• 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



  • 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



  • 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.

  • To the editor:

    Vote how you honestly believe, not because you’re a Democrat or Republican as we often do.

    Do you believe in abortion? Then vote for Obama.

    Do you believe in gay marriage? Then vote for Obama.

    Do you believe in socialism? Then vote for Obama.

    Do you believe in higher taxes? Then vote for Obama.

    Do you really believe in spreading the wealth? Then vote for Obama.

    Do you believe that we need to depend less on foreign oil? Then vote for McCain.

  • To the editor:

    In last week’s paper Mr. Jones made the statement that Barbara Paul solicited about a dozen young boys at the Harrison and Pendleton County football game. Mrs. Paul did not solicit young boys at the game. I know this because I called parents for permission in support of Mrs. Paul days before the football game.

    My intentions were not to “use” our children, as stated in last week’s paper. My husband, son, niece and other adult friends wore shirts or hats supporting Mrs. Paul.

  • Cynthiana City Commission

    To the editor:

    I’ve been looking over the field of candidates for city commissioner. And what a diverse list it is. This means my choices are as varied as the profile of our community itself. And that’s a good thing.

    Of course I’ll be casting my usual vote for the good old boys, they have mostly my interest and will represent my view at every commissioner’s meeting, I hope.

  • To the editor:

    I am writing this to urge all Cynthiana residents to vote for Mark Mattmiller for City Commissioner on Nov. 4. I have known Mr. Mattmiller my entire adult life and have worked closely with him at the high school.

    Mark Mattmiller is a very hard worker. He is presented with unusual problems almost daily and throws himself into them until they are solved. Mattmiller has a gift for getting people to work together to find solutions. He has a dedication to doing things the right way.

  • To the editor:

    This letter is in response to Mrs. Jean-Ann Kerr’s letter, which appeared in last week’s Democrat.

    I am one of Mrs. Emma Lou Wade, the Welcome Wagon lady’s, grandchildren. My Mamaw was a very special lady. In fact, she and my Papaw were wonderful people.

    It touched my heart to see that people, outside of our family, still remember her. I know how much she enjoyed doing the Welcome Wagon. She loved meeting new people, and she tried her best to make them feel welcomed.

  • To the editor:

    I am a concerned citizen of Cynthiana and I am writing because it is a shame that working people can’t get help but people who are not working can get help.

    I’m speaking particularly of people on welfare and other government stuff. If this town can’t help working people then working people shouldn’t have to pay taxes for people who don’t work.

  • To the editor:

    I am writing about the upcoming Blood Drive that is one of the three blood drives sponsored each year by the Homemakers of Harrison County. The Homemakers have been hosting successful Blood Drives for 25 years. The Connersville Club and the Curry Club will provide homemade cookies for the blood drive.

    The Blood Drive is on Friday, Oct. 24, at the Harrison County Extension Office at 668 New Lair Road in the multi-purpose room from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Photo identification is required.

  • To the editor:

    I recently had the opportunity to tour the Handy House. I was astonished by its craftsmanship and wonderful condition. As a remodeler, I worked extensively in the Old Louisville area during its revitalization period of the 1970s and ‘80s and I never started work in a building that was in as good condition as is the Handy House.

    I know there are those who would like to see this house gone but after having seen the beautiful condition of this old home, I don’t understand why anyone would want to take it down.

  • To the editor:

    I want to thank the firefighter that checked my car seat and showed my parents the correct way to keep me safe. I forgot to ask his name, but he explained to us what kind of car seat was best for my height and weight. He took his time and made sure that we understood. All of us appreciated it so much. After we all talked we went to Wal-Mart and bought me the correct kind of booster seat. It is so cool and I feel like a big boy in it. I'm only three years old but I can pretend I'm a firefighter in my new seat.

  • Generosity of residents is a beacon of light for Harrison County

    To the editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank two of Harrison County?s finest residents, who probably are not even noticed at all.

    Helen Green and Candy Beagle are two young women who work at a local business in Cynthiana. These women do many significant deeds in the community.

  • Lack of police in town needs explanation

    To the editor:

    I would like to know how a city as big as Cynthiana does not have enough police officers to do a police escort for a funeral.

  • Her name is Ida Elizabeth Hyatt, but everybody calls her Granny, Granny Hyatt.

    On December 24, she will have a century of memories to cherish. This woman has blessed so many lives around her and in turn been blessed by them.

    I am especially lucky because she really is my granny, my great-granny.

    I want to tell you about her. Let me warn you though. My family has decided that I tell stories like she did. I have a habit of going from one story into the next before I finish the first one.