• March 18, 2011: Our readers write

    Thank a farmer today
    March 13-19 marks the annual observation of National Agriculture Week. This is an occasion when agriculture organizations like Farm Bureau try to draw attention to the importance of farmers and our agriculture industry.

  • March 17, 2011: Our readers write

    Actions destroy credibility
    The recent siege in Madison, Wis., has given me cause for thought. As someone who has been to a number of local Tea Party rallies, to include the one in Washington D.C., on Sept. 12, 2009, I find it interesting how the actions of the Democrats in Madison compare to those of the Tea Party Patriots in Washington, D.C., and how our main stream media has chosen to portray them.

  • March 10, 2011: Our readers write

    Questionable ayes for eyes
    I have not heard of anyone who agrees with the passing of Senate Bill 110, which permits optometrists to perform eye surgery. Apparently they will not be permitted to perform cataract surgery, but who decides? Patients had better decide or we may be “blind” sided in more ways than one.

  • March 9, 2011: Our readers write

    Talk to the IRS
    In response to the article “I swear, I swear.” No, the president didn’t raise your taxes. Congress would have to pass any tax changes.

  • 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.