• April 26, 2011: Our readers write

    A good man
    I had the good luck to encounter one — really two, on busy Dixie Highway on a Friday evening.

  • Middle class barometer

    Conservative Republicans are always accusing liberal Democrats of waging class warfare when Democrats point out the wide and forever-growing income gap between the haves and have-nots. Conservatives generally don’t see pervasive poverty in America as a problem and seem unconcerned with the rich getting richer while the middle class and poor get poorer.

  • April 25, 2011: Our readers write

    Williams' lessons

  • April 24, 2011: Our readers write

    Obama a hypocrite on education
    Many a time President Barack Obama has spoken out on education issues, always affirming his support of opportunity for all students and of course more and more money for education. Unfortunately the president and his fellow Democrats could not support the Washington, D.C., Opportunity Scholarship Program that serves low-income, mostly minority students.
    The program helped 1,700 kids and independent evaluations found it very successful but the president and Democrats killed the program in 2009.

  • April 22, 2011: Our readers write

    Use mulch properly around trees
    In the last few weeks, I have watched KET programs, “The Victory Garden” and “This Old House.” Each devoted segments to the danger of putting mulch around trees.
    They made a point of saying the mulch must not touch the tree and must be kept 3 or 4 inches from the tree. Putting mulch close to trees keeps the lower tree and roots too wet, causing them to rot and die.

  • April 21, 2011: Our readers write

    Silliness in session

  • April 20: Our readers write

    Brett Guthrie’s vote on the budget
    On April 15, U.S. Rep Brett Guthrie voted for Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget proposal. The budget claims a $1.6 trillion deficit reduction by 2012-2021, but in reality it’s only $380 billion.
    The budget cuts spending by $4.3 trillion, mostly Medicare and Medicaid, and gives rich folks $4.2 trillion in tax cuts.

  • April 19, 2011: Our readers write

    Preschoolers should not have to move
    I think it is a shame that the superintendent of Hardin County Schools would even consider moving the preschool out of Lakewood Elementary School. She is supposed to be for our preschoolers, not against them.
    This move was not discussed with parents. Nor was the community asked for its input. To my knowledge, the staff and site-based decision making council were not even told  that this was a consideration.

  • April 18, 2011: Our readers write

    Trump should have been corrected

    While recently watching NBC’s “The Today Show,” an interview between anchor Meredith Vieira and Donald Trump was aired as a top attraction of the morning show.

  • April 11, 2011: Our readers write

    The good, the bad and the yummy
    Recently, Yum! Brands proposed allowing food stamps to be accepted at restaurants owned by Yum! corporations. Lobbyists are rallying for Gov. Steve Beshear’s support. Yum! has financially endorsed Beshear’s re-election campaign on many occasions since the food stamp/restaurant proposal, almost assuredly in hopes of gaining his support.