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Today's Opinions

  • Harrison ATC provides spark for students interested in technical fields

    Welding is one of the flashiest, pun intended, programs at Kentucky Tech. Like Thor summoning lightning, there is something very exciting about harnessing electricity to melt two pieces of metal together. It’s also very useful.
    Many of us do not think about how often we encounter welding or how often we rely on it. At any given moment it is likely that we are surrounded by welded products.

  • Don’t be late: Yearbook deadline is Dec. 1

    It was at the 11th hour last year that a huge influx of photograph submissions for the Yearbook were received.
    Here we are again and I’m still awaiting pictures from events that occurred in Harrison County during 2010 or those involving our local citizenry.
    The deadline for this year’s book is Wednesday, Dec. 1.
    What we are interested in are photographs that our readers captured. Obviously, the news staff at The Cynthiana Democrat cannot be at every event. Therefore, this is a way for your event to be documented.

  • Not all veterans recognized in annual newspaper edition

    To the editor:
    Being born and raised in Cynthiana, it is always good to get news from home, which I still consider Cynthiana to be (smiles). I’ve read the Democrat online and in print for a number of years and last week’s edition was really a disappointment. In observance of Veteran’s Day, there was a second section of the Nov. 11 edition ‘Honoring our Armed Forces’.

  • United Fund support to Diabetes Coalition is appreciated

    To the editor:
    The Harrison County Diabetes Coalition would like to thank the United Fund for the monetary donations we have received over the years.  Because of your support, we have been able to continue our emergency assistance program that provides medications and testing supplies for Harrison County residents.  
    Due to the increase in the number of individuals being diagnosed with diabetes, the need for our services has increased as well.  Thank you again for your invaluable support.
     
    Jara Bauer

  • Rankings help determine schools’ success

    To the editor:
    In response to Mr. Doan’s letter of Oct. 28, 2010, he stated that Harrison County ranked 88th in the state compared to other counties. I really appreciate those facts. It is easy to understand how we compare to other public schools systems in the state., especially the systems that are adjoining Harrison County such as Pendleton, Bourbon, Grant and Paris Independent.
    All of these schools, to my surprise, were 27 places or higher than Harrison County.

  • Appreciation for the giving of others

    To the editor:
    In our community, there is an organization that helps many groups that in return helps many people. Many people may not know anything about this organization, but many businesses and maybe individuals contribute to it.

  • Drivers, please stop for buses

    Do we need a refresher course in drivers ed?
    Drivers, the school bus STOP sign has not changed to my knowledge.
    It still has flashing lights to get our attention and it still means for you to STOP.
    In a week’s time, I have witness drivers ignore the STOP sign when the driver of my children’s bus put the sign out. It did not to get the drivers’ attention when they were talking on the phone or when the music was so loud the horn didn’t even get their attention.

  • Thank-you all veterans for your service

    To the men and women who have left their families and friends behind to serve in the armed forces, whether stateside or on foreign soil, thank you.
    Today is Veterans’ Day, a day that all Americans should feel blessed to have been blanketed in the stars and stripes that is not just a flag. That flag represents each veteran who ever defended this country.
    As the flag hangs at half mast to honor another fallen soldier, and as it billows and waves in a form of salute, take pride in a nation that can freely honor its veterans.