Check out our vast selection of books, including children’s books, romance novels, fiction and non-fiction — you name it, we have them all for sale at our Friends Book Sale held at the Clark County Public Library.
The Friends Night Preview Sale is Friday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Saturday sale on Oct. 30 is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with $2 bag sale starting at 2 p.m.) Prices range from 50 cents to $3.
All proceeds benefit library programs. Mark your calendars now for this exciting book sale.
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Palmer works hard to bring local jobs
To the Sun:
Washington has proclaimed the Great Recession to have ended, but most people feel differently. Many families continue to suffer, and retirees fret about the future.
While there’s no doubt we’ve fallen on hard times as a nation, there can also be no question but that thanks to the leadership of state Sen. R.J. Palmer, the job picture in our area would be much bleaker.
Sen. Palmer has fought hard to keep and create new jobs in our region.
According to statistics from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, more than 750 new jobs have been created in Clark County and more than 500 in Montgomery County. These jobs did not spring from nowhere in the midst of a recession. They are directly attributable to the hard work and leadership of Sen. Palmer.
This district cannot afford to lose Sen. Palmer, especially in these difficult times.
Please take the time to vote for him on Nov. 2.
Alvarado didn’t impress family
To the Sun:
I’m writing to ask that you vote no to Dr. Ralph Alvarado for the Kentucky Senate.
My father, Abbie Crump, was a long-time, well-respected resident of Paris, Kentucky.
He was a true American hero, leaving high school early to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. He loved his country and fought in World War II in Iwo Jima.
He was a devout Christian and family man. He volunteered his time to serve the youth in Paris by serving as a Gray-Y football coach, Pony League baseball coach, and Church League basketball coach. He taught Sunday school for years and was a positive role model for many young people in the Paris community.
In March, 2008, Dad broke his hip and spent the final six weeks of his life in the Winchester Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Ralph Alvarado accepted him as a patient.
Dad depended on Dr. Alvarado for his medical needs as he was no longer able to communicate.
We didn’t know Dr. Alvarado and asked to meet him and discuss Dad’s medical plan. It was impossible to get Dr. Alvarado to evaluate Dad.
After two weeks, his office gave us a specific date and told us if a family member were at the center, he would stop by to see Dad and talk with us.
We waited the entire day and confirmed with his office twice during the day that he would be stopping by.
Late in the day, a staff member at the center told us he was at the nurses’ station. My sister immediately went up there, but he was gone.
He never stopped by to evaluate my Dad or speak with a family member.
When we called his office, they said it wasn’t his day to see Dad and that if he stopped by we would receive a huge bill.
My father’s condition worsened, and when the medical director at the center evaluated Dad, he found him to be dehydrated and in grave condition.
Dad never rebounded and passed away four weeks later.
After waiting for two years, a couple of weeks ago, I finally had the opportunity to meet Dr. Alvarado.
When I asked him about Dad’s situation, he instantly placed blame on his physician’s assistant and the Winchester Rehabilitation Center.
He is no more accountable today than he was two years ago.
Is this the person you want representing you in the Senate?
Will he be serving you or will he be representing his own self interests?
He was not willing to serve his patient who was dependent upon him. How can a person in the medical profession treat another human being in this manner?
As a 17 year old boy, my father was willing to fight in a war to give us the freedom we enjoy today, yet Dr. Alvarado was not willing to care for this American hero.
Janet Crump Castro
San Diego, California
To the Sun: