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Letters

  • 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.

  • Obama golfs, attends weddings, fundraisers while ISIS crisis sizzles

    To the editor:

    Soon, we as registered voters will be casting our ballots for political appointments, I would ask that you consider something.

    The current Obama administration has proven to you that there is no leadership and the president proclaims to the world that … “I must consult congress because currently we have no strategy to combat ISIS (ISIL).”  While international terror confronts the minds of many, Obama is able to plan his fundraisers, weddings and other social events, including golf daily.

  • City building inspector cares about getting homeowners to clean up their act

    Tom Bond, a representative from the mayor’s office, contacted me yesterday concerning a grievance I had with people who infringe on other people who truly care for their property.

    We talked yesterday, he replaced Jim Grider and Jim always seemed to take my grievance with a grain of salt.

    Not Tom Bond, he is out and about insuring our town is getting cleaned up one yard at a time.

  • City provides little incentive for homeowners to clean up their act

    Our mayor’s office and its' officers do an extremely poor job encouraging  

    homeowners to keep their properties uncluttered.

    Many homes in many subdivisions are eyesores in this bedroom community.  

    Property is consistently devalued due to elected officials poor executions of their sworn duties.

    Respectable homeowners who take pride in their properties have to live around other people who seem to take pleasure in trashing their property. It is evident that pride in appearance takes a back seat to trash.

     

  • World Lung Cancer Day is Aug. 1

    Please mark your calendar for Aug. 1, 2014, the 3rd annual World Lung Cancer Day!

    Join in to celebrate, commemorate and support all those affected by the “No. 1 cancer killer.”

    Lung cancer, often referred to as the “Invisible Disease”, is generally asymptomatic and often goes undetected or misdiagnosed, while advancing to a late incurable stage. Only 15 percent of patients diagnosed in the late stages will survive five years.

  • Hamilton got it right: recycling is, indeed, a worthwhile effort

    This is in response to Chris Hamilton’s article about recycling in The Anderson News Extra. I wholeheartedly agree that recycling does not have to produce an income to justify making it a priority.

    I admit that, for most of my life, I did not recycle and it has only become a priority in the last few years. I’m appreciative of the bins that have been placed in the Kroger parking lot. That is very helpful!

    I had been taking my recyclables to Lexington and putting them in the bins at the Good Foods Coop on Southland Drive.

  • ‘Thanks for Nuthin’ cartoon was an offensive spin on an 11-year war

    Last Wednesday’s paper had me steaming. Terry Wise’s cartoon showing Obama saying “Thanks for nuthin” at a military grave was neither funny nor ironic. Political cartoons are supposed to be one or the other or both.

    It is a gross oversimplification to blame Obama for an 11-year war that is more complicated than most Americans understand. And why does Obama say the word “nuthin”? Is there a meaning to this? It’s not very sensitive to people of color.