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Letters

  • LETTER: Support the Bears

    If you were not at Spencer County High School on Saturday night, you probably missed one the most exciting boys basketball game in the state this year, and for sure in many years in the Spencer County Gym. It was billed as a “white out” and most everyone was dressed in white. We also passed out white “ hand towels” for fans to wave. By 5:30 p.m. or so the whole Spencer County side was full. That is 90 minutes before game time. The game was a sell out and 80 percent of the fans were from Spencer County.

  • LETTER: Deer poachers should be punished

    I enjoy watching the wildlife we have around Taylorsville Lake. However, it is really sickening to see a young deer with a poacher’s snare around its waist, knowing the excruciating fate awaiting this young animal.

    By the way, for those of you who are not aware of how a poacher dispatches (kills) the victim caught in a snare, let me enlighten you. The poacher can shoot the animal (most humane), or hit it in the head with something like a baseball bat until it is dead as the cry of a young deer being beaten to death makes much less noise than a gun shot.

  • LETTER: Roe v. Wade no reason to celebrate

    I read in the Courier about the Supreme Court case Roe vs Wade. Thirty-eight years ago our Supreme Court voted 7 to 2 to legalize abortion. Since then, we have killed or murdered 50 million babies and are killing or murdering four thousand a day. The amazing thing about us changing the word to abortion is it sounds a lot milder than kill or murder.

  • LETTER: Resident appreciates checks and balances

    Wayne Cox’s letter to the editor made me laugh on several levels. First, I can’t tell you how many times I heard some elected and/or appointed Spencer county public servant tell me (or some version thereof) “Are you telling me how to do my job!?”, but let me count a few.

  • LETTER: Spending cuts must be made carefully

    President Obama is faced with a budget that is spiraling out of control and we all agree that spending has to be cut. But where and whom do we hurt in the process? The President’s recent State of the Union address specifically targeted the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) as a program for which he would cut funding by 50%. Few people know what CSBG is and how it impacts their community.

  • LETTER: If resident doesn't like county, he can leave

    The many complaints of (Lawrence) Trageser, where do we begin, there are so many? As a taxpayer in Spencer County,

    I would like to address a few.

    Beginning with the most recent, when Mr. Trageser approached the court with an issue of Mic-Zee’s expansion. If the city of Taylorsville doesn’t have a problem with the expansion being six or seven feet on the right-of-way, then why should you? If it in fact is, then any problems that would arise would be at the expense of Mic-Zee’s.

  • LETTER: Resident claims good ole’ boy system still exists

    Although many crooked political figures in Spencer County have gone by the wayside, the good ol’ boy system of theft, lies, and circumventing the rule of law has not.

    What should have been a routine application for a construction permit has turned into a confiscation of taxpayer property. Charles Michael and Constance Ann Driscoll received an illegal permit. They failed to follow zoning regulations, building not only on their 15 ft. set back, but on the right of way of Reasor Avenue. How could this happen?

  • 'Food for Fines' a success

    The Spencer County Public Library “Food for Fines” program concluded on January 31. Boxes of non-perishable food items were donated to Dare to Care, the Family Resource Center, and the Judge-Executive’s Christmas Basket drive.  Thanks to all of our great patrons who made this program a success.
     
    Debra Lawson, Director
    Spencer County Public Library

  • LETTER: Weather can't stop science fair

    Editor’s note: The Spencer County Middle School recently had its annual science fair and sponsor Mike Jessee submitted the following thank you. The fair was rescheduled from its original Jan. 27 date to Feb. 3 due to inclement weather.

  • LETTER: Blessed by good neighbors

    We recently moved from Louisville to our new home at the corner of Akins Rd. and Mt. Washington Road. As soon as we moved in, I found a bag on the door containing bread, fruit etc. welcoming us to the neighborhood.

    Nobody drives down Akins without waving. For Christmas, we received a nice plate of Christmas treats. Recently, our little chihuahua dog came up missing.
    Neighbors who had never even met us made phone calls, got out and searched with flashlights and one drove around in her car.