Today's Opinions

  • Support for Relay for Life acknowledged

    To the editor:
    As co-chair of the Relay For Life of Harrison County, I, along with Stacy Ishmael, would like to thank the community for the support given this year to the fight against cancer. Along with the American Cancer Society, we work all year long raising money that is used in Harrison County to provide services and support to our own that have been affected by cancer. By night’s end on Friday, June 22, we had raised $54,185.12.

  • The first Battle of Cynthiana 150th anniversary is this month

    By Bill Penn, Guest Columnist
    This month is the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Cynthiana, fought on July 17, 1862.
    On July 4, 1862, Morgan began the First Kentucky Raid in Knoxville, moved his column through Tompkinsville, Glasgow and Lebanon, finally entering the Bluegrass in mid-July. Morgan’s assignment by Brigadier General Braxton Bragg was to lay the groundwork for a later Confederate invasion to occupy Central Kentucky by disrupting Federal use of railroads, communications, and military supplies.

  • Boasting about skiing prowess leaves writer flailing

    Every once in a while, I have the pleasure of writing a column that has small traces of comical relief.
    Most of those columns steer clear of making me look anymore naïve or goofy than I already do. However, this is one tale that is simply too funny to keep among such a small group of people.
    Two weekends ago, I had the pleasure of accompanying my best friends and their parents to their get-away home located near Lake Cumberland.
    The week before we left confirms that I am still like a child the night before Christmas. The suspense was almost too much.

  • Elderly depend on Senior Citizen Center

    To the editor:
    I am 94 years old, live alone and need the help I receive from your home care staff. The do my shopping, cleaning, and laundry. They also run errands for me, like picking up my medication and other things I need. They never complain about doing extra things. You have a good group of workers. Please do everything you can to keep them working.
    Gladys Howard


  • Thanks from the Fillies Softball team

    To the editor:
    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for its support throughout the 2012 HCHS Fillies Softball season. We had a very successful season, and it’s with the help of our community that we have been able to do that. I would like to especially thank all the local businesses that purchased an outfield sign.  

  • We have an obligation to our elderly

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the Harrison County Senior Citizens’ Center and as a member of their Board of Directors, I believe it imperative that the community be made aware of the dire financial situation in which the Center finds itself. There is a very real danger that our services will be cut or severely limited due to lack of funding.

  • Support our Senior Citizen Center

    To the editor:
    I am a 82-year-old widow, taking treatments for cancer, have a very low income. I depend on help from the home care ladies at the Senior Citizen Center. They do my shopping, my laundry, and my cleaning, also three baths per week. I need these services to stay in my home. I urge you to do everything you can to keep the center open. These ladies go above and beyond to help the elderly people like myself to stay in their homes. Thaey take money out of their own pockets to get things we need. I also receive meals three times a week. This is a lot of help to me.

  • Senior Citizen Home Care is needed

    To the editor:
    I am home bound.
    I depend on Senior Citizen Home Care to help with my cleanning, do my laundry and other tasks I can not do.
    Please don’t do away with this program.
    Matie Caudill