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Letters

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    For those who haven’t heard, Washington State recently passed two laws. They legalized gay marriages and legalized marijuana. The fact that gay marriage and marijuana were legalized on the same day makes perfect sense.
    Read Leviticus 20:13: “If a man lies with another man they should be stoned.” Apparently we just hadn’t interpreted it correctly before.
    Live by the spirit and do not seek to gratify the desires of the flesh and live by the laws of nature, which will encourage true life.
    John C. Schreiber

  • Mailbag

    To the Editor
    April 10-16 is National Volunteer Week and every single volunteer deserves our appreciation and grateful acknowledgement.  Across the United States, an army of trained volunteers – more than 430,000 – gave more than 19 million hours of service last year to care for hospice patients.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    I was disappointed in the decision of the magistrates of Harrison County to approve the needle-exchange program. I was pleased to see that two of the eight represented me and many others who oppose this measure. I was surprised that it passed at all. Bourbon County considered it, and they nixed it.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    The legislature is considering House Bill 2, a constitutional amendment to allow local governments to add a one percent local sales tax. You would pay a seven percent tax instead of the current six percent. It will negatively impact Kentucky businesses, consumers and the economy of Kentucky.

  • 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.).