• 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.

  • April 25, 2014: Our readers write

    Derby isn’t only important race

    I would like to remind everyone currently enjoying the Kentucky Derby Festival events that there will be another important set of races coming up in the primary on May 20. Many local officials will be vying for a slot in the November general election, but the key race centers on whether we Republicans again will choose an experienced candidate, Sen. Mitch McConnell, over a well-funded newcomer who does talk a good game.

  • April 23, 2014: Our readers write

    Experienced in county roles
    There is a candidate running for magistrate in the Sixth District that has a tremendous amount of experience with several areas of county government.

  • April 22, 2014: Our readers write

    Prompted by bumper sticker

    The other day my husband went to the post office. After he pulled into a parking space, a young lady in her early 20s pulled into the spot next to him. As my husband was rounding the back of his truck, he noticed the young lady had a bumper sticker that said, “Obama and Biden Forever.” Intrigued, he asked, “So, how is that working for you?” 

  • April 20, 2014: Our readers write

    Thanks for focusing on faith experiences
    This subscriber was happy to see Suzanne Darland’s article about Easter’s Holy Week on the Wednesday’s Woman page. I still remember my Catholic upbringing and experience as an altar boy during Holy Week and other significant days celebrated in our church.