Today's Opinions

  • We have an obligation to our elderly

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the Harrison County Senior Citizens’ Center and as a member of their Board of Directors, I believe it imperative that the community be made aware of the dire financial situation in which the Center finds itself. There is a very real danger that our services will be cut or severely limited due to lack of funding.

  • Support our Senior Citizen Center

    To the editor:
    I am a 82-year-old widow, taking treatments for cancer, have a very low income. I depend on help from the home care ladies at the Senior Citizen Center. They do my shopping, my laundry, and my cleaning, also three baths per week. I need these services to stay in my home. I urge you to do everything you can to keep the center open. These ladies go above and beyond to help the elderly people like myself to stay in their homes. Thaey take money out of their own pockets to get things we need. I also receive meals three times a week. This is a lot of help to me.

  • Senior Citizen Home Care is needed

    To the editor:
    I am home bound.
    I depend on Senior Citizen Home Care to help with my cleanning, do my laundry and other tasks I can not do.
    Please don’t do away with this program.
    Matie Caudill

  • Trying a new 'cup of tea' may just suprise you

    By: Kristie Hammon

  • Father's Day gift

    To the editor:
    On Monday, June 11, 2012 the Herald-Leader reported a Ford Tri-Motor airplane would fly from the Bluegrass Airport for three days. From 1926 to 1933 a total of 199 of these planes were built. Only eight from the total manufactured are still airworthy. The old plane coming to Lexington could be toured free, but a few minutes flight over Lexington would cost $80.

  • Head Start Picnic a huge success

    To the editor:
    Harrison County Community Action Council staff would like to say thank you to the following organizations and people for helping to make our annual Head Start Picnic a huge success. Thank you to the Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department, the Cynthiana City Fire Department, and the Cynthiana Public Library, Browns EMS Service and also to McDonald’s for their donations. A special thanks to Susan French and Kens for their help and Judge Alex Barnett for his continual support of our program.

  • Ensure mail carrier safety

    To the editor:
    During the spring and summer months we all like to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. Our pets may like to be outdoors also.  
    Although your dog may not be known to bite or otherwise be dangerous to people in general, dogs have been known to act in an unpredictable manner around postal letter carriers.
    Each year thousands of letter carriers receive bites or other physical harm from dogs. Many of these attacks result in serious injury.

  • Use common sense when celebrating independence

    I’ve never been a huge fan of fireworks.
    They scare me and I fear for the person setting them off. I just get nervous and jittery.
    I suppose I’ve written too many stories about the hazards of fireworks over the years; each one starting off with a horror story about something exploding before it should have, someone losing a finger or their body being burned.
    Not comfortable around fireworks doesn’t even come close to my fears.