May 8, 2012: Our readers write

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Nannette Johnston, Ben Schell

Show teachers appreciation

Life is funny, isn’t it? While we’re in school learning everything from the ABCs and 123s to equations and the periodic table, we rarely have a true appreciation for the teachers who are working hard to help us succeed. We say that we can’t wait to get out of school and we think life will be easier.

What a rude awakening we get. Work, marriage, children, bills and daily struggles then begin to envelope us and we begin to understand maybe life wasn’t so bad when we were sitting in school.

I encourage your readers to take just a brief moment this week and remember those teachers and school personnel who lit a fire in them. I hope we can all recall someone in school who pushed us and helped us realize our potential. Throughout history, teachers and their colleagues have transformed lives and they have pulled us out of our darkest hours. That tradition continues in today’s classrooms.

Our teachers and staff members become mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, big sisters, big brothers and friends to their students. A teacher’s love and care for students is immeasurable. Our employees don’t teach for money, recognition or glory. They teach because they want to dedicate themselves to the success of generations of young people.

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. I challenge your readers to try to find that special teacher or staff member that filled their hearts with hope and thank them.

I want to say thank you to all of the teachers and staff members that make a positive difference in the lives of our students. You and your passion make Hardin County Schools the best district in Kentucky. You truly are the greatest.

Those that work with our children truly are special people. Let’s show them this week how truly special they are.

Nannette Johnston


Hardin County Schools


Supporting Bryan

Have you had enough of Frankfort’s broken ways?

Imagine a legislator with uncompromising integrity and a willingness to do the work it takes to better the area.

Kendrick Bryan is this candidate and he is running for state representative. Primary Election Day is later this month.

The simple truth is the current crew is not getting the job done. The incumbents are relying on costly special sessions to do the work they should have done in the general sessions.

Kentuckians deserve legislators that will gladly meet with voters at job fairs and open town hall meetings to discuss what can be done. Bryan also will meet with business owners and officials to discuss how Frankfort can be involved in job growth.

Bryan gets it. I have known him for several years and he believes in better. His campaign is dedicated to new initiatives like a website dedicated to keeping constituents informed of his voting record. He also will post a log of office expenditures to update constituents of how he is overseeing taxpayer money.

Area residents deserve a candidate that will work with those across the aisle to implement a strategy plan. Bryan helped lead the WKU student government in addressing issues such as college affordability and parking.

This area needs an official that will do an outstanding job. It is time for a new chapter and a fresh perspective.

On May 22, enhance the Heartland and elect Kendrick Bryan as the next state representative.

Ben Schell