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Letters

  • May the 'good old boys' reign forever

    In 1999, I ran for Taylor County Judge/Executive. I promised to build at jail at a cost of $4.5 million. I knew it was possible because my childhood friend, Terry Shelton, had just built one in Hart County.

    I was defeated, because I was not a politician. Couldn't and wouldn't play the games.

    I think it worthy to note that the jail probably would have been paid for at this time, had I been elected. That was 10 years ago. Instead, the good old boys won again.

  • Jail is not our problem

    What I would like to get a answer to is where did the money go that the jail is short of?

    Sounds to me that maybe the wrong jailer was voted in. It is his responsibility to keep up with this problem and make sure it does not happen.

    It is a shame that the new courthouse is not even completed yet and the jail is already in trouble.

    We, the people of Campbellsville and Taylor County, should not be the ones to bail out the jail's problem. We pay enough taxes the way it is now.

    Lanny Forbis

    Campbellsville

     

  • City officials are hypocrites

    Campbellsville City officials allowing residents to drink alcohol but not smoke is about as stupid as having a child molester as a babysitter, a thief working in your bank, or a sex offender for a pastor.

  • Where does your food come from?

    If you're like many Americans, the answer is the grocery store. And frankly, that disturbs me. The grocery store isn't where food comes from - it's just from where it's distributed. In reality, far too many people are unaware of the role of American agriculture in their daily lives ... and what it really takes to have food on their dinner table.

  • 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