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Today's Opinions

  • Westside teacher and principal thanked for their compassion

    To the editor:

  • Commissioner focuses on positive city improvements

    It is an interesting phenomenon that negative information and comments always get more attention than the positive. As a people, we just seem to dwell on the negative. As Grandma used to say, “bad news travels fast.” Surely we have heard a lot of negatives about our city over the past few years, and certainly, some of it is deserved. Nonetheless, it is my belief, that this would be a great time to highlight some positive accomplishments of the City of Cynthiana.

  • Loud boomboxes are nuisance

    To the editor:

    Everyone who received a Democrat or bought one last week got a yellow paper flyer with the city ordinances on it, asking that all residents cooperate with the following ordinances. That means all residents in the city.

  • Mother congratulates son for earning Salutatorian honors

    To the editor:

    I wanted to write a letter congratulating my son, Aaron Williams, for his graduation on Friday, June 5 from Harrison County High School. Aaron was recognized during commencement for being the only student to sweep the CATS scores for his entire high school career and he and J.D. Wright were recognized for receiving Commonwealth Diplomas.   Congratulations J.D.

  • Community thanked for success of Ice Cream Social

    To the editor:

    On behalf of the parishioners of St. Edward, I wish to thank everyone who supported our recent Ice Cream Social. It was a great success! All proceeds benefit the operation of St. Edward School.

     We appreciate the kindness and generosity of our local officials and businesses who provided items for our silent auction.  We are grateful to the many members of our local churches and community who stopped by and enjoyed some great food, delicious cake and ice cream and even found a bargain at the silent auction. Thanks for your support!

  • ‘In a world of storms, church is the safe place where we find Him’

    On a recent Wednesday morning while waiting for people to return my phone calls, I sat at my desk and attended a church in Granger, Ind.

    I found Granger Community Church (“GCC”) while researching T.D. Jakes’ church in Dallas, Texas, The Potter’s House. A Religion feature I’m writing for the paper is about a new local church that’s associated with the Texas church.

    As to how I found GCC, a Web site listing the Top 60 church blogs had GCC as blog No. 59 and I clicked on the link.

  • Thief may steal items from grave, but can’t steal memories

    To the editor:

    On May 28, my husband would have been 67 years old. My children and their families put balloons on his grave and a stepping stone under the tree near his grave. We only left them a few hours because of the cemetery’s rules. I went back to take the balloons off and they had been stolen. The stepping stone stayed almost four days.

  • Flowers on mother’s grave stolen Memorial Day weekend

    To the editor:

    I would like to address a problem we are having in our Battle Grove Cemetery. No, it is not with the caretakers. I know that sometimes we don’t agree with things, but there is no graveyard that I know of that looks as good as ours does all year round, even in the winter.