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Today's Opinions

  • "We all is homeless - just workin our way toward home"

    I promised Gator that I would write about him.

    His real name is Mike, and he lives in the woods in a camp with some other people.

    I only met him briefly, which is par for the course for reporters. We get to know people long enough to get what we need for a story, but often not long enough to care.

    I’m talking about myself here, and the truth is I’m not proud of it. But I’m telling you this because God’s been chipping away at my uncaring, although he’s got a long way to go.

  • Bailouts for states will only create more problems

    While other big-spending state politicians went to Washington seeking a handout, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford went to “beg” (his word, not mine) federal politicians not to bail out states.

    Sanford understands something most economically illiterate politicians - a majority of Kentucky lawmakers - do not: Bailouts do not fix fiscal problems. Bailouts make them worse.

  • A "big thank you" to utility linemen, friends and neighbors for help during bad weather

    To the editor,

    It is impossible to name the utility linemen what worked in our area to restore electricity. But it is clear that they did an outstanding job. For that I thank them.

    Then there are the neighbors and friends that deserve a big thank you. Among them are Billy Doyle, Jamie Snapp, Bruce Kennedy, Russell Harris, Dustin Rose, and Chester McCauley.

  • County judge thanked for assistance during ice storm

    To the editor,

    During the ice storm last week Millard Collins who is a diabetic was at my home and could not get home to get his medication. The doctor called him in a weeks supply but we could not get to Wal-Mart.

    I want to praise and thank our County Judge Alex Barnett. He went to Wal-Mart and picked the medication up and paid for it and brought it to my home. Thank you again.

    Geneva Roark

    Cynthiana, Ky.

  • Lack of neighborly care proves for a "sad situation" during crisis

    To the editor:

    I really hope you print this letter. We all  have been going through a crisis in the past weeks. I have always had a full time job and was a single parent for 18 years.

  • Leaps of faith exercise trust in God

    The first thing I asked Sean Gebhard was, “Do people think you’re crazy?”

    Sean runs the Upper Room Café in Mount Dora, a cute little town about 40 miles east of where I live in central Florida.

    I had heard about his “Holy Spirit-filled café” upstairs in the historic Renaissance Building, and the last time we were in Mount Dora I stopped in to see it for myself.

  • If growth is requested, then it should be supported

    These sure are scary times. National and state budgets are strained, unemployment rates are at record highs, businesses are cutting back and local governments are declaring bankruptcy.

    It seems that now, more than ever, there’s little hope for the growth of a small community like Cynthiana and Harrison County.

    Long before our nation found itself in an economic crisis, many of us were scratching our heads and pondering what we could do to make our hometown of Cynthiana a success.

  • Memorial fund started at MCTC-LVC in memory of Derek Webber

    To the editor:

       The outpouring of love and support that so many of you have shown to me and my family at the loss of our son, Derek, has warmed our hearts and reminded us once again how lucky we are to live in this community.