• July 19, 2011: Our reader write

    Recheck the math
    Let’s travel back in time to the summer of the year 2000. Gas prices were at a low of 99.9 cents per gallon and averaged $1.27 at the end of December. The national debt was being paid down. We weren’t at war, the economy was stable, Medicare and Social Security weren’t being threatened with cuts, there was no bank crisis, America had a year end surplus in the national budget and the unemployment level was acceptable.

  • July 18, 2011: Our readers write

    Veterans are voters
    I’m a life member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. Recently, about 15 veterans attended one of Gov. Steve Beshear’s town hall meetings at the Knicely Center in Bowling Green. We sat together in the second row at the event, right behind the governor’s staff, who took up the first row. We all wore American Legion hats, so our status as veterans was very obvious to all, including the governor.

  • July 17, 2011: Our readers write

    Great service
    The people of Elizabethtown have a great service in the Public Works Department. I think we take for granted the service of picking up all the debris that we leave out in the streets.
    Not only do they provide this service, but the competence of those who operate that machine is extraordinary. We are very fortunate to have them. I say thanks from everyone who avails themselves of this service.
    Judy Bishop

  • July 15, 2011: Our readers write

    Taxpayers on line for questionable loans
    I was just thinking about our national debt. If our government would stop spending money on people who can’t manage their own money, we would be better off.
    I just found out that a business owner who recently filed for Chapter 13 in Bankruptcy Court still could have a Small Business Administration loan on the business.
    Why should our government help someone to finance a business venture when they can’t even manage their own finances?

  • July 14, 2011: Our readers write

    A Chicago feeling
    Gov. Steve Beshear applied to the federal government for a waiver of the “No Child Left Behind” acts so Kentucky schools could still receive federal assistance without being held accountable. A few days later, the teachers union endorsed the governor for his re-election.
    This seemed kind of early, so I suppose the next thing we hear of will be the union taking up a “special collection” for a donation to Beshear’s campaign.

  • July 13, 2011: Our readers write

    A matter of life and death
    A life and death decision will soon be made, if it hasn’t already been made, about the plight of the Sandhill cranes as they migrate through Kentucky.
    The Department of Fish and Wildlife, the agency who will make this “life and death” decision; tell us bird watching and hunting are not exclusive.
    Obviously they don’t understand the concern of those who oppose the slaughter of the Sandhill cranes.

  • July 12, 2011: Our readers write

    Golden cranes
    Sandhill cranes are the “golden goose” for local communities
    State officials will cause state and local communities to lose valuable financial assets by allowing the hunting and killing of sandhill cranes.
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation shows that “wildlife-associated activities” in Kentucky far exceed participation in hunting and fishing.

  • July 11, 2011: Our readers write

    Support honest elections
    I am concerned that the secretary of state be committed to honest elections. That is why I am supporting Bill Johnson. I know Bill will not allow leftwing groups such as ACORN to corrupt elections with forged voter registration cards or by bringing felons, illegal immigrants or the dead to the polls.
    Can the same be said of Alison Lundergan Grimes?

  • July 10, 2011: Our readers write

    Better education needed for some gun owners

  • July 7, 2011: Our readers write

    On stereotypes
    Bob Farmer, Democratic candidate for agricultural commissioner, may have unwittingly done us all a great favor. He now apologizes for his remarks, but an Indiana audience heard him laugh and tell that those of Eastern Kentucky were a bunch of toothless, shoeless rednecks who inbred on a regular basis. His audience also had a few more good laughs as he told them about people who lived with their cars on blocks and their homes on wheels.