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Today's Opinions

  • Conservation grant enabled students to get hands-on education

    To the editor:

    On behalf of St. Edward School, Northside Elementary School, and Harrison County High School, we would like to thank the Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District for their generous grant, which afforded us the opportunity to participate in a water watch stream project on Edgewater Pike on Monday, May 19.

  • Around the town in 180 days: A family of five proves it can survive without using a supercenter for its needs

    January 4, I remember it so well. It is clear in my mind.

    That is the last day I stepped foot into our Wal-Mart Supercenter and walked out empty handed, slightly disappointed, and with a gnawing feeling in my stomach.

    I had noticed that in recent months I have had a growing resentment to the large corporate American shopping experience and while my desire to purchase an electronic device didnt spurn this, it surely enhanced it.

  • Connersville members were angels during finals

    To the editor:

    As a student at LVC, I can honestly say that finals week can be very hectic and stressful. All the reviewing, researching and writing makes for long days and late nights; no sooner do you finish one exam, another quickly approaches.

    Thanks to the Good Samaritans of Connersville Christian Church, my week was more enjoyable. They had volunteers present all week long displaying their support while aiding students and faculty with drinks and snacks.

  • State mandates leaving seniors high and dry

    To the editor:

    A special advisory commission of senior citizens was held in Frankfort on May 8-9, 2008.

    The Legislative Research Commission (LRC) is facing many problems due to mandates of Gov. Steve Beshear. The keynote speaker for this meeting was Commissioner Anderson, Department of Aging and Independent living, explaining results of a two to 12 percent reduction in monies and how this will affect not only her staff, but loss of monies so desperately needed for senior citizens centers.

  • Zoning rules should clarify when a farm is a business

    To the editor:

    My husband and I live on Ky. Hwy. 1743. We knew that, for various reasons, we would be adding an additional garage to the property. After doing some research we decided to have one built by Custom Wood. Adding an additional building meant getting a building permit, which we did.

  • Take care when criticizing those who need public help

    For the past several years I have been employed by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department of Community Based Services, in Harrison County, as a Family Support Specialist.

    As a caseworker, I have witnessed heartbreak, hardship, tragedy and triumph to a degree I had not previously known.

    Women, suddenly widowed, consumed by grief, paralyzed by the fear, that tomorrow will come having no idea what theyll do when it does, because their husbands had always taken care of everything.

  • Editorial: Public loses experience in candidate withdrawals

    Two of Cynthianas city commissioners announced last week that they were withdrawing their bids for re-election.

    Their decisions will give Cynthiana voters two less viable candidates to vote for in May.

    Bill Doan and James Martin have endured much in their three terms of office. They have each served with two mayors who lead with very different styles.

    The commissioners weathered two terms with former Mayor Virgie Wells and two-thirds of their most recent term with Mayor Jim Brown.

  • Farmer's Market offers fresh choices to local consumers

    To the editor:

    In Harrison County there are many unknown or underused treasures. Among them is the Harrison County Farmer's Market.

    Started eight years ago by a group of farmers who wanted to provide you, the citizens of Harrison County, with produce that is much fresher than that which is trucked in from great distances, safer than that which is grown in foreign places with questionable and unregulated practices and healthier than that which has sat for days after harvest.