• Food pantry thanks Democrat and Garden show donors for support

    To the editor:
    The Food Pantry would like to take this opportunity to thank the Cynthiana Democrat and all who participated in the 2015 Home and Garden Show and donated food and money for which we were the recipients.

  • Couple announces new scholarship

    To the Editor:

  • Family enjoys local Cynthiana-Harrison County museum

    To the editor:

    On April 18, 2015, my three grandsons and I had the opportunity to visit the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum. The boys enjoyed hearing and learning about the history of many items displayed. Our visit was topped off with Kenny Simpson’s tour and history presentation of the old Harrison County Jail.
    The museum is truly a real treasure in the community. We look forward to visiting again in the future.

  • Mother laments son’s loss

    To the editor:

    After reading that Harrison Memorial Hospital was ranked fifth as one of best places to work in Kentucky.
    I had to respond.
    I just wish my late son, Jackie, had been working at a place like this.
    He came back home to Kentucky to work at a hospital, and buy his first home.
    He was hired in 2008, and fired in November of 2012.
    What a shame! This hospital could not have been like HMH.
    He took his life in December of 2012. Enough said.

    Nancy Taylor
    Cynthiana, Ky.

  • Cedarbrook residents are scared and confused

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  • The Licking Valley Singers are a blessing and treasure

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  • Beauty and harmony

    To the editor:
    Take a symphony without the various instruments, there would not be a flow of music as each has a specific note to follow or there would be chaos.
    An artist uses many colors to produce a masterpiece. Individually, the colors are beautiful. Individually they are bland, but when put together there is harmony.
    How about a car? It doesn’t function without a motor, a frame, wheels, etc. But, all together it runs smooth like it was made to do.
    Birds sing in early morning and without their music it would not be enjoyable.

  • Juvenile justice law a rock wall to child discipline since 1973

    To the editor:
    I was a social worker for a year, a probation and parole officer for about four years and a cop for 21 years.
    The poor woman that wrote the letter about her children, the school system and law enforcement has hit a rock wall that was built in 1973.
    The wall is the Juvenile Justice Law. The only object of this law is to benefit the juvenile offender. It is based on an obsolete federal model that was scrapped years ago.
    This law removed all power from the schools, the cops, and the parents!

  • Equal pay day is a national day of action

    To the editor:
    On Tuesday, April 14, thousands of women from across the United States will join in a national day of action against unfair pay called Equal Pay Day.
    April is symbolic of the point into the Next Year that a woman must work in order to earn the wages paid to a man in the previous year. On a national level, women are paid only 78 cents for every dollar a man is paid, according to the U.S. Consus Bureau. So, because women earn less, we must work longer for the same pay.

  • Harrison Academic team does excellent job at Governor’s Cup

    To the editor:
    Our athletic teams often get a lot of well-deserved press, but we wanted to take an opportunity to publicly congratulate the Harrison County High School Academic team, and our son, Evan Sullivan, for their showing in the Kentucky Governor’s Cup Academic Competition.