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Letters

  • Letters to the Editor, Feb. 10, 2016

    Charter schools hurt public education

    Dear Editor:

    It never ceases to amaze me the silly bills some legislatures want to get passed with false information.

    Take the one about starting charter schools. You cannot improve education by taking money out of a system to start a new system. This will just weaken the current system more.

    Privatizing schools in other states has not worked. It’s true some schools are not up to par but that could be corrected by putting more money into the school system.

  • Letters to the Editor, Feb. 3, 2016

    Helping the city’s premier event

    After reading the Wednesday, Jan. 20 editorial “What We Think: Dividing up the tourism tax so we all get a bite” in The Sentinel-Newsregarding the use of the tourism taxes, please consider helping with the expenses of the one event that showcases all of Shelbyville and Shelby County –The Shelbyville Horse Show.

    This show is supported by the community, but never breaks even with the expenses.

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 27, 2016

    Fed up in Hi Point

    It appears that once again the City of Shelbyville is penalizing citizens who meet their obligations of payment, while the city has not met their obligation to manage and collect. The Mayor [Tom Hardesty] and the city council have made it a habit to require Hi Point Village, Phase 1 residents to pay extra on their yearly bond assessment when faced with a deficit.

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 20, 2016

    Making a statement

    As we enjoyed our Christmas with above average temperatures, all the folks I came into contact with remarked how happy they were with the warm weather, particularly after the last two brutally cold winters. I then thought maybe this global warming nonsense might be true. Wouldn’t it be great to grow food later in the year and feed the hungry? But alas, like every other Liberal Democrat promise, it was short-lived.

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 13, 2016

    Check the dietary guidelines

    The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” released yesterday by U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services mark the ninth time in a row that the meat industry has successfully suppressed scientific findings recommending reduced meat consumption. The reduction was recommended by the government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee in a 571-page report based on review of thousands of studies.

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 1, 2016

    Controlling our factors with our fork

    Dear Editor,

    Must we really resolve to improve our diets or exercise routines in the New Year, in order to increase longevity or improve quality of life?

  • Letters to the Editor, Dec. 30, 2015

    Thank you for support

    Dear Friends,

    Words cannot express our gratitude for the many kindnesses you have shown us during this sad time.

  • Letters to the Editor, Dec. 16, 2015

    Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse…

     

    Earlier this year, I submitted a letter to the paper expressing concern with our token Human Rights Commission (HRC). Shortly afterwards, the commission director, Gary Walls, and several other members resigned.

  • Letters to the Editor, Dec. 2, 2015

    Thank you for book signing

    Dear Family and Friends,

    It is with a humble and grateful heart that I owe you the grandest THANKY YOU! All of you made my book signing events a huge success. The love and support you have shown me brought tears to my eyes (literally). This has been an amazing journey thus far and I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Without you, this would not have been possible. I am beyond grateful. Again, I love and thank all of you from the bottom of my happy heart! Many blessings to you all.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sept. 23, 2015

    Shame on Clear Creek Parks

    My son does not play for a soccer team anymore. However, he and his friends do enjoy going out to the park to play soccer games of their own on fields at the park that are empty at the time.