• Dec. 31, 2013: Our readers write

    School safety drills are sign of societal failure to act

    Lock down drills. Why as parents and grandparents are we accepting this? Have we convinced ourselves there is nothing we can do about our children not being safe in school? 

  • Dec. 30, 2013: Our readers write

    Understand basis for Phil’s beliefs

    If you know who Phil Robertson is, then you know enough to read this letter. If you don’t know, then you can stop reading here. Phil Robertson, from all I have read, is a religious person whose beliefs are deeply rooted in his reading of the Bible.

  • Dec. 22, 2013: Our readers write

    Dr. Vo case was lot spent for little value

    On Friday, Dec. 15, 2013, The News-Enterprise reported the settlement of the case of Dr. Canh Jeff Vo, owner of the Bluegrass Women’s Healthcare, for crimes of importing and using non-Food and Drug Administration-approved forms of birth control. He was charged with 13 counts by a federal grand jury indictment of health care fraud, mail fraud, misbranding medical devices and smuggling non-FDA approved devices. He faced as many as 200 years in prison and a fine of as much $3 million.

  • Dec. 20, 2013: Our readers write

    Opposing next 2,000-page bill

    Speaker of the House John Boehner has signaled he will take up comprehensive immigration reform in the new year. The Senate earlier this year passed a 2,000-page amnesty bill that fails to secure the border.

    Speaker Boehner would be wise to focus on the issues that concern Americans — such as repealing Obamacare. Instead, he seems beholden to special interest groups that are desperate for an amnesty bill that will provide cheaper labor.

  • Dec. 19, 2013: Our readers write

    Eminent domain used as a threat

    I have been told that Williams Co.’s pipeline is good for the community, that it will inject needed jobs and money into our economy. This pipeline is not about the greater good. It is a business to make a profit, no different from building a shopping center. The Williams Co.’s gifts will be short-lived.

    This pipeline carrying a high pressure and explosive mixture will be like burying a dragon that will be with us for generations.

  • Dec. 18, 2013: Our readers write

    Obama gang immune to facts

    I finally have come to the realization that no matter what people like me say or print, nothing gets done. I am referring to numerous letters sent to the newspaper presenting the truths about Mr. Obama and his gang of cutthroats. They make the pirates of hundreds of years ago look like angels.

  • Dec. 17, 2013: Our readers write

    Welfare system, government broken

    I read the recent letter to the editor regarding welfare. The only thing that I agree with is “waste, fraud and abuse” by the government. In my experience with the welfare system and the government that’s trying to run it, they are both broken. It has to be fixed someday. Not in my lifetime, but someday, somehow.

  • Dec. 13: Letters to the Editor
  • Dec. 13, 2013: Our readers write

    New county building exceeds $13 million

  • Dec. 12, 2013: Our readers write

    Parrett praised for focusing on merit

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett is to be commended for his approach of voting on a bill based on its merits, not party lines. Now if more politicians would do likewise we may see some progress in government.

    About 45 years ago, U.S. Sen. John Sherman Cooper of Kentucky took this approach and set an example which many others followed.