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Letters

  • 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.

  • Maybe clean up will spawn more community pride

    To the editor:

    After reading Mr. Teaters account of his day spent cleaning up Cynthiana, I felt compelled to write about my day as well.

    I was not born and raised in Harrison County but my husband was. When my husband first brought me to Cynthiana in 1996, I fell in love with this town. In 2004, when he left active duty Army, I knew this was the place where we were going to raise our children.

  • Clean up days set for August 5, 6

    To the editor:

    The Welcoming Climate Committee for Harrison County Tomorrow has taken the results of your survey seriously.

    In the nine-page report (front and back) the number one comment were the two words - clean up. This phrase alone was utilized over 140 times in the survey. Other related terms were beautification, restore, neat aesthetic community, attractive county and town, community pride, nicer superficial appearance of buildings, spruce up, reclaim and so forth. The people have spoken so now we need to follow up on the words with action.

  • TeleFund support keeps KET programming alive

    To the editor:

    Thanks so much to everyone in Harrison County and surrounding counties who became a KET member by making a contribution during TeleFund 2008. Kentuckians of all ages will benefit from your gift which helps KET continue to broadcast its entertaining and educational program line-up and extend its many community outreach programs.

    If you have not yet given your support, please call 1-800-866-0366 or pledge online at www.ket.org/support. KET will help you, your family, and your fellow citizens be more informed, entertained, and empowered.

    Martha S. Barnes

  • Committee looking for help equipping Oddville Ave. park

    To the editor:

    Please look below for the Harrison County Tomorrow letter to the citizens of Cynthiana and Harrison County. It only takes a few minutes to read and then if you think you, your family and the community could benefit from the projects mentioned within the letter, please send a donation with the form provided.

  • Storms devastation bought out best in the community

    To the editor:

    The tornado destroyed three of our barns and our shop. We were so fortunate that it didnt do any damage to our home. Also we were so thankful no lives were lost.

    We just want to thank all who worked so hard to clean up the mess the tornado left. They spent time working on our farm when they could have spent time with their families. Thanks also to those who sent equipment, wagons, etc. and to the churches, Beef Cattle Association and individuals who provided food. It was all much appreciated.

  • Plan to burn Walnut Street buildings has been scrapped

    To the editor:

    In September 2007, St. Edward Church submitted a petition to the Kentucky State Fire Commission for permission to burn two houses on North Walnut Street.

    We were as surprised as anyone as to its approval. There were three conditions placed on the control burn: remove the vinyl siding and asphalt shingles and an asbestos inspection and abatement. All of these conditions were accomplished.

  • HMH maternity wing is a top notch facility

    To the editor:

    I am writing in praise of Harrison Memorial Hospital and its new maternity wing.

    This past spring, I discovered I was expecting a baby. After seeing an advertisement in the paper for Drs. Clarke and Bell, I called and began seeing Dr. Mary Bell. I received excellent care from the beginning of my pregnancy to the delivery of my son in the fall. The facilities at the hospital were immaculate and the nurses were kind, professional and caring.

  • Leaders owe voters more than lip service

    To the editor:

    Two years ago, the taxpaying voters of Cynthiana elected a new set of officials into our public offices. Two years ago, those same officials were only candidates who ran campaigns with slogans like, Its time for change or Together we can make it happen.

    After two years of this new leadership, it is painfully obvious that change must mean that we went from a payor who made numerous positive strides forward to a mayor who has, to date, failed to deliver on even one major campaign promise.