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Opinion

  • One of the biggest challenges in today’s connected world is making sure that our personal information remains safe.

    It is becoming an increasingly difficult task, as we have seen in recent credit-card breaches at companies like Target.

  • By the time many of you get around to reading this column, the 2013 holiday season will have officially begun. 

    But my thoughts aren’t quite on the holidays yet. Last week, news outlets everywhere reported on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. 

  • I remember thinking “Eweh” several years ago when I heard about the man who inadvertently dropped his dentures in the toilet but was able to retrieve them a few days later at Cynthiana’s Waste Water Treatment Plant.
    Why would you want those suckers back?
    Oh the places they’ve traveled! The last place they would travel would be the waste water treatment plant as far as I would have been concerned.
    No. He popped those babies into some Polident and right back onto his gums they nestled.

  • Editor’s note: U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the status of the fiscal cliff negotiations:

    “It’s late, so I’ll be very brief. I want to thank everyone for their patience and their counsel throughout this process.

  • To the editor:
    I recently had the honor to preside over the funeral services for Melissa  Hall.  In my eulogy I read a letter written to me by Melissa. However, I was  apparently not clear about when the letter was written causing some people to believe and gossip things that are not true. I just wanted to clarify that  the letter was written to me around one year before her death.  
    To the family, please know that I am still praying for you often, and to those overcome with the need to gossip, know that I am praying for you too.

  • To the editor:
    Someone walked into our home and stole our safe. Everything we had of value was in it. I called the Sheriff’s Office and Steve McCauley wrote up the report. He never came to our home to look for evidence. He just said if he finds anything he would call. You can’t investigate a crime without going to the crime scene.

  • To the editor:
    On Tuesday, April 12, thousands of women from across the United States will join in a national day of action against unfair pay called Equal Pay Day. April is symbolic of the point into the new year that a woman must work in order to earn the wages paid to a man in the previous year. On a national level, women are paid only 78 cents for every dollar a man is paid, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. So, because women earn less, we must work longer for the same pay.

  • Kathleen Judy was born December of 1900 and attended Henry School on Judy Ridge Road in Harrison County. On Feb. 8, 1917 (at the age of 16) she took the teaching exam to receive her certificate. Judy taught at Henry School in Harrison County and earned approximately $30 a month. She married Ora Nicholas Marsh and had four sons, Charles, George and John Marsh, and the late Neal Marsh, all of Harrison County.

  • The holiday season may not be the time of year that most people think about energy conservation and recycling.  Let’s face it. Those are the hot topics we reserve for Earth Day, not Christmas.  
    Students, faculty and staff at the Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community & Technical College are working diligently to remind community members how important it is to incorporate ‘green,’ earth-friendly initiatives in your holiday.
    The campus is teaching by example.

  • Welding is one of the flashiest, pun intended, programs at Kentucky Tech. Like Thor summoning lightning, there is something very exciting about harnessing electricity to melt two pieces of metal together. It’s also very useful.
    Many of us do not think about how often we encounter welding or how often we rely on it. At any given moment it is likely that we are surrounded by welded products.

  • To the editor:

  • He had me with the sad puppy eyes.

    But there was more.

    As if the sad puppy eyes were not enough, I could count the ribs that ran along his side. His pelvic bone was merely draped in the dirty blonde fur. There was no muscle or thickness to what should have been a stocky dog.

    He tried to wag his tail when I greeted him with a few morsels of kibble. It pained him to show even the slightest gratitude. He could barely walk across the yard and stumbled more than once.

    Yes, he had me with the sad puppy eyes.

  • To the editor:

    Our local radio station (WCYN) conducted their weekly online survey last week and the question posed was, “Who do you think will be the next mayor of Cynthiana?” The two candidates were listed and the participants allowed to mark their choice. The result was that 74 percent of the respondents believed that Mark Mattmiller would be the next mayor. His opponent came in with 26 percent. This is a staggering majority, but it is not hard to understand. People believe that Mr. Mark Mattmiller will be mayor because they believe in him!

  • To the editor:

    I was born and raised in Cynthiana.  I have settled here, work here and even opened a business recently with a few friends.  I believe in cynthiana and I believe that it has a future! 

  • To the editor:

    I am proud to support Mary June Brunker for Harrison County School Board, 2nd division. I have known Mary June for over 30 years, first as a friend and fellow teacher at Eastside, then as the parent of a child in her classroom, both at Eastside and later at HCMS.

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    In a few weeks the citizens of Cynthiana will have the chance to elect a new mayor and I’m writing this letter to explain why I think Steve Moses would be the perfect choice.

    Reason number one: Steve is selfless when it comes to giving to his community. One example is the work he did to restore homes after the flood of 1997. He did not do this for monetary gain or recognition, but instead because he wanted to help those in need.

  • To the editor:

    This November we are fortunate to have two individuals running for Mayor of Cynthiana who are respected and well liked within our community. Both currently serve as elected officials within city and county government and both bring a strong commitment for the betterment of our community.