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Today's Opinions

  • County should have renewed contract

    To the editor:

  • Blame should not be placed on paper’s editor

    To the editor:
    After school I was a social worker in eastern Kentucky for a year. I then was a probation and parole officer for three years. Then I was a cop in Lexington for 21 years.
    When I read the front page article on the William Chambers event I did not think too much about it. Another one vehicle fatality that we see all too often.
    Then came the deluge of nitrolic letters that beat on the editor.

  • Phones are nice for proof of insurance, but keep your card, too

    On June 25 a stack of new laws will take effect while others are groundwork for future changes.
    For example, House Bill 180 mandates that the Kentucky Board of Education come up with a teacher, or certified personnel, evaluation plan.
    However, they have until the 2014-15 school year to get that accomplished.
    Most people who work outside of the home have to go through some sort of annual performance evaluation. It’s a time when strengths and opportunities for improvement are identified and then work goes on.

  • What is Obama actually wanting?

    To the editor:
    Praise should be given to Obama for his program on health. After reviewing the program to ensure better health for young and old, male and female. The initial concept is good, even though it will cost more money on our insurance policies. Some policies will increase by 40 percent to provide this coverage.
    A big concern is that this program promotes contraception in schools for youth as young as 15 years old. This encourages promiscuity among youth which is contrary to moral and natural law.

  • Lack of compassion by the Democrat

    To the editor:
    Sadly I should not have been shocked by the articles about Obie and William Chambers.
    On Aug. 1, 2000 our daughter and Andrea’s sister, Jessica Marie Simpson passed away. Jessica had Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare and aggressive bone cancer.
    Becky Barnes heard that Make a Wish had given Jessica a Ford Mustang. Someone from the Democrat office called me wanting to do an article about Make a Wish. I informed them that Jessica’s dad, Ed, bought the car. She said that if she could think of anything else to write about she would call.

  • Summer break is pinching food pantry purse

    To the editor:
    I would like to give an update on the Food Pantry. Things have going well until the past month. School being out and more people without work and food stamps being cut, things are getting tougher.

  • Chambers family owed a public apology

    To the editor:
    I was recently reading all of the letters that were written to your paper regarding the story condemning William Chambers on the day of his death. I totally agree with everyone on this matter and I was reminded of something that happened to me two years ago. We requested for you to write about it in your paper and you refused to for fear that you would be sued for printing it.

  • Seperate the "wants" from the "needs"

    How many of you out there know the difference between a “want” and a “need?”
    Sometimes I struggle with the difference when my stubbornness kicks into gear.
    Anyway, last week was my typical week. However, I do recall one event that seemed to consume me on every level possible.
    I am a movie guru.
    I have enjoyed watching movies since I was very young, according to my parents and as indicated by some of my grades from college.