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Today's Opinions

  • Letter mischaracterized candidate’s methods

    To the editor:

    In last week’s paper Mr. Jones made the statement that Barbara Paul solicited about a dozen young boys at the Harrison and Pendleton County football game. Mrs. Paul did not solicit young boys at the game. I know this because I called parents for permission in support of Mrs. Paul days before the football game.

    My intentions were not to “use” our children, as stated in last week’s paper. My husband, son, niece and other adult friends wore shirts or hats supporting Mrs. Paul.

  • Readers rally behind favorite candidates

    Cynthiana City Commission

    To the editor:

    I’ve been looking over the field of candidates for city commissioner. And what a diverse list it is. This means my choices are as varied as the profile of our community itself. And that’s a good thing.

    Of course I’ll be casting my usual vote for the good old boys, they have mostly my interest and will represent my view at every commissioner’s meeting, I hope.

  • Readers sound off on election choices

    To the editor:

    I am writing this to urge all Cynthiana residents to vote for Mark Mattmiller for City Commissioner on Nov. 4. I have known Mr. Mattmiller my entire adult life and have worked closely with him at the high school.

    Mark Mattmiller is a very hard worker. He is presented with unusual problems almost daily and throws himself into them until they are solved. Mattmiller has a gift for getting people to work together to find solutions. He has a dedication to doing things the right way.

  • Mention of Welcome Wagon brought back joyful memories

    To the editor:

    This letter is in response to Mrs. Jean-Ann Kerr’s letter, which appeared in last week’s Democrat.

    I am one of Mrs. Emma Lou Wade, the Welcome Wagon lady’s, grandchildren. My Mamaw was a very special lady. In fact, she and my Papaw were wonderful people.

    It touched my heart to see that people, outside of our family, still remember her. I know how much she enjoyed doing the Welcome Wagon. She loved meeting new people, and she tried her best to make them feel welcomed.

  • Citizens concerned with state of affairs

    To the editor:

    I am a concerned citizen of Cynthiana and I am writing because it is a shame that working people can’t get help but people who are not working can get help.

    I’m speaking particularly of people on welfare and other government stuff. If this town can’t help working people then working people shouldn’t have to pay taxes for people who don’t work.

  • Support urged for blood drive

    To the editor:

    I am writing about the upcoming Blood Drive that is one of the three blood drives sponsored each year by the Homemakers of Harrison County. The Homemakers have been hosting successful Blood Drives for 25 years. The Connersville Club and the Curry Club will provide homemade cookies for the blood drive.

    The Blood Drive is on Friday, Oct. 24, at the Harrison County Extension Office at 668 New Lair Road in the multi-purpose room from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Photo identification is required.

  • Handy House should be treated like family

    To the editor:

    I recently had the opportunity to tour the Handy House. I was astonished by its craftsmanship and wonderful condition. As a remodeler, I worked extensively in the Old Louisville area during its revitalization period of the 1970s and ‘80s and I never started work in a building that was in as good condition as is the Handy House.

    I know there are those who would like to see this house gone but after having seen the beautiful condition of this old home, I don’t understand why anyone would want to take it down.

  • Prevent-a-Litter month once again successful

    To the editor:

    I am writing to inform you and your readers that Augusts Prevent-a-Litter month, which offered 10 percent spay/neuter discounts at Brooks Animal Clinic and Harrison Vet Clinic was quite a success. Twenty-eight newly altered companion animals will no longer contribute to the pet overpopulation crisis in Harrison County, which necessitated the euthanasia of more than 900 homeless dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter in 2007.