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Today's Opinions

  • Budget cuts for county attorneys jeopardize safety

    Our state’s budget crisis may soon result in a crisis in personal and community safety for Kentucky’s law-abiding citizens.

    Kentucky’s county attorneys face cutting more than $1.1 million dollars from their budgets over the next six months. This is equivalent to 77 staff members losing their jobs effective January 1, and will have a devastating effect on our system of public safety and criminal justice.

  • Now, more than ever, citizens need to be involved

    The new year is a time for reflection. I think that it is important to thank people who have contributed to making Cynthiana and Harrison County a better place to live. These are people or groups of people who selflessly contribute their time, energy, and yes, sometimes even money for the betterment of the community. I won’t mention names so that I don’t slight anyone, but you know who you are.

  • Prayer should remain part of inauguration festivities

    To the editor,

    How good it was to see the picture of five U.S. presidents (former, present and to-be) meeting together and smiling! In some countries, when a new president is elected, he very soon imprisons or assassinates his predecessor for fear that person will find a way to capture that position again.

  • Community is lucky to have dedicated school board

    To the editor,

    In difficult economic times like these, a community’s elected officials face incredible challenges.

    Often, they are required to make choices and decisions that they never dreamed they might face when agreeing to offer themselves up for public service. It’s called being a leader, and our community is fortunate to have five such individuals on the Harrison County Board of Education.

  • Mattmiller doesn't have "political experience" for mayor pro-tem

    To the Editor:

    On March 30, 198 1, the United States faced the tumultuous situation of having its leader incapacitated when President Regan was hit by a would-be assassin’s bullet. That day, in the absence of Vice President Bush, American’s heard the infamous words of Secretary of State Alexander Haig who pompously proclaimed “I am in control here!”

  • Organizers invite community to MLK Day events

    We are proud to announce once again that on Jan. 19, 2009 we will be Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Day. We are celebrating this wonderful day with a march starting at 10 a.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. The length of march will be determined by the weather and yet not unbearable. We are hoping for a big turn out with much more participation than ever. The march will leads us back to Ebenezer United Methodist Church where we will have our special services. Our guest speaker for the day will be Mary Evans Sias. Please come out and fellowship with us and make this a great event.

  • Bailout isn't the solution to automakers' financial woes

    To the editor,

    With the disgraced Detroit three automakers getting an additional $5 billion, on top of the $17.4 billion of our taxpayer dollars a few weeks ago, we should remember the last several billion dollars that we gave the industry, and the outcome of it.  In the 1990s, the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles worked to make 80+ miles per gallon cars and allowed for communications amongst scientists between the big three auto makers to help speed that process along.

  • Food Pantry chairperson thanks community for donations

    Friends of the food pantry and this community have done it again. By this, I mean, you have absolutely out done yourselves this year in supporting this worthwhile mission, the Food Pantry. When I think it can’t get any better, it does. “Praise God from who  all blessings flow.”