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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Changing site now has space for your input

    Late in November The Cynthiana Democrat website made a dramatic change. In fact, it's still changing.

    The change I've heard most about was the message board. It's gone. Hallelujah it's gone.

    Actually, I thought the concept was good. It was a place for our community to speak out. However, it soon turned nasty. There was name calling, back biting and hateful attacks. All of this was done under anonymity.

    I take my job at the newspaper seriously and am very proud of the product that I and my colleagues put out each week.

  • Plan to burn Walnut Street buildings has been scrapped

    To the editor:

    In September 2007, St. Edward Church submitted a petition to the Kentucky State Fire Commission for permission to burn two houses on North Walnut Street.

    We were as surprised as anyone as to its approval. There were three conditions placed on the control burn: remove the vinyl siding and asphalt shingles and an asbestos inspection and abatement. All of these conditions were accomplished.

  • HMH maternity wing is a top notch facility

    To the editor:

    I am writing in praise of Harrison Memorial Hospital and its new maternity wing.

    This past spring, I discovered I was expecting a baby. After seeing an advertisement in the paper for Drs. Clarke and Bell, I called and began seeing Dr. Mary Bell. I received excellent care from the beginning of my pregnancy to the delivery of my son in the fall. The facilities at the hospital were immaculate and the nurses were kind, professional and caring.