• Letter to the editor

    I was privileged to be a part of a history-making event held on our own Washington County football field. This history-making event was the first-ever home game on Aug. of the first-ever Washington County High School girls soccer team!!!!! They played with such energy and knowledge of the game. They looked professional in their black, gold-trimmed uniforms, and were coached so professionally by Chris and Miranda Hammes. Their coaches reminded them, “You are making history here!!!”

  • There isn't one answer

    Dear Editor,

    Wednesday morning, I was sitting at my computer at work brainstorming when my phone buzzed, then buzzed again, and again.

    “What in the world?” I thought, pulled from the fog of words and sentences. I dug my phone from my purse to find text after text from both of my teen stepdaughters, panicked and frightened.

    “There’s a threat here…” one wrote.

  • SROs needed

    Dear Editor,

    I’m writing today as a parent, and to express my concerns about our school system and its inadequate security given the world we live in.
    I am 100 percent confident that the staff in our schools would do everything in 
    their ability to stop harm from coming to our children. Unfortunately we live in a time when we see violent crime far too often and in places that are most vulnerable to it, like schools.

  • Shoutout to county teachers

    Dear Editor,

    I want to give a shout out to all the great teachers we have in Washington County, and especially to Anne Margaret Montgomery Taylor! I drove the school bus Thursday, on the last day of school. And as one the elementary students got on the bus she was crying and was visibly distraught and sad. This was the last day of school, and as most were rejoicing, she was just the opposite. I gave her a hug and asked her what was going on. Through choked-back tears she said how she was going to miss her teacher. I asked who and she said “Mrs. Taylor.”

  • Share the road with motorcycle riders

    Dear Editor, 

    Since spring has arrived, and wonderful motorcycle weather is here, I’d like to put out some reminders to help make motorcycling safe.

    Please do not go out and buy your teenager a crotch rocket (sport/racing bike) or any other kind of bike until he/she takes the Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Program. Without proper training, these bikes can be death machines.

  • LETTER: The Burg bridge

    Dear editor,
    I was glad to see that Judge Settles, Greg Simms and Washington County Fiscal Court removed the iron gates and made needed repairs to the old steel bridge in the Fredericktown community.

  • LETTER: Equal Pay Day: fight for fairness

    Dear Editor,
    On Tuesday, April 14, 2015 thousands of women from across the United States joined together in a national day of action against unfair pay called Equal Pay Day. April is symbolic of the point into the new year that a woman must work in order to earn the wages paid to a man in the previous year. On a national level, women are paid only 78 cents for every dollar a man is paid, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. So, because women earn less, we must work longer for the same pay.

  • LETTER: Commander Days not the answer

    Dear editor,
    I, for one, am getting tired of hearing about this “Commander Day” stuff. And was really tired of it when my child came home from school and said that students were being threatened or bullied into doing work that is not mandatory to do. I do not appreciate my child’s grades being threatened or my child being threatened with detention because she doesn’t want to do “busy” work that does not pertain to her.

  • LETTER: A warning for tourney time

    Dear editor,
    March is that time of year when basketball fans come alive. Tournaments around the country draw hundreds of thousands of fans who spare no expense to support their favorite teams. The madness that concerns me is of another kind. This exciting basketball season often brings with it a spike in commercial sex trafficking, specifically, human trafficking.

  • LETTER: In the face of disaster

    Dear editor,
    “In Christ alone my hope is found he is my light, my strength, my song.  
    This cornerstone, this solid ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm. My comforter, my all in all, here in the love of Christ I stand”