Today's Opinions

  • Kim Davis’ actions result in appreciation for local officials

    If anyone actually keeps track of who writes columns when here at the Democrat (which I very, very seriously doubt) you would not have been expecting to hear from me this week.
    Our fearless leader is on vacation, however, so here I am. Ready to step up to the plate, ready to  help out when needed. Ever versatile, ever eager, ever vigilant. That’s me.

  • Taxpayers got bad deal with courthouse renovation

    To the editor:
    Correct me if I’m wrong, but as I recall, we, the people of Harrison County, recently spent $1 million+ to renovate the old courthouse, which was finished last year just prior to the Rod Run.
    There is a magnificent plaque mounted on the wall adjacent to the newly installed elevator. This plaque tells about the renovation and I wonder how much of the million dollars went toward the plaque and elevator.
    Having said this; we got screwed!

  • Waits Road construction continues to be a nuisance

    To the editor:
    With no concern for its neighbors on Waits Road, the Indian Creek Christian Church leased property to the East Kentucky Power Company, which has been having ongoing construction on the property.
    Many members of the church were not aware of the leasing arrangement, with some being told that the church was not receiving any money.
    This property is at our front door. For the past five months, we have endured the  unsightly view, horrible noise, and industrial traffic. We are told this will continue for another three months.

  • KY retirement pension must be funded

    To the editor:
    The Kentucky Retirement System Pension fund issues are well known around the Commonwealth.  One of the funds (KERS non haz) is funded at only 21% and is the worst funded public pension plan in the United States.
    Recently I was elected President of the Bluegrass East Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees organization and I will present an informational meeting on Monday, Sept. 28 in the Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    There will be two (2) sessions:  10 a.m. – 12 noon and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

  • Being an ‘empty-nester’ doesn’t have to mean feeling lonely, purposeless

    Something about my son turning 21 two weeks ago really hammered home the fact that my kids are both grown, and I’m now labeled an empty-nester.
    Both of them have been living on their own for over a year. My daughter is almost 20, so reality hit pretty late. But it hit hard.
    I’m an empty-nester. At the ripe old ago of 36, I’m an empty-nester.
    It’s not that I feel any different; I don’t.

  • Highways managed by state contractors

    To the editor:
    On Thursday, Aug. 13, Kevin Florence of the Kentucky Department of Transportation, updated the Cynthiana Rotary Club, at its weekly noon meeting, on the department’s progresses and challenges.  
    A question was raised about a dead tree leaning over U.S. 27, just south of Cynthiana. It was pointed out that if the tree fell it would present a major traffic disruption on a main artery into town. He said he would take a look at it to see if there was something he and his crew could address.

  • Rod Run heats up downtown Cynthiana every year; brings fun, money to town

    I know if I start naming names, someone will get left out. There’s also a huge chance that someone would be omitted by the mere fact that they worked behind the scenes and were not out front with a bull horn.
    I have covered, or at least been in town, for each of the four Rod Runs in Cynthiana. And each time I walk away with an all encompassing feeling of wow.
    It’s not that I’m so involved in classic cars, although there were a couple that I wouldn’t be embarrassed to drive away in ... just a couple.

  • Those who helped with Rod Run appreciated

    To the editor: