• Closet volunteers give thanks to director

    To the editor:
    We, the volunteers of the Harrison County Clothing Closet, want to give Linda McGowan and her family a big thank you for all they have done through the years at the Clothing Closet. They have given countless hours of time as well as resources. Linda and her husband, Don, had several benefits and gave all the proceeds to the Closet. Her sons, John and Joe, and even her grandchildren were drafted to help.

  • County government using new math

    To the editor:
    I’m confused about our fiscal court’s decision to replace the sheriff’s office roof with a flat rubberized roof at a cost of $18,000, when Bradley Copes obtained a quote for a gabled metal roof at a cost of $9,000 to $10,000 with a longer warranty.

  • Thanks to all who helped make Artoberfest a success

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the Community Event Committee, we would like to thank everyone that had a hand in helping making Artoberfest a huge success on Oct. 9. Our community came together and made a really fun fall event happen. From those who offered their services to those that came down to the event. You are the reason Cynthiana is on the upward swing.
    Thank you again and we hope Cynthiana continues to support local and community events.
    Tomi Clifford
    Cynthiana, Ky.

  • Democrats have strong ticket this election year

    To the editor:
    Vote the straight Democratic ticket on Nov. 3rd.
    The Democrats have put forth an excellent slate of experienced candidates in this year’s state races.
    At the top of the ticket is Jack Conway. Having served as our attorney-general for the past eight years, Conway has the same toughness and determination that has enabled our current governor, Steve Beshear, to be a truly outstanding leader. Jack Conway will build on the good works of Beshear to keep our state moving forward.

  • Josh Jenkins would help city prosper as commissioner

    To the editor:
    This letter is written to endorse the candidacy of Josh Jenkins for Cynthiana City Commissioner. Josh is a lifelong resident of Harrison County and a business owner in downtown Cynthiana.
    As a business owner, Josh is very interested in seeing our city thrive and prosper.
    He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and president of the Community Event Committee that sponsors events such as the recent, and very successful, Artoberfest that help to bring our community together. He has numerous ideas to continue progress in our city.

  • Deputy Royse shows kindness at traffic stop

    To the editor:
    One never knows what is going to happen even in the next minute! I am the luckiest person NOT to be in the hospital. If it were not for the quick action of one of our deputy sheriffs from the office of sheriff Shain Stephens, that is where I would be.
    I was tired. I was worried about my terminally ill cousin Freddie Whitson; I was debating whether to go see him after my grocery shopping. I  had just come from a meeting for the Harrison County Historical Society.

  • Harrison County Food Pantry in need of help

    To the editor:
    Troublesome times are facing the Harrison County Food Pantry. Yes, these are hard times but we have not given up nor do we intend to do so.
    The cost of food has risen, as we all know; cliental is up also, but donations of food and money are down.  Putting this altogether, it can spell trouble. With all that said, I am asking the community to help us. Christmas is coming and we must think about holiday baskets. The churches donate non-perishables, leaving the food pantry’s money for turkeys and rolls.

  • Those who helped with Berry Festival greatly appreciated

    To the editor:
    Our heartfelt thanks go out to those who made our 2015 Berry Festival successful. The generosity of businesses and individuals making contributions for our raffle was greatly appreciated. I hesitate to name the many people whose contributions made our festival successful for I fear, if I tried, I may omit someone.  Each and everyone is dear to us.

  • Kentucky Retirement System meeting held to discuss pensions

    To the editor:
    I want to thank Pat Barnes and the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for allowing me to hold a meeting there this past Monday.  The Community Room is very nice and has wonderful A/V equipment.
    The meeting dealt with the Kentucky Retirement System (KRS) pension plan which includes state/county government and state police employees and retirees. When you combine all of these plans together there are a total of 1,473 agencies with 139,452 covered employees in the funds.    

  • Voters encouraged to hear Bevin speak

    To the editor:
    Nearly 40 years ago, as a recent college graduate, I sat with my dad one day watching the news during the 1976 presidential election season.
    Since I was just beginning to tune into the emerging candidates, I was interested to see of them featured whom I had heard about, but had not yet had an opportunity to hear speak.
    I listened to Ronald Reagan for just a few minutes before I was deeply impressed by his wit, confidence, clarity and common sense.