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Today's Opinions

  • Support urged for blood drive

    To the editor:

    I am writing about the upcoming Blood Drive that is one of the three blood drives sponsored each year by the Homemakers of Harrison County. The Homemakers have been hosting successful Blood Drives for 25 years. The Connersville Club and the Curry Club will provide homemade cookies for the blood drive.

    The Blood Drive is on Friday, Oct. 24, at the Harrison County Extension Office at 668 New Lair Road in the multi-purpose room from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Photo identification is required.

  • Handy House should be treated like family

    To the editor:

    I recently had the opportunity to tour the Handy House. I was astonished by its craftsmanship and wonderful condition. As a remodeler, I worked extensively in the Old Louisville area during its revitalization period of the 1970s and ‘80s and I never started work in a building that was in as good condition as is the Handy House.

    I know there are those who would like to see this house gone but after having seen the beautiful condition of this old home, I don’t understand why anyone would want to take it down.

  • Prevent-a-Litter month once again successful

    To the editor:

    I am writing to inform you and your readers that Augusts Prevent-a-Litter month, which offered 10 percent spay/neuter discounts at Brooks Animal Clinic and Harrison Vet Clinic was quite a success. Twenty-eight newly altered companion animals will no longer contribute to the pet overpopulation crisis in Harrison County, which necessitated the euthanasia of more than 900 homeless dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter in 2007.

  • With election looming, NAACP Gala promises to be a special event

    To the editor:

    The Cynthiana and Harrison County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Freedom Fund Gala will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Harrison County High School cafeteria located at 550 Webster Ave.

    We are honored to announce that John J. Johnson, Executive Director of Kentucky Commissioner of Human Rights, will be the keynote speaker for the evening. Sherelle Roberts, WKYT-27 News First, will be the Mistress of Ceremony. The Theme for this years event is Vote, An Act of Self-Defense and Self-Respect.

  • There is help available to help you quit smoking

    To the editor:

    I am writing to let the public know about a very valuable class we have here in Cynthiana, offered by the Wedco District Health Department.

    I was a smoker for nearly 20 years. I was severely addicted. I smoked anywhere from one to two packs a day. When I was only 30 years old I was diagnosed with heart problems. My doctor told me then that I needed to quit but the addiction was too strong for me. I ended up having open-heart surgery and a valve replacement. Even that didnt keep me away from the cigarettes. It has been a constant struggle for me to try to quit.

  • Coalition is working hard to stem county's large drug problem

    To the editor:

    On behalf of Champions For A Drug Free Harrison County, we would like to respond to the concerns recently expressed on the Viewpoint page by Rhonda Armigo.

    She stated that she is concerned about the growing drug problem in our city and asks why our leaders do not do something. She further challenges our community as to our plan for addressing this problem.

  • Food pantry needs have increased with economic issues

    To the editor:

    This letter is a thank you and also a plea.

    Let me explain. As chairperson of the food pantry and treasurer for our local ministerial association, I see firsthand the needs - not wants - in our community.

  • Readers urge public to get involved in this years elections

    To the editor:

    I would like to use this opportunity to thank retiring Family Court Judge David Melcher for his years of service on the bench and for the innovative programs he has implemented in support of Harrison Countys children and families.

    As a Rotarian volunteer for Judge Melchers mentoring program I have been able to experience in a small way the kinds of issues a family court judge must contend with on a daily basis. It is a tough job and one that I know takes a high level of dedication and commitment.