• Community missing out if Ridgeway is torn down

    To the editor:
    The citizens of Cynthiana and Harrison County are missing out on an opportunity to invest in their community. We have a 7,000 square foot house in an ideal location that would make a wonderful community center.
    We have the possibility of receiving over one half million dollars in capital “cash” due to tax credits for this community center. With a community center, the possibilities are endless.  

  • Fear is insufficient reason to block Handy House rehab

    To the editor:
    By attending the last Fiscal Court meeting, Sept. 8, 2015, I learned a few things. First, the acoustics in what used to be the second-floor courtroom are horrible. It was nearly impossible to understand what was being said by those seated around the table. One would have to read the minutes of the meeting to know exactly what had transpired, by then it’s too late to object or give constructive suggestions.

  • Taxpayers got bad deal with courthouse renovation

    To the editor:
    Correct me if I’m wrong, but as I recall, we, the people of Harrison County, recently spent $1 million+ to renovate the old courthouse, which was finished last year just prior to the Rod Run.
    There is a magnificent plaque mounted on the wall adjacent to the newly installed elevator. This plaque tells about the renovation and I wonder how much of the million dollars went toward the plaque and elevator.
    Having said this; we got screwed!

  • Waits Road construction continues to be a nuisance

    To the editor:
    With no concern for its neighbors on Waits Road, the Indian Creek Christian Church leased property to the East Kentucky Power Company, which has been having ongoing construction on the property.
    Many members of the church were not aware of the leasing arrangement, with some being told that the church was not receiving any money.
    This property is at our front door. For the past five months, we have endured the  unsightly view, horrible noise, and industrial traffic. We are told this will continue for another three months.

  • KY retirement pension must be funded

    To the editor:
    The Kentucky Retirement System Pension fund issues are well known around the Commonwealth.  One of the funds (KERS non haz) is funded at only 21% and is the worst funded public pension plan in the United States.
    Recently I was elected President of the Bluegrass East Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees organization and I will present an informational meeting on Monday, Sept. 28 in the Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    There will be two (2) sessions:  10 a.m. – 12 noon and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

  • Highways managed by state contractors

    To the editor:
    On Thursday, Aug. 13, Kevin Florence of the Kentucky Department of Transportation, updated the Cynthiana Rotary Club, at its weekly noon meeting, on the department’s progresses and challenges.  
    A question was raised about a dead tree leaning over U.S. 27, just south of Cynthiana. It was pointed out that if the tree fell it would present a major traffic disruption on a main artery into town. He said he would take a look at it to see if there was something he and his crew could address.

  • Those who helped with Rod Run appreciated

    To the editor:

  • Thanks to Rod Run committee

    To the editor:
    I want to give a BIG shout out to Jerry Adams and his hardworking staff for the outstanding job they did this year on the Rod Run. They worked countless hours planning and preparing for this event. There was a great crowd, and who knows how many vehicles and vendor booths galore. Also the Lord blessed us with really beautiful weather.
    This is something Cynthiana should be proud of and in my opinion is the biggest and best event this little town has.
    Again, thanks to Jerry and his staff for all their efforts. Great job guys.

  • NAACP scholarship gala coming soon

    To the editor:
    The annual Cynthiana/Harrison County NAACP Scholarship Gala is just around the corner.  
    I would like to thank all who have helped the NAACP continue to be recognized in our community as we move forward.
    This will be our 11th year celebrating the scholarship gala.
    I would like to thank Mr. Andy Dotson and Mr. David Case for the use of the schools for locations for the previous 10 galas.

  • Aldridge doesn’t recognize racial, cultural slurs

    To the editor:
    This letter is in response to the views expressed in “Mike’s Minute” in the July 16, 2015 edition of the Cynthiana Democrat.
    In this column, Mike Aldridge defended the use of the name Washington Redskins by the NFL team as well as other derogatory terms and practices used by other professional and college teams which insult Native Americans.
    It is obvious that Mike Aldridge does not recognize a racial or cultural slur.