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Letters

  • April 8, 2014: Our readers write

    Still time to fight for new law
    Do we live in a democracy? The dictionary defines a democracy as a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
    The passage of HB 31 by the House was an indication of democracy at work – a case of private property rights versus corporate interests. This bill prohibits the use of eminent domain by developers of hazardous natural gas liquids pipelines.

  • April 6, 2014: Our readers write

    Sports broadcast dabbles in politics
    For the first time in several years, I decided to watch the NCAA basketball tournament on TV: Primarily, the Kentucky-Louisville game.
    I had not watched the tournament recently because I had become a little disenchanted after watching a Duke-Marquette game several years ago in which the officials practically gave the game to Duke by calling foul after foul against key Marquette players in the first half. It was an absurd game and it was evident that the NCAA had ordained that Duke was to be the winner.

  • April 4, 2014: Our readers write

    Protect reliable telephone service
    AARP is fighting to preserve reliable phone service for the elderly and other citizens who rely on landline service for emergency purposes and to stay connected to their family, friends and communities. Telephone service is a basic necessity, particularly for older adults, who are more likely than any other age group to rely on landline service to maintain social contact and preserve health and safety.

  • April 2, 2014: Our readers write

    Seeking support for raw milk legislation

    I have milk allergies that only showed up after I had my daughter in 1982. I cannot drink normal milk without serious digestive disturbances that are painful and embarrassing. I have lived in states where it was easy to get raw milk, which I can drink without problems, and I have now lived in a state where I have to go through hoops to get any.

  • April 1, 2014: Our readers write

    Politics gets in way of pro-life  
    Children’s lives should never take second place to political pressure.

  • March 26, 2014: Our readers write

    Getting a peak behind the veil
    Mitch McConnell surrogate Jim Weise used the Hardin County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner this past Saturday to tell those in attendance that “Matt Bevin is a good guy but it isn’t his time.”

  • March 25, 2014: Our readers write

    Refining the focus of concern about tax

    Paul Rose stopped by to see me the other day and we discussed his recent letters regarding the Hardin County School Board. He seemed frustrated that three of the members who didn’t see a tax increase they didn’t like were causing his property tax to constantly go up. 

  • March 23, 2014: Our readers write

    Special privileges given to a few
    Two small but disconcerting occurrences took place during the Elizabethtown City Council meeting of March 17. Both smack of an air of privilege.

    The first was an announcement by the director of The Historic State Theater that from hereon free tickets would be awaiting the mayor and city council members should they wish to attend an event at the theater.

  • March 18, 2014: Our readers write

    What about treatment of poor?
    In the 2014 mid-term elections and in the 2016 presidential election, the Republican Party should pay significantly at the ballot box for currently writing off the unemployed. The GOP’s weak-minded and weak-hearted response to the unemployed and poor in our country is despicable.
    If the unemployed and poor voted their self-interest in every primary and general election, the Republican Party soon would become a permanent minority party.

  • March 16, 2014: Our readers write

    No one welcomes a new tax

    According to a March 13 article in The News-Enterprise, the Kentucky House of Representatives may be considering a law to change the state constitution. This “local sales tax” law could allow communities to add an additional tax of 1 percent to many of your purchases.