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Opinion

  • To the editor:

    I’m wondering what has happened to our town. My caretaker, Angie Dawson grows flowers and sells hanging baskets. She had been trained with the Farmers Market, but did not want to sell at the park this year, so she went to the Mayor and County Judge and purchased her license to sell here in town.

  • To the editor:

    I would like to address the problem that working people have when it come to getting any kind of government help.

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  • To the editor:

    Harrison County High School National Beta Club chapter is in need of your assistance in providing a memorial scholarship in honor of a late classmate. Kayla Poteet’s young life ended tragically her junior year, in an automobile accident, devastating her classmates, school and community.

  • To the editor:

    Hats off to all 15 contestants who competed in the first round of the #3 Cynthiana Idol competition. I invited two of my grandchildren to accompany me to the Rohs Opera House Friday evening and we were thoroughly entertained.

    I want to thank the Rohs for being creative and coming up with family fun events. I encourage our Cynthiana community to support the Rohs by their attendance.

  • Once a week my husband meets with a friend to talk sports while I stay at home, close to the computer, to look up obscure sports trivia such as “When was the last time a Canadian hockey team won the Stanley Cup?” (Montreal, 1992.)

    Here’s a bit of sports trivia: How many points did Football Hall of Famer Ed “Too Tall” Jones score during his career? The answer: none.

    He played in 245 games, made 1,032 tackles, blocked 86 passes, was credited with 57 quarterback sacks and 19 fumble recoveries, but not one touchdown and not even one field goal.

  • Tuesday is the primary election.

    To say it’s an important primary election would be an understatement. Many Harrison County political offices will be on Tuesday’s ballot, including sheriff, jailer and some magistrate and constable positions.

    It might be May, but for some of those running, it feels like November.

    Over 12,000 voters are registered in Harrison County. In the 2008 primary, only 33.9 percent of those registered voters came to the polls and cast ballots.

  • To the editor:

    We are nearing the time where many young people will celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life goals. Family and friends will gather together for a festive occasion to commemorate this awesome milestone.

    Traditionally, this is also a time when alcohol enters into the mix and brings tragic results for all involved. Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among American youth and it kills 5,000 teens every year.

  • I have a small box in my room that is filled with cards.

    I save every note and letter I receive - those wishing me ‘Happy Birthday,’ those thanking me for something, those just saying ‘hey’ and those that say more than we’re ever capable of saying face-to-face.

    And I treasure them all, especially those that showcase my niece’s newly developed cursive writing, or my grandmother’s distinct print or my mother’s even and predictable letters.

  • To the editor:

    On May 18, Harrison County residents will be going to the polls to cast their votes for a vital office within the law enforcement community.

    I know all three candidates and am friends with all three as well. 

    I am supporting Roger Fuller to be our Sheriff and ask you to do the same. Roger began his career as a teenager dispatching for the Cynthiana Police Department and then became a dispatcher for the Kentucky State Police/Dry Ridge until his acceptance to become a State Trooper. 

  • The other day I told a pastor friend about the time God put me in Time Out.

    I had gone to speak at a church women’s event, and at the time I thought I was the second coming of Beth Moore, a superstar Bible teacher with an almost cult-like following.

    I went expecting that, after the event, I’d be hoisted onto people’s shoulders and carried through the streets to shouts of “Hooray for Nancy!”

  • To the editor:

    This year the Saint Edward Altar Society will conduct their fourth annual yard sale. It will be at the Florence Tobacco Warehouse at the junction of Oddville Ave. (U.S. 62 East) and Republican Pike (Ky. Hwy. 392) on Thursday, May 6, and Friday, May 7,  from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. until noon. 

  • Everyone knows about March Madness.

    But now there’s “April Sadness.”

    While UK fans are still crying over the Wildcats’ loss and Duke fans are still throwing confetti, city crews are picking up a basketball for a good cause.

    Next week, city crews will battle one another for the crowning reign of “April Sadness” champions.

    The city fire department and police department will take the floor at City Hall gym first on Tuesday, April 20 at 7 p.m.

  • To the editor:

  • As a reporter, I’ve heard of many crazy things. But for the first time, I actually sat in my Democrat office and laughed out loud.

    It was a Friday morning call from Jo Banks. A coordinator for the Youth Livestock Club, Jo keeps me updated on the goings-on of the organization.

    I wasn’t surprised to hear from her. But I was surprised to hear what she had to say.

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  • Sleep is nice.

    Some days, sleep is very nice.

    But sleep for some people, especially kids, isn’t so easy without a bed.

    Introducing the Build-A-Bed project.

    Volunteers from across the state of Kentucky will come together on May 8 at noon at the Kentucky National Guard headquarters in Frankfort, to begin a 24-hour bed-making blitz.

    Three beds will be donated to children in each county of Kentucky.

    Last year’s Build-A-Bed effort yielded 57 beds for kindergarten students through high school seniors.

  • To the editor:

  • To the editor:

    I am happy to endorse Bill Kuster, candidate for District Court Judge. Bill has been a practicing attorney for 26 years in Harrison County and surrounding counties. As an active member of this community, he has held the positions of Assistant Commonwealth Attorney under Jack Keith, Assistant County Attorney under Bill Probus, and has served three terms as the Harrison County Attorney. His vast knowledge, integrity, and experience dealing with thousands of cases certainly qualifies Bill Kuster to be the best possible choice for District Court Judge.