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Today's Opinions

  • America still has long way to go with race relations

    To the editor:

    We as Americans, and that includes black Americans, have realized a new century. We have also witnessed something so many of us did not think was possible. On the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther Kings I Have a Dream speech, at the Democratic National Convention, Sen. Barrack Obama will become the partys official nominee for president.

  • Public can help curb litter problems in Harrison County

    To the editor:

    The State of Kentucky has made littering punishable by up to a $500 fine and or 12 months in jail. A fine and hours of community service such as picking up trash by the roadsides is the most common punishment designated by the courts. Citizens can enforce this ordinance by reporting the offender to the police (859-234-7100) in the Cynthiana city limits, or if outside the city limits, the sheriff (859-234-7135) and providing the following information:

    Type of Litter (if known):

    Vehicle License Number:

    Vehicle Description (make, model, color):

  • Staff at HMH makes experience enjoyable

    To the editor:

    On Sunday, June 22, 2008, I delivered my third child by C-section at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

    My husband and I could not be happier with the care we received. Everyone was knowledgeable, gracious and caring. The wonderful OB and OR nurses eased my worries as I prepared to have my son one month earlier than anticipated. I can never say thank you enough to Dr. Clarke, Dr. Harpel and the staff at HMH.

  • Committee thanks local businesses for help

    To the editor:

    The Harrison County Youth Livestock committee would like to express a huge thank you to the local businesses that continue to support the Harrison County youth.

    We recently held a fun show at the Harrison County Fair grounds. The participants had the opportunity to bring out their livestock project and practice grooming and showing their animal prior to the fair.

  • St. Edward acting to remain where it is now

    To the editor:

    In December, 2006 the parishioners of St. Edward Church met to discuss its future. Staff and parishioners recognized that our present campus size does not allow for additional facilities and have sufficient parking.

    At that meeting parishioners agreed that we would stay at our present location and buy adjacent properties as they became available. This option was chosen instead of property out of town and moving from our spiritual and historic roots.

  • Cicadas' sounds were music to my ears

    On a recent Friday afternoon I was leaving the Licking Valley Campus where I work, when I saw our Bradford Pear tree working alive with activity.

    A closer inspection revealed hundreds of singing cicadas. I grabbed my camera out of the car and climbed under the lower limbs of the tree to get a better look.

    Amazing.

    I started shooting pictures while my colleague Debbie Gill gasped, "What are you doing?" She doesn't like cicadas.

  • Thanks for help with annual cheer calendar

    To the editor:

    I would like to take this time to thank all the local businesses who supported the Harrison County High School varsity cheerleaders with a recent fundraiser.

    Thanks to you, the cheerleading calendar was once again a success.

    All the supporting businesses will receive a free calendar with dates for HCHS events in football, basketball, volleyball and soccer.

    Anyone wishing to purchase a calendar may contact any HCHS varsity cheerleader or coach.

    Thanks again for your support.

    Diana Shirley

  • Where's the activity at the Oddville park?

    To the editor:

    I was out to the Oddville Avenue park this past Saturday and noticed that construction on the parking place has stopped. The city and county started several weeks ago to build a parking place for the recreation events that would be held in that area of the park.

    I noticed that there were two pieces of equipment sitting there. They have not been moved for several weeks. Wonder what happened?

    James Swinford

    Cynthiana