• 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.   

  • May 1, 2014: Our readers write

    Consider foster kids this month

    May is National Foster Care Month and we would like to take this opportunity to thank foster and kinship parents in our community for their hard work and dedication to families across our region.

    This month provides the opportunity to thank the foster families who provide homes and love to children who need them. Foster parents often become the substitute family for the youth regardless of how long they stay — be it an hour or a lifetime.

  • April 30, 2014: Our readers write

    Voting for a change in Senate

    A lot is at stake in May and November elections. For Republicans in May, it is status quo verses one who may not know all the ropes and delicacies a hardened pol does but does know what has been happening over many years and specifically what has been happening while Sen. McConnell has been in the Senate.

  • April 29, 2014: Our readers write

    Surprised by source of recent opinion

    When I read the letter from a writer “Defending fourth-class status,” I was surprised that a retired deputy chief on the Elizabethtown Police Department would defend Elizabethtown or any city for being deceptive in reporting their classification for financial gain.

  • April 27, 2014: Our readers write

    Looking at pro-life record

    With no desire for disrespect toward a wife defending her husband (Letters, April 13), I’d like to respond concerning Jimmie Lee’s voting record as well as the state of pro-life legislation in the Kentucky House. 

    A search of votesmart.org reveals zero pro-life votes from Jimmie Lee (2006-2014). In fact, all pro-life bills of the past nine years have been blocked from coming to a vote in the House as they have been repeatedly killed in the Health and Welfare Committee.