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Today's Opinions

  • Special blessings to moms who share faith

    To the editor:

    One day, as Jesus left the temple, He saw a blind man. The disciples asked Jesus, “Why was this man born blind? Was it a result of his sins or those of his parents?”

    “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life” (John 9: 1-3).

    Like the blind man, every one of us was born the way we were born so that the work of God may manifest itself through us. We were purposefully designed by our Creator.

  • St. Edward to hold Open Houses on May 7 and 21

    To the editor:

    The end of the school year will be here before you know it. We invite you to consider joining us in our mission of forming the mind, heart and soul of children. To that end, St. Edward offers a preschool program which serves children ages 3, 4 and 5 and a school which serves students kindergarten through fifth grade.

  • Equal Pay Day events stress need for change

    To the editor:

    Our annual Equal Pay Day Event is held each year as a reminder that it takes an extra three and one half months for women to make the same as our mate counterparts do in 12 months. Currently women make 77 cents to every one dollar men make.

  • 'Maybe a broken heart is God’s gifts to us'

    Those who know me know my two grand passions: cake with buttercream frosting and the “Gilmore Girls.”

    Currently, I’m watching season two on DVD.

    For those who don’t know about the “Gilmore Girls,” it’s a now-canceled TV series about a single mother and her teenage daughter who live in Stars Hollow, a quirky little town outside Hartford, Conn. The mother, Lorelai Gilmore, is young, gorgeous, witty, talks a mile a minute, loves movies and TV and eats like a horse.

  • Museum Grist Mill Day cancelled

    To the editor,

    A much anticipated and appreciated Cynthiana event, Museum Grist Mill Day, will not be held this year. Due to family illness, the William Kelly family will be unable to host this community activity.

    Some 12 years ago, Bob Hyatt and William Kelly and their wives initiated Grist Mill Day to support the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum. The festivities were enjoyed by many and sizable donations were given to the museum.

  • Hooray for spring's arrival

    Awwwww... spring.

    I never seem to notice how the weather depicts my mood, until the hint of spring arrives, as it did last weekend.

    “Why am I so uncontrollably happy?” I thought to myself as I drove around town Saturday morning.

    My car windows were rolled down and a breeze swept over my bare arms.

    On a walk Sunday evening, I watched as families played softball and enjoyed picnics at the Handy Farm park.

    It was this weekend’s spring weather that urged me (and what appeared to be so many others) to come and stay outside.

  • Conduct and chivalry absent at Harrison County High School

    To the editor:

    On a spring afternoon, an old soldier gave his last address to the cadets at West Point. In it, General Douglas MacArthur reminded them of a great moral code. “A code of conduct and chivalry that will be with me... always.” Unhappily, General MacArthur’s famous words are not fully executed at Harrison County High School.

  • ‘Our girl’s still hanging in there’

    Is everyone as hooked on America’s Next Top Model and I am?

    Well, it’s not just any “top”  model, it’s our own Celia Ammerman.

    I haven’t missed a show.

    On Wednesday, supper has to be over and the dishes cleared and washed by 8 p.m. That’s when the strikingly beautiful Celia fills the Barnes’ television screen.

    I wonder, when the judges are harsh or the other girls have their claws out, just how Mom and Dad (Meg and Bob Ammerman) are reacting.