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Today's Opinions

  • Boldly question without fear

    On May 19, a front-page article covered Dr. Richard Gilbert’s recent tax case in which he was found guilty of tax evasion. We all pay our income taxes thinking it is our civic duty to do so because, while we hate parting with our money, we know it is going to pay our fair share. I want to clarify what I believe Dr. Gilbert is guilty of by giving a few examples first from the Supreme Court.

  • Gilberts fight the good fight

    Concerning the Gilbert-IRS trial: I have known Richard Gilbert and his family for the past three years and am amazed by the integrity and high moral standards within the family and the way the family works together so harmoniously. There is a love within that family that every home in America should be so fortunate to have.

    They share a spirit of gentleness, kindness, hard work and a willingness to learn. They fight the good fights for freedom and we all should admire them for doing that.

  • Flood help thanks

    Sunday morning, as we monitored the rising water conditions around Athertonville, it became apparent that our only course of action was to evacuate my parents and their neighbors from the path of the rising floodwaters. I would like to express my gratitude to those who came to the rescue in the heavy rainfall as the floodwaters rose to assist the residents of Athertonville.

  • Read the signs, but know your candidate

    It seems that no matter how hard candidates campaign, how many signs they put up, how many ads they buy or how much coverage they receive on the Internet or newspapers, some voters simply do not pay attention.

    It happens on the local level as well as state and national.

    For instance, last week I heard someone talking about long-time jailer Ralph “Mac” Trumbo running for re-election.

    They looked at me strangely when I said, “No, Mac is retiring. It is his son who is running in this election.”

  • Golf scramble thanks

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce thanks everyone who played in this year’s Chamber Golf Scramble on May 8. We appreciate the LaRue County Golf Course staff for their help in making the scramble a great success. To the Chamber Board and Golf Committee, Donnie Davis, Shirley, Katy and Nathaniel Nash, Todd and LaDean Self and other volunteers for a job well done.

  • Fun Day was wonderful

    Youth softball would like to thank the community for coming to the park and supporting our league for Fun Day this year. We had a wonderful day. A special thanks goes out to the businesses that donated items for our auction and for all those wonderful people pitching in to make Fun Day a success. Also, I want to thank parents for letting kids play softball and their support this year.

    Regina Devers

     

  • Thanks to volunteers

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the city employees for their diligence and commitment in helping control the onslaught of the rain that fell on our community May 2 and 3, 2010. A leader is only as good as those working for him. Thank you for all of your hard work.

  • City provides assistance to social workers

    The officer referred to in last week’s letter from Lisabeth Blair is me, Lt. Steve Johnson. I worked with Mrs. Blair and the Cabinet for Social Services for several years and continue to have a good working relationship with the present cabinet employees. It is for this reason the letter came as a surprise to me.