Today's Opinions

  • Chamber nominees are a worthy group

    To the editor:

    On behalf of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all those who have submitted nominations for the upcoming Chamber Annual Awards Banquet.

    The nominations are well thought out and all the nominees very deserving. It is commendable that our community is home to so many who do so much. Tickets are available now at the Chamber of Commerce for the 38th Annual Awards Banquet - $20 per person. Call Pat Grenier at 234-5236 for further information.

    Pat Grenier, executive director

  • Unity after the storm is inspiring

    To the editor:

    To all those who volunteered Saturday in the community cleanup, I would like to thank you for all the help you gave to storm victims. The time, food and concerns were greatly appreciated.

    Randy Wade


    To the editor:

  • Middle ground is useless unless maintained

    On Saturday, Iee^drove to Mason County for a photo shoot.

    Unfortunately, Iee^missed the shoot, but since my wife and oldest daughter were with me, Iee^decided to stay up there for a bit.

    We drove all through downtown Maysville and crossed the old bridge into Ohio.

    Then we followed Hwy. 52 to the new bridge and crossed back into Kentucky. The road the new bridge is on goes to the Double-A highway, so thats where we wound up.

    Coming back toward this way, we went through Old Washington (the original Mason County settlement), making a few stops along the way.

  • Griffith Woods, tavern need to be rehabbed and promoted

    To the editor:

    As a new member of the Friends of Griffith Woods, I would like to commend the founding members for bringing this fine, much needed organization into being.

    For those unfamiliar, let me acquaint your readers with the Friends of Griffith Woods. This is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Tavern and in conjunction with other groups, works to restore and preserve the Bluegrass savanna-woodland of Griffith Woods.

  • Graduation location should serve the needs of families

    To the editor:

    We, as parents, are concerned about the choice of venue for Harrison County High School graduation exercises and the capacity/ticket limit that venue may dictate.

    What family member will be told they cannot attend? Will it be the grandfather/grandmother, aunt/uncle, sister/brother who have babysat and helped raise the graduate while mom and dad are at work to provide for the family?

  • Ownership may change, commitment will remain

    While on the phone at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, I surfed the Todays Headlines daily e-mail offering from nytimes.com. Information comes 360 degrees in todays world. Voicemail, e-mail, snail mail, Internet, cell phones and text messaging have changed the way we communicate and, as a result, media is changing.

  • Money awarded spurs local efforts

    Working silently behind the scenes to make a difference describes those people in any community who make huge differences without huge outcry. There are people and organizations in our area who qualify as unsung heroes as they go about making important contributions to the people and institutions striving to make improvements.

    One of these organizations is The Harrison County Community Foundation, a working entity and part of the Blue Grass Community Foundation.

  • Dedicated farmer guarantees acreage to remain in agriculture, not parcels

    Margaret Lake of Bourbon County, member of the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association, said that after she completed the Master Cattlemens educational program and Cow College in 2002 and from her personal experience, she decided that the cow/calf operation was not for her any longer.