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Letters

  • Candidate endorsements for the May 22 primary

    As the 2018 election draws near candidates will begin lining up their followers to write endorsement letters to the newspaper.
    We welcome those local letters. Local being the operative word here.
    We won’t accept letters of mass mailings. With e-mail so prevalent, it’s tougher to determine “mass mailings.” However, if someone sends a letter from Indianapolis endorsing one of our local hopefuls, it’s pretty obvious that it’s from a mailing list.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
      Kentucky Retirement Systems stakeholders are shocked and appalled by the actions of the General Assembly regarding public pensions. Last week, in the space of about nine hours, the majority party produced a 291-page pension bill and voted it out of the House and Senate. Senate Bill 151 awaits Gov. Matt Bevin’s signature.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    Last week’s Democrat had my story (idea) of a Harrison County Veteran’s “Fellowship” Club. I did not give my phone number. Here it is:
    Harrison County Veteran’s Fellowship Club, Founder Randy Watson, 65 Spruce Drive, Cynthiana, or call 859-954-5021.
    Randy Watson
    Cynthiana, Ky.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    In response to Lee Kendall’s excellent article, I have some words that might explain our situation.
    Manners, respect, discipline, responsibility, and consequences.
    These words are meaningless nowadays for children and adults.
    We are now in the third generation of this degradation.
    This started with removing control from teachers and on up to the same for cops. No consequences.
    A three day suspension for a rouge student is a three day holiday on the streets.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    My daughter attends school at Harrison County Middle School. I am writing to you today because there is a lack of support for the Harrison County Speech Team! I must strongly urge you to find the support for the Speech Team that is given to the volleyball, baseball, football, basketball or cheer teams. Public speaking is essential for children developing into young adults. Many teachers require students to participate in a project/or speech in the class room, but the students are never properly taught how to give a speech or tell a story.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    I, Randy Smith Watson, am a Abstract Artist, with five pieces of art for sale in the Abstract Distractions shop in town.
    I am a Vietnam veteran, combat infantry, with 26 years in the U.S. Army. I am a life member of the D.A.V. - Disabled American Veterans. My wife, Jane, is a life member of the D.A.V. Auxiliary.
    We own our home at 65 Spruce Drive. We love Cynthiana, Ky.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    The unfortunate events of the last Democrat presidential primary are set to repeat here in Kentucky in the 6th Congressional District. Andy Barr is the current office holder and is likely to win to the overall race, but there are at least four challengers on the other side.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    The General Assembly has finally produced a bill regarding public pensions and the fine print reveals some remarkable facts about its potential impact. The “fine print” in question is the actuarial analysis performed on behalf of Kentucky Retirement Systems regarding those aspects of Senate Bill 1 that affect KRS.

  • Armed guards needed in schools

    To the editor:
    Becky Barnes’ editorial of March 1, 2018 astonished me! I was captured by your wisdom and acuity. It was a truck load of common sense and life experience.
    Then I read the article on school officials talking about safety. My euphoria took a crash dive.
    These shootings now last about five minutes. Everybody in this country via TV news knows this except school boards and security people. In these situations seconds not minutes count. If there is not instant armed response it is too late.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    We, the Licking Valley Church of Christ, Cynthiana, Ky., want to take this opportunity to thank Techaus Incorporated, “Kens New Market,” for their generosity in enabling our congregation be able to receive a “Ken’s Certificate” to give to others who are in need of help, whether it is because of health, financial, or other reasons. We have been blessed to be able to do so because of the program Ken’s has in our town.