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Opinion

  • To the editor,

    In June of 2006 my parents were enjoying their retirement with a trip to Las Vegas, Nev. While they were there I received a phone call from my uncle stating that my mother, Carol Smith, had been taken to the hospital. I, along with my brother and sister, flew out to Las Vegas. The next day my mother passed away.

  • To the editor,

    I did not vote for Obama. It wasn’t because of his race. Some of my dearest friends have different color skin than I. James Custard and his extended family are among those lifelong friends that I value.

    I did not vote for him because of his lack of moral values. On the horror of abortion, early term or partial birth, his voting record is documented. He served in Illinois, Check it out. I did.

  • To the editor,

  • To the editor,

    I was shocked by the large headline on the front page of our local paper, But I should not have been, having lived here all my life.

    Cynthiana and Harrison County, I could have told you the answer to that a year ago. A lot of our county residents are racists and prejudiced. You would think by this generation, it would be better, but it seems to be getting worse, even in the schools.

  • Gracious God,

    In this time of flux and uncertainty, when our nation and our neighbors are in turmoil, searching for peace and prosperity or just a chance to catch a breath, you remain constant and sovereign.

    You are King over our sorrows as well as our joys. You are Lord over all that concerns us in the daytime, all that keeps us awake at night, all that drives us to our knees. In that, we can rest and trust and renew our strength. In that, in your sovereignty, we can give you thanks.

  • To the editor:

    On Sept. 21, 1991, 17 years ago, the C&W Horse Show Arena held its first show. The show was sponsored by the Cynthiana Jaycees with a wonderful response. One hundred horses came to take part in the show classes, games, and running events for all ages.

    This was the beginning of a fun filled adventure that has produced many wonderful memories for us.

    We met people from all over Kentucky and into Ohio, watched children learning to ride and showing their horses. Now we see those children’s little ones riding.

  • To the editor:

    The family of Mr. and Mrs. Baker on Third Street of Cynthiana would like to thank God first for answering our prayer’s, and also a family member Patsy Fryman, who was a very concerned neighbor of ours that knew our mother needed a roof put on her home very badly.

  • To the editor:

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    To the editor:

    My wife and I greatly enjoyed talking to folks we found at home during my recent campaign for the Board of Education. I am most grateful to those that voted for me. I would guess they are people I talked with who know that I am only concerned with academic excellence for all children.

  • To the editor:

  • To the editor:

    First of all I did not think that the headline of The Cynthiana Democrat on Thursday, Nov. 6, was very appropriate to state: “Obarna beats McCain, but not here. “

    I feel that the paper did not show good journalism, it was disrespectful, and not in good taste with many of the minority issues and relationships that still plague our communities in Kentucky.

    The news of the Obama victory only garnered enough interest from the paper to be on the third page along with the vote tally of the other candidates.

  • To the editor:

    This is a letter to the kid on the school bus who threw the paint ball on the car traveling behind the bus.

    This is my sister-in-law and her husband. She was driving and the paint was all over the windshield and car. She could not see and there could have been a serious accident.

    They are an elderly couple, in very poor health and dearly loved by the community.

    When you do wrong it always comes back to you. If you don’t learn this now, you are going to have a sorry life.

    Gwen Whalen

    Cynthiana

  • To the editor:

     As many people in our community know, Co. C of the 201st Engineer Battalion from Cynthiana is currently serving in Afghanistan.

  • To the editor:

    Sign up for the Community Christmas Project toys was very large this year. We feel sure with the community’s help we can plan a better Christmas for the children. You can make a donation of money or a new toy.

    Contact Charlie Carson, treasurer, 234-1689.

    Charlie Carson

    Cynthiana

     

  • To the editor:

    I wish to say thanks to all of the citizens of Cynthiana for electing me to the City Commission on Nov. 4. Believe me, it made me feel great. I will work hard and will represent each and every one of you. Thanks again.

    Mark Mattmiller

    Cynthiana

     

  • To the editor:

    On Election Day I felt happy that I had voted. But my family had unpleasant health problems, so I decided to take a walk in the late afternoon sun on a back street.

    And then I found ‘my’ beautiful cat, who had been missing about two weeks, dead. I had last told him goodbye at daylight as I headed to Lexington.

    So with tears streaming down my face I slowly walked back to my home oblivious to two girls riding their quiet 4-wheeler.

  • A concerned neighbor of an elderly couple bypassed her own needs and decided to step up to assist someone else in her community.

    The elderly couple was in desperate need of a new roof. Since they had limited funds and no means to pay for the job to be done, they were at the mercy of the weather.

    After several failed attempts to get the help her neighbors needed, she did not know where to turn next.

  • To the editor:

    Boy Scout Troop 60 has been very pleased to receive United Community Funds. The troop has used this money to purchase tents and other camping equipment. It has also helped to provide uniforms for scouts, and fees for summer camp and other events when the parents have not been able to provide. Some of the money this year has been used to build a toilet at the camp by the county farm.

    The troop committee supports the United Community Fund and all the good work they are doing.

    Robert Palmer

    member of Troop Committee

  • 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.

  • 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.