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Today's Opinions

  • United States should utilize its own resources, instead of enriching foreign countries

    To the editor:

    A study by the American Energy Alliance estimates that, over a thirty-year period, businesses  could create 1.2 million new jobs, generate $2.2 trillion in total tax receipts and add $8 trillion to our economy by permanently lifting the ban on offshore production in the Outer Continental Shelf. When the price of oil goes back up (as it  undoubtedly will) would it not be better to pay ourselves instead of foreign oil cartels?

  • Bills filed would benefit schools and farming communities, says McKee

    The 2009 Regular Session hit the halfway point early last week, and as expected, the General Assembly’s workload began to pick up considerably.

    It was a highly productive time for legislation I have filed on behalf of the farming community and our schools.  Along with a resolution that should be of particular interest to livestock farmers, several bills I sponsored were sent to the state Senate.

  • Kerr family thanks friends for assistance during ice storm

    To the editor:

    This letter is overdue although the help sure was right on time. Ed and Jane Simpson certainly were on time during the power outage that hit the county. In fact, Ed and his company, All Points Towing, have come to our rescue many times, even when our car broke down when we were living in Winchester.

  • Fire department thanked for rescuing cat from roof

    To the editor,

    I want to thank the Cynthiana Fire Department for rescuing my cat off of an apartment roof. She had been up there all night and day. I know I was going to have to get help, it was supposed to rain that night. I called the fire department, 15 minutes later I had my cat. She was important to me.

    Norma Landrum

    Cynthiana

  • St. Edward thanks Grable for "11 years of dedicated and faithful service" to school

    To the editor:

     Since 1864, St. Edward’s has served the Harrison County community.  In particular, we have and continue to provide an alternative educational resource for children.  St. Edward School provides formation for the whole person:  intellectual, moral, physical, spiritual and social. 

    We would like to share some news concerning St. Edward School.  Last week Mrs. Mary Grable announced that she will be leaving her position as principal on July 1, 2009.   As a result a principal search has begun.

  • Seniors and pre-retirees will be hurt by insurance premium hikes

    To the editor,

    I know most insurance companies are reliable and that sometimes a reasonable increase in insurance premiums is justified. I don’t like when it happens, but I understand that it can happen. Even the most reasonable person would agree, however, that three increases over a six year period, cumulatively totaling over a 100 percent hike in premiums, would be unjustified, harmful and unconscionable. That is what is being done to thousands of seniors and pre-retirees in Kentucky who bought long term care insurance years ago.

  • Heart health should be priority all year through

    To the editor,

    The short month of February in the words of President Bill Clinton “is held in the depth of winter. But, by the words we speak and the faces we show, we force the spring.” A spring of rebirth, renewal and revitalization. In this short month we watch the groundhog predict the weather, observe the history of our African American brothers and sisters, honor great men like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson, and celebrate the feast day of Saint Valentine.

  • Blue Grass Energy President and CEO thanks members for patience

    To the editor:

    In the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 27, freezing rain began to coat Kentucky and continued for nearly 24 hours. Trees, power lines and poles were layered with an inch or more of ice, contributing to power outages for Blue Grass Energy members that were twice the number experienced during the ice storm of 2003. At the height of outages, approximately 30,000 of Blue Grass Energy’s more than 54,000 members were without power.