Today's Opinions

  • Oh rats, I've been skunked again, part 2

    It was several years ago that I first wrote about a rodent that had invaded the peace and tranquility of the Barnes’ manor. Now there’s Rodent Part II.

  • Liquid nicotine in e-cigarettes is addictive and harmful

    Editor’s note: The following information is from the Bluegrass Prevention Center, which serves Harrison County.
    Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are battery-operated devices designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals. The e-cigarettes turn chemicals, including highly addictive nicotine, into an aerosol that is inhaled by the user.
    Most e-cigarettes are manufactured to look like conventional cigarettes, cigars or pipes. Some resemble everyday items such as ballpoint pens, USB memory sticks or markers.

  • Wild animals cause problems in Western Hills

    Wild animals a problem
    in Western Hills

    To the editor:
    I am writing with a complaint. I know that nothing will ever be done concerning my complaint, because it would be up to the Judge and the county magistrates to do something about this as it concerns, “is in the county.”

  • Bourbon and Pendleton clerks endorse Furnish

    Pendleton clerk endorses Furnish
    To the editor:
    Citizens of Harrison:
    I am Rita Spencer, the Pendleton County Clerk. I have worked in the Pendleton County Clerk’s office for 22 years and I have served as the clerk for 12 years. I have known Linda B. Furnish for at least 15 years. I met her before I was elected clerk. Linda and I have gone to many conferences and training sessions together. I am very blessed to be her good friend and colleague.

  • Of Steel Magnolias and coming home

    Before getting into the recurring theme that’s been prodding my brain this past week, I want to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the harriCYN Community Theater  for their outstanding production of “Steel Magnolias” last weekend.

  • Legislation passed in session includes juvenile justice reform

    In some ways, the end of a legislative session is not much different from the beginning, since the House and Senate take both opportunities to publicly highlight their priorities in the hopes of turning them into law.


  • Candidate endorsements accepted until May 2 - Guidelines

    The Cynthiana Democrat welcomes letters to the editor endorsing candidates who are on the ballot for the May 20 primary.
    The deadline to submit those letters is Friday, May 2. No endorsement letters will be printed after Thursday, May 8. Letters must be limited to 250 words. Only one letter per writer. The letter may contain endorsement for more than one candidate, but still must meet the 250 word limit.
    No letters of personal attacks will be considered.

  • Thanks for Project Playground donations

    To the editor:
    What a pleasure to thank to the people of Cynthiana and its local leaders for the support and donations to Project Playground. Through the contributions of Harrison County families, local businesses, grants, fiscal court and city commission, Project Playground has reached $70,000 for all-age playground equipment at Flat Run Veterans Park.