The bill does not call for a mandatory animal identification system, nor does it "regulate, penalize or shut down the backyard gardens," and it doesn't regulate seed.
What it does is zero in on ensuring the safety of our food system in interstate commerce. Ben Chandler said as much in his letter to Molly.
The government wants to prevent and or reduce contamination from food-borne illnesses caused by the likes of salmonella and e.coli bacteria. Remember the recent recalls on spinach and peanut butter?
Far too many e-mails have been sent unchecked in the last year, and this needs to stop. Short of using some good old common sense, take the time to see if what you are sending on is true.
Thanks for helping Clark's homeless
To the editor:
I want to thank the members of our community who stepped forward and helped our agency meet and even exceed the $50,000 homeless challenge grant from the Clark County Community Foundation that had an Aug. 1 deadline.
There was not just one hero who made this happen; rather it was more than 200 individuals and groups who contributed dollars to the cause. Over the summer, we saw support from the Christian community, local businesses and individuals who realized the need, and wanted to help provide a solution.
Much gratitude and thanks go to the dedicated and hard-working volunteers who put together the first ever "Sleepless in Winchester" event. Yes, the crowd could have been bigger, but the music, the food, the support from our community leaders, and the cooperation from our Parks and Recreation Board were wonderful.
For an event that was organized and carried out in four weeks, it was great! It raised awareness, and kicked off a 90-day fundraising blitz that resulted in $54, 161 in donations.
Everything has been documented and turned in to the foundation, and we have policy and procedures in place to begin assistance.
Everyone's help and support was noticed and appreciated.
City's water company should treat us better
To the Sun:
The water company in this town needs some common courtesy and needs to be friendlier than what they are.
I forgot my bill was due the day before I paid it, so I went down there to pay it.
Well, I was told I needed another $20 for a reconnection fee when my water had not even been shut off.
I could understand if my water had been shut off that I would need to pay the $20, but if it hasn't, they don't need to add that to the bill.
I honestly didn't have the extra $20. If I did, I would have given it to her. So I had to go and borrow it to keep my water from being shut off.
If your bill is only a day late, the $20 should be waived. People do forget and/or don't have the extra money.
The water company needs to come off its high horse and quit acting like people in this community owe them.
Many local volunteers made Relay for Life an outstanding event
To the Sun:
As chair of this year's American Cancer Society Relay For Life Committee, I would like to thank residents of Clark County for their generosity and support.
Twenty-four teams participated in this year's event, raising about $78,000 for the American Cancer Society's research, education, advocacy and service programs. The outstanding support received proves that the people of Clark County are truly committed to the fight against cancer.
I want to applaud the 70 survivors who participated in the opening lap and the survivor recognition. They are the reason we continue the fight.
A special thank you goes to the many Relay For Life volunteers who worked to make this event a success. The committee did an outstanding job of organizing the event. Committee members include Kathie Adams, Sarah Chamberlain, Tammy Fogleman, Melanie Gabbard, Robin Jefferson, Robby Kirk, Jennifer Lisle and Kathy Means.
We also appreciate the generosity of this year's corporate sponsors. Relay For Life would not be possible without them and the many other companies who donated goods and services.
Again, thank you for supporting the American Cancer Society. Remember, it's not too early to become involved in Relay For Life for next year. Planning for 2010 will begin soon, so if you are interested in learning more, please contact me at ClarkCoRelay@gmail.com