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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Extreme Makeover home was a gift and shouldn’t be sold

    To the editor:

    The entire Hassel family story is a disgrace and humiliation to this community.

    This community stood tall and proud when Ty Pennington and his crew came to Cynthiana and put us on national television, along with our local Sosbe Construction and all other local contractors who so graciously gave of their time to help this family with medical problems and medical bills and now they want to bail.

    Well, first, let me say, you’ll be lucky to get the price you’re asking because of the location of the house in Sunrise.

  • Hassall family is more important to our community than a house

    To the editor:

    I have never written to the editor before, but quite frankly, I’ve grown impatient with my own silence. There was a letter sent to the Democrat regarding the Extreme Makeover Home owned by the Hassalls. I have to admit, I was a bit perplexed at the attack on this family for their decision to sell it. Did I miss something or isn’t this their home? This isn’t Harrison County’s home, although the county could buy it if they so choose.

  • Charlie Company and families deserve community’s thanks

    On Saturday, friends, families and Harrison County gathered to do something much needed - thank those men and women who had served in the 201st Engineer Battalion.

    “And now I get to say something I’ve been waiting a long time to say... welcome home 201st,” Judge Executive Alex Barnett said, among applause, to the Charlie Company at Saturday’s awards ceremony held at Harrison County Middle School. “Your return home was a long anticipated one by your friends, your family and your community... You are a true hero.”

  • Texting, it's not just for kids

    I’ve hit a milestone in my life. Although I turned 50 last spring, that’s not it. It’s not a landmark wedding anniversary or work anniversary.

    I, “Techno No”, am a txtr.

    I don’t text while I’m driving... I have a hard enough time doing it sitting still. But, in an effort to keep communications open with my children, I had to do something.

    My eldest is beyond the texting. She’ll still send a message occasionally. One recent message admonished me for not wearing my glasses when I sent her a message.

  • Extreme Makeover Homes built for free, but expensive to owners

    To the editor:

    As for the Hassall house being a gift, I wonder, does it show us that we should watch what we wish and ask for? You just may get it and find that you have a very big white elephant on your hands.

    Ty Pennington and his crews go into a town and tear down, rather than fix up, and put up a house that is unrealistic for the people who will live in it. Plus, some are in neighborhoods that they don’t fit in.

  • God’s name shouldn’t be attached to personal opinions and ideas

    To the editor:

    Do you know why many people stopped going to church? Or why they never started in the first place?  It might be because we keep attaching God’s name to our opinions.

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and their opinion is neither right nor wrong, because it is their opinion. But if there is a God (and I’m convinced there is), I wonder how he feels about us attaching his name to our opinion. We try to give authority and clout to our own ideas by throwing the G-word into the same sentence.

  • Once you’re His, there’s no sin He can’t or won’t forgive

    ‘When I was about 10 I had gorilla legs, which embarrassed me horribly.

    Next to my fair-haired classmates who all had fine downy fuzz on their legs, I thought I stood out and that everyone thought I was as hideous as I considered myself to be.

    That was also in the olden days when girls weren’t allowed to wear pants to school, so I couldn’t hide my legs underneath a pair of jeans.