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Today's Opinions

  • Northside’s playground needs help from community and PTO

    To the editor:

    Grandparents’ Day was very enjoyable until our trip for recess took us to what was called a “playground.” I was horrified at what I saw. There is no “playground!” What there is are swings that leave rust on the children’s hands and clothes. What there is are swing sets that are not maintained and an area of decaying mulch - something the teachers fight to keep the kids out of for several reasons.

  • Summer fun wasn’t scarce in Harrison County

    Perhaps it was a stupid assumption, but I thought my first summer here at The Cynthiana Democrat would be slow, hot and uneventful.

    I had visions of sipping ice cold lemonade through a hot pink straw, while I tanned on a lounge chair at the side of a crystal blue pool.

    Awww... I can almost smell the chlorine.

    Reality, it seems, can be a slap in the face.

    My bright green agenda and the weekend plans it often holds soon became filled with festivals and events.

  • ‘He was exactly what a senator should be’

    Mary June Brunker was 13 years old when she saw Ted Kennedy.

    It was 1965 and Brunker attended the inauguration of President Lyndon Johnson.

    Laying on top of a car parked on a Washington D.C. street, Brunker said she turned her head to come face to face with Kennedy.

    Brunker, it appeared, made herself at home on top of Kennedy’s ride.

    “Get off the car,”ee^Brunker said her mother yelled at her.

    “Don’t worry about it,” Kennedy called back in reply.

  • Proposed zone change would allow for ‘a potential bomb’

    To the editor:

    It is a shame that our elected officials would even consider rezoning a few acres closest to U.S. 32 (Connersville Pike) in the business park from I-1 (light industrial) to I-2 (heavy industrial) to accommodate the needs of a hazardous business. The plan to rezone has raised major concerns of the residents as to the safety issues of such a plan since it will be like having a potential “bomb” next door to us and our safety will depend on the three employees who will work there.

  • ‘As the family grows, so does my prayer list’

    Last Saturday night I ate Mexican food in San Marcos, Calif., with my nephews Dan and Eric, their dad (my brother, Tim), their mom (Nika), my favorite only sister Peggy and my cousin Jan.

    Eric, a corpsman in the Navy, ate chimichingas and I had a chicken tamale and a fish taco. There’s nothing like California Mexican food to make me feel I’ve truly come home.

    I had flown home for my niece Kacie’s wedding on Friday.

  • Henry thankful for help with Labor Day b-ball tournament

    To the editor:

  • Propane tank will endanger Connersville Pike residents

    To the editor:

    At the last Planning & Zoning meeting, the board voted to change a lot at the corner of the Industrial Business Park and Connersville Pike from light industry to heavy industry.

    This was to accommodate a propane storage facility which will have an above-ground tank, holding 30,000 gallons of propane. The lot, with tanks, trucks, and a modular office, is only a stones throw away from houses in the Lebus subdivision.

  • Church’s size doesn’t measure Jesus’ presence

    By 10:10 a.m., the place was packed.

    I had come for the 10:30 a.m. worship service, the first one in Cornerstone Baptist Church’s new ministry campus in Inverness, Fla.

    They had set out 800 chairs, but by 10:30, more than 1,000 people had shown up.

    The pastor opened the service by singing, “The hand of our God is on this place.”