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Letters

  • LETTER: Info on the 106th

    Dear editor:

    My father, Sgt. Carl C. Hensley, was a member of the 106th Coastal Artillery (Battery C), later the 106th Anti-Aircraft Artillery AW SP. A native of Owen County, he joined the unit in March of 1941 and served throughout the war, being in Munich, Germany at the end of the war.

  • LETTER: Support for the Red Cross

    Dear Editor,
    Please support your Washington County High School students for the spring blood drive!

    Donating is a learned activity. The American Red Cross is a non-profit organization supported by donations; it supplies 40 percent of the blood supply to our country and responds to emergencies and disasters, such as the ice storm in Washington County a few years ago, and most recently to a house fire.

  • LETTER: Outgoing sheriff backs Pinkston

    Dear citizens of Washington County,
    I am retiring after 22 years of law enforcement. I would like to see someone in the sheriff’s office to continue the services I have provided.
    That is why I am supporting Jerry Pinkston as our sheriff of Washington County.

    Jerry began working for the sheriff’s office in 2009 as a court security officer until he was hired as a deputy sheriff in June 2010.

  • LETTER: We need informed voters

    Dear editor,
    I always enjoy reading Ken Begley’s columns. In regard to his article “Capitalism vs. Government,” he talks about the relative lack of efficiency of the public vs. private sector. Of course, the marketplace rules, in regard to the private sector. But, the way government is supposed to work is that people are sufficiently interested/informed to vote in the best public officials and vote out the others.

  • LETTER: Support for Mark Wilkerson

    Dear editor,
    I am writing this letter to the citizens of Washington County who reside in magistrate District 3. My husband, Mark Wilkerson, is running for this position because he believes he can do a good job for the people of this county.

    He has always been a hard worker. He was a home builder for more than 35 years until some back issues forced him to stop. He believes in not “burning daylight.”

  • LETTER: Legislators dropped the ball

    Dear editor,
    Most Kentuckians overwhelmingly regard themselves as Christian and pro-life. So why did our legislators in committee again this session vote down Senate Bill 3 requiring face-to-face consultation 24 hours in advance of, and House Bill 575 and Senate Bill 8, which would have mandated an ultrasound before an abortion. These three bills would give women better understanding of the procedure and promote “informed consent” before they decide whether to terminate a pregnancy.

  • The kindness of a stranger

    Dear Editor,
    I recently encountered a selfless, anonymous person and had to let everyone, especially the people of Springfield, know that there are Good Samaritans everywhere among us.

    I recently visited a friend in Springfield to help him run an errand that he could not afford to do himself. I also didn’t know for sure if I had enough gas to get from my home (Lebanon) to Springfield and back, as I am currently broke and unemployed.

  • Readers write: Pipeline concerns

    Dear Editor:
    As distraught landowners along the proposed route for the Bluegrass hazardous liquids Pipeline, we wish to express our dismay upon finding stakes on our property on Sunday, February 16.  On two occasions, we have adamantly told the pipeline reps that we said “No” to the pipeline and did not want them on our property.

  • Readers write: Archery team needs community support

    Dear Editor:
    I was very glad to see the Washington County archery team finally get some recognition as a sport in the “On target” article in the Feb. 19 issue of The Springfield Sun. Mr. John Overby did a fine job on the article and photos.

    I think Coach Jeff Grigsby does an awesome job with these kids and I know that they have been trying to recruit more kids to be a part of this team, but that is hard to do when archery is not recognized as a sport like football, basketball, volleyball, etc. are.

  • LETTER: Church offering community meal

    Dear Editor: