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Today's Opinions

  • Take care when criticizing those who need public help

    For the past several years I have been employed by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department of Community Based Services, in Harrison County, as a Family Support Specialist.

    As a caseworker, I have witnessed heartbreak, hardship, tragedy and triumph to a degree I had not previously known.

    Women, suddenly widowed, consumed by grief, paralyzed by the fear, that tomorrow will come having no idea what theyll do when it does, because their husbands had always taken care of everything.

  • Editorial: Public loses experience in candidate withdrawals

    Two of Cynthianas city commissioners announced last week that they were withdrawing their bids for re-election.

    Their decisions will give Cynthiana voters two less viable candidates to vote for in May.

    Bill Doan and James Martin have endured much in their three terms of office. They have each served with two mayors who lead with very different styles.

    The commissioners weathered two terms with former Mayor Virgie Wells and two-thirds of their most recent term with Mayor Jim Brown.

  • Farmer's Market offers fresh choices to local consumers

    To the editor:

    In Harrison County there are many unknown or underused treasures. Among them is the Harrison County Farmer's Market.

    Started eight years ago by a group of farmers who wanted to provide you, the citizens of Harrison County, with produce that is much fresher than that which is trucked in from great distances, safer than that which is grown in foreign places with questionable and unregulated practices and healthier than that which has sat for days after harvest.

  • Recreation Task Force moving toward goals for Oddville park

    To the editor:

    The Recreation Task Force of Harrison County Tomorrow would like to thank the individuals and businesses of Harrison County who have so generously donated to the park on Oddville Avenue. With a total of $2,510 thus far, we are well on our way to purchasing picnic tables, benches, and trash receptacles. We encourage all to donate any amount you can for this project. Its never too late.

    Donna Kearns Williams

    Recreation Task Force

  • Annual Homemakers Day is set for Friday, May 9, at courthouse

    To the editor:

    On Friday, May 9, 2008, the Harrison County Homemakers Day Celebration will be held on the courthouse square from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    Our Homemakers are very talented. At the bake sale tent will be cakes, pies, candy, sweet breads, yeast breads, and rolls. All homemade by some of the best cooks in the county. At the Green Thumb Fair tent homemakers will be sharing cuttings from their gardens, house plants, bedding plants, and bulbs. Talk about green thumbs.

  • It's love that keeps Raggedy festival going

    Six years ago, the tourism division of the Cynthiana Renaissance committee needed a project while waiting to promote the ventures of the sub-committees.

    After a lengthy brain storming session, I mentioned that the granddaughter of Johnny Gruelle, the creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy, had recently visited Cynthiana. You know the rest.

    After five successful Raggedy Ann Festivals, the sixth one is nearly complete. I have been asked why I have done this for so long, especially since this is an exceptionally busy time during the year for me. The answer, in short, is the people.

  • 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.