Today's Opinions

  • Don’t vote on name recognition

    To the editor:
    The last time the federal budget was passed before the beginning of the fiscal year was 1994.  How hard can it be to make a budget when you borrow over one third of what you spend?  There are frequent reports of politicians and bureaucrats spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on trips and entertainment.  Pet projects costing millions are routinely added to unrelated legislation.  If you pay taxes it is your money that is being wasted.

  • Continue to support the arts

    To the editor:

  • What’s in a name….?

    “If it’s ‘community service’ I don’t want to have anything to do with it!” said a Harrison County High School student during the school’s first-ever Volunteer Fair.
    Sponsored by the Cynthiana Rotary Club and the Harrison County Board of Education, the Volunteer Fair took place in the high school gymnasium on April 19.
    Throughout the day, groups of students were brought in to learn about how they could help the more than 25 community organizations represented.  

  • Don't start it unless you know you can finish it

    Normally I refrain from talking about issues pertaining to county or city issues even though my editor would argue that it is part of my job.
    Whether it is dealing with money issues or how development property could best serve our citizens, I simply never like putting myself out for criticism when its my ideas being read.
    However, I was approached this past weekend by a couple talking about development projects in our community and simply felt compelled to share their thoughts, which heavily shadow the same feelings that I have.

  • $4.5 million state road plan

    After spending more than three months addressing the needs of the state, the General Assembly wrapped up its work on Friday with the enactment of a $4.5 billion road plan and a new initiative to limit the sky-rocketing prescription drug abuse that Kentucky has unfortunately seen over the last decade.

  • Our world is suffering

    To the editor:
    I’d like to comment on Ronald Dumm’s letter in agreement with my opinions.
    Like him, we can go anywhere out of Cynthiana and find gas prices 11 cents cheaper. We need to boycott them nationwide so my suggestion is to use the date of the Kentucky Derby (May 5). Fill up on the fourth and go the fifth, sixth and seventh without a drop. Make your full tank last three days.
    Also, I’m with him on Romney being a Morman which gives me no choice. I will not be voting. It’s sad because I am very political but not this time.

  • Keep McKee in

    To the editor:
    This letter is to endorse state Rep. Tom McKee in his bid to continue to represent the 78th Kentucky House District. We are fortunate to have a legislator so well-respected, experienced, and capable to speak and work for our district in the Kentucky General Assembly.
    Tom works tirelessly for our district and for all Kentuckians.   As our advocate in Frankfort, he has always endeavored to help his district and the entire state become stronger and more economically progressive.

  • A deadly stretch of highway put to rest

    Last week we reported on the pending reconstruction of U.S. 27 North between mile points 11.9 and 12.4.
    Finally, a road project I can get behind wholeheartedly.
    I have repeatedly said I’m on the fence about the by-pass. There are pros and cons.
    With the reconstruction, I can find no cons.
    I’m certain the property owners whose homes might be in danger feel differently. However, had the design been done properly back in the 1980s, this would be a non-issue today.