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Opinion

  • To the editor,

    I, personally, and on behalf of the Soldier Support Group, would like to thank everyone that helped to make our Christmas boxes for our troops a success.

    I am very thankful and proud that I can call Cynthiana and Harrison County my home. Ask anyone in town, “Whats happening?” and the answer is always, “nothing ever happens here.” But this past year I’ve had the pleasure to learn and get to know that there is all types of things happening.

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS

    A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

    with State Representative Tom McKee

     

    FRANKFORT – Earlier this month, Kentucky’s farmers got a welcome dose of good news when we learned 2008 would be another record year for the money paid for our crops and livestock.

  • Dear Editor:

  • By Mary McKenzie, Hospice grief counselor

    As the holidays surround us, the absence of a loved one continues to remind us that it is not going to be the same this year. Even though it has been in the back of our minds; it really was so far away, and now it is here. Holiday grief contains elements of dread. 

  • To the people of Harrison County and the employees of the Harrison County School System:

  •  With Donald Richie’s recent resignation and Kate Darnell’s hiring, it was time to re-evaluate the “news beats” for Kate and I.

    For years the city beat has been mine. In fact, at one time, I covered both city and county from their police and sheriff’s departments to their governing bodies.

    When I first began covering the Harrison County Fiscal Court, Judge Russell Stephens herded the eight magistrates into the back room of the courthouse. That room is now used as Judge Alex Barnett’s office.

  • To the Editor:

    In 1995, after recovering from cerebral hemorrhage, I made Nannette’s beer cheese at Ken’s New Market. Everyone liked it so well, I started making and selling it. Connie and Joe Lemons sold it to help me out with my bills.

    Giving some to the Lions Club Auction one night, someone reported me to the health department. So, I went to the state and got my license and permit to sell it. I am still in business this year (2008).

  • Pictured above is the sixth grade class of 1940 at Buena Vista School. Pictured with his students is teacher Raymond Ward, top right.

  • On Monday morning, I turned in my notice to resign as news writer here at The Cynthiana Democrat.

    Next Friday, Nov. 21, will be my last day.

    It was a hard decision, I love this job and the people I’ve worked with over the past five (well, almost five) years. But as my downtown studio grows, I find balancing the two jobs impossible.

    The people of Cynthiana have responded well to my work and I’m not able to serve them to my best ability with things as they have been.

  • It’s hard to sit at this desk and write and not think about the person who used to sit at this desk and write.

    I’ve been blessed to acquire many journalism mentors. And while I studied journalism at Western Kentucky University, most of my true education took place in the same room I now consider my office.

    While I’m so excited to work for the paper I called home for many summers and a winter, it’s also a little sad. My hire was only brought about because of Donald Richie’s resignation.

  • Sitting at the table behind my husband and me, a young woman at a local restaurant got my attention by dropping loud F-bombs.

    I know some Christians would have cleared their throats and announced, “Young lady, as a Christian I find your language offensive.”

    However, I tend to think that’s not helpful and makes Christians look like fragile weenies.

  • To the editor,

    On behalf of David Knipper’s, children, family and friends, we would like to thank the community for the donations that we received to take care of his arrangements and burial.

    We would like to thank Ware Funeral Home for their time and patience with us.

    Also all the prayers and cards that we all received.

    You will never know how much we appreciate what was done for all of his family and friends.

    As his mother, I really appreciate the friendship and love that has been shown to me by the community and my close friends.

  • To the editor:

    When the message is upsetting to some folks, it is always easier to attack the messenger rather than the message. 

  • To the editor:

    This letter is in response to the inflammatory opinions expressed by Mr. Bill Doan as printed in the Nov. 20th edition of the Democrat.  Mr. Doan made several statements concerning the Harrison County School District that are not only counter-productive but also demean our students, faculty, and staff.

  • To the editor,

    The readers of The Cynthiana Democrat who graduated from Cynthiana High School might be interested in purchasing a Christmas ornament depicting the memory of C.H.S. The ornaments’ design features a drawing of C.H.S. by Mike Gray and the other side displays the “Bulldog” emblematic of the bulldog spirit. Ornaments are white with kelly green color.

    The ornaments sell for $10 and can be purchased at the Cozy Cottage Beauty Shop. If you would like to purchase one by mail please call 859-234-4651.

  • Dear Editor,

    Centuries ago God promised through the prophets that He would give His Son. “Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14, KJV). The Messiah, who is the Son of the Living God, came into the world for one purpose only: to save souls through His atoning death on the cross,

  • When somebody says, “I hope you won’t take this the wrong way,” it’s safe to say that what follows is not something you’re eager to hear.

    That’s how a woman started a conversation with me during a women’s retreat where I was the speaker.

    When she said that we were in the kitchen at the retreat center, picking at leftover brownies. The brownie bit I had just swallowed sank like an anchor in my stomach and I froze.

  • To the editor,

    This is to the unknown woman who hit my 2007 blue Blazer Nov. 5, 2008 at Food Lion parking lot at 5 p.m.

    She wouldn’t and insisted I not call the police. “Oh! I can push out that bumper and it will be fine,” she said.

    Well I hope she can live with herself and what she did to my parked car.

    It’s costing me $1,000 to fix the damage she caused, and she said, “Oh I have insurance but we don’t need it.”

    Well I hope when, and if she reads this she can live with what she did to me.

  • To the editor,

    This letter is to thank all the members of our local Cynthiana Fire Department for answering my 911 call so quickly Sunday night Nov. 23rd.

    They searched and searched my home to find what they said was methane gas order filling my basement and coming upstairs.

    They found where it was coming from behind a closed in wall. They advised me not to stay over nite in the home.

    By it being in the basement I chose to stay at home and open windows. And to stay with my two cats who came upstairs and warned me something was wrong in the family room.

  • To the editor, 

    I would like to know why Cynthiana does not have a dog warden? Harrison County has one.

    The reason I am concerned about this is for months I have had a problem with my neighbor’s dogs. The police chief told me the problem would be taken care of months ago, the code enforcement officer tells me something different every time I talk to him and suggested I call the dog warden,  who laughed and told me that he works for the county, and they were “passing the buck.”