Today's Opinions

  • Snowy roads should indicate that drivers need to slow down

    With winter finally here, and with that I mean snow, vehicle accidents will surely be on the rise.
    According to local law enforcement, as of Tuesday, over 10 reported wrecks have occurred in Cynthiana and Harrison County this month.
    Aside from contributing factors related to the beginning of the year such as rushing to company New Year’s Eve parties, one factor seems to have spiked the sudden number of wrecks... snow.

  • A Legislative Perspective

    FRANKFORT – It may be quiet in the halls of the Capitol as 2011 draws to a close, but that is set to change early next week, when the General Assembly returns to kick off the 2012 Regular Session.
    Even-year meetings are always a busy time because of the budget, but another major task awaits us as well beginning January 3rd: redistricting.

  • 2011 was prosperous; looking forward to 2012

    I trust that everyone had a Merry Christmas as we look forward to a prosperous New Year.
    What does that mean? We all get those greeting cards that wish us well, but prosperous?
    Looking back on 2011, I have to think of some of what I would consider prosperous for Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    For instance, 2011 was the beginning of construction on the Cynthiana by-pass. It’s a state-funded project that is bringing millions of dollars to the area.

  • 'Twas the night before Christmas

    Twas the night before            Christmas,
    when all through the land,
    the people were gathering,
    to be counted by hand.

    The donkey was packed,
    by Joseph with care,
    in hopes that Mary,
    could make the trip there.

    Mary was nestled,
    all snug in her bed,
    while angels of love,
    danced in her head.

    The donkey was ready,
    willing and able,
    to carry the new mom,
    to the census taker.

  • Kentucky Organ Donor Registry

    To the editor:
    In 1992, the Circuit Clerks of Kentucky recognized the tragedy that 18 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant, yet Kentuckians were not aware of what they could do to save lives. The Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks supported legislation that allows every person obtaining a driver’s license or ID an opportunity to donate $1 to raise awareness about organ donation in Kentucky. These $1 donations go into a Trust - the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life.

  • Benefit concert was success

    To the editor:
    The Benefit Concert held downtown last Thursday night with award-winning vocalist Mark Bishop was an amazing demonstration of how a community can come together to show love and support for others.
    There were huge totes filled with food to feed the hungry, gloves and winter scarves to give warmth from the cold and a sizable donation to help those in crisis.

  • Late Christmas shopping is for the birds

    Being a husband is tough!
    Normally when I start out a column with a statement like that, readers tend to sit back and get a laugh out of the paragraphs that follow, which tend to house some kind of funny story about my still-young married life.
    This however, has nothing to do with a funny story about Abby and I. In fact, it could be a true testament for all husbands during any special occasion, especially Christmas.
    I tell myself every year that I will not wait until the last second before I wrap up my Christmas shopping for Abby Jo.

  • Santa Letters

    Dear Santa,
    My name is Syndey McElfresh i am 7 years old  this year for christmas i would like a toy dog that walks all the girl toys and clothes and snow boots and shoes i would also like a wii and some games like lets dance and spongebob i would also like some candy. love sydney
     sydney McElfresh

    Dear Santa,
    My name is Chloe Vance.  May I please have squinkies, La La Loopsy, legos, a tea party, a farm house, and a fake kitchen.  I please want the toys.  Can’t wait to see you.  Chloe Vance.