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Letters

  • Need real people in office

    I totally agree with Paul Harmon, Terry Keltner, Doug Mullins, David Ellis, Ricky Cox, Betty Amos, Miranda Nunn, Henry Berry and many others about the proposed Campbellsville City Council smoking ban. We need people like this in City Hall who can see the real world.

    I have known for several months that a few City Council members and a few do-good, know-it-all City employees were out to get Mayor Brenda Allen, but I didn't think I would live to see the day that she would side with these clowns against her friends and the people who elected her.

  • End-of-the-Year review points to progress, accomplishments

    The holiday season provides a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the many good things that are happening at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and to share this good news with residents throughout the region the college serves.

    ECTC President/CEO Dr. Thelma J. White reminds us from time to time that good things happen by choice, not by chance. We agree. As members of the college's Board of Directors, we are pleased to recognize White's leadership and the good work that has been accomplished this year by the college's faculty and staff.

  • Councilman opposes smoking ban

    My name is Paul Harmon. I'm currently a member of the Campbellsville City Council, and I am vigorously against imposing any smoking ban on private businesses. I'm against it because it isn't fair.

  • We need all Mr. Basketballs in the KHSAA Hall of Fame

    I would like for everyone that reads this - and especially the basketball fan - to help us get every Kentucky Mr. Basketball inducted into the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

    The KHSAA Hall of Fame was started in 1988 and only 14 of the 53 former Mr. Basketball(s) have been inducted. There are currently 28 who are eligible and deserve to be inducted.

  • Who's getting rich in this war

    The war has become "big business" and a few private contractors end up with most of the money approved by Congress.

    What is even more disgusting is that Blackwater mercenaries are one of the biggest recipients of this money. Is this supporting our troops? Is there anyone left in Washington who really represents the American people?

    Sharon Pennington

    Magnolia

  • We need to be worrying about more than smoking

    This letter is in response to Betty Amos' letter to the editor discussing the smoking ban. I must first say that I am in absolute agreement with her and I appreciate her opinion and concern.

    It seems to me that this town could use a few more persons with the same views as Amos. I'm sure Amos deals with a lot of children and adolescents with drug abuse problems or other issues. I've heard of her and her work, and I commend her for the progress she has made for many people in this community.

  • A potpourri of opinion

    The last two letters from Amy Williams and Betty Amos really hit the nail on the head.

    Our lovely little town has a terrible administration. One got her job with a flip of the coin. Besides that, [Judge/Executive] Eddie Rogers is following the path of [former judge/executive] Paul Patton.

    I am a Democrat and so is Rogers. I am really disappointed in him.

    Now they have us in a debt, our children and their children with a dog walk, skateboard park and a jail. Millions of dollars. And now no smoking.

  • Sen. Bunning can help rural Americans with rising health care costs

    Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning has an opportunity to help millions of older Americans in our state and throughout the nation.

    As a member of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, he can play a leading role in relaxing unreasonable asset limits that restrict access to Medicare's low-income programs. These low-income program improvements would be especially helpful in states with significant rural populations like Kentucky.

  • Smoke-free restaurants should be totally smoke free

    I applaud Campbellsville in its efforts to wrestle with the smoke-free restaurant ordinance.

    As Campbellsville addresses this important issue, I would certainly encourage it not to come short by passing anything short of a 100 percent smoke-free restaurant ordinance. This would offer both restaurant workers and patrons access to clean air.

    Even in restaurants with separate ventilated smoking areas, restaurant employees are exposed to high levels of second-hand smoke as they have to service both smoking and non-smoking areas.

  • Cat Hollow decision was the right one

    In response to your online article (Nov. 15, 2007) on the dispute over keeping Cat Hollow Road open, it was good to see that the majority of the magistrates voted for the good of Kentucky and the area.

    My ancestors are from that area and I've studied the maps. It is my hope to one day own property back there and build a home. Magistrates do well to consider the future of an area and not just a whim of one or two folks.