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Today's Opinions

  • Motorists must use caution around school buses

    On Tuesday, Aug. 11, another year of school will begin. Everyone needs to remember to stop when they see a school bus on the streets of Cynthiana and the roads of Harrison County picking up or dropping off our children. Every year the Cynthiana Police Department and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department receive complaints of motorists passing school buses while the bus’ lights are flashing and the arms on the front of the buses are extended out.

    KRS 189.370 reads:

  • Arts Council and college to host writers’ workshop

    Fifteen noted authors including Kentucky’s Poet Laureate, Gurney Norman will open the two-day Inaugural Writers Workshop with a gala evening Sept. 18 at The Prizing House, compliments of the Becker Law Firm.

  • Public spirit has rekindled Cynthiana

    We have all heard people say that we must get business and industry to Cynthiana. We have heard it many times. While this is certainly true, every time I hear or read the comments about Cynthiana and the need for new business, I am reminded of the story of the great professional tennis player who was involved in a terrible car accident.

  • ‘Family was His idea from the start’

    I’m sitting on a couch in Hershey, Penn., with my sister, my daughter and my granddaughter, watching the Food Network and thinking, “How weird is this?”

    We’re here on a partial family vacation since only part of our family is here. My sister flew in from California and my daughter, granddaughter and son-in-law drove up from Virginia. My husband and I flew up from Florida...

    We’ve been planning this family vacation for nearly a year, which means we’ve had nearly a year to create expectations.

  • Beware of check scams, says County Attorney

    With the worsening economy, an increasing number of Kentuckians are being victimized by fraudulent unsolicited business offers commonly originating outside the United States. County Attorneys throughout Kentucky are reporting an upswing in this type of activity. In one case, an elderly victim was defrauded of $1.1 million by a Canadian source before the scam was discovered and stopped.

    The most common of these scams begins  with  the  receipt  of an unsolicited cashiers’ check in the mail.

  • Cheerleaders’ annual athletic calendars available for public

    To the editor:

    The Harrison County Varsity Cheerleaders recently completed their annual athletic cheerleading calendar. It was a great success thanks to approximately 140 local and surrounding businesses. The generous support that our community continues to give the HCHS squad is greatly appreciated.

    All businesses that purchased an advertisement should have already received their complimentary calendar. If you have not, please contact us, so this may be corrected.

  • Tell me Eve, what was it like to live in a garden paradise?

    This is an open letter to Eve (last name unknown), the first woman created by God, wife of Adam.

    Dear Eve,

    What was it like?

    What was it like to live in a perfect world, a garden paradise? Did you have a house, or did you and your husband sleep outdoors under the stars?

  • State House of Representatives cannot borrow way out of debt

    To the editor:

    We all know that you cannot borrow your way out of debt. You cannot spend your way to a balanced budget. And you cannot gamble your way to prosperity. But our state House of Representatives tried to do all three in the June special session.

    Meeting ostensibly because there was “a $1 billion shortfall” in the state budget, members of the House tried to spend an additional $1.3 billion for school buildings. Their plan was to borrow against all the money they would “earn” from gambling proceeds from the radical expansion of gambling.