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Letters

  • April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

    Kentucky has already seen the destructive power of nature as storms and tornadoes have hit several communities across the Commonwealth this spring. There have been lives lost, whole communities devastated and families uprooted from their homes.

  • Letter: Veteran condemns killing of civilians

    As a Vietnam veteran, I must speak out condemning the recent civilian killings in Afghanistan by one of our U.S. soldiers in the heat of active battle with the enemy, civilians sometimes get injured or killed. That is an unfortunate cost of waging war.
    For anyone to seek out innocent civilians, in their homes, to kill is blatantly murder and should be dealt with accordingly. Sadly, our other soldiers will be targeted now out of retaliation for this crime. My prayers go out to all those families affected.
    Barney Tharp
    Lebanon

  • Business cares about its employees during storm

    I would like to commend Joy Mining Machinery for their recent dedication to their employees in the midst of the storms on Friday. March 2. Not only did they cancel second shift, but they also took the time and effort on Saturday to call employees to verify that they were OK.  

    This small action shows their true appreciation of their employees. Lebanon is lucky to have a company that still supports the value of what really makes up a company - the employees. May we keep all those affected by the storms in our prayers.

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 29, 2012

    Bringing back the Red Cross

    John G. Mattingly and the Marion County Fiscal Court recently approved funding to help the Red Cross purchase disaster relief supplies.

    With their foresight, the Red Cross is back in Marion County in a big way. Communities all over the world benefit from Red Cross services in their times of need, and with this commitment, Marion County will be better prepared for the next ice storm or big flood.

  • Letter: Great job by Knights and Lady Knights

    We have enjoyed the MCHS boys and girls basketball games this year and would like to point out a few really special people involved in each and every event.
    First, the coaches and players have had a great season.
    Volunteers show up for every game and do a remarkable job, and the MCHS administration and staff make sure the bases are covered for every game.
    The faithful fans deserve credit for showing up to enjoy every game, and the students encourage the players and give us all a lift.

  • Letter: We challenge you!

    The Community Service Center Board of Directors would like to express our sincere appreciation to all who have donated food or money in the past to help the needy of Marion County.

  • Letter: Doomsday 2012?

    A lot has been shown recently on television concerning the Mayan calendar's end in 2012 and those who believe that a great disaster will strike the earth in late December of this year. I really do not know anything concerning the Mayan calendar and have not been exposed to any information that would let me believe that the world will end anyway soon. However, based upon history and re-occurring earthquakes, I do believe this area could see a major disruption in the very near future.

  • Letter: Protect our horses

    In a state where horses are supposed to be loved they are being sent to slaughter. There is no way it can be euthanasia. According to Dr. Lester Friedlander, DVM and former chief USDA inspector: "The captive bolt is not a proper instrument for the slaughter of equids, these animals regain consciousness 30 seconds after being struck, they are fully aware they are being vivisected." Visit www.vetsforequinewelfare.org for a White paper giving facts. See the FOIA from USDA there or at www.kaufmanzoning.net for proof of abuses at auctions, during transportation and slaughter.

  • Letter: Don't talk down to parents

    I debated about writing this letter for awhile. I decided this needed to be addressed.
    I had a meeting set up with MCHS Principal Stacey Hall. When I got to his office I peaked my head in the door and asked if he was ready for me. Mr. Hall pushed back in his chair, shrugged his shoulders and said, "Yep." I knew at this point the meeting was not going to go well.

  • Letter: Community showed support for play

    On behalf of Kentucky Classic Theatre, I wish to show my appreciation to the people of Lebanon, Springfield and surrounding areas for their generous support of the melodrama "Lovely in Danger." It is not trite, nor insincere to admit that the show owed its success to this truly welcoming community and the help of many in it.