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Letters

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    The General Assembly has finally produced a bill regarding public pensions and the fine print reveals some remarkable facts about its potential impact. The “fine print” in question is the actuarial analysis performed on behalf of Kentucky Retirement Systems regarding those aspects of Senate Bill 1 that affect KRS.

  • Armed guards needed in schools

    To the editor:
    Becky Barnes’ editorial of March 1, 2018 astonished me! I was captured by your wisdom and acuity. It was a truck load of common sense and life experience.
    Then I read the article on school officials talking about safety. My euphoria took a crash dive.
    These shootings now last about five minutes. Everybody in this country via TV news knows this except school boards and security people. In these situations seconds not minutes count. If there is not instant armed response it is too late.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    We, the Licking Valley Church of Christ, Cynthiana, Ky., want to take this opportunity to thank Techaus Incorporated, “Kens New Market,” for their generosity in enabling our congregation be able to receive a “Ken’s Certificate” to give to others who are in need of help, whether it is because of health, financial, or other reasons. We have been blessed to be able to do so because of the program Ken’s has in our town.

  • Mailbag 3/1/18

    Canceling school is no easy task, student safety is primary concern

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    In the 1960’s we had a “War on Poverty.” We lost.
    In the 1980’s we declared a “War on Drugs.” Years later we have semi-trucks of killer drugs coming from Mexico.
    After so many school shootings, no one can keep count.
    Many people think outlawing all guns or certain types of guns will solve the problem. Please refer to paragraph 1 and 2. Are you getting the picture?
    At this time there are approximately five million AR type rifles on the street.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    The NRA is a terrorist organization. That is a fact. Our members of congress, our state legislators, our governors, especially those on the Republican side of the aisle, are terrified of the NRA.
    They are terrified of not receiving millions of NRA dollars into their re-election war chests.
    Bills introduced into the legislature should not be written by, and for the benefit of special interest groups and then sponsored by their pre-purchased lap dogs in Washington and Frankfort.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    This is a follow up on Linda Dryden’s letter in regards to the Battle Grove Cemetery. Everyone that has a loved one buried, or a future plot, should be concerned.
    I have some questions I need answers to and so do you all. (1) Does the hospital have to have two entrances from a state road to qualify for a Trauma Center status? If they do then the 90 day road they are planning is false going thru the cemetery. The cemetery road is not a public access road. The gates are closed so we can’t use them.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    Today’s editorial (Jan. 25) by Lee Kendall was the best on legalization of cannabis I have ever read! He was well-informed, truthful and honest.
    No doubt, he will be criticized by ill-informed, untruthful and dishonest people.
    I was a social worker for one year, a probation officer for four years and a cop for 21 years. I know what works and what does not.
    I remember when the “War on Drugs” started in the late 1960s. Not only did we lose that war, it is now the leading cause of death in the US. Why?

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    I recently attended the Retirement celebration of Assistant Chief Darrin Hawkins, a fire fighter for 27 years. My vote as a City official helped to hire this good man who proved himself as an examplary employee time and time again. I am so proud of him. He retires now deeply caring about his co-workers, the city and its people.
    He has already lined up some volunteer jobs such as helping with the Boy Scouts and the Cynthiana Fire Department.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    A building. Like any other building here in Cynthiana. A building that holds people like your school or church. But this building is special. A building that gets ugly stares. Rolled eyes. Harsh comments. A building people are scared of, and drive by quickly. The building I am speaking of is Shady Lawn.