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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Care at HMH was beyond exceptional

    To the editor:

    I would like to publicly commend Harrison Memorial Hospital and Women's Health of Cynthiana for the care I recently received. Last month as I prepared for surgery and a six week recovery, many friends and family were surprised to hear that I was not traveling to Lexington for such services. But as visitors came by during my surgery, and later to my room, they were pleasantly surprised.

  • Doing the Almighty happy dance

    We're doing the happy dance at my house these days.

    It started when, one day last week, I went to turn on the TV in the living room and it popped, which is never a good sound coming from a major appliance or electronic device.

    My husband had been pining for a flat-screen, high-definition TV for months and I've balked at the idea. Our TV was good enough.

    But that morning "good enough" became "dead." Later that day Barry called me at work and said, "Before you start screaming, hear me out."