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Letters

  • June 5, 2011: Our readers write

    Majority rules
    In a democratic republic such as ours, the majority rules, right? That certainly seems to be the argument quickly made nearly every time someone is offended when our “Christian nation” principles are challenged by non-Christian or nonreligious people, whether it is a matter of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools or fighting within religious or other groups over issues such as  same-sex marriages, abortion and other topics pundits love to divide us on.

  • June 3, 2011: Our readers write

    On sandhill cranes

  • June 2, 2011: Our readers write

    Going above and beyond
    After the month of May when the lower half of Hawkins Drive was submerged, not a mailbox to be seen nor traffic sign, I would like to give a heartfelt thanks for one individual who truly believes “come rain or sleet or snow, the mail shall be delivered.” Mrs. Janet Banks.

  • June 1, 2011: Our readers write

    Hooray for ‘Hooray for Heroes’
    Saturday evening my daughter, three grandchildren and I attended the Hooray for Heroes program at Stithton Baptist Church. It was absolutely fantastic. I was filled with pride for the recognition of my 30 years of active Army service and 15 years as a first responder and for the service of my brother and sister veterans. Likewise, I was proud of the recognition of the brand new soldiers in the making who filled the pews.

  • May 29, 2011: our readers write

    Bravo, State Theater
    I want to say “Hats Off” to Emily West and the State Theater. I went to the Mark Chesnutt concert this past weekend and cannot say enough how much I enjoyed the show (and this coming from a person who is not a country music fan). The show had the caliber of entertainment one would find in Louisville or Nashville. The venue was great and there wasn’t a bad seat in the house.

  • May 27, 2011: Our readers write

    Addressing an address problem
    I would like to voice my opinion about my mail route. I lived in Summit, which had a post office. Then, a few years ago, Summit post office closed and now my mail goes to Eastview post office route 1. The story I have heard is that they won’t close the Eastview post office but will change my address to Big Clifty in Grayson County.
    What if I need a fire department or some other help and I tell them my address is Big Clifty? Where do you think they would go? Big Clifty, of course, and I live in Summit.

  • May 26, 2011: Our readers write

    Graduates, remember alcohol education
    I have been a DARE officer for nearly eight years with the Hardin County Sheriff’s office. This year, my very first fifth grade class is graduating from high school. I am so proud. Kids from Lakewood, Rineyville, Upton, Sonora and Lincoln Trail elementary schools are taking that big step toward adulthood. I’m writing to remind each of you to remember the things that I, your teachers and parents have taught you about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

  • May 25, 2011: Our readers write

    Pet owners must respect hot weather
    Hot weather is upon us and with the rise in temperatures comes much suffering for animals.

  • Our readers write: May 22, 2001

    Half-hearted honors
    After removing the flag, flag pole, M-4 tank and unit memorials from Brooks Field, icons which have been there for almost 70 years, one would wonder: What is Fort Knox thinking.
    Then comes the Kentucky Derby.
    In a recent Turret, there are two pictures with soldiers. One has the caption: “A soldier stands guard while the Kentucky Derby Gold Cup was viewed by fans.”

  • May 20, 2011: Our readers write

    Un-COLA in 2012
    In 2012 senior citizens will receive a small cost-of-living-adjustment; however, the cost of Medicare also will increase, which means seniors will not have received a COLA for three years despite the ever-increasing cost of gasoline, medical services and groceries, etc.
    The government has taken a lot more than money from senior citizens. It has taken a piece of their pride, their hope for having a little left over each month to make improvements on their home and other necessities.