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Today's Opinions

  • Disabled should get free spaying/neutering for pets

    To the editor:

    It’s been two weeks since my letter went to press regarding our local gas not dropping under $3 a gallon and guess what now its $2.75 here and $2.68 in Georgetown. However with gas going down, groceries are going up. Is there any end to this? It’s all politics and war time. But no one was in favor of war except G.W. Bush and he went after the wrong man and it cost us over 4,000 lives lost and still the culprit roams free.

  • White ribbons used for adoption recognition

    To the editor:

    November is Adoption Awareness month. In recognition of this unique way in which to become a family, white ribbons will be worn.

    I ask that all of you who are touched by adoption to please wear a white ribbon during the month of November. If you see someone wearing a white ribbon, please ask him/her how adoption has affected their life. If you are interested in learning more about adoption, call (800) 928-4303.

  • Vote with America in mind, not your political party

    To the editor:

    Vote how you honestly believe, not because you’re a Democrat or Republican as we often do.

    Do you believe in abortion? Then vote for Obama.

    Do you believe in gay marriage? Then vote for Obama.

    Do you believe in socialism? Then vote for Obama.

    Do you believe in higher taxes? Then vote for Obama.

    Do you really believe in spreading the wealth? Then vote for Obama.

    Do you believe that we need to depend less on foreign oil? Then vote for McCain.

  • Letter mischaracterized candidate’s methods

    To the editor:

    In last week’s paper Mr. Jones made the statement that Barbara Paul solicited about a dozen young boys at the Harrison and Pendleton County football game. Mrs. Paul did not solicit young boys at the game. I know this because I called parents for permission in support of Mrs. Paul days before the football game.

    My intentions were not to “use” our children, as stated in last week’s paper. My husband, son, niece and other adult friends wore shirts or hats supporting Mrs. Paul.

  • Readers rally behind favorite candidates

    Cynthiana City Commission

    To the editor:

    I’ve been looking over the field of candidates for city commissioner. And what a diverse list it is. This means my choices are as varied as the profile of our community itself. And that’s a good thing.

    Of course I’ll be casting my usual vote for the good old boys, they have mostly my interest and will represent my view at every commissioner’s meeting, I hope.

  • Readers sound off on election choices

    To the editor:

    I am writing this to urge all Cynthiana residents to vote for Mark Mattmiller for City Commissioner on Nov. 4. I have known Mr. Mattmiller my entire adult life and have worked closely with him at the high school.

    Mark Mattmiller is a very hard worker. He is presented with unusual problems almost daily and throws himself into them until they are solved. Mattmiller has a gift for getting people to work together to find solutions. He has a dedication to doing things the right way.

  • Mention of Welcome Wagon brought back joyful memories

    To the editor:

    This letter is in response to Mrs. Jean-Ann Kerr’s letter, which appeared in last week’s Democrat.

    I am one of Mrs. Emma Lou Wade, the Welcome Wagon lady’s, grandchildren. My Mamaw was a very special lady. In fact, she and my Papaw were wonderful people.

    It touched my heart to see that people, outside of our family, still remember her. I know how much she enjoyed doing the Welcome Wagon. She loved meeting new people, and she tried her best to make them feel welcomed.

  • Citizens concerned with state of affairs

    To the editor:

    I am a concerned citizen of Cynthiana and I am writing because it is a shame that working people can’t get help but people who are not working can get help.

    I’m speaking particularly of people on welfare and other government stuff. If this town can’t help working people then working people shouldn’t have to pay taxes for people who don’t work.