• LETTER: Are stand-your-ground laws a problem?

    Twenty-six states have stand-your-ground laws on the books (including Kentucky). Eric Holder recently has been critical of these laws because he feels they contribute to situations like the one involving Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman.
    This was a tragedy.

  • LETTER: Shelburne’s charity softball game a success

    The sixth annual WAMZ Softball Game hosted at Ray Jewell Park that benefits St. Jude, was clearly a winner this year collecting a record amount of $6,200. That amount set the Shelburne team at a grand total raised for St. Jude over these six years, at $17,200.

  • LETTER: No one is perfect

    We all have our mistakes and our shortcomings. Sure, the businessman has to be professional in his position and carry himself appropriately.
    I have seen a lot of people come in and out of the station [Smith’s Service and Tire], bums, blue collar folk, white collar folk, drug addicts, normal Joes and famous folk.
    The sad thing is that all of a sudden, this place is so quiet and cold. All because of somebody that didn’t feel treated fairly.

  • LETTER: Citizen ‘demands’ city halt records destruction

    Editor’s note: This letter was originally submitted as a complaint to City Clerk Steve Biven regarding a recent decision of the City Commission to destroy audio recordings of meetings older than six months. A news article on this subject may be found on page A-1. The open investigation referred to in this letter is regarding McKemie’s communication with the attorney general’s office and a letter sent to the city from that office in September 2012 requesting a host of water rate-related records.

  • LETTER: EMS thankful for anonymous donations

    Spencer County EMS has received two anonymous gifts in the last six months. The first gift came when we were laying new carpet in the conference room of the station. The plan was to lay new carpet in the conference room and shampoo the offices; carpet was also brought and installed in the offices. When I asked the installer, “Who paid for this?” He replied, “I’m not supposed to say.”

  • LETTER: Controlling your tongue

    I preached recently on controlling your tongue. Even though we sometimes try, no one can control their tongue. When I grew up in this little town, when someone told something that did not come out the way it should, we would say your mouth started before your brain was in gear.

  • LETTER: ‘Girlfriends Day’ a success

    The first annual celebration of National Girlfriends Day was a total success. Nearly 100 women from the community were in attendance on the patio in front of T&R Antiques on Main Street.  Local businesses, as well as many individuals, donated door prizes.  We counted more than 65 wrapped gifts, and most of those held two prizes — one for the ticket winner and one for her to give away to a girlfriend.  Each gift bag had a business card in it so the recipient would know who donated their gift.

  • LETTER: ‘Not buying’ Sen. Paul’s take on racial bias

    It’s not often that you see a commentary from a Republican Party official decrying racial bias in the American judicial process, especially when that party official is a U.S. senator from Kentucky.

  • LETTER: Let’s look positive

    In this day of negative politics, one may ask, “What do we have to be positive about?”
    Maybe very little when we look at the national level, but certainly a lot when we look at the accomplishments of our Spencer County officials.

  • LETTER: Stump has brought improvements to sheriff’s office

    I am writing this letter in response to an editorial that was written a few weeks ago about holding our elected officials accountable. It appears that some of our officials are holding themselves responsible by working hard to improve their offices and provide more services for the citizens of Spencer County under their administrations than were available before they were elected.