October 18, 2009
Dear Editor, I have something I must confess. I have been unfaithful not once, but four times in the past two weeks. I mean I have been unfaithful to the gasoline merchants in Boyle County. Yes, I here and now openly confess that I have gone out of the county to purchase my gasoline. But it wasn't my fault ? I was driven to it by the higher pricing schemes that are so apparent in Boyle County. I live 10 miles from Danville and 10 miles from Harrodsburg. If I can drive the same distance to either destination but pay 13 cents or so less in Harrodsburg than I have to in Danville, where do you think I'm going after my gasoline like I did today?
August 11, 2009
LANCASTER - Garrard County will have some influence over where about $138,000 in state secondary road funds get used. Garrard County Judge-Executive John Wilson announced at Monday's Fiscal Court meeting that Gov. Steve Beshear has made a one-time offer to every county in the state to make recommendations for where secondary state road funds should be used. The Fiscal Court unanimously passed a motion accepting the governor's offer. Wilson said he will compile a list of recommended road improvements with the help of the county's magistrates.
April 29, 2009
Eric Thomas Lowder, 22, died April 23, 2009 from a sudden illness. He was a 2005 graduate of Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School and attended Bluegrass Community and Technical College. He was an employee of Shell gasoline on Leestown Road. He was a young, fun loving soul who will be greatly missed by his family, friends and co-workers. He is survived by his mother, Mary Mullins of Lexington, father, Edwin Lowder of Nicholasville, sister, Michelle Puckett, brother-in-law, Jeremy Puckett and his niece Caitlyn Puckett, who was "Uncle Eek's" best friend, all of Nicholasville, paternal grandparents, Dorsel and wife Helen Lowder of South Shore, Ky., maternal grandparents, James and wife Billie Mullins of Nicholasville, uncle, Steve Lowder of Maysville, aunt, Sandra Mullins, uncle, Bill Carter of Nicholasville and cousin, Jake Patrick of Richmond.
March 10, 2009
Dear Editor, In a political climate where many people believe the federal government is the best vehicle to pull us out of a recession, I would simply like to say - wrong. The federal government is the most inefficient vehicle to do almost anything. It truly scares me to think that my short term financial future, my health care and my retirement will be in the hands of a Congress who places 9,000 plus "earmarks" in a stimulus package and then have our president say that there are no earmarks in his stimulus packages now or in the future.
October 8, 2008
Snake was harmless; wasn't worth a story To the Sun: I really want to thank you for the annoying story about the people that killed a non-venomous snake that is actually good for the environment. Seeing a harmless animal with its head bashed in gives me warm and fuzzy feelings. Oh, and the newsworthiness! I mean how can a $700 billion bailout compete with a rat snake? My wish for the people who so proudly exhibited their kill: karma or education, either would be fine with me. Ignorance is really not attractive or interesting.
August 1, 2008
The Rev. Quentin Scholtz can measure the high cost of gasoline many ways. Two of the key measurements for the pastor of Danville's Centenary United Methodist Church are the ones that involve himself in his occupation as a minister and his church in its efforts to provide programs and services to its congregation and the community. As a minister, Scholtz is considered self-employed. Under that designation, he is entitled to receive reimbursement for the gasoline he uses while he is on church business.
July 11, 2008
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The average price for all types of gasoline rose seven-tenths of a cent in the last two weeks nationwide, oil industry analyst Don Lundberg says. The Lundberg Letter's biweekly survey of 17,000 stations showed the average price at $1.25 as pump prices continue a climb that began in April. Miss Mary A. Becker will be guest of honor at an Appreciation Reception from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday at the home of Mrs. Eli (Helen) Becker, 253 S. Main St. Hosts for the event will be the Community Bible Church, 127 E. Broadway.
June 3, 2008
Is it just me or has anyone noticed how high the gas prices have gotten? It's amazing what we take for granted. In my work, I am on the road almost constantly. I was thinking that over the last 20 years I have stopped for gasoline countless times and never thought twice. I stopped, pumped, paid and went on with my life. Lately, not only do I think about stopping for gas, I dread stopping for gas. So much so that I have now learned how many miles I can go with my little orange "empty" light glowing.
May 15, 2008
For the first time in 10 years, The Interior Journal will raise its single-copy price, said George Lewis, editor of the newspaper. On July 1, the hike will increase the single-copy price from 50 cents to 75 cents. Additionally, in-state subscriptions will be $25, out of state $42.50. Senior-citizen discounts will remain in effect, as will free subscriptions to military personnel deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. "We held off as long as we could," Lewis said. "With newsprint constantly on the rise and gasoline nearing $4 per gallon in many places, it's simply the need to meet budget demands.
May 5, 2008
Dear Editor, Alternative fuel is not the short term answer to our energy problem and gasoline prices. Ten years ago, when gasoline was $1 per gallon and we thought that was an astronomical price, the same argument for alternative fuel was made as rationale against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, in the Gulf of Mexico or anywhere in the U.S. Here we are 10 years later, and now we're looking at the very real possibility of...