Today's Opinions

  • Viewpoint

    The Daughters of the American Revolution lobbied for a week to be set aside to celebrate the U.S. Constitution  many, many years ago.

    Finally, President Dwight D. Eisenhower agreed in 1956, and set aside the week of Sept. 17-23 as U.S. Constitution Week, and it has remained that way ever since.

    So here we are, celebrating U.S. Constitution Week, though very few people know that we are celebrating.

  • Mailbag
  • Mailbag

    To the editor:

    Twenty-five years ago this Sept. 15, 1991, the C&W Horse Show Arena had its opening show, sponsored by the Cynthiana Jacees.

    This county event was overwhelmingly attended with over 100 horses entered in the 20 some odd classes scheduled for the show and all riders and spectators enjoying the show.

  • Mailbag

    Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

    Way to go harrison county!

    We cannot thank the residents of Harrison County enough for the outpouring of support that we have received for the displaced animals of Louisiana after the recent devastating floods. What a caring and compassionate community we live in - Americans helping Americans and Farmers helping Farmers.  

  • Viewpoint

    The Cynthiana City Commission held a Strategic Planning Workshop two weeks ago, just before I left for vacation.

    There was a lot of good discussion about where we’ve been, where we’re going and how we are going to pay for all the things that are in the mix.

    When I was young, I remember getting the Sears Christmas Wish Book. I’d leaf through the pages until the book had no more corners, just rounded, soft edges.

  • The benefits of shopping locally

    This week I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you a follow up article on shopping local and all the benefits. A couple of weeks ago, I merely touched base on this topic. I feel it is very important to support our local small businesses and wanted to share with you some of the reasons why.  The following is a list of 12 great reasons to buy from local independent businesses. Documentation for all factual assertions are published at amiba.net/localhero

  • Viewpoint

    As a former school teacher, I really didn’t look forward to having my yearly salary published in the newspaper.

    I knew I would receive some not-so-good-natured ribbing from my friends who were not teachers.

    Teachers hear it all the time.

    “You get two months vacation every summer.”

    “You get three weeks off over Christmas.”

    “You get a week off in the spring and one in the fall.”

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution