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Letters to the Editor 2-29-12

Jailer says criticism of camera system purchase was unfair

To the Editor:

This letter is in response to the article titled “Fiscal Court members upset over the lack of bids for new camera system,” printed in the Feb. 22 edition of the News Journal.

Alcohol vote really all about just how free you want to be

My philosophy is simple.

To the greatest extent possible, I want freedom.

I don’t think that’s a radical notion. I believe most people everywhere want that.

Letters to the Editor for 2-8-2012

To the Editor:

As a member of the Corbin business community I would like to address a misconception that little or no investments in our community came as a result of the “moist initiative,” approved by voters in 2003, which is currently held by some individuals who are planning to vote against this opportunity Feb. 14 for us to move forward in our efforts to attract more business and larger industries to our community.

A tale of two boards and their hiring practices

I’ve followed with much interest the recent hiring process in Lexington for a new superintendent to lead the Fayette County School System.

Let's make a deal! Tourism should match fundraising efforts by Sander's Park organizers

Let’s make a Deal! The Friends of the Col. Sanders group which is attempting to raise money to fund the Secret Recipe Garden on Main Street in downtown Corbin has asked the Corbin Tourism Commission  to donate $90,000 over a three year period to help finance the project.

Sometimes, stereotypes are right on the money

Stereotypes are bad.

Most of us have had that lesson pounded into our head time and time again, especially as they relate to race, gender, religion or nationality.

Letters to the Editor for 5-4-11

Thanks for all those who made Cecil Foley Benefit a success

To the Editor:

We would like to thank everyone for the help and support that made our benefit a huge success.

A few weeks ago it was just a plan to have a small gathering for Cecil Foley. People from all over the area offered  to help, and help they did, all the way to the end.

A few reasons why Whitley Sheriff is wrong about need for Constables

I must respectfully disagree with Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell’s premise that county Constables should be eliminated.

Harrell told Corbin’s Rotary Club last week that the General Assembly erred years ago when they failed to do away with constables.

How long can a newscaster talk without saying anything?

 Many years ago when I was a student at the University of Kentucky, and a student broadcaster, I was broadcasting a UK basketball game when a goal broke.It delayed the game at least 45 minutes. All the while I had to talk. I talked and I talked and I was proud of myself. But when my instructor confronted me he agreed I did talk the whole time, but I said very little.That is how I would describe the newscasters who broke in early on regular programming Sunday night to tell us what President Obama was going to tell us.