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Today's Opinions

  • ‘Our great-grandfather was enslaved at the Handy House’

    To the editor:

    We think our great-grandfather, Riley Frazer Williams, was enslaved at the Handy House and he ran from there in 1863 when he was six years old, with his parents, Nathanial and Maria, and his siblings, Daniel, Amanda and baby Emma.

  • Economy status leaves Food Pantry shelves depleted, bare

    To the editor:

    This is a Food Pantry update to everyone in Cynthiana and Harrison County.

    The Pantry has been doing well this spring and summer with the kindness of many of our churches and individuals that have shared with us money and food. Many have shared fresh vegetables from their gardens and this has really helped and the people really appreciated them.

  • Skateboarders need somewhere to go, says Cynthiana resident

    To the editor:

    This past spring, the Recreation Department Board saw fit to remove the skate park from its River Road location - accusing skaters of breaking rules like dress code, littering and foul language. Although the city ordered a new location be found, still no skate park can be found in Cynthiana. I see we got a new picnic/deck area built at the River Road Park. Maybe that frivolous project could have been delayed a while in order to provide a place for dozens of kids in this town to get the exercise they need.

  • 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.