June 6, 2011: Our readers write

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P’Pool for attorney general
You have to admit “P’Pool” is an uncommon name.  It is only right that it should belong to an uncommon man who  as attorney general finally will defend the people of Kentucky from the Beltway bureaucrats of the Obama regime.  If elected, Todd P’Pool has promised to add Kentucky to the states challenging Obamacare in federal court.  
Todd P’Pool also will not allow the FDA, EPA and other federal agencies  to continue to run roughshod over our farms, coal mines and other small businesses. He will take real action to stop Kentucky’s prescription drug problem.  As a Life Member of the NRA, we also know that our right to legally possess and use firearms will be protected.  
Yes, I know these are nice sounding promises, but what has he done and what can he do for us?  As county attorney for Hopkins County he had a 96 percent conviction rate and took his county from 90th of 120 counties on child support collection to one of the top 10.
To show his expertise with this state’s drug problem, P’Pool founded Western Kentucky Teen Challenge.  This faith-based drug recovery program boasts an 86 percent success rate.  So, if after reading this you still think our current attorney general/failed U.S. Senate candidate deserves to keep his job, then you don’t know Jack.
Kenneth Randall

Speaking for soldiers
Many thanks for printing the article “The day he tried to live” by Tom Sileo on June 2 in The News-Enterprise. What a great sacrifice by Spc. Jameson Lindskog on March 29 for his fellow soldier. What a great sacrifice for each of our soldiers who give of their lives, their families, all they have to protect our liberty and our freedom. Thank you, thank you for all that each of you does or has done for me.
“Thank you” will never, ever be enough, but for this moment that is all that I have. We, or at least the majority of us, do not appreciate our military personnel like we need or should. They each give of themselves 110 percent and our gratitude to them is almost negligible. This is similar to an illness, an injury, a disaster or a catastrophe.
Unless a major event affects a person individually or at least one of their immediate family members, it is of no importance or magnitude to most people. It is of no effect until a situation directly hits home.
And yes, as was said by Donna Walker, mother of Spc. Lindskog, “Usually, the kind-hearted people are the ones who are unappreciated”, and I too agree with that statement. Kind-heartedness seems to be a trait not many people possess, but one I highly admire. Donna, I could sense how proud you were and are of your son from reading this article and how much he was loved by you and rightfully so.
That is what truly matters most. Not the thoughts of others, but the thoughts of you and the thoughts of your son are your treasures. I am sure your son was as proud and loved you as much as you did him. Always keep that close in your heart and in your utmost memories.  
In closing, I cannot wrap up my letter without the following. There is one who was and still is the ultimate kind-heart. He gave of his life for you and for me, he was mocked, he was ridiculed, he was beaten, and he was nailed to a cross. He is unappreciated and always has been; however, his day, too, is coming.
Vinessa Johnson