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Letters

  • LETTER: ‘Good ole boy network’ still in place

    Although I had hoped the election of 2010 would have greatly diminished the good ole boy network in local government, it has not. Carmin Gaines said it very well, the election simply changed the players.
    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer and the magistrates have come against County Clerk Judy Puckett and former EDA director Annette King, citing the rule of law and accountability to the taxpayers. However, the Ethics Commission and Deputy Damon Jewell have gotten a free pass.

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with this year’s Health Fair/Readifest

    To this year’s Spencer County community participants, the Spencer County Family Resource and Youth Service Center would like to thank everyone who made the Health Fair/Readifest event so successful on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Spencer County High School.
    Our sponsors for this year were: Spencer County Cooperative Extension Office, Publishers Printing, Jewish Hospital of Shelbyville, Spencer County Health Department, and Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency.

  • LETTER: Civil Air Patrol memories from 9/11

    In the late afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001, the most crowded skies of the world became silent. There were no high streaks of contrails mixing with clouds. The ever present life-saving chatter of air traffic controllers ceased. A kind of strange eerie void had restored the heavens to its pristine past. Nothing man-made moved in the skies above the United States.
    Nothing, except a single small airplane lifting in the late afternoon from Bowman Field en route to the New York area with rare and precious medical supplies.

  • LETTER: Family says thanks for Habitat, community support

    To Habitat for Humanity of Spencer County and members of my community – I can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciate everything you have done for my family. You have given my family something that I thought would never be possible – a home.
    All of your hard work, dedication, sacrifice and care will never be forgotten. You have given my family hope of a better tomorrow.
    I want to thank all the board members for working feverishly to pull all of this together and supporting me through this whole process.

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with litter abatement program

    In spite of the abnormal weather and the busy summer schedules, our non-profit groups have done a really good job on our Summer Roadside Litter Abatement Program.
    Our citizens need to be proud of the way our county’s roads look, and be thankful for the energetic people that are willing to take the time to help make our county more attractive.
    We all feel the pinch of the weak economy, and need to remember how beneficial it can be to recycle any renewable, reusable waste, rather than tossing it.

  • LETTER: What happened to human compassion?

    After a long summer, my husband and I felt we needed a small getaway. We left on July 20 and returned on July 21 – two of the hottest days we have had this summer.
    The first day was enjoyable. The second day was something else.
    When we entered the last shop of the day, there were six chairs with straight backs sitting in front of the shop outside in the scorching heat.
    My husband has an illness that affects his walking and has pain in his back. He walks with a cane and sometimes with a walker with wheels.

  • LETTER: Thanks for caring for our loved one

    To the people of Taylorsville, we, the family of Marsha Dennison, wish to thank you for being there for her, especially those who were there at her unfortunate accident on Feb. 3, 2010.
    The Alexander and Gross families
    Plymouth, Ind.

  • LETTER: With increased case load, CASA needs volunteers

    In 2010, 19,500 abused and neglected kids in Kentucky needed child protective services – that’s over 50 children every day for an entire year.
    Would you recognize that child if you saw them riding a bike or playing on the playground or waiting at a bus stop? You probably couldn’t, since this crime cuts across all social, economic and ethnic boundaries.

  • LETTER: Social Security is not a benevolent entitlement

    How can anyone regard Social Security as a benevolent entitlement? Social Security is an insurance policy whose premiums have been paid for by the combined lifetime payments of the employee and employer.
    Although the government administers the program for us, it makes no donations to our premiums. It is a fact that the Social Security program more than pays for itself and has always had a large surplus, which, unfortunately, has been used by Congress for the general fund and not for the Social Security Program. Our premiums have been misspent.

  • LETTER: Thanks for support of EDA director

    What a wonderful thank you to the economic director, Annette King, in the July 6 edition. In last week’s edition, a letter of support, depicting a very busy, very caring economic director that truly is going to be missed.
    As Annette’s parents, it’s our turn to thank the business owners and EDA supporters. You made such a gallant effort to save the EDA after both local government agencies pulled funding. Unfortunately, you could not sway those forces in power.