• 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.

  • Food pantry needs have increased with economic issues

    To the editor:

    This letter is a thank you and also a plea.

    Let me explain. As chairperson of the food pantry and treasurer for our local ministerial association, I see firsthand the needs - not wants - in our community.

  • Readers urge public to get involved in this years elections

    To the editor:

    I would like to use this opportunity to thank retiring Family Court Judge David Melcher for his years of service on the bench and for the innovative programs he has implemented in support of Harrison Countys children and families.

    As a Rotarian volunteer for Judge Melchers mentoring program I have been able to experience in a small way the kinds of issues a family court judge must contend with on a daily basis. It is a tough job and one that I know takes a high level of dedication and commitment.

  • Tradition warrants better facilities

    To the editor:

    As I sit here after returning from a Breds baseball meeting for next year, I feel a need to bring up a issue that is on the minds of many people.

    Harrison County baseball is a special tradition that is known statewide. The Breds just completed a season that had them reach the state final eight teams. This was not a complete surprise, as past Baseball teams have won state championships, been runners up and seems that year after year make good showings.

  • Guest column stirs readers to respond

    To the editor:

    A few weeks ago, a guest columnist wrote about our town, and proceeded to complain about everything here they didnt like, expecting to find a Utopia to settle down in.

    To say the least, we were offended by all of your criticisms and we got our bristles up. Our town has a world of tradition, history, heritage and an enormous amount of pride.

  • Animal euthanasia rate is shameful

    To the editor:

    Re: Gasoline for $1.15 a gallon.

    Now that I have your attention: We, the good folks of Harrison County, have an issue that brings shame upon us.

    Our county officials are killing dogs, cats, puppies and kittens at a rate three times the national average.

    In 2006 and 2007 we killed a total of 2,125. By September this year, we have already killed over 900 putting us on track to exceed that tragic average.

  • Candidates will change the way Co-op does business

    To the editor:

    Ive been a tobacco farmer all my life. Im a member of the Burley Co-op and President of the Community Farm Alliance (CFA). I am writing to ask for support from your readers on an important issue for both organizations.

    If you are tired of the way the Burley Co-op does business, you can do something to change things. If youre a tobacco farmer; or a former quota owner or producer who is no longer involved and would like your share of the Co-ops assets returned to you, I want to encourage you to vote in the Co-ops upcoming director elections.

  • Take care of your beloved pets before it's too late

    To the editor:

    Last week I lost a friend. Three or four times a week when I would go outside in the evening to water my flowers, he would be there waiting for me. He was funny, charming, beautiful, a flirt, and a bit of a moocher.

    I would put my watering can down and go back into the house to get him a treat. He waited on the sidewalk for me and, sometimes performed a few tricks for me. He always made me smile. Then he walked beside me to his bowl for a treat. I looked forward to seeing him. He belonged to my neighbors and his name was Buddy.

  • Churchs support encourages soldier

    To the editor:

    I wanted to take this opportunity to express my gratitude toward Connersville Christian Churchs congregation for its supportive efforts. Their prayers have been lifted on high and their letters have filled me with the faith that Gods will is in progress.