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Opinion

  • To the editor,

    A much anticipated and appreciated Cynthiana event, Museum Grist Mill Day, will not be held this year. Due to family illness, the William Kelly family will be unable to host this community activity.

    Some 12 years ago, Bob Hyatt and William Kelly and their wives initiated Grist Mill Day to support the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum. The festivities were enjoyed by many and sizable donations were given to the museum.

  • Awwwww... spring.

    I never seem to notice how the weather depicts my mood, until the hint of spring arrives, as it did last weekend.

    “Why am I so uncontrollably happy?” I thought to myself as I drove around town Saturday morning.

    My car windows were rolled down and a breeze swept over my bare arms.

    On a walk Sunday evening, I watched as families played softball and enjoyed picnics at the Handy Farm park.

    It was this weekend’s spring weather that urged me (and what appeared to be so many others) to come and stay outside.

  • To the editor:

    On a spring afternoon, an old soldier gave his last address to the cadets at West Point. In it, General Douglas MacArthur reminded them of a great moral code. “A code of conduct and chivalry that will be with me... always.” Unhappily, General MacArthur’s famous words are not fully executed at Harrison County High School.

  • Is everyone as hooked on America’s Next Top Model and I am?

    Well, it’s not just any “top”  model, it’s our own Celia Ammerman.

    I haven’t missed a show.

    On Wednesday, supper has to be over and the dishes cleared and washed by 8 p.m. That’s when the strikingly beautiful Celia fills the Barnes’ television screen.

    I wonder, when the judges are harsh or the other girls have their claws out, just how Mom and Dad (Meg and Bob Ammerman) are reacting.

  • To the editor:

    I am happy to announce that St. Edward School has hired Sister of Notre Dame Mary Ruth Agnes Delaney as principal for the 2009-2010 academic year. Sister Ruth Agnes comes to Cynthiana with a distinguished career in education. She is excited about her new appointment and is eager to meet students and parents. I invite you to join us for our School Open House on Thursday, May 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. so you can meet Sr. Ruth Agnes.  

  • My daughter, Alison, is still laughing.

    Her 7-year-old daughter, Caroline, was out on the deck the other day hollering to her friends, “Yo! What up, homies?”

    Alison said she was both horrified and amused. “I don’t remember giving birth to a gangsta,” she said.

    I reminded her of the time we walked to her elementary school to see who her first grade teacher would be that year. The lists weren’t posted yet and she shook her head and said, “What a bummer.”

  • To the editor:

    Easter weekend this year proved to me that there are still good and honest people in this world. Late Saturday afternoon, April 11, I decided to go to Wal-Mart to get some lemon pie filling and crust for my niece’s birthday. I was informed it was her favorite pie. It also happens to be my husband’s favorite and Friday happened to be his birthday.

    There are three people I would like to thank; Doris, Sue and a lady whose name I do not know.

  • To the editor:

    Recently the Director of Homeland Security spoke of a study that indicated our returning military personnel were candidates for enlistment into the ranks of right-wing terrorists.

    As if this were not bad enough, our local city council and fiscal court have some members that do not want to name the Handy Farm park “Veterans Park.”

    The community that researched the naming of the park was bounced around like a ping pong ball at an Olympic tournament.

    I understand there is to be a welcome home celebration in May for our troops.

  • To the editor,

    We were extremely disappointed to read about the county court’s apparent rejection of the name “Veterans Park” for the Handy Farm Park. The Harrison County Tomorrow Committee is really working hard to move our county forward.

    Mr. Copes said that the committee considered it their authority to name the park. More simply, the committee held a “name the park” contest. We wonder -- were the 1,459 people who voted from out of the county? Most certainly they represented Harrison County. So why the fuss from Mr. Copes?

  • To the editor:

    On March 6, 2008 the Paycheck Fairness Act was re-introduced in the 110th Congress by Senator Clinton (D-NY) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT). According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, women continue to receive unequal pay for the same work; on average women earn 81 cents for every dollar a man. It has still not been passed into law.

  • To the editor;

    This is in response to the April 2 front page article on vandalism at the River Road “skate park.” The reasons for removing the skate park equipment where listed as vandalism, littering, and foul language. I agree all of these things should not be happening in the park area at all.

  • Truly, when God created the 24-hour day he did not factor in blogging.

    There’s got to be trillions of people who detail their every thought, word and deed and breakfast item (complete with photos) on their blog (“Web log,” an online diary of sorts).

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  • “The reason one writes isn’t the fact he wants to say something,” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald. “He writes because he has something to say.”

    The first inaugural writing contest banquet, hosted by the Cynthiana Arts Council and Maysville Community Technical College-Licking Valley Campus, was held last Thursday evening.

    “This project took on an identity of its own,” MCTC-LVC director and arts council member Bruce Florence said at Thursday’s banquet at the Cynthiana Country Club.

  • To the editor:

    April has again been recognized as Donate Life Month nationally and here in Kentucky. I feel that this is a good time to thank the many Harrison Countians who have supported organ and tissue donation at our drivers license counter by donating $1 in support of our Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust For Life and by placing their name on the new Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • To the editor:

    The main goal of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce is to promote and help maintain economic growth and stability. As a Board of Directors, we were looking for a way to show leadership in this area and not just use the concept to generate dues. Last spring, Fifth Third bank made an offer to donate the old National Bank of Cynthiana building on the corner of Main and Pike and the parking lot behind it to the Chamber. The building had been empty for a few years and was deteriorating.

  • I can honestly say it was the best gefilte fish I ever ate, mainly because I’d never eaten any before.

    “Gefilte” sounds tastier than “ground up raw fish mixed with eggs, onions and matzoh meal then stuffed into the skin of a de-boned fish and poached.”

    I ate it as part of a Passover Seder as a guest of Congregation Beth Sholom Jewish Synagogue in Beverly Hills, Fla.

  • To the editor:

    Thursday, April 9, marks the first day of Passover.

    “For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt… and the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you…” (Exodus 12: 12, 13).

  • To the editor:

    Most of you already know that Thomas, D.J. and I lost everything we owned in a house fire on Monday, March 16. We have so many people to offer our thanks to.

    First of all, I would like to thank all those who called and reported the fire. We’d like to thank Brad Marshall and Joe (our mailman) for knocking on doors and windows to make sure nobody was home. Next, we want to thank the firefighters for all they did for us. Personally, myself, I want to thank Robert Newcomb for comforting me and giving me support when I needed it most.