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Today's Opinions

  • Committee thanks local businesses for help

    To the editor:

    The Harrison County Youth Livestock committee would like to express a huge thank you to the local businesses that continue to support the Harrison County youth.

    We recently held a fun show at the Harrison County Fair grounds. The participants had the opportunity to bring out their livestock project and practice grooming and showing their animal prior to the fair.

  • St. Edward acting to remain where it is now

    To the editor:

    In December, 2006 the parishioners of St. Edward Church met to discuss its future. Staff and parishioners recognized that our present campus size does not allow for additional facilities and have sufficient parking.

    At that meeting parishioners agreed that we would stay at our present location and buy adjacent properties as they became available. This option was chosen instead of property out of town and moving from our spiritual and historic roots.

  • Cicadas' sounds were music to my ears

    On a recent Friday afternoon I was leaving the Licking Valley Campus where I work, when I saw our Bradford Pear tree working alive with activity.

    A closer inspection revealed hundreds of singing cicadas. I grabbed my camera out of the car and climbed under the lower limbs of the tree to get a better look.

    Amazing.

    I started shooting pictures while my colleague Debbie Gill gasped, "What are you doing?" She doesn't like cicadas.

  • Thanks for help with annual cheer calendar

    To the editor:

    I would like to take this time to thank all the local businesses who supported the Harrison County High School varsity cheerleaders with a recent fundraiser.

    Thanks to you, the cheerleading calendar was once again a success.

    All the supporting businesses will receive a free calendar with dates for HCHS events in football, basketball, volleyball and soccer.

    Anyone wishing to purchase a calendar may contact any HCHS varsity cheerleader or coach.

    Thanks again for your support.

    Diana Shirley

  • Where's the activity at the Oddville park?

    To the editor:

    I was out to the Oddville Avenue park this past Saturday and noticed that construction on the parking place has stopped. The city and county started several weeks ago to build a parking place for the recreation events that would be held in that area of the park.

    I noticed that there were two pieces of equipment sitting there. They have not been moved for several weeks. Wonder what happened?

    James Swinford

    Cynthiana

  • Child appreciates firefighter's help with choosing car seat

    To the editor:

    I want to thank the firefighter that checked my car seat and showed my parents the correct way to keep me safe. I forgot to ask his name, but he explained to us what kind of car seat was best for my height and weight. He took his time and made sure that we understood. All of us appreciated it so much. After we all talked we went to Wal-Mart and bought me the correct kind of booster seat. It is so cool and I feel like a big boy in it. I'm only three years old but I can pretend I'm a firefighter in my new seat.

  • Washed by the water: Festival combines rain, rock and religion

    There was heat, there was rain, there was a ton of cicadas.

    Most of all, there was good fellowship, music and fun.

    It was the 39th annual Ichthus Music Festival in Wilmore, Ky., held last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It was also my first time going.

    For those who don't know, Ichthus is a three-day Christian music festival which has been held near the Asbury College campus since 1970.

  • Relay team concert was a great success

    To the editor:

    What began as a dream talked about over morning coffee at the Cynthiana Fire Department finally became a reality Saturday with the first annual Cyn City Music Festival. The fire department's Relay for Life team hosted the five-band outdoor concert on a picturesque afternoon at the Handy Farm Park.