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Letters

  • LETTER: Saddle Club appreciates donors

    Saddle Club appreciates donors

    The LaRue County Saddle Club would like to say thank you to everyone for supporting the Tough Enough to Wear Pink show for Relay for Life.

    This was our first year and we raised $800.

  • LETTER: Horse show raised $800 for Relay for Life

    Horse show raises $800

    I would like to thank the team members for our great success in Relay for Life. Thanks to the LaRue County Saddle Club for the Tough Enough to Wear Pink show.

    The first-year show raised $800. Also I would like to thank all of our friends who came to the pancake breakfast for Relay and the many others who made donations. I wish all of you great health and happiness.

    Gayle Shepherd

    Team Captain

    Horse Lovers, Boaters and Campers

  • LETTER: Gay marriage debate continues

     For the better part of the past two decades, the debate over the definition of marriage has steadily intensified. Numerous states have undergone public referendums banning homosexual arrangements or, contrarily, allowing civil unions. Recently, our president came out in favor of gay marriage, offering his personal support. As a pastor, I have had to ask, "How should the church of God respond?"

  • Foster families needed

     May is National Foster Care Month, a time to come together on behalf of the nearly 6,000 Kentucky children who are living in foster care because their own families are in crisis. This month provides the opportunity to thank the foster families who provide homes and love to children who need them. Foster parents often become the substitute family for the youth regardless of how long they stay – be it an hour or a lifetime.

  • LETTER: May is Foster Care Awareness Month

     Many people know of foster care, but few really understand how the system works, the role of the foster parents and most importantly, the experience of the children and youth in care.

    More than 6,800 Kentucky children and youth are in out-of-home care. Most are placed in temporary foster care due to parental neglect or abuse. The average age of a child in care is 10.7 years.

    More than 73 percent of the children/youth in care are white; 19.3 percent are black and 4.3 percent are Hispanic.

  • LETTER: Truitt will be missed

    Truitt will be missed
    With the passing of Roger Truitt, whom I had for one a great deal of respect:
    I will remember him with a great deal of pride – his love for his country, our flag, veterans, but most of all, his direct approach to your problems.
    He didn’t water down anything. He called an ace an ace. No wishy-washy with him.
    From one veteran to another, thank you for having known you, Roger.
    God bless his family.
    Lee Ratliff
    Hodgenville

  • LETTER: United Way surpasses goal

     United Way of Central Kentucky's 2011 Campaign, which funds nonprofits in Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Meade and LaRue Counties, concluded in  February. Our annual fundraising drive, which began late last summer, yielded some truly fantastic results that would not have been possible without your support. With that said, on behalf of our board of directors and staff, as well as each individual and family impacted by United Way's work, thank you.

  • LETTER: Child abuse rages through Kentucky

     Kentucky has already seen the destructive power of nature as storms and tornadoes have hit several communities across the Commonwealth this spring. There have been lives lost, whole communities devastated and families uprooted from their homes.

  • LETTER: Pelicans were not a surprise

     At this time of year, American white pelicans can be found in many parts of North America so I'm not surprised that you've seen them in Kentucky.

    What would be most helpful is if you would record the sighting at eBird, a centralized database of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society that allows birders to report their sightings and enables scientists to use them for analysis.  

  • LETTER: Are we interesting enough for Reader's Digest?

     Reader’s Digest wants to know what makes your community the most interesting town in America.

    From now until May 31, locals are invited to log on to www.readersdigest.com/america to share personal stories and photos that illustrate what makes their town special. The author of the winning story will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and their town will be featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of Reader’s Digest magazine. This is an opportunity for individuals to shine and possibly bring national attention to their hometowns.