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Letters

  • Obamacare in response to Yates

    After carefully reading Mr. Yates letter concerning Obamacare, I feel compelled to make a few comments. While I do not profess to be an expert on this legislation, there are certain aspects that cause concern.

    There will be significant government bureaucracy created by its implementation.

    There will be significant costs associated with that bureaucracy.

    Those costs will be borne by taxpayers through a vast array of taxation and fees.

  • A letter of thanks

    Just a note to say thank you Henry County for all of the kind words and the gifts given to Pam and myself on our last night at the fair.

    Words cannot express how much it meant to both of us. Again,  thank you to all of our sponsors for continuing to say yes when asked to give a donation for the past 20 years.

  • What our state and law enforcement face

    Earlier this month,the Kentucky State Police issued its annual report on crime in Kentucky.

    When measured against 1995, there were 50 fewer homicides, 6,000 fewer burglaries and almost 5,000 fewer DUIs last year even in the face of population gains, while auto thefts and robberies were almost half of what they had been.

    A serious crime took place about every three minutes last year.  About 50 percent of those were thefts, burglaries and assaults; 20 percent were drug offenses; and 10 percent were tied to vandalism.

  • Your congressman is full of it

    Dear Editor: Over the years, I’ve become sick and tired of the staff-written rants of our know-nothing Congressman Geoff Davis that appear in my hometown paper. Each Wednesday, like clockwork, we get the spin according to the talking heads of “Fixed News” or His Immense Acreage Rush Limbaugh on the hot-button political issue du jour.
    Last week’s screed on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) took the cake. Like the little boy who told everyone that the Emperor had no clothes, I’m telling you that your congressman is full of it.

  • Eminence needs business - desperately

    I read your article about CVS’ possible interest in an Eminence location in the (June 22), edition.  I was dismayed by the immediate negative response to the announcement.  It seems every time any business shows an interest in Eminence, the reaction is the same: Eminence’s borders are closed to new business.

  • Shelby Energy Board of Director’s Election

  • Kentucky’s hospitals face a big challenge

    If today turns out to be an average one for Kentucky’s hospitals, here is a glimpse of what is taking place: More than 6,600 patients will be treated in emergency rooms; 14,000 more will be helped with other outpatient services; 1,500 will be discharged after a stay of about four-and-a-half days; and 150 of the state’s newest citizens will be born.

    This information, compiled by the Kentucky Hospital Association, gives us a much clearer view of the one place in our communities that we may not always want to visit but are always glad that it’s there.

  • Empty promises will not restore our economy

    09, President Obama has spoken of a sweeping agenda with promises of a stronger economy, fiscal discipline, improved health care and cheaper energy from the full range of our energy resources.  Unfortunately, these were empty promises.
    The promises started with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or the “stimulus” bill, which the president’s economic advisers said would hold the unemployment rate below eight percent.  Instead, the unemployment rate has stayed above eight percent for 40 straight months.

  • Supporting our troops and honoring their sacrifice

    Memorial Day is a time to honor our soldiers and remember those who have fallen.  This day also comes at the end of National Military Appreciation Month, an appropriate occasion to reflect on national unity and lend our support to those in uniform.  Although some have tried to paint a picture of the “one percent” over the last several months, there is a real one percent prepared to protect us all: the United States Armed Forces.

  • Positive trends worth noting in Kentucky education

    For several years now, the General Assembly’s Office of Education Accountability has compiled an annual report that gives us a big-picture look at how our students compare to their counterparts in other states.

    While there are persistent challenges, many tied to poverty, the report has some positive trends certainly worth noting.