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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Leaders owe voters more than lip service

    To the editor:

    Two years ago, the taxpaying voters of Cynthiana elected a new set of officials into our public offices. Two years ago, those same officials were only candidates who ran campaigns with slogans like, Its time for change or Together we can make it happen.

    After two years of this new leadership, it is painfully obvious that change must mean that we went from a payor who made numerous positive strides forward to a mayor who has, to date, failed to deliver on even one major campaign promise.

  • Neighbors thank the community for all the help after tornado

    To the editor:

    On Feb. 6, 2008, our lives changed forever. Only by the grace of God, were we spared and given the opportunity to rebuild what once was our home and our lives.

    Betsy and I would like to sincerely thank our family, our friends and our local community for all the prayers and gifts that have been provided to us during this difficult time in our lives. We are so blessed that the only loss in Harrison County was material in nature and we had no loss of life. The material items can be replaced.