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Today's Opinions

  • Swan swim

    Identified as young tundra swans, these two swans have taken up residence in Cynthiana’s Licking River near the ballpark. “I would say they’re lost from their flock...” said Jerry Jenkins, who noticed the swans in the river last week. Jenkins said the one-year-old swans were attracted to the vegetation in the river. “They’ll probably head up to Canada, or wherever they’re from when it gets warmer,” Jenkins said.

  • Congressman Davis offers assistance for transition to digital television

    On Feb. 17, 2009, all over-the-air broadcasters will switch from an analog to a digital format. Doing so will improve the quality and choice of television available in our homes, but it will require some adjustment. As your congressman, I hope to provide you with resources that will ease this transition.

    Currently, U.S. broadcast stations employ both analog and digital formats. However, in 2006, Congress passed legislation that would require all television stations to stop broadcasting on analog airwaves and begin broadcasting only in digital. 

  • Rohs Opera House shows classic movie; needs support of community

    To the editor:

    I would like to encourage everyone to don their parkas, dig out from under the ice, and join the Rohs Opera House and the Cynthiana Arts Council for Classic Movie Night. The Classic Movie Night series offers the people in our community the rare opportunity to see some of the best movies ever made as they were meant to be seen—in a darkened theatre on a big screen.

  • Worsening economy thins newspaper pages

    A Friday afternoon visit to H.A. Jones to finalize the purchase of a business truck purchase found Montgomery Northcutt occupying space in the showroom.

    With his charming demeanor, Montgomery greeted me.

    “What have you done to the newspaper?” he asked. That question was much less pointed than Montgomery’s next question regarding where all my hair went.

  • Belt-tightening strategies underway for state government

    The Kentucky General Assembly convened its 2009 Regular Session this week, with more than 200 bills already filed and more on the way.

  • Support Harrison County businesses by shopping locally

    To the editor,

        We are in serious economic times.  Lay-offs and job losses are beginning to affect Harrison County residents directly and indirectly.  If we are being spared personally, we still hurt for our neighbors. 

  • President Obama's inauguration marks beginning of change

    Perhaps every presidential inauguration is a national breath of fresh air... and if that’s the case, then this inauguration was a wind current.

    At a time when so many Americans have hit a crossroad of disappointment, Tuesday brought a fire of hope to each American life.

    More than anything, the new presidency and administration will mean change for this country... and Americans are in desperate need for a change.

  • Warren offensive choice for invocation

    To the editor:

    While there has been some objection to an invocation at the presidential inauguration and, in particular, use of the phrase “So Help Me God” at the end of the inaugural oaths, it has been minimal and is highly unlikely to result in any changes.