.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Letters

  • While the public is generous, food pantry needs are continuous

    To the editor:

    A few weeks ago the Democrat office hosted the Home and Garden Show, which a tremendous mountain of food was collected for the food pantry. Then, a week ago, the Post Office held its annual food drive, which 4,500 lbs. of food was collected and also given to the food pantry.

    The volunteers and I want to say a big thanks to anyone person and all who participated in any way to these two events.

  • Conservation grant enabled students to get hands-on education

    To the editor:

    On behalf of St. Edward School, Northside Elementary School, and Harrison County High School, we would like to thank the Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District for their generous grant, which afforded us the opportunity to participate in a water watch stream project on Edgewater Pike on Monday, May 19.

  • Connersville members were angels during finals

    To the editor:

    As a student at LVC, I can honestly say that finals week can be very hectic and stressful. All the reviewing, researching and writing makes for long days and late nights; no sooner do you finish one exam, another quickly approaches.

    Thanks to the Good Samaritans of Connersville Christian Church, my week was more enjoyable. They had volunteers present all week long displaying their support while aiding students and faculty with drinks and snacks.

  • State mandates leaving seniors high and dry

    To the editor:

    A special advisory commission of senior citizens was held in Frankfort on May 8-9, 2008.

    The Legislative Research Commission (LRC) is facing many problems due to mandates of Gov. Steve Beshear. The keynote speaker for this meeting was Commissioner Anderson, Department of Aging and Independent living, explaining results of a two to 12 percent reduction in monies and how this will affect not only her staff, but loss of monies so desperately needed for senior citizens centers.

  • Zoning rules should clarify when a farm is a business

    To the editor:

    My husband and I live on Ky. Hwy. 1743. We knew that, for various reasons, we would be adding an additional garage to the property. After doing some research we decided to have one built by Custom Wood. Adding an additional building meant getting a building permit, which we did.

  • Farmer's Market offers fresh choices to local consumers

    To the editor:

    In Harrison County there are many unknown or underused treasures. Among them is the Harrison County Farmer's Market.

    Started eight years ago by a group of farmers who wanted to provide you, the citizens of Harrison County, with produce that is much fresher than that which is trucked in from great distances, safer than that which is grown in foreign places with questionable and unregulated practices and healthier than that which has sat for days after harvest.

  • Recreation Task Force moving toward goals for Oddville park

    To the editor:

    The Recreation Task Force of Harrison County Tomorrow would like to thank the individuals and businesses of Harrison County who have so generously donated to the park on Oddville Avenue. With a total of $2,510 thus far, we are well on our way to purchasing picnic tables, benches, and trash receptacles. We encourage all to donate any amount you can for this project. Its never too late.

    Donna Kearns Williams

    Recreation Task Force

  • Annual Homemakers Day is set for Friday, May 9, at courthouse

    To the editor:

    On Friday, May 9, 2008, the Harrison County Homemakers Day Celebration will be held on the courthouse square from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    Our Homemakers are very talented. At the bake sale tent will be cakes, pies, candy, sweet breads, yeast breads, and rolls. All homemade by some of the best cooks in the county. At the Green Thumb Fair tent homemakers will be sharing cuttings from their gardens, house plants, bedding plants, and bulbs. Talk about green thumbs.

  • More to be done in fight against drugs

    To the editor:

    On behalf of Champions For A Drug-Free Harrison County and the Bourbon/Harrison Kentucky Agency For Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP), we would like to express our appreciation for the communitys response and attendance at the Town Hall meeting on underage drinking.

    Our young people are at great risk for substance abuse and dependence. We, as a community, have the responsibility to educate and support each other in the battle to combat such risks to our quality of life.

  • Fair wages should be a high priority

    To the editor:

    On March 6, the Paycheck Fairness Act was re-introduced in the U.S. Congress by Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.).

    According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, women continue to receive unequal pay for the same work. On average women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes.

    On Tuesday, April 22, 2008 the Licking Valley Business Professional Women (BPW), a local organization, will join thousands of women from across the United States in a national day of action against unfair pay called Equal Pay Day.