• Letters to the Editor: May 1, 2013

    County needs recycling


    As I ponder what project to do for Earth Day this year, I can't help but think how disappointing our county government is to abandon the curbside garbage/recycling issue.  Offering garbage pickup and recycling at a lower price makes sense and helps protect the environment.

    I am not loyalty to any vendor, and I don't have time to compare prices.  The city and county can get a better rate than just one person.  This negotiated price should include recycling.

  • Letters to the Editor: April 24, 2013

    The right to choose


  • Letters to the Editor: April 17, 2013

    Postal problems


    Is the postal crisis real or man-made? The post office would have made over $400,000 in 2012 but for a death-stroke bill passed in December 2006 mandating that within 10 years the post office had to pony up 75 years in advance all the health-care benefits of all the postal retirees. This burden costs the post office over $5 billion a year.

    That kind of burden would kill any department, especially when it is regulated by a postal regulatory commission.

  • Letters to the Editor: April 10, 2013

    Constables’ pay


    I just read about the constables’ salaries being voted by the magistrates to be eliminated (“Constables’ salaries eliminated,” March 20). I, for one, do not agree with their decision.

    I have known the constable that used to have the Bagdad-Waddy area. David Kincaid was always very helpful and courteous to everyone. That is more than I can say for a certain magistrate.

  • Letters to the Editor: April 3, 2013

    Taking a stand for land


  • Letters to the Editor: March 27, 2013

    Environment not protected

    Unfortunately, the Horizon Group Properties outlet mall has received all final approvals and will be built in Shelby County. This company has said numerous times it was going to be a good neighbor, but their first un-neighborly act will soon be performed. In a public meeting held last summer, Horizon’s Tom Rumptz told a large group of concerned citizens that the lake, wetlands and ephemeral stream to be destroyed will involve the humane treatment of the animals living there.

  • Letters to the Editor: March 20, 2013

    The sun shines light

    I have been around for a long time, also I’m 87 years young. However, one could never prove that humans have caused global warming by studying birds. Instead of birds one should study the sun from the beginning (“Evidence of global warming,” My Word, March 6).

  • Letters to the Editor: March 13, 2013

    Memories of 618 Main

    The fire in Shelbyville did not destroy our memories.

    Thanks for the recollection of Bob Andriot’s connection to 618 Main (“Memory of ’85, opportunity left,” March 8). His father sold it to my father, Jesse Puckett, and his brother Frank, who sold his interest back shortly after it opened in 1948.

  • Letters to the Editor: March 06, 2013

    Recycling is important


  • Letters to the Editor: Feb. 27, 2013

    Boost for organ donation


    I wanted to thank Josh Cook for doing a column (“A gift that means life,” Feb. 13) organ donation. We at the circuit clerk’s office ask the question daily (Would you like to be a registered organ donor?) and hope we are making a difference when asking. Cook’s piece talked about his young friend Nolan and his life is a boost to the staff to know we are making a difference in someone’s life.