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Letters

  • LETTER: Reader disagrees about gun control comments

     To the editor: 

    This is in reference to my friend Ken Begley’s column last week (“NRA: Shooting from the hip”). 

    He has let the horror of the slaughter in Connecticut cloud his logic.

  • LETTER: Addressing rep’s stance on Obama

    Dear editor,
    Never in this great country’s 200-plus years has any legislative branch of Congress filed a lawsuit against a sitting president for actions which it deems as inappropriate and illegal by basically by-passing Congress through the presidential power of ‘executive order.’

    No lawsuit was filed by Congress when Franklin Roosevelt circumvented Congress by issuing an ‘executive order’ to intern over 127,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II.

  • LETTER: Information about advance directives

    Dear editor,
    There are problems associated with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Kentucky HIPAA. Individuals in recovery from mental health issues are often caught in a no-win situation due to regulations in place by the HIPAA laws. The law was enacted to protect people; however, in most cases, the law stops the loved ones of the person in crises from being able to help. Because of HIPAA, a hospital will not even acknowledge that an individual is at a facility.

  • LETTER: MDtoKY reunion thanks you

    To the Editor:
    On behalf of the MD to KY and Beyond Reunion, I would like to thank the   community of St. Catharine’s College and the Springfield area for helping to make our reunion such a success. Your kindness and warm hospitality for our nearly 500 guests from 27 states was most appreciated.We also want to extend a special thank you to the members of the Mid-Kentucky Chorus who provided the beautiful music at St. Rose Church on June 29th. We also appreciated the wonderful concert after mass at the  St. Catharine Motherhouse.

  • LETTER: Protect your pets from the heat

    Dear editor,
    Hot weather is upon us and with the rise in temperatures comes much suffering for animals.

    Dogs are descendants of the wolf, an animal who spends his days in the cool forests or in rock shelters. Just as the wolf seeks shelter from the sun, dogs also need shade. Rather than providing shade, a doghouse sitting in the sun quickly becomes an oven. Deprived of shade, a dog can die a slow and painful death from heat stroke. Doghouses need to be placed under a large tree or a side porch needs to be built on the house to provide shade.

  • LETTER: A hat tip to the fire department

    Dear editor,
    This letter is to express our gratitude to the Springfield Fire Department for their good work extinguishing a grass fire at our property on July 4. Our family has recently moved to Springfield from southwestern Pennsylvania. We have found the town to be the friendliest place we have lived after trying out several areas throughout the United States. We are blessed in our new home with excellent neighbors and many new friendships. It’s a great place to raise a family.

  • LETTER: Kudos to the Family Dollar staff

    Dear editor,
    Today (July 17) the Family Dollar store of Springfield closed.  What I want to say about this is that I believe the ladies who worked there deserve a great deal of credit.  They could have hung their heads, knowing that their jobs would end shortly. Instead, they did not do anything to tarnish their employment records, and they delivered excellent service until the very end.  

  • No loyalty with recent hire

    Dear editor,

  • LETTER: Be aware of male breast cancer

    Dear editor:
    My name is Louise Yates, and I lost my husband, Ronnie, in July 2008 to breast cancer. I have continued to spread awareness in his name and attended all the relays. I have recently written a book of my inspirations, as I walked with Ronnie through his journey. The book has beautiful pictures to go with the writings, and I have sold more than 25 copies so far.

  • LETTER: Anniversary appreciation

    Dear Friends in the tri-county area (Washington, Nelson and Marion):