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Letters

  • Congress supports Hospice

    According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care, representatives from across the country received an overwhelming response from their constituents regarding the proposed cuts to the hospice Medicare benefit. Those voices were heard.

    Congress has shown its commitment to quality and compassionate end-of-life care by including a provision in the economic recovery package that would halt the Medicare hospice rate cuts for one year.

  • Congress needs to support children's health

    During the presidential campaign, President Barack Obama clearly expressed support for eliminating health insurance discrimination based on a patient's pre-existing medical conditions. In our current system, young and old patients alike have difficulty gaining and maintaining insurance coverage if they have ever been treated for even manageable illnesses or condition.

  • Time to tune the great machine

    Who here is tired of hearing about bailouts? We are. Who here is tired of hearing about stimulus? We are. Are the American people as dumb as the politicians and media believe us to be? No, we are not.

    There are some uninformed people out there. There are a few blind patriots in the mix. There are some unrealistic people out there. And, yes, there are some humans out there who just do not care. However, there are some upright individuals who do get what is going on with the United States' financial system.

  • Obama didn't lose Kentucky because of his color

    As I read the article "Black History Month: If We All Want To Get To Heaven ..." I was touched by the sense of family. It pained me to read about the racial bias that Ms. Anderson has experienced in our community.

    However, when I read the comment, "I was so embarrassed when the results came in and he (Obama) didn't win Kentucky," Anderson said. "Kentucky needs to grow up, get educated," I felt myself getting angry. The implication here is that the reason the people of Kentucky didn't vote for Obama is because we are immature, uneducated and racist.

  • Airplanes are not safe

    I was watching the news recently about the two latest airplane crashes. I avoid traveling by airplane. Don't get me wrong, I'm not afraid to fly. It is crashing and burning that bothers me.

    If God had intended man to fly, he would never have given him the rental car and unlimited mileage. "That's silly," a friend said when I told him of my aversion to air travel. "Don't you know that you are safer in an airplane than in an automobile?"

  • Don't be so negative

    Please allow me to respond to the editorial "Change can be a good thing ... sometimes" in the Feb. 19 issue.

    "He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects change is the cemetery."

    -Harold Wilson

  • About love and caring

    I lost a loved one in June, my brother. I kept wondering how I could get a headstone for his grave. I knew we didn't have a lot of money. I kept thinking that there's got to be a way.

    I told some of my family that I had thought of an idea. I went to a store and saw what I needed. It was a beautiful cross and stand with a plaque. The plaque had a beautiful meaning. I told my son about it and he went and got it. He worked on it and I painted some pretty things on the plaque that I had painted on birdhouses that my brother once brought to me.

  • Outraged at Senate stimulus plan

    As a peace and justice promoting taxpayer, I am outraged that the Senate version of the economic stimulus plan includes $1 billion in funding for the National Nuclear Security Administration, which oversees the U.S. nuclear weapons infrastructure.

    How is it that senators concerned about the price tag of the roughly $800 billion plan negotiated billions in cuts from education aid and school construction, but kept $1 billion in funding for nuclear weapons infrastructure?

  • The Renaissance of Downtown Campbellsville

    The time is upon us. The fat is in the fire. The sun is lit and the moon is draped in satin. I'm talking about the awakening of downtown Campbellsville. The rejuvenation of business. The revival of alcohol. A new dawn in the dark light of a recession.

  • It's never too late to try

    I've been watching Congress threshing around in their efforts to solve our current financial crisis, which some compare to the crisis that led to our Great Depression of the 1930s.

    Our newly-elected President has predicted a horrendous future for our nation unless we immediately initiate a trillion-dollar stimulus package to "jump start" our economy, declaring that "We don't have a moment to spare."