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Today's Opinions

  • More to be done in fight against drugs

    To the editor:

    On behalf of Champions For A Drug-Free Harrison County and the Bourbon/Harrison Kentucky Agency For Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP), we would like to express our appreciation for the communitys response and attendance at the Town Hall meeting on underage drinking.

    Our young people are at great risk for substance abuse and dependence. We, as a community, have the responsibility to educate and support each other in the battle to combat such risks to our quality of life.

  • Fair wages should be a high priority

    To the editor:

    On March 6, the Paycheck Fairness Act was re-introduced in the U.S. Congress by Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.).

    According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, women continue to receive unequal pay for the same work. On average women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes.

    On Tuesday, April 22, 2008 the Licking Valley Business Professional Women (BPW), a local organization, will join thousands of women from across the United States in a national day of action against unfair pay called Equal Pay Day.

  • Maybe clean up will spawn more community pride

    To the editor:

    After reading Mr. Teaters account of his day spent cleaning up Cynthiana, I felt compelled to write about my day as well.

    I was not born and raised in Harrison County but my husband was. When my husband first brought me to Cynthiana in 1996, I fell in love with this town. In 2004, when he left active duty Army, I knew this was the place where we were going to raise our children.

  • Clean up days set for August 5, 6

    To the editor:

    The Welcoming Climate Committee for Harrison County Tomorrow has taken the results of your survey seriously.

    In the nine-page report (front and back) the number one comment were the two words - clean up. This phrase alone was utilized over 140 times in the survey. Other related terms were beautification, restore, neat aesthetic community, attractive county and town, community pride, nicer superficial appearance of buildings, spruce up, reclaim and so forth. The people have spoken so now we need to follow up on the words with action.

  • TeleFund support keeps KET programming alive

    To the editor:

    Thanks so much to everyone in Harrison County and surrounding counties who became a KET member by making a contribution during TeleFund 2008. Kentuckians of all ages will benefit from your gift which helps KET continue to broadcast its entertaining and educational program line-up and extend its many community outreach programs.

    If you have not yet given your support, please call 1-800-866-0366 or pledge online at www.ket.org/support. KET will help you, your family, and your fellow citizens be more informed, entertained, and empowered.

    Martha S. Barnes

  • Committee looking for help equipping Oddville Ave. park

    To the editor:

    Please look below for the Harrison County Tomorrow letter to the citizens of Cynthiana and Harrison County. It only takes a few minutes to read and then if you think you, your family and the community could benefit from the projects mentioned within the letter, please send a donation with the form provided.

  • Storms devastation bought out best in the community

    To the editor:

    The tornado destroyed three of our barns and our shop. We were so fortunate that it didnt do any damage to our home. Also we were so thankful no lives were lost.

    We just want to thank all who worked so hard to clean up the mess the tornado left. They spent time working on our farm when they could have spent time with their families. Thanks also to those who sent equipment, wagons, etc. and to the churches, Beef Cattle Association and individuals who provided food. It was all much appreciated.

  • Want change? Put your name on a list

    More and more, Im approached on the street by people who want to enact changes in the community but feel powerless to do it.

    Maybe powerless is too harsh. Maybe the task just seems too daunting.

    I get that. When Im asked what needs to be done, dozens of things flood my brain.

    That causes me to feel overwhelmed, like moving forward at this point is impossible.

    I dont believe that, but sometimes it feels that way.

    And thats where we are as a community as the end of winter approaches.

    We have an almost perpetual case of seasonal affective disorder.