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Letters

  • 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.

  • LETTER: Great info provided at Extension class

    I just wanted to thank Bryce Roberts and Mike Pyles for doing such a great job on the recent poisonous plants class.
    The course was very helpful in identifying potential threats to my horses’ health. I really liked the way we were given detailed information on what to look for each season. The class was well done and easy to understand. The photos were also a big help, although actually going out and picking out poisonous plants was terrific.

  • LETTER: Salary, wages and overtime

    There has been much discussion about employees paid under salary (exempt) and there seems to be much misunderstanding about that term. Being curious, I looked it up and salary (exempt) is an employee on salary not eligible for overtime pay and an employee on salary (nonexempt) can receive overtime pay. There are restrictions on who can be under salary (exempt) listed in the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations and you can look them up.

  • LETTER: Pray for our leaders

    I preached a sermon a few weeks ago on prayer. A few days after I preached this sermon on prayer, Jesus came to me one morning. It was just as plain as anything.
    Jesus was telling me to quit complaining about these wicked leaders we have running our country and start praying for them.
    This made me realize all the complaining I did did not do any good because our leaders kept coming up with one evil thing after another.
    Praise the Lord, Jesus showed me he was the only one who could handle this situation.

  • LETTER: Nation family says thanks

    We would like to say thank you to everyone who may have attended the benefit truck tug for Clifford Nation that was held on May 24. Your donations, attendance and continued support were and are greatly appreciated.
    A special thank you goes out to KTT, Candy Branch Motorsports, Russ Goodwin, Jonathan and Sibrina Couch, Connie Milburn, the ladies from the Spencer County Clerk’s office, Wanda Vaught, Candi Redmon, Janet Biggers, Todd Nethery and anyone we may have failed to mention.

  • LETTER: Community helps fire district raise $15,885 for crusade

    On behalf of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District I would like to thank everyone that supported our 2013 WHAS Crusade for Children efforts. Our total was $15,885 which was up $855 from last year.
    Thanks to our firefighters, family and friends that helped collect. Special thanks to a local business and Chief Toby Lewis and family for the donation of ice and drinks.

    Nathan B. Nation, Fire Chief

  • LETTER: Grieve with families on Memorial Day, too

    An ad placed in the Courier-Journal a week before Memorial Day in 1999 read, “Family (daughter) of Cpl. Charles A. Smith 3rd BAT. 1st Marines, Kilo Co., killed in Vietnam 2-28-68. Have photo. Want to give to family,” and listed a phone number Chris Giordano.
    Cpl. Charles Smith is my brother. He was killed on Feb. 29, 1968 ... six days after his 20th birthday. Chris Giordano is an extension of our family now. He had served in Vietnam with Charlie. He was wounded, losing his left arm in January 1968.