• Reader enjoyed historic sports article

    I read Bobby Brockman's article on the COKES team of 50 years ago. That was a good year as were some of the earlier teams. Before TV in the 40s and 50s, they were the "only game in town" literally. This carried over till the days Willard Smith spoke about. Lots of good players came through the Cokes in those years.

    We have lost something with the passing of those teams. High school and college ball is a good replacement, but not quite the same. I am sure it is not an age thing!

  • Family thankful for prayers during recent surgery

    Kayden Clark and family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support during Kayden's recent surgery to remove a brain tumor.

    A special thanks to everyone that donated to the Kayden Clark Medical Fund, and those who sold raffle tickets and organized the benefit auction.

    Thanks to Boils Realty for helping with the benefit auction.

    Thank you.

    Kathy Clark


  • Coach thanks school district

    Recently, I was honored to represent Taylor County High School and the Kentucky High School Coaches Association as one of eight finalists for the National High School Baseball Coach of the Year Award. The event sponsored by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association honored coaches from across the country in 19 sport categories and was held in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

  • Harker says keep animals out of hot cars this summer

    Thank you for the article "Residents cautioned about children in hot cars," dated June 18, 2014. However, I wish the article had read, "Residents cautioned about all living creatures in hot cars."

    Every year, hundreds of animals (dogs, cats, etc.) suffer and die when their guardians make the mistake of leaving them in a parked car - even for "just a minute" - while they run an errand.

  • Resident wants microphones for fiscal court meetings

    At the last fiscal court meeting Taylor County Judge/Executive [Eddie] Rodgers brought up there was a need for microphones for court members and for persons addressing the court, as they have their back to the audience.

    I attend most of the Fiscal Court meetings, and if it's not real quiet in the courtroom, the magistrates or a person addressing the court don't talk loud enough or their voice just don't carry, it really makes it difficult to hear what is being said.

  • Wise thanks election supporters

    I want to take the time and thank each and every one of you for your help in electing me as your Kentucky state senator-elect for the 16th District.

    I cannot tell you how humbled I am for this opportunity that now lies before me.  I first want to thank God for blessing me in my daily life and I give all glory to him for this victory.

    Campaigning for this race has been the most spiritual, physical and emotional experience of my life and my immediate family's life.

  • McCracken PVA encourages voters to elect Chad Shively

    I am writing this letter on behalf of Chad Shively, PVA. I have been employed in the McCracken County PVA office for the past 37 years and have served as PVA for 21 years. I met Chad several years ago and was immediately impressed with his work ethic and desire to serve Taylor County.

    I supported Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear appointing him last year and have watched the wonderful things that he has accomplished since assuming that position.

  • Fayette PVA encourages voters to elect Chad Shively

    Chad Shively has implemented more innovative solutions and new technologies, in the shortest period of time, than any PVA I've ever seen.

    I have worked with Chad on many occasions and we regularly attend the same continuing education courses, and I have consistently been impressed with his intelligence, hard work and enthusiasm for the job. I have watched him closely over the past year and have been amazed at what good work he's done and how quickly he learned the job.

  • Resident encourages voters to elect Chad Shively

    In a time when our world seems to be falling apart and our government is straying from God, elections become very important to our society.

    In the 2014 primary, many government offices are being contested. One of those offices is the Taylor County property valuation administrator position.

  • Resident encourages voters to elect Max Wise

    It gives me a great deal of pleasure to encourage Taylor County Republicans to head to the polls on Tuesday, May 20, and vote for my friend, Max Wise, for Kentucky State Senate.

    It has been more than 50 years since Taylor County was represented in Frankfort by a senator from Taylor County. Fortunately, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Taylor County Republicans have a unique opportunity to send one of our own to Frankfort.