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Today's Opinions

  • Loud boomboxes are nuisance

    To the editor:

    Everyone who received a Democrat or bought one last week got a yellow paper flyer with the city ordinances on it, asking that all residents cooperate with the following ordinances. That means all residents in the city.

  • Mother congratulates son for earning Salutatorian honors

    To the editor:

    I wanted to write a letter congratulating my son, Aaron Williams, for his graduation on Friday, June 5 from Harrison County High School. Aaron was recognized during commencement for being the only student to sweep the CATS scores for his entire high school career and he and J.D. Wright were recognized for receiving Commonwealth Diplomas.   Congratulations J.D.

  • Community thanked for success of Ice Cream Social

    To the editor:

    On behalf of the parishioners of St. Edward, I wish to thank everyone who supported our recent Ice Cream Social. It was a great success! All proceeds benefit the operation of St. Edward School.

     We appreciate the kindness and generosity of our local officials and businesses who provided items for our silent auction.  We are grateful to the many members of our local churches and community who stopped by and enjoyed some great food, delicious cake and ice cream and even found a bargain at the silent auction. Thanks for your support!

  • ‘In a world of storms, church is the safe place where we find Him’

    On a recent Wednesday morning while waiting for people to return my phone calls, I sat at my desk and attended a church in Granger, Ind.

    I found Granger Community Church (“GCC”) while researching T.D. Jakes’ church in Dallas, Texas, The Potter’s House. A Religion feature I’m writing for the paper is about a new local church that’s associated with the Texas church.

    As to how I found GCC, a Web site listing the Top 60 church blogs had GCC as blog No. 59 and I clicked on the link.

  • Thief may steal items from grave, but can’t steal memories

    To the editor:

    On May 28, my husband would have been 67 years old. My children and their families put balloons on his grave and a stepping stone under the tree near his grave. We only left them a few hours because of the cemetery’s rules. I went back to take the balloons off and they had been stolen. The stepping stone stayed almost four days.

  • Flowers on mother’s grave stolen Memorial Day weekend

    To the editor:

    I would like to address a problem we are having in our Battle Grove Cemetery. No, it is not with the caretakers. I know that sometimes we don’t agree with things, but there is no graveyard that I know of that looks as good as ours does all year round, even in the winter.

  • Wright remembered for his dedication and compassion

    To the editor:

    Commonwealth Attorney Douglas R. Wright was a man of true compassion and strength. Working with Doug was both an honor and a privilege. Doug always searched for ways to ensure the protection of children and sought justice when kids had been victimized.

     Early in his term he committed himself to utilizing the multidisciplinary approach of investigating child abuse. It was in this capacity that our team at the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center had the extraordinary experience of working alongside Doug Wright.

  • ‘Now show the world who you are,’ Jenkins tells graduates

    Former Harrison County High School principal Jerry Jenkins spoke to the graduating class of 2009 at Ingles Stadium Friday evening durning commencement. Below is the speech he gave to the class and audience.

    Editor’s Note: The speech has been edited for length.

    Thanks to the 2009 Harrison County High School Class for selecting me as your speaker. This is an honor that has inspired me to do some deep and pro-longed thinking and usually when I do that I get myself in trouble. Hopefully that will not happen tonight.