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Letters

  • March 7, 2011: Our readers write

    Seeing, hearing, doing
    I am writing to express my dislike of the language that is used at my school. I do not go a day without hearing at least three people use vulgar or inappropriate language. I do not believe middle school students need to be using curse words and having constant sexual related conversations every day. There are plenty of other ways you can express your feelings that do not involve use of dirty language.
    Also some subjects are not school appropriate and should not be discussed.

  • March 4, 2011: Our readers write

    March is as good a month as any to help
    March is Red Cross Month, and the American Red Cross is asking you to join us in providing help and hope to people in need.
    The Red Cross works tirelessly to help those who need assistance, whether down the street, across the country, or around the world. We respond to disasters, help members of the military, provide blood for those in need and teach lifesaving skills.

  • March 3, 2011: Our readers write

    On Parrett
    The parrot is widely known as a vibrantly colored bird with a particular talent for imitating people and other animals. There is a particular Parrett from Hardin County who also possesses this famous knack for imitation.
    During last year’s campaign for state Senate, this Parrett was quite good at imitating a conservative and casting himself as a bipartisan do-gooder who desired to represent people over politics. As soon as this Parrett flew to Frankfort, it became clear that the imitation gig was up.

  • March 2, 2011: Our readers write

    We are the government

    A couple of years ago Americans were excited about the changes that they expected after the promises they were given. Forget about party lines, everyone should be angry with Washington politicians for ignoring the people they represent. Us.

  • Feb. 28, 2011: Our readers write

    Un-elect un-enforcers
    America has a problem. Why do some officials refuse to comply with the law?
    Some appointed and elected officials think they are above the law. Let me give you just a few examples of the problem. Legislators are elected by the people to represent them when legislatures are in session as well as out of session.

  • Feb. 27, 2011: Our readers write

    Defending DOMA
    This week, President Barack Obama declared that his Justice Department will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (a law enacted by Congress). When I heard a description of this as “tyranny,” I thought the word seemed a bit sensational for our civilized, safe life. Then, I considered the definition: “A government in which the ruler is ... not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition, etc.” I decided “tyranny” is not far off the mark.

  • Feb. 25, 2011: Our readers write

    A salute to FFA
    for hard work
    and dedication

    FFA makes a difference in the lives of our young people. I have long been a proponent of FFA for that very reason. Currently, I serve as a trustee for the Kentucky FFA Foundation and am proud to do so. Not only does FFA prepare young people for lifelong careers and arm them with information to make good choices on a global level, but also it helps them to develop as leaders.

  • Feb. 23, 2011: Our readers write

    Undermining the process

    A medical school classmate of mine, Dr Nicholas Trotta, was an optometrist who wanted to do eye surgery. He went to medical school, did an ophthalmology residency, became board certified and now practices ophthalmology in Philadelphia. Any Kentucky optometrist could do the same.

    However, Kentucky optometrists chose to do otherwise. They chose to buy our legislature to the tune of over $400,000 or about $300 per legislator. Surely they anticipated the optometrists wanted something.

  • Feb. 22, 2011: Our readers write

    Make cuts wisely
    There is a debate in U.S. Congress about cutting the budget. That’s fine, if they cut out wasteful or unnecessary spending. It’s atrocious to suggest cutting public broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts subsidies. They both provide meaningful and social benefits enjoyed by most of our society. We as a nation cannot survive if we lose these social graces, such as enjoying music, plays and other entertainment provided by public broadcasting.

  • Feb. 21, 2011: Our readers write

    Multiculturalism judged unworkable
    In pronouncing multiculturalism defunct, French President Nicolas Sarkozy joins German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Spain’s former Premier Jose Maria Aznar and British Prime Minister David Cameron in heaving the failed policy of multiculturalism onto history’s trash heap. The practice wound up giving tolerance to intolerance and has been determined to be unworkable.