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Letters

  • County in need of homeless shelter

    To the editor:
    We are contacting you out of concern for the need of a homeless shelter in our community.
    It breaks our hearts to think that anybody would be homeless or hungry, period, but with the weather being so extremely cold, it makes it even harder to deal with.
    So many of us have been blessed with a warm home yet there’s no telling how many of our loved ones, family or friends is doing without.

  • Case ‘lost control of environment’

    To the editor:
    I believe Carolyn Case’s intentions for the grandchild were much better than that which seems to have resulted after losing control of her environment.
    I still believe she was trying to protect the child. I am somewhat confident that authorities surely know by now that she did take good care of those granddaughters prior to the parents moving into her house.
    I have to wonder why she did not get adequate advice all this time — since the sad news has been repeatedly reported — regardless who pays the counselor.

  • Honored to lay wreaths for soldiers

    To the editor:
    I was among 25,000 volunteers across the country who laid wreaths on the graves of our nation’s finest men and women on Dec. 14 for National Wreath Day.
    Semi trucks full of wreaths lined the streets in Arlington National Cemetery. Soldiers and civilians alike were among the ranks lined up behind these trucks to get wreaths and begin placing them.
    As a veteran of two tours to Iraq, it was a very enlightening and humbling experience.

  • Do what’s good for community

    To the editor:
    Thanks to the Anderson County Fiscal Court for hosting the Bluegrass Pipeline forum last week.
    The parent companies of the BG pipeline flew in 12 or so top executives to answer questions. For them to spend that kind of money to speak to residents tells me how much they want and how much is to be made from a pipeline.

  • ‘Wonderful community’ makes Shop With Cop a success

    To the editor:
    I want to extend my thanks to everyone involved with our Shop With A Cop program. Several years ago when the program was started we were able to take five children shopping the first year. This year we were able to provide Christmas for over 50 Anderson County children.
    Community support means so much from a simple thank you or good job to monetary donations from so many individuals and businesses. Fundraising was kicked off with the annual Anderson News Burgoo Cook Off and included our new venture with the Misery Manor Haunted House.

  • Clarity needed on firefighter issue

    To the editor:
    Editor’s note: The following was written to Daniel Werfel, acting director of the Internal Revenue Service, and printed here with the author’s permission.
    Dear Acting Commissioner Werfel,
    I am writing you because of concerns I am hearing from my constituents in the Sixth District of Kentucky regarding the treatment of volunteer fire departments under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), specifically with respect to the Employer Shared Responsibility Provision.

  • EMS team was ‘guardian angels’

    To the editor:
    Anderson County has one of the best EMS teams in the country and I personally want to thank them from the bottom of my heart.
    On Thanksgiving Day, my family and I had a great meal and a wonderful family gathering.
    After all of my babies and grand babies had all left, I had to go off and do something.
    To mess up the rest of my day, I had a very serious heart attack and I actually thought, “Well, this is all she wrote.” I felt like I was dying and later found out that I really was.

  • Gaines no victim of sinister court system

    To the editor:
    Your conclusion last week in your “Column as you see ’em” that David Gaines was “railroaded” into pleading guilty is somewhat of a stretch.
    You make it sound as though Mr. Gaines is the innocent victim of a sinister court system picking on the little guy. No. I don’t buy that one.
    Gaines’ troubles are the result of a series of his bad choices. He made a bad choice when he combined drinking alcohol with using firearms.

  • Pipeline opponents resorting to fear tactics

    To the editor:
    I’m quite tired of all the hysteria surrounding the Bluegrass Pipeline.
    Neighboring states like Ohio are participating in the next American energy revolution and actually celebrating new tax revenue from the transport of natural gas and its byproducts coming from the Utica and Marcellus shale. For once, we are overtaking radical regimes as top producers of energy.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline not a done deal

    To the editor:
    Many Anderson county residents have heard about the [proposed] Bluegrass natural gas liquids pipeline.  Locally, there have been community meetings where residents have voiced various concerns, dozens of articles in various newspapers across the state, and 10 counties passing resolutions against the project.
    Landowners, residents and lawmakers have joined together across the Bluegrass to protect their land and their communities.