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Letters

  • Letters to the Editor, Aug. 26, 2015

    Support for swim coach

     

    Losing J.P. LaVertu as the high school swim coach is a huge loss for Shelby County students.  Coach LaVertu has coached my daughters on the Shelbyville Stingrays – the summer team at the FAC – for the past three summers.

  • Letters to the Editor, Aug. 12, 2015

    Human Rights Commission needs to be filled

     

    Dear Editor:

     

    On July 17, I filed open records requests with the City of Simpsonville, City of Shelbyville, and Shelby County to ascertain the number of pending applications for membership on the local joint human rights commission. The responses were as follows:

    1. The City of Shelbyville- 2 pending applications.

    2. Shelby County- 16 pending applications.

  • Letters to the Editor, June 24, 2015

    Thanks for help with Crusade

     

    The Shelby County Fire Department would like to thank everyone in Shelby County who gave to the 2015 WHAS Crusade for Children. This is a time of year that our firefighters look forward to because we believe so strongly in this cause. Many volunteers join the firefighters in collecting donations, including the Shelby County Ladies Auxiliary, SCFD Junior Firefighters, friends and family of the firefighters and various community organizations.

  • Letters to the Editor, May 20, 2015

    Cemetery clean and without issue

     

     

    In your April 10 issue, allegations were published that a private cemetery was neglected and being abused. Because of the reports of damage and desecration, the Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board was contacted for comments.

  • Letters to the Editor, May 6, 2015

    Sustainable Eating

     

    Just in time for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day last month, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee made it official: U.S. consumption of animal products is not environmentally sustainable at current levels. 

    Their conclusion matches those of a comprehensive 2010 United Nations finding that a global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and climate change.

  • Letters to the Editor, April 29, 2015

    Supports Bevin

     

    "It does not take a majority to prevail but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

    -Samuel Adams-

     

  • Letters to the Editor, April 15, 2015

     

    In support of the tourism tax

     

    I am writing to support the restaurant tax that is currently before the Shelbyville City Council.  Having served as Mayor [of Shelbyville], I know how difficult it is to vote for a tax.  There is no perfect tax.  We passed the occupational tax back many years ago after federal revenue sharing was eliminated and over a third of our budget disappeared overnight. 

  • Letters to the Editor, April 8, 2015

    An opportunity for Human Rights Commission

     

    I find it odd and disturbing that the chair of our local human rights commission would resign in response to a Kentucky Commission on Human Rights resolution in support of, well, human rights.

  • Letters to the Editor, April 1, 2015

    April Fools’ Day

     

    Dear Editor,

    With April Fools' Day just around the corner, it appears that the meat, egg, and dairy industries have been playing us for fools all year-round. Their more remarkable hoaxes include “California's happy cows,” “Free-range chickens,” “Humane slaughter.” All lies.

  • Letters to the Editor, March 4, 2015

    Reducing meat, dairy for personal, environmental health

    The U.S. Advisory Panel on Dietary Guidelines has finally mustered the courage to recommend that Americans eat less meat and dairy products. And not just to lower our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but also because it slows the rate of climate changes, with its own devastating consequences.