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Letters

  • 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

  • Someone to inspire us

    We are standing at a crossroad in history. This has been and will be a record-breaking presidential election, in more ways than one. And for the first time in a long time, Kentucky voters will play a crucial role in selecting the presidential nominees.

    The Republican presidential primary has already been decided and they have quite a formidable candidate in Senator John McCain. But it's the Democratic race that still has many people on the edge.

  • You can help show care for victoms too

    National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which will be observed April 13-19, calls on all of us to consider the life-changing impact that crime has on victims and their loved ones, and to make justice for victims an urgent priority for our communities. This year's theme clearly expresses that sentiment: "Justice for Victims, Justice for All."

    This means that there will be no justice for any of us if we don't always seek fairness for our victims. I ask now that everyone in this community reach out to those who have been victimized and stand behind all those harmed by crime.

  • Voting is single most important civic duty

    Voting is one of the most important things that can be done as an American. Voting gives people the right to voice their opinion on pending laws, ordinances and who they want to serve in local and state offices. It also will let people decide who will be the leaders of our country.

    Voting makes it impossible for someone or one party to stay in an office longer than the legal amount of time.

  • Health missionaries are well received

    Well people, it's here now. Those hard times that are coming are already upon us. A story on "60 Minutes" detailed a famous person who runs a medical program comprised of volunteer doctors and nurses of various fields banding together and providing free health care for a weekend for those who are either uninsured or underinsured.

  • Protect innocent life

    Feb. 7, 2008 was a glorious day in the history of the General Assembly of the state of Kentucky. On that date, the Republican-controlled Senate passed a comprehensive abortion bill, SB 40, by a vote of 34-4. After passage, the bill was sent to the Democratic controlled House of Representatives.

  • Doctor shoppers are multiplying

    On Saturday, March 22, 2008, a patient called my office complaining of a toothache. The name sounded familiar and alarming. My records indicated that I last saw this individual in 1999. After several calls to area pharmacies, he was identified as a "doctor shopper" at that time.

    "Doctor shopping" refers to the practice of a patient requesting care from multiple practitioners, often simultaneously, without making efforts to coordinate care or informing the practitioner of the multiple caregivers.

  • Needs help with school project

    My name is Tessa Wicks. I go to Evansville (Ind.) Day School and I am doing a report on Kentucky.

    I would appreciate it if you could put this letter in your newspaper. I would appreciate it more if your readers could send me artifacts from Kentucky. My report will be 20 pages long.

    I am studying the climate, geography, history, famous people, economy and industry, travel, tourism and recreation. If your readers could please send to:

    Tessa Wicks

    Evansville Day School

    3400 North Green River Road

    Evansville, Ind. 47715