Today's Opinions

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    I am not a farmer. I want to remind everyone, including me, to plant seeds to take care of the bees. Most everyone knows that we need to have bees. We also enjoy eating honey. We need to spread a lot of honey around. Perhaps a kinder, gentler community could be cultivated.
    It would be nice to send our president a jar of honey or two. It just might sweeten him up a bit. He needs to know honey attracts. Its a good thing.
    Virgie Florence Wells
    Cynthiana, Ky.

  • Purposes and goals of Cynthiana Main Street

    Being the executive director for Cynthiana Main Street during the past year, I was asked several times about our program and what is does, its purpose and our goals. I wanted to introduce our current board members to the community and explain on a smaller scale what our program is about.
     The Cynthiana Main Street Program is currently a state-accredited program that is funded at the local level.

  • Viewpoint

    Anyone else out there been receiving calls on their cell phones from unfamiliar numbers, from places like Boston, or Charleston, or San Antonio, or the like?
    I sure have.
    I have routinely refused to answer those calls, for fear of being scammed in some way...until Tuesday morning.
    I received another call from Boston and decided to answer. By answering, it cost me nearly $10,000.
    Before getting into the meat of that call, let me say this...
    My family has made fun of me for being anti-social for several years now.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Sometimes greener on the other side
    6. Moray ____
    9. United ____ Emirates
    13. Piled up a debt
    14. Cross country foot gear
    15. Tequila source
    16. UV light absorber
    17. *Fala to F. D. Roosevelt
    18. Andrea Bocelli, e.g.
    19. *He also went by name Jack
    21. *One of 4 to die of natural causes while in office
    23. Hostile
    24. Sub station?
    25. Opposite of hence
    28. With minimal sound distortion
    30. *President submits one to Congress

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    A great lady, Dorothy Mooney, passed away last week.  
    She was loved by us all. I can’t imagine what it will be like not seeing her walk all over town. She was a customer of mine, but more like a mother to me, and was a volunteer for everything good. She was everywhere, doing everything, age or illness never slowed her down. We will miss you, Miss Mooney. My condolences to your family.....

    Tom Dailey

  • Democracy is not passive, I choose to participate

    On Saturday, Jan. 21, 53 women from Kentucky and Ohio came together to travel to Washington, DC, to take part in the largest protest event in US history – the Women’s March.  
    Harrison County was well represented on this trip as mothers and daughters, aunts and nieces, old friends and new joined to take an active role in our democracy.

  • Rum Sauce and Bar Stools

     Living as we do here in the heart of Kentucky, long known as the state with the best whiskey, fastest horses and most beautiful women, we have long had a dual attitude about alcohol. While it is fine to make it, imbibing has had some complications.
    There has always been a long list of folks who should not use strong spirits: women, children, teachers, preachers, drivers--well you get the point.
    However, I know of two incidents in my family where demon rum with all its restrictions was allowed to cross the line.