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Letters

  • LETTER: Dodge over Ford?

    In reference to the article last week noting that Fiscal Court had approved two Dodge trucks for the Sheriff’s Office — a large portion of Chrysler is now owned by the Italian company Fiat. Chrysler is not even considered an American company by many these days because of the purchase by Fiat.
    I understand Ford is not currently building a “police package” so the Chrysler cars I see running about town are understandable.

  • LETTER: ‘Coal ash’ isn’t best option

    I would like to ask the citizens of Spencer County if they agree with the road department spreading coal ash on our roads.
    It tracks onto my driveway and into my garage and house. It washes off the roads and pollutes the streams and lakes. When it’s dry, the traffic kicks up dust.
    I do appreciate them brine treating and plowing. I believe coal ash is a hazardous material. I would rather deal with the snow than black ash.

  • LETTER: More safety measures needed at Spencer County Schools

    I write this letter trying to understand the situation at Spencer County Middle School.

  • LETTER: The last word

    Shelby Tyler Smith always had to have the last word in any conversation that he was involved in.  He was a compassionate, caring, loving young man whose whole entire life revolved around serving the Lord.
    He touched the lives and hearts of many and we will miss him very much until the day we are reunited with him in the kingdom of heaven.  If Shelby could have one conversation with the people that he had never met, I believe with all my heart that it would start with one question, “Have you asked Jesus Christ into your heart?”

  • LETTER: Leaders should seek help from God

    Most of the news today is about going over the cliff. If our President and Congress would take a look at where America is at today with God, they would see that we have already fallen over the cliff and hit hard on the bottom.

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with Toys for Tots

    Thanks to everyone for another great Toys for Tots year. A special thanks to my helper Dean Curtsinger, who made it without any illness this year; Becky Wilson and her crew for getting all the toys given out; Mary Williams and her helpers for their ability to keep the toys sorted; and not the least, all the places that had the toy boxes and kept us informed on toy counts and pickups.

    Bruce Kapfhammer
    Toys for Tots
     

  • LETTER: Volunteers, givers made county Christmas food giveaway a success
  • LETTER: Sending love and Christmas cards to St. Jude’s

    Sending Christmas love in a card — yes, that’s what we sat out to do.
    As a family, we sat down and started filling out Christmas cards for children at St. Jude’s hospital fighting cancer. As we sat around one night signing cards, Frank, Billy and Frances pulled my attention toward the schools.
    They said their classmates might want to sign some cards, and from there it went.

  • LETTER: Hire veterans to secure our schools

    After the horrible shooting in Newtown, Conn., we must secure our schools. Our society has grown more violent [and we] need to protect our children. Having trained staff in our schools, as done in Israel, is the only way to buy those two or three minutes for extra law enforcement and medical care to arrive.
    America has thousands of unemployed veterans that need jobs and have put themselves at risk for this country, they would do so for our children in a heartbeat. Israel had a similar problem, armed teachers who were veterans solved the problem. That should be the goal.

  • LETTER: Volunteers needed at fire protection district

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District takes its responsibility seriously. Our community is protected by dedicated and committed emergency service responders who do their jobs when called upon, even at three o’clock in the morning.