• Public can help curb litter problems in Harrison County

    To the editor:

    The State of Kentucky has made littering punishable by up to a $500 fine and or 12 months in jail. A fine and hours of community service such as picking up trash by the roadsides is the most common punishment designated by the courts. Citizens can enforce this ordinance by reporting the offender to the police (859-234-7100) in the Cynthiana city limits, or if outside the city limits, the sheriff (859-234-7135) and providing the following information:

    Type of Litter (if known):

    Vehicle License Number:

    Vehicle Description (make, model, color):

  • Staff at HMH makes experience enjoyable

    To the editor:

    On Sunday, June 22, 2008, I delivered my third child by C-section at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

    My husband and I could not be happier with the care we received. Everyone was knowledgeable, gracious and caring. The wonderful OB and OR nurses eased my worries as I prepared to have my son one month earlier than anticipated. I can never say thank you enough to Dr. Clarke, Dr. Harpel and the staff at HMH.

  • Committee thanks local businesses for help

    To the editor:

    The Harrison County Youth Livestock committee would like to express a huge thank you to the local businesses that continue to support the Harrison County youth.

    We recently held a fun show at the Harrison County Fair grounds. The participants had the opportunity to bring out their livestock project and practice grooming and showing their animal prior to the fair.

  • St. Edward acting to remain where it is now

    To the editor:

    In December, 2006 the parishioners of St. Edward Church met to discuss its future. Staff and parishioners recognized that our present campus size does not allow for additional facilities and have sufficient parking.

    At that meeting parishioners agreed that we would stay at our present location and buy adjacent properties as they became available. This option was chosen instead of property out of town and moving from our spiritual and historic roots.

  • Thanks for help with annual cheer calendar

    To the editor:

    I would like to take this time to thank all the local businesses who supported the Harrison County High School varsity cheerleaders with a recent fundraiser.

    Thanks to you, the cheerleading calendar was once again a success.

    All the supporting businesses will receive a free calendar with dates for HCHS events in football, basketball, volleyball and soccer.

    Anyone wishing to purchase a calendar may contact any HCHS varsity cheerleader or coach.

    Thanks again for your support.

    Diana Shirley

  • Where's the activity at the Oddville park?

    To the editor:

    I was out to the Oddville Avenue park this past Saturday and noticed that construction on the parking place has stopped. The city and county started several weeks ago to build a parking place for the recreation events that would be held in that area of the park.

    I noticed that there were two pieces of equipment sitting there. They have not been moved for several weeks. Wonder what happened?

    James Swinford


  • Relay team concert was a great success

    To the editor:

    What began as a dream talked about over morning coffee at the Cynthiana Fire Department finally became a reality Saturday with the first annual Cyn City Music Festival. The fire department's Relay for Life team hosted the five-band outdoor concert on a picturesque afternoon at the Handy Farm Park.

  • Care at HMH was beyond exceptional

    To the editor:

    I would like to publicly commend Harrison Memorial Hospital and Women's Health of Cynthiana for the care I recently received. Last month as I prepared for surgery and a six week recovery, many friends and family were surprised to hear that I was not traveling to Lexington for such services. But as visitors came by during my surgery, and later to my room, they were pleasantly surprised.

  • While the public is generous, food pantry needs are continuous

    To the editor:

    A few weeks ago the Democrat office hosted the Home and Garden Show, which a tremendous mountain of food was collected for the food pantry. Then, a week ago, the Post Office held its annual food drive, which 4,500 lbs. of food was collected and also given to the food pantry.

    The volunteers and I want to say a big thanks to anyone person and all who participated in any way to these two events.

  • Conservation grant enabled students to get hands-on education

    To the editor:

    On behalf of St. Edward School, Northside Elementary School, and Harrison County High School, we would like to thank the Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District for their generous grant, which afforded us the opportunity to participate in a water watch stream project on Edgewater Pike on Monday, May 19.