Taxes should not go for these things. We are getting raped by the very people that we pay, our public employees, while getting nothing in return but higher taxes.
We need to investigate every office from courthouses, schools, right up to Frankfort, to watch where our money is going.
And we thought AIG was bad?
Garbage collectors are more deserving
To the editor:
In response to the pay raise of Vernon Azevedo, there is no person who is entitled to that kind of raise, from the top official of this town to the lowest one.
If they had to spend money, give it to the guys that pick up our garbage. They pick it up in the pouring rain, snow, 100-degree weather and risk getting all kinds of diseases, and I don't imagine they get any kind of raise.
We are charged the same amount each month for garbage pickup even when there is a holiday. Maybe we should take our garbage at those times and dump it in Mr. Azevedo's office, and let him pick it up. Then maybe he would deserve that kind of raise.
I'm sure there is someone who can do his job for less money and give him the opportunity to go back where he came from.
P.S. Hats off to Dennis Wallace for looking out for our city.
Elmer N. Wall
Thankful that this town reveres its veterans
I have always been glad to be a resident of Clark County, but never more so than today, when our mayor and local veterans hosted the motorcycle convoy that is escorting the remains of three American heroes to Arlington.
My late father was a Pearl Harbor survivor. My stepfather served in two wars. My uncles and cousins served in World War II, Korea, and/or Vietnam; and one uncle's name is on the Wall in Washington, D.C. Now my son is a proud member of the United States Army too.
My family reveres veterans, and I am so thankful my community also does. It is so great to know that Winchester honors those who have given their all.
Thank you, Mr. Mayor, and all who had a part in today's ceremony. I believe those leading the convoy were very favorably impressed with our town!
Renee E. Bush
Grateful for the Sun
To the Sun:
During this, our 150th anniversary, we have taken the opportunity to thank a few of the businesses who have served Winchester so long and so well.
In this day of vanishing local newspapers, we are especially grateful for The Winchester Sun. Our "Cupcake Brigade" is just a fun symbol of our appreciation.
Thank you for your service.
Fred and Sallie Dailey
First Baptist Church,
Pave the parking lot at recycling center
To the Sun:
This letter is the result of a promise I made to two strangers in the Winchester Municipal Utilities parking lot.
We were in conversation about how nasty the lot gets when it rains, how dusty it gets when it's dry, and the overall mess you and your car get in when when you bring your recycling.
Both of these people were new to Winchester and each spoke of the towns they had moved from. They said that recyclables were picked up with their garbage in the previous towns where they lived.
As the gentleman said, "Recycling is just the right thing to do," to which we all agreed, but we all also agreed that since we voluntarily do this, the least we should be able to expect is a paved lot.
This has been a discussion I have heard from numerous others.
So I promised these two people I would write this letter. They thanked me and we all left.
Now to the second part of my letter. I believe some of the money that would be going into Mr. Azevedo's raise could benefit a whole lot more people and be well spent on a paved parking lot for his customers.
Gloria "Sue" Staton
What do you think?
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