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Letters

  • Donations to Alabama farmers appreciated

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association of Alabama I would  like to thank all of the businesses and individuals of Harrison County, Ky., who donated the truckload of fencing supplies to the tornado relief effort in Phil Campbell, Ala.  
    Many of the cattlemen whose  farms were hit by the EF-5 Tornado on April 27, 2011, lost everything (houses, barns, fences, livestock and equipment.) More than 26 people lost their lives.

  • Applauding the board of education

    To the editor:
    Harrison County Schools adopted a 24/7 tobacco-free policy for their campuses that goes into effect July 1. The Harrison County Board of Education’s efforts to protect the health and well being of our youth and teachers should not go unnoticed.  
    The Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP) applauds and thanks the Board for enacting this policy.
     
    Mary Hopson
    KY-ASAP

  • Putting a price on 911 dispatch

    To the editor:
    First off, I would like to invite the public down to the Sheriff’s office board room for the meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday night the 30th day of June. All meetings that involve our city commissioners and county magistrates are open to the public.  I am guilty of not showing up and being a part of these meetings but you can guarantee I will be there on this night.  

  • Relay for Life

    To the editor:
    The time has come once again to take in our county Relay for Life, which is Friday, June 24. Take a minute of your time if someone asks you for a donation, hear them out. It doesn’t have to be a lot; even $1 helps.

  • Good times at ice cream social

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the parishioners of St. Edward I wish to thank everyone who supported our recent Ice Cream Social. It was a great success. All proceeds benefit the operation of St. Edward School.
    We appreciate the kindness and generosity of our local businesses who provided items for our silent auction. We are grateful to the many members of our local churches and community who stopped by and enjoyed some great food, delicious cake and ice cream.

  • Alabama relief

    To the editor:
    A few weeks ago, Harrison County, in its usual fashion, responded to a community in need. The area was Franklin County, Ala., which received a direct hit from a large tornado. A group of local farmers decided to find a location similar to ours and help with supplying materials that would begin to put their lives back together. Nearly $15,000 of fencing and building materials were sent from Harrison County on a truck donated by Sadler Trucking (Mark Sadler). The following is an update on what happened to the materials.

  • Thanks Dr. Joe

    To the editor:
    The Hospital Board and HMH Staff are to be commended for sponsoring a reception on June 12 to honor the lengthy and highly successful medical practice of Dr. Joe A. Nichols.  
    Janice and I went to Dr. Smiser for a few years before Joe started his practice in that office. It was easy to transition to Dr. Nichols, and we were with him until his retirement. Being born during the Depression, I thought of Joe as one possessing many of the admirable traits of the “country doctor”.  

  • Local museum is a jewel in our crown

    To the editor:
    No matter how many times I visit our hometown museum I leave with more knowledge of our community’s history, more appreciation for Harold Slade and the Historical Society, and great pride for what I consider a jewel in the crown of our town.
    A very good friend of mine from Cincinnati came down late Saturday for an overnight stay with us. She wanted to get a feel for the place I call home and go away having a “visual” picture of all the places I speak about when we’re together.

  • Let’s not forget the arts

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank the Cynthiana Arts Council, Maysville Community College, The Cynthiana Democrat and the Licking River Writers for sponsoring, promoting and hosting the 2011 writing contest and recognition reception, showcasing the works of the finalists.
    The reception was such a delight. There were so many excellent writers in attendance. I was particularly impressed with and awed by the young writers. Such talent and imagination. I certainly hope these young writers will be encouraged, inspired and supported throughout their years to come.

  • A little less conversation and a little more action

    To the editor:
    For as long as I can remember, possibly 56 years, I have listened to talk about how badly the A. Keller dam needed repair. I am almost sure in that length of time the subject of the dam has come up in one conversation or another by every person seeking every political office offered in this jurisdiction.