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Letters

  • Letters to the Editor, Feb. 1, 2012

    Sad school day

     

    Since when is it a crime to walk your first-grader to her classroom? I recently took my daughter to school because she  had a project to turn in. As I entered the front door of the school, I was told by the principal to leave the project in the office, she would take it 

    to the classroom later. I told her that I wanted to walk my daughter and the project to the classroom. She then proceeds to tell me that normally it isn't  done this way but to hurry up!

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 25, 2012

    School board’s sense

     

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 18, 2012

    Parking problem


    Since the Shelby County Judicial Center opened for business, people are parking in the Shelbyville Post Office parking lot, causing many customers to keep riding around the block until there’s a spot open or walking farther to get to the post office.  Many people have been complaining about this.

    I go to the post office every day to mail for my employers, and on Tuesday when I went,  there were no spots open so I had to wait about 5 minutes for a spot to open up.

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 11, 2012

    Governor did well

     

    We should give accolades to Gov. Steve Beshear for nixing the Jewish and UofL hospital merger (“Governor kills merger involving Shelby hospital,” Jan. 4). The answer to improved health care in Kentucky is not confined to training more MDs. It involves providing resources to remove the barriers that divide those who have insurance and/or money and those who do not.

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 4, 2012

    Changes for retired teachers

     

    Shelby County retired teachers and teachers approaching retirement be forewarned that the return-to-work statute (KRS 161.605) penalizes retired teachers 33 potential substitute teaching days for every 3-credit-hour class we teach in the community college system. For example, if the local community college hires a retired teacher to teach two 3-credit-hour courses in a year, he/she will lose 66 sub days or 50 percent of the possible days a retired teacher can teach annually.

  • Letters to the Editor, Dec. 28, 2011

    Let’s keep watching

     

    I attended the Sept. 20 meeting of Triple S Planning and Zoning, and on the agenda

  • Letters to the Editor, Dec. 21, 2011

    CASA is good choice

     

    According to Google, there have been over 4,000 studies that show that men and women who were abused as children wind up in prison. Prison and court costs amount to at least $25,000 per year that Kentucky taxpayers must pay. A better way is to use the free volunteer services of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to reduce the huge number of incarcerated men, women and children detained in jails, prisons and juvenile detention facilities today.

  • Letters to the Editor, Dec. 14, 2011

    Police fitness story was absurd

     

    I must confess I seldom read this newspaper, and the front-page article on police force fitness is one more justification as to your complete ineptness and me saving my dollars (“Police officers not held to fitness,” Dec. 7). If, in your infinite wisdom, you intend to rewrite police department policies and procedures, please know you must add Shelby County Dispatch to your task.

  • Letters to the Editor, Dec. 7, 2011

    Accolades for Herb Kays

     

    You could not grow up in Shelbyville and not know a member of the Kays family. The children had great hard-working parents and each one made a contribution in school and in church. Comments from the University of Kentucky Tennis Boosters about the passing of Dr. Herb Kays reflect the type of individual he was – and it reflects the entire family, in my book.

  • Letters to the Editor, Nov. 30, 2011

    About the shooting

     

    I just want to start by saying these things shouldn’t happen, but in the real world they do (“Teen killed in battle with police,” Nov. 23). I also want to say that the Shelbyville Police officers in question, Suzanna Marcum and Frank Willoughby, are respected in this community, especially Marcum.