• Not terrorists, just concerned

    To the editor:
    A funny thing happened to liberals on their way to socializing America. The American people rose up in protest, thus the Tea Party emerged.
    The movement started with small groups and grew until, on Sept. 12, 2009, a crowd estimated to number between 500,000 and one million people gathered on the mall in Washington, D.C.

  • Thanks to the Food Lion employees

    To the editor:
    We wish to publicly thank all the kind and courteous workers at Food Lion. We will miss all of you as you have always been kind and very helpful whenever we shopped there. We hate to see you leave. Good luck to all of you.

    Jean-Ann and Jeff Kerr

  • Lou Mary Marsh retires from Toddler Village Daycare

    To the editor:
    There are few times in life when you meet someone who has been so remarkable that it moves one to write to the editor to express those thoughts. Today is one of those rare occasions. This week, Lou Mary Marsh will retire from Toddler Village Daycare at Harrison Memorial Hospital after 20 years of service.

  • Taxation with Misrepresentation

    To the editor:
    One thing I have learned after 20 years in government service is that real change happens only if citizens get involved. People can become involved by contacting their elected officials and letting them know of their concerns. If enough people voice their opinion, elected officials will listen. If you take the time to vote someone into public office, you should take the time to let them know they are public servants. They are working for you.

  • Shame on Webb's attorneys

    Shame on Webb’s Attorneys

    To the editor:
    I can’t explain how I feel about the lawyers for Webb and what they are trying to say about this man who brutally killed a woman while her children were in the house. That his actions were due to him being a diabetic. Plus, because of this, it would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act to give him the death penalty.
    Well, did he give her a choice? No, he took her life and deprived her children a mother. So, I guess he had the right to this horrifying act; his disability made him do it.

  • Grave thieves

    To the editor:

  • Get the country back into order

    To the editor:
    Just what, exactly, is happening is Washington, D.C.?  And just why does the President think he can run the country by himself?  
    He defied the U.S. Senate and his Constitutional authority and used his recess appointment powers to select Richard Cordray as the new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau when the Senate is not even in recess. Then he cut the defense budget by over $500 billion placing our national security in jeopardy.  

  • Living within one’s means

    To the editor:
    When did the concept of financial responsibility become a radical idea? the major point of the ‘Tea Party,’ which I support, is that elected officials should prioritize expenditures and balance our budget, preferably without increasing taxes. Our federal government’s practices may be despairingly beyond hope!
    Radical is one of the more polite terms used to describe ‘Tea Party’ supporters. Living within one’s means must be a revolutionary belief?
    Chuck Duffy

  • 'Twas the night before Christmas

    Twas the night before            Christmas,
    when all through the land,
    the people were gathering,
    to be counted by hand.

    The donkey was packed,
    by Joseph with care,
    in hopes that Mary,
    could make the trip there.

    Mary was nestled,
    all snug in her bed,
    while angels of love,
    danced in her head.

    The donkey was ready,
    willing and able,
    to carry the new mom,
    to the census taker.

  • Kentucky Organ Donor Registry

    To the editor:
    In 1992, the Circuit Clerks of Kentucky recognized the tragedy that 18 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant, yet Kentuckians were not aware of what they could do to save lives. The Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks supported legislation that allows every person obtaining a driver’s license or ID an opportunity to donate $1 to raise awareness about organ donation in Kentucky. These $1 donations go into a Trust - the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life.