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Today's Opinions

  • Removal of equipment is unfair, says S.W.A.P. skater

    To the editor:

  • Writing contest recognizes and encourages talent in area

    “The reason one writes isn’t the fact he wants to say something,” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald. “He writes because he has something to say.”

    The first inaugural writing contest banquet, hosted by the Cynthiana Arts Council and Maysville Community Technical College-Licking Valley Campus, was held last Thursday evening.

    “This project took on an identity of its own,” MCTC-LVC director and arts council member Bruce Florence said at Thursday’s banquet at the Cynthiana Country Club.

  • April is Donate Life Month; Kearns urges Harrison support

    To the editor:

    April has again been recognized as Donate Life Month nationally and here in Kentucky. I feel that this is a good time to thank the many Harrison Countians who have supported organ and tissue donation at our drivers license counter by donating $1 in support of our Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust For Life and by placing their name on the new Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • Donated Chamber building has been instrumental to downtown

    To the editor:

    The main goal of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce is to promote and help maintain economic growth and stability. As a Board of Directors, we were looking for a way to show leadership in this area and not just use the concept to generate dues. Last spring, Fifth Third bank made an offer to donate the old National Bank of Cynthiana building on the corner of Main and Pike and the parking lot behind it to the Chamber. The building had been empty for a few years and was deteriorating.

  • Different religions, but one belief that God will redeem His people

    I can honestly say it was the best gefilte fish I ever ate, mainly because I’d never eaten any before.

    “Gefilte” sounds tastier than “ground up raw fish mixed with eggs, onions and matzoh meal then stuffed into the skin of a de-boned fish and poached.”

    I ate it as part of a Passover Seder as a guest of Congregation Beth Sholom Jewish Synagogue in Beverly Hills, Fla.

  • Christ honored today, on the anniversary of His death

    To the editor:

    Thursday, April 9, marks the first day of Passover.

    “For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt… and the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you…” (Exodus 12: 12, 13).

  • Wilson family thankful for help after fire takes house

    To the editor:

    Most of you already know that Thomas, D.J. and I lost everything we owned in a house fire on Monday, March 16. We have so many people to offer our thanks to.

    First of all, I would like to thank all those who called and reported the fire. We’d like to thank Brad Marshall and Joe (our mailman) for knocking on doors and windows to make sure nobody was home. Next, we want to thank the firefighters for all they did for us. Personally, myself, I want to thank Robert Newcomb for comforting me and giving me support when I needed it most.

  • Kindness is key to supporting those suffering with loss

    “Call us if you need anything…” How often is this phrase heard at a funeral visitation? Although well intended, it really rings of half-hearted efforts of false support. Still other comments, which may harm rather then help: “God needed him more…you are only given what you can handle”, and “at least he isn’t suffering anymore.” While searching for meaning is part of the grief process, it is a highly personal and diversified phenomenon.