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Letters

  • Male chivalry: a dying breed

    Recently I was driving through a nearby community on my way to my sister's house. I stopped at a store, got out and heard a hissing noise. I had a slit on the side of my tire.

    I immediately got back in my car and pulled across the street to a tire store. By then my tire was almost flat.

    I got out of my van with my two young boys and a man came outside to ask me if I needed something. I explained to him about my tire and that I would need a replacement.

  • HR 1955/s goes too far

    We have a new threat on the horizon - HR 1955/S. 1959 Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007.

    The only homegrown terrorism I see lately is our own government trying to create a totalitarian police state. This is a government of the people, for the people, by the people. We are not of one mind, one belief, one religion. We are a diverse group of people and we have a right to assemble, to vote and to speak out when our government has gone too far.

  • Doesn't understand justice system

    I can't understand how the justice system works. People choose to deal in drugs and alcohol and are found guilty but somehow seem to miss time behind bars. They are allowed their freedom just to do it again.

    This so-called diversion is nothing more than a game lawyers play to increase their bank account. Where is justice?

    Let's keep paying these people just to feed our children drugs and other junk so in the future we can have even more children that are drug addicts, unwed mothers, etc. Good job system. What a screwed-up world we live in.

  • A vote against Christmas

    Democrats should be proud to know that one of their own, Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) was one of 27 other Democrats in the House who would not vote "Yes" for support of House Resolution 847.

    HR 847, titled: Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith, was thankfully passed by 372 others who recognize the importance of supporting the Christian faith and our founding fathers.

    Weeks before this betrayal, Yarmuth voted for HR 635, titled: Recognizing the commencement of Ramadan.

  • Budget woes

    During the first 10 days in office, I have discovered that Kentucky's financial house is in serious disarray. In fact, we have inherited a budget situation easily described as beyond serious.

    As reported this week, the Consensus Forecasting Group issued what I interpret as dire warnings about the state's grim revenue estimates.

    For example, their numbers indicate a $120 million shortage in collections during the remainder of this fiscal year. I'm speaking of money already obligated. Other formerly made commitments will add to the size of the current fiscal year shortfall.

  • Perry Thomas is a great hire

    It was with great joy that my family and I read of the news that Coach Perry Thomas is returning to Campbellsville as the new head football coach at Campbellsville University.

    Over 10 years ago, my son, John, played football under Coach Thomas. John tore his ACL badly at football camp the summer before his junior year. He was not able to play football that fall, but the lessons he learned from his extremely dedicated football coach, Coach Thomas, as he rehabilitated, have never been forgotten.

  • School days

    After serving Thanksgiving leftovers for the third time, the remainder, which was a lot of good food, went down the garbage disposal. When we do that, I always think about the hungry and needy in the world who would be delighted to have that.

    I'm reminded of another time when I was in school of a caring and sweet lady who was in charge of the school lunchroom. At least three times a week, she would cook up a batch of homemade rolls.

  • 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.