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Today's Opinions

  • HCHS and staff missed by past administrator

    To the people of Harrison County and the employees of the Harrison County School System:

  • Back to the future: resuming county coverage

     With Donald Richie’s recent resignation and Kate Darnell’s hiring, it was time to re-evaluate the “news beats” for Kate and I.

    For years the city beat has been mine. In fact, at one time, I covered both city and county from their police and sheriff’s departments to their governing bodies.

    When I first began covering the Harrison County Fiscal Court, Judge Russell Stephens herded the eight magistrates into the back room of the courthouse. That room is now used as Judge Alex Barnett’s office.

  • Phone fraud hurts business

    To the Editor:

    In 1995, after recovering from cerebral hemorrhage, I made Nannette’s beer cheese at Ken’s New Market. Everyone liked it so well, I started making and selling it. Connie and Joe Lemons sold it to help me out with my bills.

    Giving some to the Lions Club Auction one night, someone reported me to the health department. So, I went to the state and got my license and permit to sell it. I am still in business this year (2008).

  • Buena vista sixth grade class 1940

    Pictured above is the sixth grade class of 1940 at Buena Vista School. Pictured with his students is teacher Raymond Ward, top right.

  • Public service should not mean self-service

    On Monday morning, I turned in my notice to resign as news writer here at The Cynthiana Democrat.

    Next Friday, Nov. 21, will be my last day.

    It was a hard decision, I love this job and the people I’ve worked with over the past five (well, almost five) years. But as my downtown studio grows, I find balancing the two jobs impossible.

    The people of Cynthiana have responded well to my work and I’m not able to serve them to my best ability with things as they have been.

  • Mentor paves the way for new reporter

    It’s hard to sit at this desk and write and not think about the person who used to sit at this desk and write.

    I’ve been blessed to acquire many journalism mentors. And while I studied journalism at Western Kentucky University, most of my true education took place in the same room I now consider my office.

    While I’m so excited to work for the paper I called home for many summers and a winter, it’s also a little sad. My hire was only brought about because of Donald Richie’s resignation.

  • We're responsible for our own potty mouths

    Sitting at the table behind my husband and me, a young woman at a local restaurant got my attention by dropping loud F-bombs.

    I know some Christians would have cleared their throats and announced, “Young lady, as a Christian I find your language offensive.”

    However, I tend to think that’s not helpful and makes Christians look like fragile weenies.

  • Knipper's family thanks community

    To the editor,

    On behalf of David Knipper’s, children, family and friends, we would like to thank the community for the donations that we received to take care of his arrangements and burial.

    We would like to thank Ware Funeral Home for their time and patience with us.

    Also all the prayers and cards that we all received.

    You will never know how much we appreciate what was done for all of his family and friends.

    As his mother, I really appreciate the friendship and love that has been shown to me by the community and my close friends.