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Letters

  • Mother's Day for women with domestic violence in their lives

    With Mother's Day approaching this Sunday, The Caring Place would like to ask you to keep our mothers who are in shelter in your hearts and minds.

    This Sunday when you are preparing for your family visit, whether it be to take Mom out to eat, choose the proper gift or card or just a simple phone call ... please stop for a minute and say a prayer for the thousands of women whose Mother's Day won't be spent at home but rather in a domestic violence shelter. They, too, would like to be in their homes free of violence. However, they are not afforded that luxury.

  • What are you asking for?

    I once heard of a young stamp collector who wrote to Buckingham Palace asking for a special stamp to add to his collection. His request for the stamp was denied, but he was granted a visit with King George V, who was interested in stamps also. Afterward, as the young boy recounted his experience, the stamp itself seemed insignificant.

    Real prayer is similar to that boy's experience. Think about it: having a visit with the King of Kings is far better than having a specific request granted.

  • Alcohol will be on May ballot

    I wonder if the people of Campbellsville know that in the election on May 20 we will be voting on whether the restaurants in Campbellsville can serve alcoholic beverages?

    It seems like there are some people in Campbellsville who want this to happen, but I don't! Do you?

    It used to be that if a restaurant served as many as 100, this could be done. Now it is 50, and we have a lot of restaurants that serve that many.

  • H.R. Richardson: A great human being

    I am sure that the newspaper has been deluged with letters, memories and well-wishes from the thousands of people who H.R. Richardson personally touched. I am also sure that each came with a unique story detailing the deep way in which Mr. Richardson impacted the author. I suppose it is the only way to appropriately remember a man such as he.

  • Child gets poison ivy during Earth Day activity

    My son is in kindergarten at Taylor County Elementary School. On Tuesday, April 22, his class went outside on school premises to pick up trash for Earth Day. Although it was a good lesson for the kids to take care of the earth, I wish my son would have brought home a permission slip.

    I definitely would not have signed it, giving him permission to go into the weeds to pick up trash. He got such a bad case of poison ivy that he ended up in the emergency room. Luckily, we stopped the poison ivy with a shot and medication.

  • What happened to Babe Ruth baseball?

    Baseball has existed in this country for more than 150 years now. Labeled, "America's Pastime," it has brought fun and excitement to all 50 states.

    You can walk into any sporting goods store and find a plethora of equipment. Every kid practically has a chance to play Pee Wee, Little League, Babe Ruth, not to mention school ball. With all the history that comes with baseball, it's hard to believe that it's dying, but it is.

  • Relay for Life just around the corner

    The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Our signature fundraising event, Relay For Life, is right around the corner in Taylor County on June 6-7. Relay teams are working hard to reach their personal fundraising goals and are canvassing the community asking for donations and hosting events to raise money for the cause.

  • Steer clear of unsubstantiated charges

    While it is true that Democrat Barak Hussien Muhammed Obama who is running for the Democratic nominee for President has a Muslim father who is from the country of Kenya and has other relatives living there, that does not necessarily make him a Muslim or a racist.

  • Social Security policy is a curious one

    My name is George Coyle. I am a Vietnam era veteran with two honorable discharges. I was recently diagnosed with throat cancer at the V.A. Hospital in Lexington and will receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatments five days a week, also in Lexington.

    My wife draws Social Security disability. This is our only income. I found out April 23 that I was also approved for Social Security. We thought this was a godsend, but then we found out the rest of the story.

  • Democrats haven't answered the call

    Two years ago this month, then-House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi made a promise to all of us regarding the high price of gasoline. Denouncing the "Republican Rubber Stamp Congress," she stated the Democrats had a plan to stop the spiraling cost of gasoline at the pump by "cracking down on price gouging, rolling back the billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies, tax breaks and royalty relief given to oil and gas companies, and increasing production of alternative fuels."