• Letters to the Editor: Dec. 20, 2017

    Thanks for sharing the music

    I am writing on behalf of the First Presbyterian Church, members of the music departments of Shelby County schools and for all the students who have received musical instruments through our Musical Instrument Program to express our sincere appreciation for the support The Sentinel-News has provided for the program over the years.

    We began this program in 2003 and on Dec. 12, 2017, we experienced an event which I believe is worth noting – the donation of the 100th instrument.

  • Letters to the Editor: Nov. 1, 2017

    Concerned with pension reform proposal

    I am deeply concerned about the pension reform framework recently made public.

    These proposals challenge the contract rights of members, lower the standard of living of employees now and in retirement, and will worsen the cash-flow crisis in the state employee pension plan.

  • Letters to the Editor: Nov. 15, 2017

    VA not quite underfunded

    Breathe Ken, Breathe…

    I wish my good friend Ken Pratt would slow down a bit.

  • Letters to the Editor: Oct. 4, 2017

    Thanks for first responders’ event

    I would like to thank Shelbyville First Baptist Church for putting on a great program for Shelby County.

    Sept. 8-10 they had a complete program for first responders in Shelby County. This weekend was a fantastic experience not only for first responders but also for all citizens.

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 23, 2017

    Successful summer reading program


    Letter to the Editor

    I would like to thank all of the Shelby County children and youth, along with their parents, grandparents and caregivers, who participated in our “Build a Better World” summer reading program for 2017. We had more than 1,300 children and youth sign up for the summer reading program, with almost 800 completing the program. Well done!

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 16, 2017

    Stunned by starlings


    Many of us enjoy walking around our lovely neighborhood of Country Manor. However, around 8:30 every evening we are disgusted by the swarms of thousands of starlings in the unmowed/unkept property located at the north end.

    Compound the noise with the nasty odor of their waste that is also evident, and it's quite repulsive AND unhealthy.

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 9, 2017

    Questionable reports of pension shortfall


    In a recent story about Moody’s credit rating agency downgrading Kentucky’s status, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported the total pension shortfall at $37 billion.

    Moody’s own pension shortfall estimate is $70 billion.

    That’s how they determined the downgrade.

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 2, 2017

    Is there any civility?

    In reference to the Letter to the Editor “Less than civil?” on page A4 of the July 17, 2017 issue of The Sentinel-News.

    That anyone who would dare come to the Shelby County Human Rights Commission meeting unless you agree with our agenda, you are NOT welcome.

    “Our meeting,” as stated, stinks to high heaven of exclusivity. “Our meeting” is for only those who agree with the commission.

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 25, 2017

    Losing our human rights

    The recent railroading of our now infamous Governor Matt Bevin and Kentucky’s Congress on Saturday, Jan. 7, pushing seven highly controversial pieces of legislature down our throats, has left me and thousands of others furious.

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 4, 2017

    Find compassion, respect for each other

    It is frustrating and saddening to see in letters to this paper the anger and disrespect with which some people view others across the political divide.

    I believe that the vast preponderance of Americans on both sides of the political spectrum are people of good will who want the best for our country.

    I like and trust those people that I know personally who did not vote as I did for president.