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Letters

  • Senior Companion Program best secret around

    To the editor:

    One of the best services in Nelson County is one of its best-kept secrets: The Senior Companion Program (SCP) that is sponsored by Central KY Community Action Council, Inc. and federally funded by the Corporation for National & Community Service.

  • Thanks for support of New Hope Food Bank

    To The editor:

    The New Hope Food Bank would like to extend its gratitude to the United Way of Nelson County for granting an increase in its support this year to our organization. It is through this type of financial assistance that we receive from the United Way that enables us to continue to offer quality services to those who come to us for help.

  • Barack Obama is reader's choice for president

    To the editor:

    I have been watching all of the newscasts and watched all of the presidential debates in order to make an informed decision.

  • Thanks for help with FFA chili supper, auction

    To the editor:

  • Thanks for supporting Shop with a Trooper

    To the editor:

    The Kentucky State Police Post 4 would like to extend our most heartfelt thanks to each and every business, group and individual who donated to the 2007 Shop With A Trooper program. As in years past your generosity allowed us to provide less fortunate children in our eight-county area with Christmas gifts and memories that they otherwise would not have been able to enjoy. The children were taken shopping with troopers and other volunteers, fed lunch and got to meet Santa Claus.

  • St. Catherine not in financial trouble

    To the editor:

  • Increasing tobacco tax a win for state

    To the editor:

    I applaud the Kentucky Legislature for considering an increase to our state’s tobacco tax. I believe the tobacco tax is necessary and will prove to be a win-win on a number of levels.

    A tobacco tax increase will reduce youth smoking. Studies show that for every 10 percent increase in the price of cigarettes, there is a corresponding 7 percent drop in youth smoking rates. In fact, overall cigarette consumption drops by about 4 percent.

  • Don't fire the cook; just buy the better steaks

    To the editor:

    As we face an economic future that does not appear bright, our legislators are trying to come up with a budget that will best serve our needs. In the state budget, educational funding will probably be lowered. We can be sure that the unions will protest — saying that the cuts in funding should be in another area. We can be just as sure that some of the public will argue that we need more accountability instead of more money.

  • Despite budget woes, let's fix the amphitheater anyway

    To the editor:

    The governor’s new budget strives to shift financial management to a more responsible “live within our means” approach. It is a struggle to allocate scarce resources across all the potential services demanded by the public.

    But I want to focus on our local dilemma in this letter. Resources for improvements at our local amphitheater were redirected to the Kentucky Horse Park in anticipation of a world-class event in 2010. Alice Heaton has reminded us that those efforts will ultimately benefit Nelson County.

  • Swingers party should have been allowed in city

    To the editor:

    I read an editorial in the newspaper Jan. 30 about the non-public Swingers party. The article stated their rights were not trampled. What do you call it? Don’t they have a right to do what they want in private? Yes, they were not trampled by the government but they were trampled by society and those religious in the community.