Today's Opinions

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    A building. Like any other building here in Cynthiana. A building that holds people like your school or church. But this building is special. A building that gets ugly stares. Rolled eyes. Harsh comments. A building people are scared of, and drive by quickly. The building I am speaking of is Shady Lawn.

  • Chamber awards banquet, Jan. 30

    It’s time for our annual Chamber Awards Dinner! It will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Indian Creek Christian Church.
    The event begins at 6:30 p.m., with the doors opening at 6 p.m. We will be honoring seven community activists in the following categories: Educator, Business, Citizen, Volunteer, Health Care, Public Safety and Farmer.
    The meal is a unique blend of six participating Chamber restaurants.

  • Viewpoint

    Everyone of us who handles our own personal budgets know that if money is tight, two things need to happen.
    Either we need to increase, revenue or we need to decrease spending...
    ...or do both.
    Perhaps that is something that Governor Matt Bevin and our members of the General Assembly should consider.
    Doing both.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    The Cynthiana Fire Department wishes to express its great appreciation and gratitude to everyone who supported the department during last week’s fire.  This community took its time to provide not only food, water and general assistance, but also displayed support with prayers, both privately and through social media.
    This overwhelming support allowed the department to concentrate on the task at hand, which is and always will be the safety of this community.

  • Bowling balls and baby kittens

    Before we get down to the second topic today, I want to give a shout out to the Harrison County High School Bowling team.
    For grandmother reasons, I was in attendance at a Bourbon County vs. Harrison County Bowling match a couple of weeks ago. My grandson is on the Bourbon team and because there is no bowling alley in Paris, they play their home matches here in Cynthiana.
    The Bourbon team acquitted themselves well, and I was sufficiently supportive of my grandson and his friends.

  • Legislative committees in full-swing; bills begin to gain ground

    We have officially entered week two of the General Assembly’s regular session as legislation continues to be filed, debated and passed out of committees and a $20 billion budget and road plan is being framed with input from parties all across Kentucky.

  • Viewpoint

    Since the beginning of time, or close to it, the Cynthiana City Commission meetings have been held on the second floor of City Hall. And 99 percent of the time that’s fine.
    However, it’s not handicapped accessible. If someone wanted to attend a meeting of the commission and he or she could not climb the stairs, the city had to know in advance so it could make arrangements to have the meeting elsewhere.

  • Viewpoint

    Hats off to all the firefighters and other first responders that were able to contain Sunday’s downtown fire to just one building.
    As close as most buildings are to one another in the downtown area, it is amazing that the huge blaze that ultimately destroyed the two-story building owned by Hoss and Paula Wilson, didn’t spread.
    Another talking-point that the fire might have brought up, are the unsightly, and even dangerous, power-lines/telephone-lines that line the streets throughout Cynthiana.