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Letters

  • 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.

  • Feb. 18, 2011: Our readers write

    Opposition to opposing alcohol sales
    Regarding the Feb. 15 article, “Group Opposes Expanded Alcohol Push,” I believe Will Stolz and the Hardin County Christian Coalition are doing the community a disservice by campaigning to prevent this pressing economic and social issue from being voted on by the public

  • Feb. 16, 2011: Our readers write

    Dealing with criminals

  • Feb. 15, 2011: Our readers write

    U.S. doubted as an ally

    I watched with interest over the past three weeks the events in Egypt. A popular uprising of Egyptian people brought down President Hosni Mubarak from his reign of almost thirty years.

  • Feb. 13, 2010: Our readers write

    Opposing SB 6

  • Feb. 11, 2011: Our readers write

    Parrett’s double-speak

  • Feb. 10, 2011: Our readers write

    It is time to invest in education

    As commentators and pundits continue to discuss the aftermath of last year’s elections and the impact of political forces, others have been reflecting on another issue: campaign finance.

    In 2010, California candidates Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner spent a reported $206.28 million in their battles to be governor. In the end, Jerry Brown won the office.

  • Feb. 9, 2010: Our readers write

    Supporting Mideast democracies
    I realize with the U.S. economy’s sorry condition, the president and Congress should take the opportunity to re-examine all U.S. spending and definitely re-examine aid to every country to which we now send our hard earned money.  I am not suggesting I know everything or even the right thing for all the different situations and scenarios involving our foreign aid.