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Letters

  • Media, politicians ‘minimize’ criminal acts in Ferguson and Staten Island

    To the editor:

    “There’s always that 10 percent,” said Sergeant King, my senior drill instructor at Parris Island. His reference was to bad behavior.

    Accordingly, imbalance describes media and political reactions to the recent grand jury decisions at Ferguson and Staten Island. Truth, justice, and two criminal acts were minimized, and criticism of the police was maximized.

  • ‘War on coal’ not to blame for higher cost of electricity

    To the editor:

    Electric rate increases headlined in the Dec. 3 edition of The Anderson News said that Kentucky Utilities and Blue Grass Energy attribute the “war on coal” as the basis for their request.

    A spokesperson for Blue Grass Energy says that the “cost of coal going up” is a contributing factor.

    The article quotes a spokeswoman from Kentucky Utilities that gives as an example of this “war,” a $563 million investment in a natural gas generating station.

  • Prefers ‘column as facts dictate’

    To the editor:

    Ben Carlson’s comments in the Nov. 26 edition of the paper on the fiscal court’s decision to install scales need some clarification.

    First, the junk/trash referred to currently goes into a compactor free of charge. The fiscal court (your taxpayer money) then pays, very expensively, I might add) to haul that compactor to the Benson Valley Landfill.

  • EPA, tree huggers to blame for skyrocking electricty rates

    To the editor:

    The Anderson News recently printed the 2015 proposed increases for Kentucky Utility customers. If you still have access to the KU notifications as printed in The Anderson News, I would advise you to peruse those proposed rate increases.

    I read those rates line by line, calculated the results and it immediately raised a red flag which prompted me to call Kentucky Utilities in Louisville to speak to a representative. She was very nice but I did all of the talking and she merely confirmed my suspicions.

  • No need to change judge-executive

    To the editor:

    I urge everyone to vote and re-elect Anderson County Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.

    Conway has worked tirelessly with all departments making improvements to help better Anderson County.

  • Hellard took me from a broken home, raised me as her own

    To the editor:

    I was about 7-years-old when Marie Hellard got custody of me. I pretty much lived with her most weekends before that. At 7-years-old, you don’t see or understand the reason you got separated from your parents. You don’t know that drugs and things of that nature are bad because you have been raised around it since you were born.

  • Judge Myles called ‘honest, capable’

    To the editor:

    I am writing in support of Judge John David Myles for Family Court. He is honest, capable and experienced.

    As one of the original Family Court judges when it was a project, I hoped that the vision we had of a Court for Families would continue.

    John David Myles is an example of the best in the role of Family Court judge.

    Judge Richard FitzGerald (retired)

    Louisville

     

    Fire safety reminders always important

    To the editor:

  • Conway remains Anderson’s best choice for judge-executive

    To the editor:

    It’s nearly election time and I’m writing in support of our current county judge-executive, John Wayne Conway.

    I graduated with John Wayne and his high school sweetheart, Kathy Young Conway, from Western in 1973.

    They have two fine sons and now they also have those ever-so-precious grandchildren. They are just like you and me; they are hard working, love their family and love this county.

  • Time for ‘sentinels of democracy’ to fulfill duties

    To the editor:

    Our elected leaders in Washington are the only real threats to America.

    China will have a larger Navy than America in six years.

    While our elected leaders built bridges to nowhere, the Chinese were building warships paid for by American taxpayers. From Jan. 1 through Aug. 31, 2014, interest on our debt was $411,217,855,816.94. That amount times six years will pay for China’s navel expansion and buy munitions for the other nations that hold our debt and old grudges.

  • Lack of Burgoo Festival promotion sparks questions about leadership

    To the editor:

    When will folks who run our government, social organizations, etc., wake up and realize there is something outside of Anderson County?

    Last [week] while watching the weather on LEX18, I saw a short heads up on the West Liberty Sorghum Festival, but nothing about the Burgoo Festival, practically next door.

    I also saw nothing on Kentucky Living magazine’s calendar of events.