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Letters

  • LETTER: OWS protesters should leave camps, work in the system to get change

    There is little comparison of Occupy Wall Street to the Tea Party. The Tea Party group had gatherings on the street, but never stayed overnight or occupied anything. Its members often meet indoors to do their planning. They use contact with representatives to make changes and vote their minds to replace representatives. The Tea Party people work for a living and have no time to occupy anything but their homes and jobs.

  • LETTER: Former sheriff’s indictment not a top story

    As one of your readers, I find it disturbing that you actually choose the indictment of former Sheriff Steve Coulter as [a top] news story for 2011.  This was a classic case of “making a mountain out of a mole hill.”
    Out of all the hype and efforts to discredit and intimidate a man who served his community with honesty and integrity, it all came down to him leaving office two days early.  Really? What a waste of tax dollars.

  • LETTER: No crime between midnight and 6 a.m.?

    Sheriff gets clean audit? I have heard that hot air before, dealing with many of the audits of our elected officials. The problem with audits is you only see what is given to you.
    Since taking office, Sheriff Stump has been escalating the cost to operate his department at a fast and furious pace. Recently, he requested new carpet and furniture for the sheriff’s office.
    Stump has even been charging taxpayers 50 cents per page of open record documents. Legally 10 cents is the price allowed by Kentucky Administrative Regulation 200 1:020 section 3.

  • LETTER: Thanks for contributions for pool table

    The senior citizens that use the pool table at the senior center would like to thank those who contributed to the cost to recover the table.

    Patrons of the Spencer County Senior Citizens Center
     

  • LETTER: Thanks for making Toys for Tots a success

    Thanks to everyone for a very successful year for Toys for Tots. We need to give special thanks to all the locations that had toy boxes.
    I would also like to mention the help of Becky Wilson and her staff — they even helped on buying toys locally from money we had collected, mainly in honor of the late Rocky Walters.
    Thank you, also, to Mary Williams and her helpers at First Christian Church in Taylorsville.
    I had a helper, too, in Carol Dean Curtsinger, until he had gallbladder surgery.
    Bruce Kapfhammer
    Taylorsville
     

  • LETTER: A first and powerful Christmas present

    In mid-December, a number of the great people of Spencer County demonstrated their compassion for others when the middle school hosted a Benefit for an orphanage being constructed in Kenya. Over $2,000 was given to help Charles Juma complete an orphanage in Kenya that will initially serve over 300 children. The funds came from a talent show with outstanding performances appreciated by an enthusiastic audience.
    This event could not have happened without the complete cooperation of the school board, superintendent, and staff and the leadership at the middle school.

  • LETTER: Library board is responsible; thousands use facility each year

    I wish to take this opportunity to reply to Mr. John Riley on his questions and concerns about the plans for expansion of the Spencer County Public Library. As a past member and president of the Spencer County Library Board of Directors, I would like to provide some input that may help him and others make informed decisions based on facts.

  • LETTER: Burglars need more than 'slaps on the hand'

    Recently we were robbed. Not once, not twice, but three times. The perpetrator? Oh, it was the same person all three times. Now, I can go on and on about how I’ve lost things that can never be replaced; how I’ve spent hundreds of dollars for safes and security systems and cameras and new locks; that I’m afraid to walk into my own home; that I lock all the doors behind me even if I’m home; that every noise makes me jump; and that I’m mad, hurt, scared etc. All of that goes without saying.

  • LETTER: Be a donor, save a life

    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 $1.00 to raise awareness about organ donation in Kentucky. These $1.00 donations go into a Trust — the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life.

  • LETTER: Do we really need a Taj Mahal library?

    I’m writing in response to Shannon Brock’s column regarding the meeting to gather input and ideas for a possible new library in Spencer County. While the turnout for this meeting no doubt was disappointing, it’s not at all surprising since obviously the vast majority of people take little to no interest in the functioning of or participation in their government — local, state or federal.