• 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.

  • Letters to the Editor, Nov. 23, 2011

    Where are those jobs?


    The headline “Are there really 400 open jobs in Shelby County?” (Nov. 18) jumped off the page at me. I was especially intrigued by this article since my son, a recent graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, is having a difficult time in finding a good job. I read the article several times, and if there are 400 open jobs in Shelby County, you couldn’t prove it by anything I read. One actual job opening, at Family Video, was mentioned in the article.

  • Letters to the Editor, Nov. 16, 2011

    The bully from Burkesville got busted


  • Letters to the Editor, Nov. 9, 2011

    Women in politics