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Opinion

  • 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.

  • To the editor:

    Your “Sign Dispute” story on the front page of your newspaper left me wondering if Bill Kuster doesn’t have a lot better things to do with his time as our County Attorney other than filing a complaint against his political opponent for having a campaign sign larger than his. Shouldn’t he be prosecuting criminals and getting the drug dealers off of our streets downtown?

    Jacalyn Haymaker

    Cynthiana

     

  • To the editor:

    I cannot believe that our county leaders are wasting our time and money debating something as meaningless as how big a campaign sign can be. Who cares? We have huge problems in our town that get worse every year. Do something useful about the drug problem, the lack of jobs, and our crumbling downtown where our children have nothing to do. Stop wasting our money on some politician crying about his sign being smaller than his opponent’s sign, or he won’t be the only one looking for a new job after the elections this fall.

    Richard M. Karod

  • A dear friend recently lost his father and another friend commented that the “father thing” is huge, no matter the relationship.

    Those with good fathers mourn the goodness of the relationship and the sweet memories of good days gone by.

    Those with fathers who caused pain and turmoil in the family by their presence (or by their absence or indifference) mourn the relationship that never was but might have been.

    The father thing, indeed, is huge.

  • To the editor:

    I am so glad to know that things in our county are running so smoothly that our county attorney can take the time to be concerned with the size of an opponent’s sign! I’m even happier to know that my tax dollars are hard at work supporting such childish issues.

    Sandra J. Pack

    Harrison County

     

  • To the editor:

    On Tuesday, April 20, 2010, thousands of women from across that United States will join in a national day of action against unfair pay called Equal Pay Day. April is symbolic of the point into the new year that a woman must work in order to earn the wages paid to a man in the previous year. On a national level, women are paid only 78 cents for every dollar a man is paid, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. So, because women earn less, we must work longer for the same pay.

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  • To the editor:

    Go Harrison County! We have no crime here! We have no drug problem here! We have no industry or employment problems here! We have no children going to bed hungry here! We have no youth recreational facility problems here! What we do have in our county is a big fat “my opponent’s campaign sign is too big” problem!

    What a joke.

    Cynthia Sexton

    Cynthiana

     

  • To the editor:

    Why would the police department spend part of a $17,000 state traffic grant singling out motorcyclists? According to last week’s newspaper article, it  was because motorcycle fatalities were up and the police need to check licenses, permits, insurance and helmet laws. There is no helmet law for experienced riders over 21 years old.

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  • To the editor:

    My name is Clinton F. Gould and I have resided in Cynthiana and Harrison County for the past 12 years. I am a member of the Grand Traverse band of Ottawa/Chippewa Indians of northern Michigan. I am writing to inform of my desire to introduce the Native American culture to Cynthiana and Harrison County.

  • To the editor:

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Shain Stephens for quite a few years. I have also had the pleasure of working with Shain at the Paris Police Department. I am hampered by a limit of 300 words contained in this endorsement letter. I could not possibly communicate to the reader the type of officer Shain Stephens is by using only 300 words. I shall try nonetheless.

  • My niece, Jennifer, has an iPhone.

    Last week, she and her husband, Marc; my sister, Peggy, and I (and Jennifer’s iPhone with all its cool applications — “apps”) went to Baja, Mexico to visit my parents who live on a beach on the Sea of Cortez.

    Want to know the name of a song on the radio? Jen’s phone has an app for that. Want to know the Spanish word for just about anything? She’s got an app for that.

  • To the editor:

    There is only one candidate to endorse for the position of district court judge and that is Peter Newberry. He has over 20 years of legal experience as a trial attorney. He is a very honest and impartial person and believes that every person should have a fair trial. He believes in helping one another and has been very successful with bike programs for two counties that include all age groups. He is a major player in Relay for Life, Champions for a Drug-Free Harrison County and many worthwhile organizations.

  • (Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy is on a beach in Mexico, enjoying spring break with her sister and her parents. This is a column that ran in June 2002.)

    I once knew a woman who called herself a “Shameless Hussey.”

    Her last name is Hussey, but she preferred being called “Shameless.” She called herself a “Brazen Hussey” the time she stripped on “The Phil Donahue Show” in 1993. A self-confessed thrift store queen, she had been invited as part of a how-to-be-frugal show.

  • To the editor:

    As America’s population grows older, we will witness an increase in a very unpleasant development that too often accompanies ageing. It’s called Elder Abuse. It can be perpetrated by caregivers, friends, family, and strangers. It can happen in aged care facilities, in the family home - wherever the aged victim may be - and it manifests itself in a variety of ways.

    Physical abuse consists of misuse of physical force which can result in bodily injury. Slapping, hitting, shaking, kicking, and excessive restraint are examples of this kind of abuse.

  • Recently, I met a young guy who told me about his faith journey with Jesus.

    He had grown up in church but didn’t want to follow Jesus once he got older. He didn’t go into details, but he said he was a knucklehead and did a lot of stuff he knew was wrong and didn’t really want to do what’s right.

    One day he was out driving and hydroplaned his car and it stopped just before going over a ledge.

    He said as he thought about what had just happened and how it could’ve ended, he heard God say to him, “Give me another chance.”

  • To the editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who were involved in funding and installing the sign and platforms for benches and trash cans at Flat Run Veterans Park. First, I would like to thank United Community Fund for donating $1,000 toward this endeavor. Also, thank you to the County Fiscal Court and the City Council for agreeing to pay half of the remaining balance, which was a very generous amount. Your kind attention was appreciated.

    Thanks to Steve Snapp for designing a sign that is great looking and one in which we can be proud of.

  • To the editor:

    On Monday, March 22, our son was involved in a single truck accident, in your county between Oddville and Claysville. The shoulder of the road gave away with him and his tri-axel dump truck rolled over.