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Letters

  • July 3, 2014: Our readers write

    Candidate responds to news article

    After reading the June 20 article about me declining an invitation to attend a Sept. 20 NAACP event on Fort Knox planned by that organization and reading the comments by Hardin County NAACP President Marcus Ray and Democratic candidate for Hardin County sheriff, John Ward, I decided to specifically respond to some of the comments and issues pertaining to that article.

  • July 2, 2014: Our readers write

    Justice system must do more

    Reading Sunday’s paper, I just had to write about the DUI history story. Condolences to the family of the young women but this is what I would do if I were here parents. First, I would get a good lawyer; don’t get ahead of me now. Then I would sue the last two judges that let him off. Why you ask? If the judges did their jobs they wouldn’t have let a person with six DUIs have a license or get a vehicle registered in any state. How did the county clerk give him plates and yearly stickers for it?

  • July 1, 2014: Our readers write

    DUI enforcement, laws should be stern

    All of us were saddened when we read about the crash a week ago that took the life of Brianna Taylor, 17, of Elizabethtown. Our prayers go out to her family and friends.

    Another life has ended because of driving under the influence. Michael Todd Hilton, the man charged in the crime, has had a number of convictions of DUIs.

  • June 29, 2014: Our readers write

    Example of small thinking

    A recent decision to let the term of long-time Radcliff Planning Commission member John Flanagan expire without reappointment is an example of the small thinking that got us where we are and contributes to our staying here.

  • June 27, 2014: Our readers write

    Grimes will be loyal to Obama

    When Alison Grimes gave her acceptance speech on the night of this past primary election, she claimed to be her own woman and would go to the Senate to represent the people of Kentucky, not President Barack Obama. This makes a very interesting contrast to what was said at a Democratic fundraiser for her and other female Senate candidates.

    Chaired by Michelle Obama, the first lady noted how hard it had been to get Obamacare through and their goal of more gun control legislation had fallen short.

  • June 26, 2014: Our readers write

    Rand Paul is wrong in Iraq comments

    I see where our junior senator, Rand Paul, wrote, “President Obama declared this war over and even asked the Congress to rescind its 2002 authorization for use of military force against Iraq, something I agreed with.” Apparently. Sen. Paul has been drinking too much of the Washington, D.C., version of Watch Me Run for President Kool-Aid.

  • June 25, 2014: Our readers write

    Thankful for fireworks idea

    I would like to thank Councilwoman Barbara Baker for addressing the unlimited use of fireworks in Radcliff.

    I feel for the special needs daughter of Rickey Skoogs who is distressed by these loud fireworks. No child should feel unsafe in their own home. This alone is reason enough for this limit.

    As a Vietnam veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, I also am affected by these fireworks. Each year since 2011, I dread the three or four weeks around the Fourth of July.

  • June 24, 2014: Our Readers Write

    Support for judge-executive

    It doesn’t take much to feel discouraged when you listen to our national news programs. It seems that our White House has been the main source of failed policy, mismanagement, political corruption and a series of weak excuses that any thinking person would find hard to believeand it keeps on coming.

    Our own county government, led by Judge Harry Berry, is a breath of cool, fresh air.

  • June 20, 2014: Our readers write

    Officers in war earned respect

    Being a Vietnam combat veteran, not an officer, I served 26 months in-country. I served 16 months in combat as a crew chief-door gunner with the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, Mad Dog Gunship Platoon, July 1969 to October 1970.

  • June 18, 2014: Our readers write

    What would WWII leaders do?
    Early in the morning on June 6, 1944, about 156,000 Allied soldiers stormed a handful of beaches along the coast of Normandy, France. Can you imagine being the first in line knowing there would be fire coming at the landing vessel as the landing vessel door opened? That you could be the first one shot?