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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Those who vandalize cemeteries will have to answer to a higher authority

    To the editor,

    In regard to Ms. Ritchie’s letter. Join the club!

    This past Memorial Day I placed a saddle of flowers on my mom and dad’s monument in Kentontown Cemetery. When I want to get them they were gone. I looked all around at all the beautiful ones, still on their stones not touched. Yet they chose to take mine.

    This cemetery in Robertson County is the most vandalized one that I know of.

    In 1996 we moved our stone to Battle Grove so it would be safe, after it was painted red.

  • Flowers stolen from father’s grave

    To the editor,

    I try to picture what kind of person would take flowers off a person’s grave.

    My dad passed away Dec. 31 and was buried Jan. 5. I went to the cemetery a few days later and my flowers were gone.

    It’s hard for me to think that someone can be so low and dirty. But you know what they know who they are and so do I, but most of Daddy knows and so does God. So no matter if you think you got by with it. You just remember that someone seen you and you will have to face him one day and what are you going to say to him.

    Beverly Ritchie

  • Eastside Elementary third graders to give puppet show Friday afternoon

    To the editor:

    My name is Jennifer Wilson and I am the elementary music teacher here in Harrison County.  I would like to invite the community to a performance.  This Friday, February 13th, 2009 we will be having a shadow puppet play at Eastside Elementary.  This week, our third graders at Eastside having been working with a guest artist, Gregory Acker.  Funding was providing by VSA arts of Kentucky, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities in the arts for people with disabilities. 

  • Service workers respond to winter weather challenges

    The snow and ice storm of 2009 can be deemed nothing short of a challenge for many.

    Those who met the challenge are nothing short of heroes.

    Challenge came in the way of moms and dads trying to keep the family warm and fed without electricity. It came in the way of electric service men and women facing the elements to light the county. And it came in the way of road crews clearing paths on streets and roads not just for grocery-bound citizens, but for emergency responders as well.

  • McKee leads committee for agriculture, small business

    FRANKFORT – The General Assembly kicked off the 2009 Regular Session early last week, dedicating its first four days to electing our legislative leaders and appointing the various committees for the next two years.

  • “Beware of sheep bait”; trust only God alone

    Touted as the youngest ordained minister in history, 4-year-old Marjoe Gortner burst onto the Holy Ghost revival scene in the late 1940s.

    His father, a second-generation preacher, trained the boy, who had a talent for sweeping and pointed gestures, to proclaim the name of “Jay-zus” — and bilk money from the faithful who came to hear him preach.