• Substitute personnel be aware of retirement frustrations in Frankfort

    To the editor:
    This letter is especially written to substitute teachers in Harrison County.
    Be advised: From my personal experience, it has taken at least two years to receive a final conclusion after letters requesting an explanation of why it took six months to receive my contribution to the Kentucky Retirement System. It has taken visits to Frankfort’s Department of Teacher Retirement and letters to our election representative and senator, and the commissioner of education. I finally received a conclusion to my frustration.

  • Class of 1971 will celebrate 40th reunion on Aug. 20

    To the editor:
    The recent successful local production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” reminds us how fleeting time is. The Harrison County High School Class of 1971 will celebrate its 40th graduation anniversary with a class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Ramada Inn in Lexington.
    Our reunion committee has attempted to contact as many classmates as possible. However, if you have not received information regarding the reunion, please call Danny Haley, 859-234-6436, and he will advise you of details.

  • Cynthiana Bulldog Week planned

    To the editor:
    I am writing to tell your readers about the annual celebration of Cynthiana High School.
    The dinner and celebration will take place at the Elks Club on Saturday, June 25, 2011, starting at 5 p.m.
    Reservations for the dinner, catered by Layne Tussey, can be made by calling Elaine P. Blackburn at 859-234-5689. Tickets can be purchased at Whalen’s Jewelry, the museum, Farmer’s National Bank and Chase Jewelers. The cost is $15 per person.

  • ‘Verbally attacked’ at public meeting

    To the editor:
    On April 26, 2011, I took the following concerns about the Planning Commission to the Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting:
    •Hundreds of illegal plat maps on file at the clerk’s office;
    •Possible open records request violation or falsification from the zoning administrator;
    •How the HA Jones property was approved for resubdivision;
    •Letter from the county attorney promoting bias against me on behalf of the planning commission; and

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  • Showing your teacher appreciation

    To the editor:
    If you appreciate the knowledge you have acquired over the years, you should show your gratitude to a teacher. The mere fact that you can read this letter means you should thank a teacher -- and what better time to do that than during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6.

  • Customers not made aware of arbitrary hike in phone bill

    To the editor:
    Has your AT&T phone bill risen lately? Mine did, by $2. It was due to an arbitrary increase from $19 to $21 for my long distance plan, Unlimited Nationwide Calling Advantage.

  • Sports columnist given a second opinion

    To the editor:
    Being a Harrison County sports fan and a longtime reader of The Cynthiana Democrat, I feel the need to comment on an article in the March 31st edition written as “Mike’s Minute”.

  • Maximize timber profits with information

    To the editor:
    Hello all you NIPFO’s out there. Yup, I’m speaking to the farmers. The acronym stands for Non Industrial Private Forest Owners. According to the UK Cooperative Extension Service, 89 percent of Kentucky’s timberland is owned by you.  
    Cutting timber is often a once in a lifetime project and so I thought a few pointers might help. When you decide to cut the timber find out what is in “your account” by calling the Bluegrass District Office in Frankfort.