February 1, 2011
I absolutely oppose House Bill 208, proposed by Republican Lonnie Napier. This bill requires drug testing for anyone seeking public assistance. Just one more way for government to use strong-arm tactics against the poor to invade and intrude into the private lives of people. One more way to insult poor people. To dictate and control. This tyrannical bill places undue shameful indignity on senior citizens. It demonstrates great disrespect for them. This uncaring and heartless measure would cause innocent little children to suffer.
October 27, 2003
Dear Editor: George W. Bush flew into Lexington Oct. 9 to raise money for Ernie Fletcher, his faithful ally in Congress. He did not speak in public, but rather to a select audience of donors who had arrived at Heritage Hall in a stream of luxury sedans, doing their best to ignore hundreds of picketers along the streets. To his invited guests Bush proclaimed that "The true strength of this country is the heart of the American people. We're a compassionate, decent nation. " Presumably, he saw himself as an embodiment of American decency and compassion.
December 12, 2007
All God's Children's two-night Christmas Village and Living Christmas Card drew more than 1,500 spectators during the event that was held Dec. 10 and Dec. 11. "It was a smashing success to say the least," Volunteer Ben Prewitt said. "The 70 degree weather didn't hurt either. " The event was in its second year. In 2006 temperatures in the 20s and lower greeted visitors to the event. This year's event featured a live nativity scene, complete with animals including Tyler the camel.
June 4, 2009
Dear Editor, Hard to let pass the irony in a letter from a well-meaning Christian soul who would ban Sunday liquor sales and throw the drug addicts out of town. I won't debate whether an all-knowing universal intelligence responsible for the welfare of an infinity of planets is concerned whether a few stepped-up monkeys get messed up on Sundays, although I think it should be debated among the monkeys themselves. I am quite sure, however that God would not advocate throwing the drug addicts out. Where are they to go?
April 24, 2012
Republicans in Congress literally turn my stomach. Now they want to cut $33 million from the food stamp program. These people, if you can call them people, are absolutely heartless and void of any compassion. Seven in 10 families on food stamps have children. But Republicans don't care about children or anyone who isn't rich. These cold, heartless Republicans have no conscience whatsoever. No concern for poor people. They want to cut every program that poor people literally depend on, not to live, but merely survive.
May 6, 2007
Dear Editor, Today, Thursday, May 3, I attended the 56th Annual National Day of Prayer service. I did not realize that it was the 56th Annual National Day of "Christian" Prayer service. In a world of tragic division and mistrust, I was saddened to have missed an opportunity for us to reach out and embrace friends of all faiths. I will personally continue to pray for unity, compassion, hope and peace for all of God's children. Roz Heise Danville
July 13, 2007
Editor's note: Clay City Police Chief Randy Lacy was shot to death on June 14 by a man he had arrested. Boyle county inmates sent a poem, written by inmate Ben Stokes, to the Clay City Police Department and were recognized with a "Thank you" card from that police department. Dear Editor, Even when inmates hear of problems, and it seems as though enough of the world isn't sharing enough compassion, we offer our goodness. This was done in the way of poetry in hopes that this gentleman's family would recognize our concern and sympathy as well.
July 18, 2008
Dear Editor, Never in all my days on this earth have I experienced such an outpouring of love and compassion from the wonderful people of Danville and surrounding areas. People I didn't know took the time to find my phone number, and the calls of concern and support began coming in. The mail contained cards addressed to Poody, some with beautiful words of concern, a couple with some money to help with Poody's vet bills, a gesture greatly appreciated. Some people were so concerned they even stopped by my home to offer Poody their love and express their outrage at the senseless act of cruelty.
May 11, 2006
Dear Editor, "Experience at work for you" is not just a campaign slogan for Joni Hogue Terry. Her friendly, familiar face has been a "mainstay" in the Boyle County circuit clerk's office for over 29 years. In the past, Joni was instrumental in helping our family with assistance from the clerk's office. We could always depend on her pleasant demeanor and compassion, not to mention her exceptional knowledge. Joni's dedication and commitment to Boyle County in this public service position should not be overlooked on Election Day. As life-long residents of Boyle County, Joni has our respect and our support on May 16. Kathy and Stuart Wilson Danville
September 20, 2004
Dear Editor: I have read Don Rhodus' letter concerning Kerry's attitude about his experience in Vietnam. Her letter presents the truth in much detail and should make voters aware of Kerry's real self. I would like to congratulate her on writing such a well-informed letter and trying to get the word out to the public about Kerry's bogus tour in Vietnam. I would like to add a couple of other situations that Kerry has been in that I feel the public should know. The first is an event that occurred in 1971, either before his testimony to Congress or after.