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Letters

  • Not all veterans recognized in annual newspaper edition

    To the editor:
    Being born and raised in Cynthiana, it is always good to get news from home, which I still consider Cynthiana to be (smiles). I’ve read the Democrat online and in print for a number of years and last week’s edition was really a disappointment. In observance of Veteran’s Day, there was a second section of the Nov. 11 edition ‘Honoring our Armed Forces’.

  • United Fund support to Diabetes Coalition is appreciated

    To the editor:
    The Harrison County Diabetes Coalition would like to thank the United Fund for the monetary donations we have received over the years.  Because of your support, we have been able to continue our emergency assistance program that provides medications and testing supplies for Harrison County residents.  
    Due to the increase in the number of individuals being diagnosed with diabetes, the need for our services has increased as well.  Thank you again for your invaluable support.
     
    Jara Bauer

  • Rankings help determine schools’ success

    To the editor:
    In response to Mr. Doan’s letter of Oct. 28, 2010, he stated that Harrison County ranked 88th in the state compared to other counties. I really appreciate those facts. It is easy to understand how we compare to other public schools systems in the state., especially the systems that are adjoining Harrison County such as Pendleton, Bourbon, Grant and Paris Independent.
    All of these schools, to my surprise, were 27 places or higher than Harrison County.

  • Appreciation for the giving of others

    To the editor:
    In our community, there is an organization that helps many groups that in return helps many people. Many people may not know anything about this organization, but many businesses and maybe individuals contribute to it.

  • Drivers, please stop for buses

    Do we need a refresher course in drivers ed?
    Drivers, the school bus STOP sign has not changed to my knowledge.
    It still has flashing lights to get our attention and it still means for you to STOP.
    In a week’s time, I have witness drivers ignore the STOP sign when the driver of my children’s bus put the sign out. It did not to get the drivers’ attention when they were talking on the phone or when the music was so loud the horn didn’t even get their attention.

  • Mailbag: District missed opportunity to provide progress report

    To the editor,

    A few weeks ago, Cynthiana Democrat Editor Becky Barnes offered an article in the local paper about the recently released test scores in the Harrison County School District. In my judgment, her writing was factual and objectively presented.  

  • Prevent-a-Litter month once again successful

    To the editor:

    I am writing to inform you and your readers that Augusts Prevent-a-Litter month, which offered 10 percent spay/neuter discounts at Brooks Animal Clinic and Harrison Vet Clinic was quite a success. Twenty-eight newly altered companion animals will no longer contribute to the pet overpopulation crisis in Harrison County, which necessitated the euthanasia of more than 900 homeless dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter in 2007.

  • With election looming, NAACP Gala promises to be a special event

    To the editor:

    The Cynthiana and Harrison County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Freedom Fund Gala will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Harrison County High School cafeteria located at 550 Webster Ave.

    We are honored to announce that John J. Johnson, Executive Director of Kentucky Commissioner of Human Rights, will be the keynote speaker for the evening. Sherelle Roberts, WKYT-27 News First, will be the Mistress of Ceremony. The Theme for this years event is Vote, An Act of Self-Defense and Self-Respect.

  • There is help available to help you quit smoking

    To the editor:

    I am writing to let the public know about a very valuable class we have here in Cynthiana, offered by the Wedco District Health Department.

    I was a smoker for nearly 20 years. I was severely addicted. I smoked anywhere from one to two packs a day. When I was only 30 years old I was diagnosed with heart problems. My doctor told me then that I needed to quit but the addiction was too strong for me. I ended up having open-heart surgery and a valve replacement. Even that didnt keep me away from the cigarettes. It has been a constant struggle for me to try to quit.

  • Coalition is working hard to stem county's large drug problem

    To the editor:

    On behalf of Champions For A Drug Free Harrison County, we would like to respond to the concerns recently expressed on the Viewpoint page by Rhonda Armigo.

    She stated that she is concerned about the growing drug problem in our city and asks why our leaders do not do something. She further challenges our community as to our plan for addressing this problem.