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Letters

  • Decision on canceling Relay for Life is explained
  • Media must acknowledge its faults

    I appreciate the contrition of John Shindlebower in his “From My Perspective” piece in the May 2 edition of The Magnet. I particularly enjoyed reading  “media members. . . simply [do] not relate to middle America.” This is unfortunately true. I am afraid that if we continue to allow members of the media to persuade us to think a certain way, whatever way that may be, then we will reach a point when middle America does not understand middle America.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Who’s the real Average Joe?

  • Letters

    Pension vote was appalling
    Kentucky Retirement Systems stakeholders are shocked and appalled by the actions of the General Assembly regarding public pensions. Last week, in the space of about nine hours, the majority party produced a 291-page pension bill and voted it out of the House and Senate. Senate Bill 151 awaits Gov. Matt Bevin’s signature.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Retired teacher explains her
    anger with pension plan

    Having read your editorial on pension reform for teachers, I felt compelled to respond to some of the statements that were made. When I signed my contract to teach in 1967, retirement benefits were the last thing on my mind. I was just excited to start my teaching career. After teaching for 31 years, I retired. At that time I learned about inviolable contracts, COLAs, defined benefit pensions, etc.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Teachers are protecting pension
    as part of their contract

    Last week, I read your perspective on the pension crisis. I was intrigued by your statement that you “don’t understand why” Governor’s Bevin’s ideas have angered teachers. I want to help by offering the other side of the story. Your editorial stated that many Americans will not be receiving pensions. Unfortunately, that is a sad truth. However, the Kentucky Teacher Retirement System isn’t just a pension–it is the law and a contract the state government made.

  • Supports solar energy

    It hasn’t gotten to the full House yet, but I believe this proposed legislation deserves public attention in case that it does.
    As a voter in the 53rd House district that includes Bullitt and Spencer counties, I urge you to watch the Natural Resources and Energy Committee meeting from March 5 on KET regarding solar energy production.

  • Letters

    Friends of Spencer Co. Animal
    Shelter begin raising funds

    I’d like to introduce everyone to our newly formed nonprofit, Friends of Spencer County Animal Shelter. We organized with the mission of helping with the care of the animals of the shelter above and beyond what the county can provide, as well as animals of the community when we can.

  • 40 Days for Life campaign brings awareness to end abortion

    I appreciated the editorial, “Do We Hear the Silent Scream?” published February 7th, about the unborn who cannot be heard. I would like to draw your attention to a world-wide effort happening during Lent 2018 that is attempting to end abortion and the suffering it causes.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Resident thankful for help
    during recent cold spell

    I’m 75 years old and I want to thank a person for being there when I had no one to help me.
    His name is David Powell. He came a couple of years ago when David Goodlett called him to clean my long driveway that goes down hill. I couldn’t get out and no one could get in.