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Letters

  • 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.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    We are preparing for a rare event in Harrison County. On March 5, 2016, we will be holding a Republican caucus. The caucus will provide a different approach to the presidential nominating process. Not only is the caucus a special event, but the fact that the Caucus will take place in March will allow the voters of Kentucky to send a message and have a say in the presidential race.    

  • Responsibility and consequences

    To the editor:
    The answer to questions raised in editor Becky Barnes’ column last week are as follows:
    No responsibility and no consequences.
    I was a social worker for one year, a probation and parole officer for four years and a cop for 21 years.
    When I was in grade school, if you did not pass you repeated the grade. Some in that group were lazy, others were inept. The lazy were motivated, the inept were sent to special classes. It worked.
    Responsibility and consequences.

  • Kentucky Republican Caucus March 5

    To the editor:
    The Kentucky Republican presidential caucus will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The one location for Harrison County will be the Westside Elementary School gymnasium.
    All individuals who are registered Republicans as of Dec. 31, 2015, will be eligible to vote in the caucus. If you are currently a registered Democrat or Independent and want to participate in the Republican presidential caucus, you must go to the county clerk’s office by Dec. 31 and fill out a voter card designating your party change.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    At Cynthiana Baptist Church last Sunday, we were given the opportunity to express our thankfulness and blessing that we received this past year. God has blessed me (us) so much that this needed to be said to the community.
    In 2014 I felt the need to come back to Cynthiana to work at the Harrison County Senior Center and Adult Day Health Care; these are two programs that I am very passionate about that serve all of Harrison and surrounding counties and offers transportation to the center.

  • Thanks to those who helped make Veteran’s Program a success

    To the editor:
    My sincere thanks to all who made the Veteran’s Day program at Battle Grove Cemetery a success this year and years past. A fine job by all, from the Master of Ceremonies, to and including the folks who provided traffic control.
    A big thank you to the members of the DAR and SAR, for the 50-year Rededication of the Viet Nam Memorial, on the courthouse lawn. Thanks also to Senator Tom McKee, Judge Executive Alex Barnett and Mayor James D. Smith for their inspirational words.

  • 911 charge would unfairly put brunt of deficit on property owners

    To the editor:
    In response to our fiscal court proposing or even thinking of  a tax increase of $45 for the property owners of Harrison County is an unfair tax.
    Let’s be clear, I am all for funding the E-911 budget. I have even called 911 numerous times myself and it is a vital service for the safety of our community.
    Here is my objection with this whole plan. Not everyone in Harrison County owns property. So why should  property owners bare the brunt of this budget deficit?

  • 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.