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Letters

  • About fire substations

    I don't see how Tom Fisher got his figures. I am not educated, but I come up with a lot more [money to operate fire substations] than he does.

    Each substation has two persons per shift, three shifts per day, seven days a week. That is 168 hours per week per person (two persons) per substation. You pay for 336 hours per substation - $10 per hour - very, very conservative.

    Then you have Social Security, Worker's Comp, health insurance, etc.

  • Looking for everyday heroes

    I am gathering nominations for a follow-up to my "Kentucky's Everyday Heroes" book, released earlier this year.

    As in the first project, I'm looking for Kentuckians who "have successfully overcome extreme personal challenges and/or have given of themselves to others in an exemplary fashion - people who daily, and modestly, live their lives in what might be termed an heroic way."

    Considered will be living persons from all geographical regions of the state, and ones who may be known only to the people they have positively influenced in their own locales.

  • Every minute has a heart attack in it

    This world is full of bad things. Ongoing medical epidemics such as AIDS and cancer are growing at a rapid pace. Hope that a cure can be found is abundant but still absent, or not yet known. Networks, such as CNN and Fox News, bring us the late breaking stories and feed pessimists the ammunition they need to survive.

    From large to small, the world's problems affect us all, even in small town Kentucky where economic downturn leads us to cling to religion and guns.

  • Make sure prom memories are good ones

    Teen, prom is such an exciting time in your life. Whether this is your first prom or your last, it will surely be a memorable experience; one to cherish for years to come.

    Whether you are going with a date, a friend or alone, you will have many choices to make about the evening's events. Who you will ride with, who will drive, where to eat, what to wear, etc...

    You will also have an even larger choice to make. Will you go to a party or to the breakfast? Will you drink? Are the people going with you going to do the same?

  • Need sidewalks on North Central

    After reading the article about the need for a sidewalk on North Central leading to Miller Park, we wholeheartedly agree.

    We reside on Saloma Road and travel that route daily, observing the hazardous conditions for both pedestrians and motorists. We believe that if a survey could be taken to compare the amount of people walking to Miller Park by means of Lebanon Avenue and North Central, we feel that a sidewalk would be warranted in both places.

    All citizens of Campbellsville have a need; tragedy should not be the trigger to make it happen.

    Mike and Denise Hunt

  • The 'Bubba' vote

    I was reading in a paper today where one of the presidential candidate's advisers indicated they would not pursue the "Bubba" vote. Since I've been referred to as "Bubba," "redneck" and "good ol' boy," just to mention a few, I decided to take a look at where these names started and why.

  • 1,000 from Taylor on organ donor list

    Since April is recognized as Donate Life Month both nationally and here in Kentucky, I feel that this is a good time to thank the many Taylor Countians who have supported organ and tissue donation at our driver's license counter by donating $1 in support of our Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust For Life and by placing their name on the new Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • Seat belt law should be fair

    I was stopped by the police and given a ticket for no seat belt on March 23.

    There should not be any discrimination in the law about who should wear seat belts and who shouldn't.

    I will admit passengers and children should wear them. It should be up to the driver if he or she does not want to buckle up.

    If I am going to get a ticket, then every school bus driver should get a ticket for every child on his or her bus.

    This law needs to be put to the Supreme Court and ruled on so as not to have a double standard where the law is concerned.

    Jack Strawder

  • Not thankful enough

    I am definitely not a writer, but after a week of thinking about how hard times are with gas and groceries being so high and jobs so hard to find, it was put on my heart to write how thankful I am for my job.

    I live within three miles of my workplace, so it takes very little gas to get there and it's not an ordinary workplace. The place I work is Campbellsville Apparel. It is a little plant with about 200 employees. It opened in 1999 and has had its ups and downs. Being laid off most of 2007, people were getting worried about our jobs.

  • Still no sidewalks

    Another spring and still no sidewalks on North Central.

    I'm sure the barn at the golf course was in bad shape, but was it so unsafe that it couldn't wait a couple more years?

    If we can't afford the concrete, couldn't the City at least clean off the bank so people could at least get off the road? I'm sure a dirt path would be better than challenging the oncoming traffic.

    Maybe we could get Campbellsville University involved as they have a lot of students who use the road.

    Rick Quinn

    Campbellsville