Today's Opinions

  • Viewpoint

    What do you see as your respected news source?
    We’ve heard a lot recently about fake news and have even been shown instances where it has spread.
    One thing that comes to mind is the young woman who claimed she became incapacitated after having had a flu shot.
    Many of us watched the video of her struggling to walk forward. She could walk backwards or she could run. However, she demonstrated -- for the camera -- that her ability to advance was impaired, as was her speech.

  • Open house at St. Edward’s, Jan. 28

    ynthiana for well over a century is Saint Edward Catholic School. So central in fact that it sits in the center of a block, in the center of town, facing the Cynthiana Public Library.
    Saint Edward Catholic School has always been on this block, first serving Cynthiana students before, during, and for a few years following the Civil War. The school then closed temporarily when the building was repurposed due to fast-growing parish which needed the space.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    I recently attended the Retirement celebration of Assistant Chief Darrin Hawkins, a fire fighter for 27 years. My vote as a City official helped to hire this good man who proved himself as an examplary employee time and time again. I am so proud of him. He retires now deeply caring about his co-workers, the city and its people.
    He has already lined up some volunteer jobs such as helping with the Boy Scouts and the Cynthiana Fire Department.

  • 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.