• Letter to the editor: Learn about pipeline safety at summit

    What would you think if several miles of a 70-year-old natural gas pipeline in your county was converted to carry hazardous liquids? Industry giant Kinder Morgan plans to do just that. The hazardous liquids are highly explosive and pose a myriad of health and community safety risks, yet they are colorless and odorless, so you won’t know that you’ve driven into a vapor cloud until your car explodes.

  • Letters to the editor - Oct. 28, 2015

    Artoberfest a huge success; Centre Square is an asset
    On Saturday, Oct. 17, Kentucky Classic Arts and the Marion County Arts & Humanities Council co-hosted a very successful fundraiser called Artoberfest. Because of the generosity of artists, volunteers, and businesses, we raised thousands of dollars for local arts events and education. As one of the event organizers, I am extremely grateful to all involved.

  • Letter to the editor: Tax aide site could close

    On behalf of the AARP Foundation Tax Aide program, I want to recognize the Marion County Extension Office for hosting our Tax Aide site there for more than 10 years. Volunteers from other counties have manned your local site but they are either resigning from their positions or moving to another location. Thus, it is with regret that I must close this site unless we can recruit two or three local volunteers. 

  • Letters to the editor - Sports teach life skills

    Bailey Foxworth's piece, "Sports prepare me for the real world" in the Oct. 7 edition really resonated with me. Foxworth is absolutely right that sports teaches those life skills so necessary to get along in the real world, such as working as part of a team and time management. She was also quite correct in her assertion that not only sports teaches these skills, but also other extracurricular activities, such as band, student government, etc. Congratulations, Bailey, for an excellent piece.
    Harry Toder


  • Concerned parent

    Where is the parent’s rights at MCHS? Every year MCHS sends out booklets about school policy. When the parents ask to review certain issues, there response is, “Can’t do.” Now they have tapes in every room at school. So, when the parent asks to review the tapes you can’t because there are other students on the tape. You can blur the other students out on any tape.

  • Letters to the editor - Sept. 16, 2015

    A man you need to hear

  • Letter to the editor - Gravy train keeps rolling
  • Letter to the editor - The human toll of hate

    The human toll of hate
    Throughout history there have been preachers that have used selective Biblical verses as a weapon to vilify and persecute one minority or another, while ignoring far more consequential verses that applied to majority classes. For example, there are five verses in the Bible that are interpreted by current self righteous preachers to condemn LGBT people … while there are 49 verses that condemn adultery and divorce on pain of death, which are tacitly ignored. 

  • Letter to the editor: Love wins

    Love wins
    I have been reading the editorials with dismay these last few weeks. I am surprised of the tone and wording of so many of the letters from “Christians.” I recall reading Carrie Bridgman’s piece and thinking how fair and peaceful she came across. Then in striking contrast I read submissions from several church leaders and found it hard to get through them. 

  • Letters to the editor - July 22, 2015

    Keep art and art teacher at SCMS
    I read with dismay that St. Charles Middle School had eliminated art classes. It might have been nice to give the public a little notice that this decision was pending, so that input from parents and grandparents would have been possible.