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Today's Opinions

  • Hooray for spring's arrival

    Awwwww... spring.

    I never seem to notice how the weather depicts my mood, until the hint of spring arrives, as it did last weekend.

    “Why am I so uncontrollably happy?” I thought to myself as I drove around town Saturday morning.

    My car windows were rolled down and a breeze swept over my bare arms.

    On a walk Sunday evening, I watched as families played softball and enjoyed picnics at the Handy Farm park.

    It was this weekend’s spring weather that urged me (and what appeared to be so many others) to come and stay outside.

  • Conduct and chivalry absent at Harrison County High School

    To the editor:

    On a spring afternoon, an old soldier gave his last address to the cadets at West Point. In it, General Douglas MacArthur reminded them of a great moral code. “A code of conduct and chivalry that will be with me... always.” Unhappily, General MacArthur’s famous words are not fully executed at Harrison County High School.

  • ‘Our girl’s still hanging in there’

    Is everyone as hooked on America’s Next Top Model and I am?

    Well, it’s not just any “top”  model, it’s our own Celia Ammerman.

    I haven’t missed a show.

    On Wednesday, supper has to be over and the dishes cleared and washed by 8 p.m. That’s when the strikingly beautiful Celia fills the Barnes’ television screen.

    I wonder, when the judges are harsh or the other girls have their claws out, just how Mom and Dad (Meg and Bob Ammerman) are reacting.

  • St. Edward hires new principal

    To the editor:

    I am happy to announce that St. Edward School has hired Sister of Notre Dame Mary Ruth Agnes Delaney as principal for the 2009-2010 academic year. Sister Ruth Agnes comes to Cynthiana with a distinguished career in education. She is excited about her new appointment and is eager to meet students and parents. I invite you to join us for our School Open House on Thursday, May 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. so you can meet Sr. Ruth Agnes.  

  • God knows our pain and has compassion for our suffering

    My daughter, Alison, is still laughing.

    Her 7-year-old daughter, Caroline, was out on the deck the other day hollering to her friends, “Yo! What up, homies?”

    Alison said she was both horrified and amused. “I don’t remember giving birth to a gangsta,” she said.

    I reminded her of the time we walked to her elementary school to see who her first grade teacher would be that year. The lists weren’t posted yet and she shook her head and said, “What a bummer.”

  • Honest ladies make sure purse is returned to rightful owner

    To the editor:

    Easter weekend this year proved to me that there are still good and honest people in this world. Late Saturday afternoon, April 11, I decided to go to Wal-Mart to get some lemon pie filling and crust for my niece’s birthday. I was informed it was her favorite pie. It also happens to be my husband’s favorite and Friday happened to be his birthday.

    There are three people I would like to thank; Doris, Sue and a lady whose name I do not know.

  • Rejection of the ‘Veterans Park’ name is a stab in the back to veterans

    To the editor:

    Recently the Director of Homeland Security spoke of a study that indicated our returning military personnel were candidates for enlistment into the ranks of right-wing terrorists.

    As if this were not bad enough, our local city council and fiscal court have some members that do not want to name the Handy Farm park “Veterans Park.”

    The community that researched the naming of the park was bounced around like a ping pong ball at an Olympic tournament.

    I understand there is to be a welcome home celebration in May for our troops.

  • The name ‘Veterans Park’ should be supported as Handy Farm park name

    To the editor,

    We were extremely disappointed to read about the county court’s apparent rejection of the name “Veterans Park” for the Handy Farm Park. The Harrison County Tomorrow Committee is really working hard to move our county forward.

    Mr. Copes said that the committee considered it their authority to name the park. More simply, the committee held a “name the park” contest. We wonder -- were the 1,459 people who voted from out of the county? Most certainly they represented Harrison County. So why the fuss from Mr. Copes?