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Letters

  • Payroll taxes good for employee raises

    I was glad to hear that city and county employees will receive their raises next year. If they hadn’t, I would have been curious as to why not, as I am paying not one, but two payroll taxes, to the city and county. I would have wondered where all the money was going.

    I have not had a raise in three years, and I have friends who haven’t (had one) in four or more. It’s a tough economy, you know, and I certainly appreciate the city and county employees who serve us so well. So all those who are blessed to get pay raises should be thankful.

  • Golf scramble sponsors thanked

    The Hiestand House-Taylor County Museum Board of Directors would like to thank Mike Kehoe, the Campbellsville Country Club and the teams of golfers for a successful golf scramble experience on June 22.

  • Campbellsville needs its residents to be leaders, dreamers

    Campbellsville is a good city that is quickly on its way to becoming great. Main Street is being resurrected right before our eyes. Every time a broken thing gets mended, every time a brick gets put back into place, every light that gets turned back on brings a new level of hope, and hope is the spark that ignites fires.

    In the past couple of years, a great deal of momentum has been achieved but we are nowhere near critical mass.

  • Clean up litter in Taylor County

    As children, how many of us were not taught to pick up after ourselves, to clean up our surroundings and to take pride in completion of the tasks?

    Many evenings lately I have been taking my dog, Macie, for walks on my neighborhood streets. As we walk, I am repeatedly shocked by the amount of litter that is thrown onto the streets and curbs. Water bottles, soft drink cans, fast food wrappers and cigarette packages are the most common items. I have expressed my concerns about this mess to many, and the common response is that people simply do not care.

  • Recipient gives thanks to Impact Taylor County

    What [the members and volunteers of Impact Taylor County] did for the people of this area was a blessing. I love my door and knowing the floor is fixed where the rain had come in. This [letter] can’t express enough for what this means to me.

  • City is violating employees' rights

    I just read the article about the city approving a policy limiting employee social media use. I found many components of the “policy” interesting.

    For instance, a city employee posting a complaint about someone (i.e. a supervisor) or an issue within the city could result in disciplinary action. City Attorney John Miller said he believes the policy states that, “posting that information would be inappropriate.”  

  • TCMS group thanks sponsors

    Taylor County Middle School Class of 2016 eighth-grade celebration committee would like to thank the following for their help in making the event a huge success. Their commitment to our community is sincerely appreciated.

  • We must keep growing and learning

    While watching a graduation commencement, it occurred to me how similar graduation and retirement are. Most of the graduates were being asked what are you going to do after graduation. Quite often, acquaintances ask me what are you going to do after retirement? I usually respond by saying, “Retire from what? I’m doing what I like to do.”

  • Campbellsville Police encourage seatbelt use

    For anyone who complains about getting a ticket for not buckling up when driving or riding in a motor vehicle, here’s a crash course in reality:
    • 721 people were killed on Kentucky’s roadways in 2011.
    • 58 percent of those killed were not wearing a seat belt.
    • When worn correctly, seat belts are proven to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat occupants by 45 percent and by 60 percent in pickup trucks, SUVs and minivans.

  • Reader talks about Friday superstitions

    As I’m writing this on Friday the 13th, I was thinking about the slogan “TGIF.”
    Today those words are good news. The end of the work week. But once upon a time, “It’s Friday” was among the least auspicious things you could say. Friday was considered completely unlucky. Not only a Friday occurring on the 13th of the month, but any Friday.