• Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2012

    Mall should celebrate horses


    As we approach the 138th Kentucky Derby, which has amassed dozens of traditions held dear to millions of Derby fans worldwide, I want to address Horizon Group Properties’ plans for an outlet mall in Simpsonville. I live on Veechdale Road and speak for many of my neighbors.

  • Letters to the Editor, April 25, 2012

    Wrong about
     gun laws

    The letter writer who addressed gun laws, (“The impact of gun laws, April 18), even though educated in law, seems confused regarding why guns are necessary to the law-abiding citizens.

  • Letters to the Editor, April 18, 2012

    Gun law impact


    We have the tragic result of "stand your ground" gun statutes in Florida.  Thank you, NRA.

    Years ago, when I was a much younger lawyer, we had the shooting at Columbine. I made the comment shortly after to a young state trooper that the country was awash in guns. Oddly, he disagreed, maintaining it wasn't the guns but the bad people. To my thinking, the last group who would want free and easy access to guns would be cops.

  • Letters to the Editor, April 11, 2012

    Mall’s wetlands impact


    This is not a letter in protest to the proposed outlet mall development in Simpsonville. But as I read the article (“Planned outlet mall starts approval bid,” April 6), I wondered about the Horizon Group's request to fill in the 6.5-acre pond and surrounding wetlands. Where will all that existing water, drainage capability and buffering potential go, so that neighboring properties are not negatively impacted?

  • Letters to the Editor, April 4, 2012

    Why can’t schools plan for off days?

    I don't understand why every year the school system in Shelby County has to contend with the same problem of coming up with a plan to make up snow days and changing the date of graduation. Wouldn't it make it easier for everyone involved if there were some make-up days built into the calendar at the beginning of the year?

  • Letters to the Editor, March 28, 2012

    A wish come true


    Every year since 1985 there has been an ongoing argument after UofL and UK play in the regular season. "They don't want to play ‘Us’ now," "I wish we could play ‘Them’ now," or "We are so much better ‘now’ than we were back in December!"

    Be careful what you wish for on both sides.

  • Letters to the Editor, March 21, 2012

    Pleasureville clerk responds


    In response to the recent My Word (“Pleasureville issue needs clarification,” March 7), there are inaccurate statements I would like to address

  • Letters to the Editor, March 14, 2012

    Doctors respond


    As concerned physicians caring for patients who live in Shelby County and surrounding areas, we wish to respond to the comments made by Jean A. Stodghill, MSN APRN and Sharon S. Jamison, MSN APRN, (“Why attack those who help?,” MY WORD, Feb. 1).

  • Letters to the Editor, March 7, 2012

    Statue options


    I have read with interest Bill Matthews’s recent My Word (“Let’s review the statue options,” Feb. 29), and Bill has performed a community service by bringing this issue, with its alternatives, to public attention.  I certainly agree with his suggestion that the Shelby County Historical Society, with the knowledge and expertise that its members possess, should appoint a committee to examine this issue.

  • Letters to the Editor, Feb. 29, 2012

    Killing horse industry