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Today's Opinions

  • Hassall family shouldn’t be judged; only God has the right to judge

    To the editor:

    In my opinion, we can collect a general opinion about people by their actions, but unless we know them on an intricate level, it is impossible to know their full situation. So I am baffled when I read letters criticizing the Hassall family for selling their house.   

  • Majority of community supports Hassall family’s decision to sell

    To the editor:

  • Food, light and ventilation are needed for hens and Christians

    Several years ago I wrote a story for the newspaper about two local sisters who raise chickens and sell the eggs.

    As part of my, um, research, I ate some fresh-out-of-the-chicken eggs, sunny-side up, if I recall. That’s the way I like my eggs, but I also like them scrambled with onions and artichoke hearts, or maybe mushrooms.

    I’m so glad eggs are no longer on the Evil Foods list (and if they still are, please don’t tell me). I love eggs!

  • Lack of support at Freedom Salute is a disappointment

    To the editor:

  • Cynthiana resident encourages town to focus on positives

    To the editor:

    Recently there have been some articles on the state of the economy in Cynthiana and negative aspects of our community. We are all pretty good at voicing what’s wrong with Cynthiana. Ask anyone and you will get a laundry list of problems, ending with the comment ‘Someone ought to do something,’ or possibly posing the question, ‘Why doesn’t Someone do something?’

    Just for a change, why don’t we turn the question around and ask “What’s good about Cynthiana?” and “What should Someone do?”

  • Mom’s lessons remain as prominent as paint on the basement floor

    “You can paint on the basement floor,” my mother told me.

    I was eight years old or younger... and stunned.

    Mom was going to let me paint on the floor? I was going to be able to use the gray concrete as my huge blank canvas?

    “On the floor?” I asked, just to make sure my ears weren’t deceiving me.

    “Yes... on the floor,” Mom repeated again, probably in between loads of laundry or meal preparations.

    And so I, gathered up all my paints and brushes and went to the basement where I painted on the floor.

  • 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.