Today's Opinions

  • Fiscal court vote on Handy House questioned; timing in poor taste

    The Harrison County Heritage Council (HCHC), a duly formed non-profit under IRS Section 501(C)(3), would like to express its extreme disappointment in the Veterans Day vote taken by six members of the Harrison County Fiscal Court.
    It is our understanding, that with the urging of Magistrate Frank Henson, the vote to demolish Ridgeway (aka The Handy House) was moved upon citing two reasons: safety/security and lack of action by our organization.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Bullying, e.g.
    6. Brown of “Back to the Future”
    9. Choir member
    13. Brick worker
    14. Bruin legend Bobby ___
    15. Show contempt
    16. At right angle to a ship
    17. Actress ___ Michele of “Glee”
    18. These lips sink ships
    19. *Reason to celebrate Thanksgiving
    21. *Pilgrim helper
    23. “C’___ la vie!”
    24. Chopped fish bait
    25. “Casablanca” pianist
    28. Maui dance
    30. Horrify
    35. All over again

  • How the Rosetta mission has renewed my faith

    As I am writing this column, I continue to switch between this page and live coverage of the Rosetta Mission, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) attempt to land a probe on a comet.

  • Thank you for the privilege to serve

    To the editor:
    To the voters of Harrison County, thank you for the opportunity to serve the 1st Magisterial District for the last four years. It has truly been an honor to be associated with the men and women on the fiscal court. The decisions that have been made in that short time will positively affect the county for years to come.

  • Smith thanks voters for support

    To the editor:
    I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude to the citizens of Cynthiana for their overwhelming support during the recent election.  Thank you for electing me your new mayor.  I truly believe that Cynthiana can be a great city and I look forward to working hard to make that a reality.  It is going to take us all to achieve big things.  I am confident that Cynthiana’s better days are ahead of her.
    James Smith

  • The giving spirit is a welcome part of early Christmas

    How can stores already have out Christmas decorations? Santa Claus and Rudolph? Christmas trees for heaven’s sakes!
    Yikes, let us at least get through Thanksgiving. Is this how the majority of people feel? Most likely.
    However, for some people, it’s Christmas all the time.

  • School thanks local business for educational program

    To the editor:
    I would like to pass along my sincere thanks to Dale Wilson and Judy Construction for helping me teach my students real-world applications of engineering.
    Judy Construction recently financed a field trip to Danville’s Water Treatment plant which is currently being renovated. Two lessons for the price of one - water quality and construction! My 8th Grade Lab Class thoroughly enjoyed AND learned from the experience!
    I would also like to thank our local Healey’s McDonald’s for providing coupons used to eat in Danville.