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Letters

  • Former substitute seeks equality in benefits

    To the editor:
    If you have read the last two articles in the Democrat regarding substitute teacher pay, please don’t say KRS regulations are “outstanding.” Work needs to be done.
    As noted, substitute teachers are not treated the same as regular teachers. Teachers receive retirement pay within 30 days of retirement.
    Why do substitute employees have to wait until the end of the school year? It’s time to take a serious look at the KRS and make some changes.

    John Schreiber
    Cynthiana

  • Students learn from the service they perform

    By Kim Bodine, LVC Perspectives Columnist
    What is service learning?
    State Farm Insurance defines service learning as a method of teaching and learning that combines service to the community with classroom instruction. They believe it is important because it helps to build partnerships, develop skills and give students an opportunity to give back to their communities.  

  • Gary Palmer
  • Gary Palmer
  • Taxpayers burdened by teachers’ retirement

    To the editor:
    I can sympathize with John Schrieber and his letter of May 12, where he had difficulty obtaining a refund from Kentucky Teacher’s Retirement System (KTRS), being only a substitute and having no intention of receiving benefits.  I had the same problem in 2004.

  • Enjoyment found in “Dr. Joe”

    To the editor:
    When Karen and I moved back to this part of the country from northern California in February 1997, one of the services we were interested in was a good doctor. Little did we know when Karen’s Aunt Violet Long, retired county nurse, referred us to “Dr. Joe” that we would acquire a superior doctor.
    On our first visit, I noted that Dr. Joe’s birth date was exactly one month (Aug. 20, 1937) prior to mine, which I thought was pretty cool. After spending time with him, I found he was pretty cool.

  • Enjoyment found in “Dr. Joe”

    To the editor:
    When Karen and I moved back to this part of the country from northern California in February 1997, one of the services we were interested in was a good doctor. Little did we know when Karen’s Aunt Violet Long, retired county nurse, referred us to “Dr. Joe” that we would acquire a superior doctor.
    On our first visit, I noted that Dr. Joe’s birth date was exactly one month (Aug. 20, 1937) prior to mine, which I thought was pretty cool. After spending time with him, I found he was pretty cool.

  • Substitute personnel be aware of retirement frustrations in Frankfort

    To the editor:
    This letter is especially written to substitute teachers in Harrison County.
    Be advised: From my personal experience, it has taken at least two years to receive a final conclusion after letters requesting an explanation of why it took six months to receive my contribution to the Kentucky Retirement System. It has taken visits to Frankfort’s Department of Teacher Retirement and letters to our election representative and senator, and the commissioner of education. I finally received a conclusion to my frustration.

  • Class of 1971 will celebrate 40th reunion on Aug. 20

    To the editor:
    The recent successful local production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” reminds us how fleeting time is. The Harrison County High School Class of 1971 will celebrate its 40th graduation anniversary with a class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Ramada Inn in Lexington.
    Our reunion committee has attempted to contact as many classmates as possible. However, if you have not received information regarding the reunion, please call Danny Haley, 859-234-6436, and he will advise you of details.

  • Cynthiana Bulldog Week planned

    To the editor:
    I am writing to tell your readers about the annual celebration of Cynthiana High School.
    The dinner and celebration will take place at the Elks Club on Saturday, June 25, 2011, starting at 5 p.m.
    Reservations for the dinner, catered by Layne Tussey, can be made by calling Elaine P. Blackburn at 859-234-5689. Tickets can be purchased at Whalen’s Jewelry, the museum, Farmer’s National Bank and Chase Jewelers. The cost is $15 per person.