detail and history within these buildings? Well now is your chance.
    Cynthiana Main Street has partnered with Farmers Deposit Bank and Harrison County Relay for Life for a Cynthiana Downtown Business Tour on Saturday, May 14. Our goal is to promote awareness of and appreciation for historic places in our community.

  • Viewpoint

    I’m not so sure the Founding Fathers of our country would approve of our current interpretation of their idea that there should be a separation of church and state.
    The Ark Encounter, a massive Noah’s Ark replica tourist attraction in neighboring Grant County is set to open on July 7.
    Tickets will be $40 for adults, $28 for children and $31 for seniors. Parking will be $10.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Type of room
    6. Pop-ups, e.g.
    9. Plural of serum
    13. One up
    14. Hawaiian wreath
    15. Pandemonium
    16. “Frozen” hairdo
    17. Hold title to
    18. Like Siberian winters
    19. Sheep’s wool
    21. *Earl of Grantham’s last name
    23. Modern address
    24. Close an envelope
    25. Louisville Slugger
    28. Cozy corner
    30. Like directory pages
    35. *What the “Brady” kids did before our eyes
    37. “Dark” movie

  • Your Voice Has Power

    When I was a little girl and my sisters and I would argue, my mom would say to me “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
    I used to think that was the dumbest thing I ever heard. But, experience has told me there is something powerful in our words. Whether they are encouraging or destructive, our words are the compass by which we can guide the quality of our relationships and our lives.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:

    There are seven precincts in Harrison County represented by Congressman Andy Barr of the Sixth Congressional District.  Registered Republicans in Eastside, Southside, Buena Vista, Clifton Village, Extension Office, City Fire Department and Library have an opportunity to vote for a Harrison County citizen, Roger Brill in the upcoming Republican Primary Election, May 17, 2016.  

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    My purpose is to encourage registered Republicans to vote for Roger Brill as the 6th Kentucky Congressional District candidate in the May 17 primary election.
    Roger is my friend and a long-time Harrison County resident.  He is a Civil Engineer graduate and a welder.  He owns and operates the Steel Trailer Company in Cynthiana, a steel fabricating corporation.  He is not a professional politician.