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Letters

  • 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."

  • 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