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Today's Opinions

  • ‘Now show the world who you are,’ Jenkins tells graduates

    Former Harrison County High School principal Jerry Jenkins spoke to the graduating class of 2009 at Ingles Stadium Friday evening durning commencement. Below is the speech he gave to the class and audience.

    Editor’s Note: The speech has been edited for length.

    Thanks to the 2009 Harrison County High School Class for selecting me as your speaker. This is an honor that has inspired me to do some deep and pro-longed thinking and usually when I do that I get myself in trouble. Hopefully that will not happen tonight.

  • ‘...The only lasting and utter soul-satisfaction lies in Jesus’

    If the definition of an idol is something that you think about 29 hours a day, then “American Idol” is aptly named.

    This past season being my first-ever to watch, I’m proud to say that I didn’t miss a single show, from the horrendous auditions to the incredible finale. For nearly half a year I’ve lived and breathed and found my meaning in “American Idol.”

  • Signs posted on poles are dangerous

    As the weather gets warmer, people are starting to have yard sales and/or garage sales. What these people do not realize is that they are violating a Cynthiana city ordinance when they nail or staple a paper or cardboard sign on an utility pole. You can drive around town and see the cluster of signs hanging from utility poles at every major intersection. These are a real eyesore, especially to people who pass through this town. What people do not think about is the utility worker who might have to climb that pole.

  • City and county must look toward future

    To the editor:

    I look around our town and see a community full of hope and desire. Growing up here as a young man, I saw a lot of things come and go and the fastest thing leaving this city and county are the jobs. Remembering back on some that are now history... Webbers Sausage, Grede Perm Cast, Cleveland Twist and Drill, Ladish, Concept Packaging, Augur Scope and there are many others.

  • Quality health care is found locally at HMH

    To the editor:

  • Drug Court graduate has ‘new lease on life’

    To the editor:

    Recently I was granted Drug Court instead of incarceration by the court system.

    Drug Court is an alternative program for alcohol and drug offenders that have committed crimes to feed their addiction.

    This program is a recovery program that I feel is set up to help you free your addiction and better yourself, as well as become an asset to yourself, your family and your community.

  • HCHS student thanks teachers and program

    To the editor:

    My name is Elizabeth Barron. I am writing on behalf of my teacher. His name is Jim Fuller. I would like for all of you to know that if there is a teacher who needs to be noticed, he would be the one. This teacher is not just any teacher. Mr. Fuller goes out of his way, and then some to help his students.

  • Coordinator thanks all who made Freedom Salute a success

    To the editor:

    I would like to say a huge thank you to all of those that helped in any way to make the Freedom Salute for the soldiers of Co. C 201st EN a success on May 16.

    I can not begin to name all the individuals, businesses or organizations, which made monetary, and food donations, as well as those who volunteered that weekend. This event couldn’t have occurred without everyone’s support.