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Today's Opinions

  • Adams thanks community for donations and assistance

    To the editor:

    My name is Richard Adams. We just moved to Cynthiana on April 3, 2009, when our house burned down. We lost just about everything.

    But the little town of Harrison County came to my family’s rescue.

    I would like to thank the people of Harrison County for the donations they have given to my family. I would like to thank Brad and Tonya Clark, Ron and Cynthia Jenkins, John and Rae-Jean Slusher and of course, my brother, Jerry and his wife Tunya Adams, all of Living Hope Assembly of God.

  • Qualified help needed, not just an answering service

    To the editor:

    I want to point out that 911 is a valuable asset to our community. However, when I called at midnight feeling desperate, they couldn’t tell me what to do. They said they could send me an ambulance, but recommended I call the hospital emergency room on how to stop the bleeding.

    My seventeen-year-old son ran a knife into the palm of his hand, severing a vein - blood was squirting like a fountain. I panicked and couldn’t even think what to do.

    “Call 911! They’ll know,” I said to myself.

  • Elridge tells graduates to 'dream big'

    Editor’s note: The original speech has been edited for space.

    Well, you made it! William T. Young said that to my graduating class in 2003 when I graduated from Transylvania University and I always said that if I was ever given the opportunity to speak at a commencement celebration, I would repeat those words because in a great sense, this moment is more than just making it through classes and walking across a stage.

  • Drugs put community at risk

    Perhaps I was totally naive, because I used to think that drug use didn’t affect me.

    I didn’t do drugs. It didn’t harm my life, so why should I care?

    As a reporter at The Cynthiana Democrat, I began to realize that drug use is prominent in this community, and its death grip impacts more than just those injecting the narcotics.

    On the front page of last week’s paper, Becky Barnes reported that six individuals had been charged with drug-related offenses, a testament to the fact that drugs are present in our small town.

  • Love and marriage isn’t just an endless date

    While out for our semi-regular Sunday drive, as I flipped through the radio stations I asked my husband what kind of music he liked.

    That’s the kind of questions you ask on a first date, not after 34 years of marriage!

    I’m not sure what that says about the state of our marriage. You don’t even know what kind of music your husband likes?

    Um, not exactly, although I have a good idea what he doesn’t like. I can rule out heavy metal and polka and most music recorded after 1979.

  • Cynthiana firefighters thanked for assistance

    To the editor:

    It seems like everything we hear these days is negative. You know - bad economy, businesses closing, lost jobs and so on. We thought we could share some thoughts that might start people thinking positive, at least locally.

  • 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.