Today's Opinions

  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Christmas help, pl.
    6. Mele Kalikimaka wreath
    9. Oxen connector
    13. Poppy seed derivative
    14. Plus
    15. Emerald, e.g.
    16. Christmas wish?
    17. Last letter
    18. The least bit
    19. *TV’s smothering Goldberg
    21. Stay for this long?
    23. Biology class abbr.
    24. Bloodsucking hopper
    25. Leonardo da Vinci’s “Vitruvian ____”
    28. American Society for Clinical Investigation
    30. Preserve, like mortician does
    35. Rush job notation

  • CHS "C" Club
  • Runway 5K at airport is coming up

    Lace up those tennis shoes ladies and gentlemen. The 2016 Triple Crown Road Race Series kicks off on April 23 at 9 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport.
    The Runway 5K is the first of three races sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Early registration for the Triple Crown Series and the Runway 5K is open until April 16.
    Packets may be picked up at participating restaurants or you can register online via our website this year www.cynthianakychamber.com.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    As a healthcare worker I have closely followed the needle exchange debate in my hometown of Cynthiana. After reading the comments of John Chamberlain in last week’s edition I feel compelled to respond to his comments.
    It is inconsistent for Chamberlin to say he stands “against anything that furthers a vice” unless he also stands against making cars that can exceed the speed limit to prevent the vice of speeding.

  • What’s in a title?

    “What’s in a name”? Shakespeare once asked. “Would a rose by another name smell as sweet . . .”
    We can ask the same question about the book title of one of our local authors, Marilynn Bell. If you remember Marilynn once surprised herself, but not the judges, when she won the Lane Award for the Most Outstanding Entry in the college writing contest.

  • Dear local governments, thanks for your quick response

    From the standpoint of the newly approved needle exchange program being a health issue rather than a drug issue, I applaud the local governing bodies for their forward thinking.
    In my experience covering government meetings, I must say that I was surprised by the Cynthiana City Commission’s and Harrison County Fiscal Court’s consent to back the program. I, apparently unfairly, expected the city and county leaders to drag their collective feet.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    I was disappointed in the decision of the magistrates of Harrison County to approve the needle-exchange program. I was pleased to see that two of the eight represented me and many others who oppose this measure. I was surprised that it passed at all. Bourbon County considered it, and they nixed it.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    For those who haven’t heard, Washington State recently passed two laws. They legalized gay marriages and legalized marijuana. The fact that gay marriage and marijuana were legalized on the same day makes perfect sense.
    Read Leviticus 20:13: “If a man lies with another man they should be stoned.” Apparently we just hadn’t interpreted it correctly before.
    Live by the spirit and do not seek to gratify the desires of the flesh and live by the laws of nature, which will encourage true life.
    John C. Schreiber