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Letters

  • 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.

  • LETTER: Medicaid expansion to become taxpayer burden

    Was anyone moved by Gov. Steve Beshear’s alligator tears on TV as he described how President Barack Obama’s administration was going to give $800 million to Kentucky for expansion of Medicaid? Or how it was necessary to bypass the legislative process?  His performance made me reach for my wallet to make sure it was still in my pocket.

  • LETTER: Article on Shircliffe property omitted important context

    I would like to respond to the article that recently appeared in the Magnet titled “City cannot use Main Street funds for road access.” This story, while factually correct omits some important context.