February 20, 2011
According to Ben Chandler, cutting federal spending could damage the economy. Which economy? The nation’s or Chandler’s. One might say that Ben is heavily invested in spending. For example, he recently endorsed $56 billion for high speed railways. Kentucky won’t benefit, but Ben’s bottom line will. Those hoping for contracts are generous. To date, labor unions have given Ben $785,000; transportation interests more than $232,000. Ben has a vested concern in other votes as well.
January 12, 2012
The Kentucky House of Representative's voted Tuesday on almost purely party lines on a redistricting plan that would put all of Lincoln County in the 2nd Congressional District represented by Republican Steven Brett Guthrie, a second-term Bowling Green based congressman who had previously served in the Kentucky Senate. Reaction from House Republicans was swift; House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover said that House Bill 2, “The proposal on Congressional redistricting drawn up by House Democrats and passed today is nothing more than a political document to protect Congressmen in the 3rd and 6th Congressional districts, and a negotiating ploy since they know this plan will never pass the Senate.” Lincoln County is mostly represented by 6th District Congressman Ben Chandler under the current system, though western parts of the county are in Rep. Ed Whitfield's 1st District.
October 10, 2012
To the editor, Then and Now: Back then, Ben Chandler in state and national government meant great work for the Kentucky people. Now, Ben Chandler is doing things to Kentucky's people. He and the Obama administration have put thousands of miners out of work with their war on coal. Coal keeps our lights on. His party platform voted God out and voted in same-sex marriage and voted murder on demand (with abortion). If his grandfather Happy Chandler were with us today, he would be very unhappy with grandson Ben. We must act for Happy and all Kentuckians.
October 7, 2011
PLEASANT HILL - Eunice Logan is passionate about Ben Chandler. In fact, you could fairly say she's obsessed with the congressman from Kentucky's Sixth District. Logan has devoted much of her life over the past two years to a one-woman mission dedicated to wrecking Chandler's political career. “I work it like a full-time job, pretty much,” Logan said Wednesday during an interview in the kitchen of her home off U.S. 68 near the Kentucky River in Mercer County. “I care about this, I really do.” Logan launched a modestly sophisticated website, www.SeeBenSpend.com, in 2009 to take jabs at Chandler's votes in Congress and public pronouncements, and ridicule what she calls Chandler's “wholesale hypocrisy from top to bottom.” She has created cut-and-paste postcards that show Chandler sitting as an infant on President Obama's lap or appearing with Nancy Pelosi at a Washington cocktail party.
April 17, 2009
U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler took time to greet some of the veterans who attended the presentation of an American flag to Conkwright Middle School Thursday morning. Greeting Chandler are, from left, Doyle Spry, Eugene Baker and Walter Brown.
August 25, 2009
Dear Editor, I am in agreement with Johnny Randolph's letter of Aug. 19, "Chandler shunned us. " I, too, plan not to vote for Ben Chandler in the future. My reasons are simple. Ben Chandler voted for the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, aka "cap and trade. " Chandler claims this bill will create "clean" jobs and move us away from dependence on foreign oil. The only thing this bill will do is drive our energy bills up another 10 to 15 percent monthly and will put 60,000 Kentucky coal workers and related jobs out of work.
July 9, 2009
Dear Editor, Let's fire Ben Chandler. His recent support of the Waxman-Markey energy tax bill marks him as one who puts his own interests ahead of those of his constituents. Chandler has forgotten that we peasants are the ones paying his salary. He turned his back on farmers, utility workers, those of us on fixed incomes and those of us who must commute many miles to larger towns for jobs that he also voted to kill with his support of the bill. Not to mention the coal miners and operators of Kentucky who will be literally left out in the cold due to the demonization of coal.
October 6, 2012
Two years ago, my husband turned 65 and registered for Medicare. In November of the same year, he had hip surgery. After the surgery, we received a $61,000 doctors' bill. After contacting Medicare, I found they had made a mistake on the effective date. After weeks of pleading with Social Security to correct the error, I turned to our congressmen and senators. On Aug. 22, 2010, I wrote letters to representatives. Ben Chandler called on Aug. 24, asking how he could help. After sharing our situation, he promised to get it resolved.
August 19, 2009
Dear Editor, On Aug. 14 our congressional representative Ben Chandler decided to skip a session to discuss the pending national health care bill. The meeting was scheduled at the Danville/Senior Citizens Center and Chandler cited "safety reasons" for the cancellation. Safety reasons among a room full of senior citizens? I have no intention of ever voting for Chandler after this shun to our community. Johnny Randolph Danville
October 29, 2003
Dear Editor: With about one week left before the biggest election for governor in Kentucky's history, I would like to urge all registered voters to vote this Nov. 4. Ben Chandler is the right candidate to lead Kentucky forward. He has the best grasp on what Kentucky's needs are - better jobs, health and medical care. Chandler's opponent Ernie Fletcher has served three terms as a U.S. representative and has done nothing on health care, which he promised during campaign all three times.