• July 5, 2011: Our readers write

    Re: Conversation
    with a liberal

    Regarding the letter, “Conversation with a Liberal.” the writer first dismisses his “colleague” as a liberal, thus diminishing anything his colleague might subsequently have to say. Then he talks down to his liberal “colleague” as he proceeds to give him a primary lesson on economics. Next he says “Because you voted for this gang and are somewhat responsible for this debt, how much of my part are you going to assume? He did not know what to say.”

  • July 3, 2011: Our readers write

    Kudos to governor
    Anyone who has followed Frankfort politics in the last three years is aware of the priority Gov. Steve Beshear has placed on education.
    Faced with a global depression, mandating significant cuts in most areas of state government, Beshear has consistently worked to maintain the integrity of education in Kentucky by preventing cuts to the education budget.

  • June 30, 2011: Our readers write

    Coal is not Kentucky’s future
    It seems every level of state government is endorsing coal mining. Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell have spoken out against federal regulations imposed on the coal industry by the Environmental Protection Agency. Local leaders attended a FACES of Coal press conference Friday in Elizabethtown. Again the theme was that the EPA is endangering Kentucky’s future by requiring full compliance with federal law to obtain a permit to mine Appalachian coal. Here are the facts these coal advocates have avoided:

  • June 29, 2011: Our readers write

    Flouride protection
    Kentucky law states that communities with a population of 1,500 or more must have their public water systems fluoridated.  Therefore, 99.6 percent of public water systems are fluoridated in Kentucky.
    Public health officials have recommended that fluoridated tap water not be used to create infant formula. This can cause a toxic overdose of fluoride in infants, causing fluoride poisoning.  This can lead to tooth discoloration, neurological harm and other long-term problems.

  • June 28, 2011: Our readers write

    Meth puts Hardin County’s residents at risk
    Methamphetamine is an extremely dangerous drug, yet there are some people in Hardin County who choose to forego the associated risks in order to not only utilize, but manufacture it as well.  Because of meth’s highly addictive nature, a single use can lead to dependence, as well as a blighted future attempting to obtain and manufacture enough to sustain the insatiable desire for the original euphoric sensation.

  • June 27, 2011: Our readers write

    Democrat conundrum
    During the year of creating Obamanoncare — you’ll get coverage, but not necessarily care — the Democrats and President Barack Obama did not budge one inch or even consult or meet with Republicans. Now they rail against Republicans for not wanting to compromise on the debt limit situation. After destroying the economy by overspending and overregulating, they don’t want others to repair it.

  • June 26, 2011: Our readers write

    End the war, not just the surge
    I am happy to see that U.S. troops are starting to move out of Afghanistan, but the pace is too slow.
    Nine years after the 2001 invasion there are 250,000 foreign forces in Afghanistan.  100,000 U.S. troops, 50,000 NATO troops and 100,000 Pentagon paid contractors.  It is a high water mark that should never be approached again.
    Last year Afghanistan experienced the largest number of civilian casualties since the war began.

  • June 24, 2011: Our readers write

    Road work that works

  • June 23, 2011: Our readers write

    Doing something about downtown
    Applause to Mayor Tim Walker and the Elizabethtown City Council for finally taking steps to save our downtown. For many of us who have worked with the Heritage Council and other interested groups throughout the years, and a handful of us who actually have actually struggled to make businesses in downtown work, it is nice to see ideas and solutions suggested and talked about for decades finally given a chance to make a difference.

  • June 22, 2011: Our readers write

    Intimidation tactics
    Recently you ran an opinion by The Washington Post about climate change researchers being harassed. I don’t know the truth of the piece, but I do know climate change skeptics are subjected to intimidation and/or disciplinary proceedings because of their views
    A Daily Kos contributing editor suggested that Steve Milloy of www.junkscience.com, commit suicide or be euthanized for the crime of opposing global warming alarmism. The posting was removed.