• Kentucky Republican Caucus March 5

    To the editor:
    The Kentucky Republican presidential caucus will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The one location for Harrison County will be the Westside Elementary School gymnasium.
    All individuals who are registered Republicans as of Dec. 31, 2015, will be eligible to vote in the caucus. If you are currently a registered Democrat or Independent and want to participate in the Republican presidential caucus, you must go to the county clerk’s office by Dec. 31 and fill out a voter card designating your party change.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    At Cynthiana Baptist Church last Sunday, we were given the opportunity to express our thankfulness and blessing that we received this past year. God has blessed me (us) so much that this needed to be said to the community.
    In 2014 I felt the need to come back to Cynthiana to work at the Harrison County Senior Center and Adult Day Health Care; these are two programs that I am very passionate about that serve all of Harrison and surrounding counties and offers transportation to the center.

  • Thanks to those who helped make Veteran’s Program a success

    To the editor:
    My sincere thanks to all who made the Veteran’s Day program at Battle Grove Cemetery a success this year and years past. A fine job by all, from the Master of Ceremonies, to and including the folks who provided traffic control.
    A big thank you to the members of the DAR and SAR, for the 50-year Rededication of the Viet Nam Memorial, on the courthouse lawn. Thanks also to Senator Tom McKee, Judge Executive Alex Barnett and Mayor James D. Smith for their inspirational words.

  • 911 charge would unfairly put brunt of deficit on property owners

    To the editor:
    In response to our fiscal court proposing or even thinking of  a tax increase of $45 for the property owners of Harrison County is an unfair tax.
    Let’s be clear, I am all for funding the E-911 budget. I have even called 911 numerous times myself and it is a vital service for the safety of our community.
    Here is my objection with this whole plan. Not everyone in Harrison County owns property. So why should  property owners bare the brunt of this budget deficit?

  • Closet volunteers give thanks to director

    To the editor:
    We, the volunteers of the Harrison County Clothing Closet, want to give Linda McGowan and her family a big thank you for all they have done through the years at the Clothing Closet. They have given countless hours of time as well as resources. Linda and her husband, Don, had several benefits and gave all the proceeds to the Closet. Her sons, John and Joe, and even her grandchildren were drafted to help.

  • County government using new math

    To the editor:
    I’m confused about our fiscal court’s decision to replace the sheriff’s office roof with a flat rubberized roof at a cost of $18,000, when Bradley Copes obtained a quote for a gabled metal roof at a cost of $9,000 to $10,000 with a longer warranty.

  • Thanks to all who helped make Artoberfest a success

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the Community Event Committee, we would like to thank everyone that had a hand in helping making Artoberfest a huge success on Oct. 9. Our community came together and made a really fun fall event happen. From those who offered their services to those that came down to the event. You are the reason Cynthiana is on the upward swing.
    Thank you again and we hope Cynthiana continues to support local and community events.
    Tomi Clifford
    Cynthiana, Ky.

  • Democrats have strong ticket this election year

    To the editor:
    Vote the straight Democratic ticket on Nov. 3rd.
    The Democrats have put forth an excellent slate of experienced candidates in this year’s state races.
    At the top of the ticket is Jack Conway. Having served as our attorney-general for the past eight years, Conway has the same toughness and determination that has enabled our current governor, Steve Beshear, to be a truly outstanding leader. Jack Conway will build on the good works of Beshear to keep our state moving forward.

  • Josh Jenkins would help city prosper as commissioner

    To the editor:
    This letter is written to endorse the candidacy of Josh Jenkins for Cynthiana City Commissioner. Josh is a lifelong resident of Harrison County and a business owner in downtown Cynthiana.
    As a business owner, Josh is very interested in seeing our city thrive and prosper.
    He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and president of the Community Event Committee that sponsors events such as the recent, and very successful, Artoberfest that help to bring our community together. He has numerous ideas to continue progress in our city.

  • Deputy Royse shows kindness at traffic stop

    To the editor:
    One never knows what is going to happen even in the next minute! I am the luckiest person NOT to be in the hospital. If it were not for the quick action of one of our deputy sheriffs from the office of sheriff Shain Stephens, that is where I would be.
    I was tired. I was worried about my terminally ill cousin Freddie Whitson; I was debating whether to go see him after my grocery shopping. I  had just come from a meeting for the Harrison County Historical Society.