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Today's Opinions

  • Taxpayers burdened by teachers’ retirement

    To the editor:
    I can sympathize with John Schrieber and his letter of May 12, where he had difficulty obtaining a refund from Kentucky Teacher’s Retirement System (KTRS), being only a substitute and having no intention of receiving benefits.  I had the same problem in 2004.

  • Enjoyment found in “Dr. Joe”

    To the editor:
    When Karen and I moved back to this part of the country from northern California in February 1997, one of the services we were interested in was a good doctor. Little did we know when Karen’s Aunt Violet Long, retired county nurse, referred us to “Dr. Joe” that we would acquire a superior doctor.
    On our first visit, I noted that Dr. Joe’s birth date was exactly one month (Aug. 20, 1937) prior to mine, which I thought was pretty cool. After spending time with him, I found he was pretty cool.

  • Enjoyment found in “Dr. Joe”

    To the editor:
    When Karen and I moved back to this part of the country from northern California in February 1997, one of the services we were interested in was a good doctor. Little did we know when Karen’s Aunt Violet Long, retired county nurse, referred us to “Dr. Joe” that we would acquire a superior doctor.
    On our first visit, I noted that Dr. Joe’s birth date was exactly one month (Aug. 20, 1937) prior to mine, which I thought was pretty cool. After spending time with him, I found he was pretty cool.

  • Family mission causes a change in heart

    When I write a column for our Viewpoint section of the Cynthiana Democrat, I try to find some humorous story to ramble on about.
    Sometimes, I even go outside my comfort zone and try and sound intellectual in discussing a sensitive or important issue within the county or city.
    However, never before have I been sitting at my computer and been led by emotion to share a story with everyone, until now.

  • Family mission causes a change in heart

    When I write a column for our Viewpoint section of the Cynthiana Democrat, I try to find some humorous story to ramble on about.
    Sometimes, I even go outside my comfort zone and try and sound intellectual in discussing a sensitive or important issue within the county or city.
    However, never before have I been sitting at my computer and been led by emotion to share a story with everyone, until now.

  • Substitute personnel be aware of retirement frustrations in Frankfort

    To the editor:
    This letter is especially written to substitute teachers in Harrison County.
    Be advised: From my personal experience, it has taken at least two years to receive a final conclusion after letters requesting an explanation of why it took six months to receive my contribution to the Kentucky Retirement System. It has taken visits to Frankfort’s Department of Teacher Retirement and letters to our election representative and senator, and the commissioner of education. I finally received a conclusion to my frustration.

  • Class of 1971 will celebrate 40th reunion on Aug. 20

    To the editor:
    The recent successful local production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” reminds us how fleeting time is. The Harrison County High School Class of 1971 will celebrate its 40th graduation anniversary with a class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Ramada Inn in Lexington.
    Our reunion committee has attempted to contact as many classmates as possible. However, if you have not received information regarding the reunion, please call Danny Haley, 859-234-6436, and he will advise you of details.

  • Readers, let us know what you think about...

    Perhaps you don’t agree with a letter or a column here on the Viewpoint page.
    Maybe you think the newspaper or its editor have taken it to far by printing someone’s opinion.
    In recent weeks I’ve heard some mumbling to that effect.
    My response has to be that I would no more deny publication of a letter to the editor than I would ask a librarian to remove a book from the shelf.
    There is the exception of libel and good taste with regards to letters.
    There are a few rules, but we try to limit those.