Regardless of the agency that employs them, public or private, these individuals deserve our personal thanks. Honk your horn and wave; maybe even roll your window down and tell them you appreciate their efforts.
It won't cost you anything and it might just warm them up a bit.
Smoking should be a matter of choice
To the Sun:
Non-smokers have many rights. They have the right to open their own establishments that don't allow smoking. They can choose to enter a smoking establishment or not.
They can sit and eat while someone is smoking. It's called freedom of choice.
In his column, Randy Patrick says it would be uncomfortable for the non-smoker to ask the smoker to stop smoking. But he thinks he has the right to force business owners to do that for him. The point is, where does his rights begin and mine end?
As for employees having to work in smoking environment, most waitresses smoke and hate the smoking ban. Yet no one asked their opinion.
We business owners and the residents have not had equal representation from government or media regarding smoking bans. The 5-2 health board vote clearly proved this. The two who voted against the ban were elected county officials, but I did not hear one word of opposition from them when the others, four of whom were doctors, voted for the ban.
It seems the Health Department will be needing to hire more inspectors to enforce the ban. But that might not be possible because the budget is probably going to be cut this year.
Thank God for the millions the tobacco tax brings to Kentucky.
What law enables me to enforce a regulation? Who is going to pay me to do this?
We business owners are paying taxes to support government officials, the Health Department, etc. and are having our rights taken away. And it is clearly our right, not the public's decision, as to what we choose to allow in our businesses. Anyone else has the freedom to enter as a guest. That's all.
If someone doesn't wish to enter a smoking area, I would think he would be intelligent enough to make the choice.
To everything there is a season
To the Sun:
Most of us think of this world as a nice place to live, but a greater thought is its size and what it does. Every living thing on this Earth has its own time and season. The Earth produces food for every living thing during its life cycle. Each living thing has the capacity and genes to reproduce its kind from a blade of grass to an elephant.
The intelligence that built this great ball called Earth, and all its components, and then put man in charge of every thing is awesome.
As we look back over our lives, we can see that the most powerful thing on the earth is probably love. A guess is that 80 percent of all wars are over where man is going to spend eternity.
Will we never learn that love instead of hate, forgiveness instead of revenge, and trust in your neighbor is the most powerful tool that we will ever have?
Please, get it right
To the Sun:
To a little girl, her wedding day is probably the most memorable day in her young life. I knew this was going to be messed up from the time I brought her announcement to be put in the paper.
In the announcement, under the image, is the name Chelsea Morgan MEFFORD. Directly below that, in large letters, is MEDFORD. In the announcement, Mefford is spelled correctly three times.
I don't know who does your proofreading before it goes to print, but he or she needs to pay just a little bit more attention to the job.
This is gross negligence. My daughter is going to be devastated when she sees her wedding announcement with her name spelled wrong in bold letters.
I have been down to the paper twice in my life, and I can truly understand how black people must have felt in the 1960s. Both times I have been in the building there were two women who were supposed to greet me, but both times I was treated horribly. One woman would barely speak to me so I could tell her what I wanted. Yesterday I spoke to her when she came into the room, and she just looked at me and never spoke!
I'm asking you to reprint my daughter's announcement with her name spelled correctly. After all, this one piece of paper is going to be the first page in her memories book, so it should be correct.
Someone was doing a little too much leaning on the broom instead of sweeping with it!
Editor's note: We're sorry for the error. We caught the mistake soon after it went to press and published it again the next day.
God bless America?
President Obama has signed an executive order to allow U.S. taxpayers' money to be used to fund abortion services abroad. Not content with the genocide of more than 55 million American citizens on our own soil, we essentially export our holocaust to the ends of the earth. And every American taxpayer gets to help pay for it.
And we expect God to bless America?