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Letters

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    I have written this before and now I’m going to say it again. I hope someone will comment about this issue. I think we need a homeless shelter here in Cynthiana. There are homeless people in our town that need a place to lay their heads down at night. Surely, if our town can afford putting in many other things that we really don’t need, it can afford to put in a homeless shelter that we do need.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    When I read the story about Mr. Houston a few weeks ago, I wondered why someone didn’t give him a small tractor. I am so glad that people came together to provide this “working for free” man something to help him out, and make his work easier.
    Remember JFK saying “Ask not what your country can do for you?” Too many people have their handout won’t do anything free, even being nice, or just doing something for someone.

  • Mailbag

    Is a new fire station
    necessary?

    To the editor:
    I understand there is a movement in this city to purchase property for the purpose of building a new fire station. First of all, either the Democrat hasn’t reported the need for a new station or the city commissioners haven’t given their reason.
    Frankly, I cannot see the need for a new station, since we presently have two, one on the east side of the railroad tracks and one on the west.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    This message is for all those voters who call themselves Christians (Christ followers), and who revere the Word of God (the Bible) as truth, and the basis for moral and principled authority. As such, it is our duty to God to give serious consideration to the platform of each candidate, and in the case of the upcoming Caucus, only Registered Republicans, and to vote for the person whose principles and pledges line up most closely with those given us in the Scriptures.  

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    As a Kentucky Retirement Systems stakeholder, I am gratified by Gov. Matt Bevin’s recognition of the existential threat to the Kentucky Employees and State Police pension plans. His General Fund budget proposal for the upcoming two fiscal years allocates revenue above the full employer contribution to begin addressing this threat.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    If any of your readers know the whereabouts of an old Bell Family Bible with family data going back to 1800 or so, please let me know. I am trying to connect father to son as follows:
    John Bell was born 1779; died 1856 in Harrison County, Ky.; (married Frances Minton 1804), Orange County, Va.). He came to Harrison County about 1825-1830 from Fleming County, Ky. His son, John B. Bell, was born 1805 in Fleming County, Ky., and died 1901 in Harrison County, Ky., (married Sarah Pock in 1830, Harrison County, Ky.).

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    The Kentucky Republican presidential caucus will be held on Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The one Harrison County location will be the Westside Elementary School gym.
    Any Republican who will be unable to vote in person may vote by absentee. The easiest way to apply for an absentee ballot is to go to the website at rpk.org/caucus, hit the “how” button on the first page, then hit the “absentee application” button on the second page to download and print.

  • Writer is against government gun control

    To the editor:
    The state of the union is about to come on all channels and I cannot stand to watch it. I decided to do something positive by replying to the editorial by Lee Kendall on Jan. 7, 2016.
    Mr. Kendall wrote a much above average editorial and made many good points. It is evident he is well researched and is well  written. We need more well written, and enjoyable articles in all newspapers. The Herald-Leader is now about the size of The Democrat because of their infantile editorials.

  • VFW says thank you

    To the editor:
    The V.F.W. Auxiliary would like to acknowledge and say “thank you” to each and every person or business that helped us in any way to give the children of Nicholas County a great Christmas. You also helped to bring a small token of love to each of our many residents in the Johnson Mathers Nursing Home and last but not least we were able to help families with food baskets this year. When good people work together for a good cause, wonderful things can be accomplished.

  • Requests for ballots must be made before Friday, Feb. 19

    To the editor:
    All applications must be received by the Republican Party of Kentucky (RPK) no later than Friday, Feb. 19, in order to receive a ballot by mail. All ballots must be received by the RPK by Friday, March 4.
    As in primary elections, a voter will become ineligible to vote in person at any caucus location once an absentee ballot has been mailed to the voter.
    All 11 of the active GOP Presidential candidates will be on the ballot. We hope to have a large Republican turnout.