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Letters

  • Consider Pierian Spring in new library design

    To the editor:

    Although I live far away now, I hope that as a native of Lawrenceburg and eighth generation in the state you might indulge the perspective that I may offer folks.

    With the coming improvements to the internet-age-library which, seems more concerned for socialization than lucubration, I hope some readers might recall that the little building shoved to one side of the modern edifice is the original Pierian Club House.

  • Community thanked for Family Fun Fest support

    To the editor:

    The Anderson County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers would like to thank all the community partners, school staff and volunteers for your continued support of the Anderson County Family Fun Fest.

    This year proved to be another success. We handed out close to 800 back packs and supplies to local students in grades preschool through 12.

    We also had over 50 vendors who participated by distributing information about local businesses, agencies and activities, many of which also gave away free supplies or other goodies.

  • Debate moderators squandered opportunity

    To the editor:

    The three moderators of the prime-time presidential debate achieved only half of what they set out to do, i.e. “hog the spotlight and disparage Donald Trump.”

    They hogged the spotlight. The time they spent asking questions exceeded the response time allotted to candidates.

  • Briscoe thankful for community support

    To the editor:

    Thank you for the unbelievable amount of support I have received since the situation at the home opening football game.

    The letters, calls, stop-ins and conversations have truly been overwhelming and appreciated. There are others who deserve our thanks for all that they and their families have done over the years. These include pillars of our community: Doc Wash, Tracy Briscoe and Angie Smith, along with Dr. Joe Dobner and all the ATCs who have volunteered their services.

  • ‘I have the right to believe, and practice what I believe’

    To the editor:

    I Since June 26, much attention has been brought to the county clerk’s offices in Kentucky, as well as other states, regarding the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.

    In a column published in today’s paper, I, as your county clerk, address the duties of the job with regard to issuing a marriage license. I gave a brief explanation of the process and the reasons behind it.

  • ‘Athletic tax’ is ‘shameful’

    To the editor:

    I would like to express my opinion about the new athletic tax that will now be charged to students that choose to play sports.

    First of all, I am 100 percent against any new tax on working people; we already bleed enough.

    Secondly, since playing a sport is a choice, any student and their family makes, why should the fact that a student gets free or reduced lunches have any bearing on whether they have to pay or not pay?

  • Confederate, Union monuments should be honored

    To the editor:

    I was raised in Fayette and Woodford counties. Most courthouse lawns and courthouse squares have Confederate or Union monuments.

    Confederates were mainly men from all around Kentucky, mostly farmers and not slave owners.

    Less than 10 percent in the Bluegrass owned slaves and were wealthy planters. There we black Confederates as well that served, and in all fairness we need to honor these beautiful monuments all around the commonwealth, Confederate and Union.

  • Government can’t regulate thoughts, opinions

    To the editor:

    My apologies Mr. Carlson, if I have misinterpreted your statement (July 15th edition) regarding the black man’s “perspective,” but one needn’t be black to be offended by slavery or by a symbol representing the defense of the right of a people to choose to legalize slavery.

    I am not a history expert, but I do know that Kentucky was, of course, a border state in the Civil War, thus giving us ties with both heritages.

  • Goodlett family says thank you

    To the editor:

    The family of the late Kenny Goodlett sincerely thanks all family and friends for their support, prayers, flowers, visits, cards, donations, food and phone calls after his recent passing.

    During the days of his illness and weeks following his passing, we have been truly blessed with such an outpouring of love and support.

  • Vietnam vet story was ‘wonderful’

    To the editor:

    Staff writer Ricki Barker did the most wonderful job on the story headlined “Vets have lifelong bond,” about the Vietnam War buddies who reunited after 44 years.

    Great job, Ricki! Thanks for making it a proud time, not the terrible time it was.

    Terry Covington Sr.

    Lawrenceburg