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Letters

  • May 15, 2014: Our readers write

    Son of former sheriff supports John Ward

    I am the son of Ralph Baskett who was elected twice to be sheriff of Hardin County and later served 18 years as circuit court clerk.

    I am writing this letter in support of John Ward who is a candidate for the position of Hardin County sheriff.

  • May 14, 2014: Our readers write

    Retired officer supports Ward
    John Ward is the most qualified candidate to be our next sheriff. John knows how to work the street: For two years, he was a Vine Grove police officer and then began his career working the road as a trooper with the Kentucky State Police.

    John rose in rank within the Kentucky State Police organization and achieving the rank of captain and became the post commander for Post 4 in Elizabethtown in 2004.

  • May 13, 2014: Our readers write

    30-year resident explains support
    I am writing in support of Deputy Sheriff Clifford “Bud” Baumgardner for the office of Hardin County sheriff.

    As a citizen of Hardin County for 30 years, I am confident in saying that he is the right man for the job.

  • May 12, 2014: Our readers write

    Clarifying position of state Tea Party
    As Kentucky state coordinator for the National Tea Party Patriots organization, I want the public to be aware of where the Tea Party Patriots stand with regards to the upcoming American Spring.

  • May 11, 2014: Our readers write

    Debbie Donnelly offers invaluable experience
    The Hardin County Clerk’s office is responsible for a myriad of public services all governed by countless numbers of Kentucky Revised Statutes.

    The complexities of some of these statutes can result in differences of opinions and may at times warrant legal interpretation.

  • May 9, 2014: Our readers write

    Moore acts on behalf of unborn

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.  (Thomas Jefferson in a letter to the Republican citizens of Washington, Maryland, 1809)

  • May 8, 2014: Our readers write

    Call for fiscal responsibility

    Hardin County residents, please take note. The Hardin County School Board announced on Sept. 4, 2013, that it was raising property taxes. Eighteen calendar days later, Sept. 22, 2013, it announced the approval of its budget.

    What is wrong with this picture? Shouldn’t this process have been completed in reverse order? Finalize the budget, then determine if there is a reason or need to raise taxes.

  • May 6, 2014: Our readers write

    Pollution deserves more attention

    Elizabethtown needs to be more concerned about pollution. The first reason is that pollution damages the environment. It eats away at living things because of the fumes from vehicles and factories, so pollution affects the entire planet.

    After the pollution has slowly destroyed all plants, we won’t be able to breathe. We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. Plants do the exact opposite, so we need plants to survive, and plants need us.

  • May 5, 2014: Our readers write

    Classification’s ironic end
    It is good to see that the Kentucky legislature finally took action to amend the state’s city classification law, even though it took 20 years for it to do so.
    Elizabethtown city government has received a form of absolution for its outright defiance of the city classification laws based on population that existed when they imposed the 2 percent restaurant tax on our citizens.

  • May 2, 2014: Our readers write

    Vote May 20 based on your values

    A recent letter titled “Derby Isn’t Only Important Race” was in support of our 30-year senator, Mitch McConnell. The writer spoke of Sen. McConnell being an experienced candidate over a well-funded newcomer, Matt Bevin. Let us review some facts (votes) of Sen. McConnell, who is conservative in Kentucky but more liberal with his votes in the Senate.