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Letters

  • Thanks for help with annual cheer calendar

    To the editor:

    I would like to take this time to thank all the local businesses who supported the Harrison County High School varsity cheerleaders with a recent fundraiser.

    Thanks to you, the cheerleading calendar was once again a success.

    All the supporting businesses will receive a free calendar with dates for HCHS events in football, basketball, volleyball and soccer.

    Anyone wishing to purchase a calendar may contact any HCHS varsity cheerleader or coach.

    Thanks again for your support.

    Diana Shirley

  • Where's the activity at the Oddville park?

    To the editor:

    I was out to the Oddville Avenue park this past Saturday and noticed that construction on the parking place has stopped. The city and county started several weeks ago to build a parking place for the recreation events that would be held in that area of the park.

    I noticed that there were two pieces of equipment sitting there. They have not been moved for several weeks. Wonder what happened?

    James Swinford

    Cynthiana

  • Relay team concert was a great success

    To the editor:

    What began as a dream talked about over morning coffee at the Cynthiana Fire Department finally became a reality Saturday with the first annual Cyn City Music Festival. The fire department's Relay for Life team hosted the five-band outdoor concert on a picturesque afternoon at the Handy Farm Park.

  • Care at HMH was beyond exceptional

    To the editor:

    I would like to publicly commend Harrison Memorial Hospital and Women's Health of Cynthiana for the care I recently received. Last month as I prepared for surgery and a six week recovery, many friends and family were surprised to hear that I was not traveling to Lexington for such services. But as visitors came by during my surgery, and later to my room, they were pleasantly surprised.

  • 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.