• 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.

  • It’s time to open your eyes and prepare yourself for the May primary

    To the editor:
    If I were a bettin’ man, I’d be willing to bet that there are a lot of folks that don’t know there is a primary coming up in May. Everywhere I go, people look at my vehicle and all the bumper stickers and chalk markings on the rear window, and they usually say (with amazement), “Is there an election coming up?”
    I also get a lot of “I just don’t keep up with those things like I should.” And they shake their heads sadly.