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Letters

  • Would like to read comments from different perspective

    To the editor:
    Before there was the anthem; before there was the flag itself, there was the Declaration of Independence. Many people know the following passage: “We hold these truths to be self evident; that all men are created equal.” Fewer people know the passage that states “In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms; our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.”

  • Countering recent primary election voting letter

    To the editor:
    I am writing in response to “Primary elections should be open to all voters.”
    The author of that  letter stated  that “Primaries are not for the parties, they are for the voters  and all voters pay for them  and should have the right to participate in them.”
    I must disagree.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    Sir, you stated you recalled your students declining to stand for the anthem and pledge years ago. When you asked them why “none gave a solid reason why...”
    Recently I saw a TV program on this subject with several black guests an a white moderator. The guests spoke at length about abuse, racism, and things that need to change. When the moderator asked for details all the guests could say was “if you do not know, we can not explain it.”

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    We send a very special thank you to Harrison County Sheriff Shain Stephens for hosting the first annual Charity Golf Scramble to benefit the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. Sheriff Stephens’ support of this event ensures we continue to reach Kentucky’s youth in a positive manner.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    Are you an Independent voter?
    Are you tired of being refused the opportunity to vote in Kentucky primary elections?
    Openprimaries.org is a national organization working to make open primaries available in all 50 states and you should take up the challenge to make them a reality here.
    Kentucky is one of only 17 states which do not permit open primaries and recent national polls have found that as much as 43 percent of the electorate considers itself as Independent.  More and more young voters are listing themselves as Independent.

  • Looks forward to Thursdays

    To the editor:
    As I throw back the covers - plant my feet on the floor - it’s Thursday.
    Cynthiana Democrat day.
    What will be on the front page this week. You’ll just have to keep busy and wait till the mailman comes. Oh boy there he is out the door to the mailbox back inside I sit at the table.
    Front page help for the Harvey victims, a group is going to take them supplies. There look, a Cynthiana native lives in Houston. Small world.

  • Reader enjoys Democrat

    To the editor:
    I can’t express how much I’m enjoying the Democrat again. I canceled when I received it on Wednesday of the next week. I am receiving it on Friday every week now. The Democrat has so much news. The article today about John Swinford was outstanding. This brought  lot of memories since I grew up in Harrison County.  Thank you Becky keep up the good work.

    Betty Jean Dailey
    Lexington, Ky. 40503
     

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    To the editor:

  • Berry Mayor responds to “concerned citizen”

    To the editor:
    This letter is in response to a “Concerned Citizen” letter to the editor which appeared in the June 29 edition of the Cynthiana Democrat. Let me begin by thanking all who worked so hard to make the festival happen, along with all the people who graciously donated prizes and services for the event.  
    I sincerely hope that her comments do not deter volunteers and committee members from wanting to help with the festival and do what is best for the majority of Berry citizens.

  • To Bail or not to Bale

    To the editor:
    I smiled when I read Lee Kendall’s remarks in the Viewpoint article of the July 20th edition of the Democrat about the misuse of certain words that sound alike but have different meanings. This has been one of my pet peeves over the last few years. It just sends my head spinning when I hear or read the English Language being butchered at the extent it is today. No one seems to really care if they sound intelligent or completely uneducated. I wanted to congratulate Lee for expressing his (and my) opinions of the use of proper English.