Today's Opinions

  • Is there no sympathy for the health insurance industry?

    Ever since I began writing at the Democrat, I have brought along a backpack that contains, among other items, a pair of sneakers, a t-shirt, and shorts. Every morning I tell myself that, after work, I’m going to head right out to Veterans Park and spend at least a half hour walking. Or maybe I’ll even run a bit … at least to the point where it hurts a bit.

  • Family thankful for community's support after shop fire

    To the editor:

    The Prows families want to send out a big thanks to the Mark Sadler and Ben Clifford families for hosting a “Stock the Shop” party for our family. We also want to thank everyone who came and supported us by bringing food, cards, gifts and money to  help replenish our shop after a fire.

  • Turner, Tribble never stopped being educators

    Harrison County lost two of its best cheerleaders recently.

    I’m not talking about pompom-waving, kicking and yelling cheerleaders. I’m talking about two men who could only do good and say good about their county.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. *What a harvester does
    6. On #2 button
    9. Lyme disease carrier
    13. The N of U.S.N.A.
    14. Romanian money
    15. Languidly
    16. Got up
    17. “The Lord of the Rings” character
    18. Distinguish oneself
    19. *Fall TV time
    21. *Colorful autumn attraction
    23. Eggs
    24. Not mint
    25. Rare find
    28. Means justifiers
    30. Comment
    35. Lyric poems
    37. Bit
    39. Musical show
    40. Tangerine grapefruit hybrid

  • Dr. Stephens had love, compassion for community

    To the editor:
    The family of Dr. Don Stephens would like to express our gratitude for the many condolences expressed and kindnesses extended to us in the wake of his passing. This outpouring of support is truly a testament to his love of and devotion to this community and to his many patients in Harrison County and surrounding counties.

  • Benefit to be held Sept. 28 for Blue Grass Energy lineman

    To the editor:
    On Sept. 28, a benefit will be held to raise money for Larry Lovelace. Larry is a lineman at Blue Grass Energy and has been diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. He has been off of work since November 2012.

  • How our spirit got civilized

    In just over a week from now, on Sunday, Sept. 29, the First United Methodist Church in Cynthiana is going to celebrate its 195th anniversary. In five years, of course, the church will be celebrating its bicentennial, a major milestone for any church to celebrate.
    Earlier this week, I interviewed Bro. Mike Coppersmith and former Cynthiana Mayor Virgie Wells, who serves as the church historian, about the church’s history and to find out how the congregation planned to celebrate this event. It will be a feature story for next week, so be looking for it.