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Today's Opinions

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    At Cynthiana Baptist Church last Sunday, we were given the opportunity to express our thankfulness and blessing that we received this past year. God has blessed me (us) so much that this needed to be said to the community.
    In 2014 I felt the need to come back to Cynthiana to work at the Harrison County Senior Center and Adult Day Health Care; these are two programs that I am very passionate about that serve all of Harrison and surrounding counties and offers transportation to the center.

  • Hello again, wanna argue?

    Let me begin by saying that I welcome the opportunity to write again for The Cynthiana Democrat.
    My wife and extended family questioned my sanity, when told of this new “job opportunity.”
    That changed after I told them of my compensation package, however.
    They now know that I’ve lost my mind.
    All kidding aside, I am excited about this new adventure in my life.
    I don’t have any axes to grind with anyone.  I have no hidden agendas.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Gang
    6. “Back To The Future” actress
    9. Femme fatale
    13. Bader Ginsberg and Babe
    14. Like Mother Hubbard
    15. Small, olive-gray bird
    16. Abraham’s sacrifice
    17. E.T. transporter
    18. It happens at a given place and time
    19. *Mythic oceanic temptress
    21. *Flying stallion
    23. Heat unit
    24. Doe’s mate
    25. *Number of heads on Ravana in Hindu mythology
    28. Dripping faucet sound
    30. Worn by train station porter

  • Time reporting in Cynthiana truly memorable

    Much sooner than I ever imagined, I am writing my last column for the Cynthiana Democrat.
    As I write this, I find myself in the same position as my predecessor, Josh Shepherd. I had hoped it to be where I broke the news, but, as I have found out, many of you already know.
    The Cynthiana rumor mill does work fast, as Josh said in his last column.
    I have accepted a job at another paper, and it was an opportunity I had to take.

  • Thanks to those who helped make Veteran’s Program a success

    To the editor:
    My sincere thanks to all who made the Veteran’s Day program at Battle Grove Cemetery a success this year and years past. A fine job by all, from the Master of Ceremonies, to and including the folks who provided traffic control.
    A big thank you to the members of the DAR and SAR, for the 50-year Rededication of the Viet Nam Memorial, on the courthouse lawn. Thanks also to Senator Tom McKee, Judge Executive Alex Barnett and Mayor James D. Smith for their inspirational words.

  • 911 charge would unfairly put brunt of deficit on property owners

    To the editor:
    In response to our fiscal court proposing or even thinking of  a tax increase of $45 for the property owners of Harrison County is an unfair tax.
    Let’s be clear, I am all for funding the E-911 budget. I have even called 911 numerous times myself and it is a vital service for the safety of our community.
    Here is my objection with this whole plan. Not everyone in Harrison County owns property. So why should  property owners bare the brunt of this budget deficit?

  • Closet volunteers give thanks to director

    To the editor:
    We, the volunteers of the Harrison County Clothing Closet, want to give Linda McGowan and her family a big thank you for all they have done through the years at the Clothing Closet. They have given countless hours of time as well as resources. Linda and her husband, Don, had several benefits and gave all the proceeds to the Closet. Her sons, John and Joe, and even her grandchildren were drafted to help.