November 19, 2007
Dear Editor, My wife and I really enjoy the "Voice of the People" section of The Advocate-Messenger. Not only does it provide a type of public service, but it can also be educational. We look forward to letters from Roger Bowman. He is right on and tells it like it is without a sugar coating. We also enjoy the letters of Jim Powell and Gil Russell. Mr. Russell is in opposition to the views of Mr. Bowman and that makes it very interesting. It gives us something to think about.
June 23, 2010
Dear Editor, With the state of the economy as it is, many families are choosing activities close to home to fill their summer with fun. This is true for my family as well. Yesterday we visited Cedar Creek Lake for some swimming and sun. On a recent evening we took advantage of the $12 per carload deal at the Stanford Drive-In and enjoyed two great movies. Other inexpensive activities that we enjoy in the area include going to Millennium Park, visiting the Boyle County Wildlife Preserve and the Tom Dorman Nature Preserve in Garrard County.
March 2, 2011
To the editor: Using the arrest reports of the Nicholasville police and the Jessamine County sheriff from Sept. 9, 2010, through Dec. 30, 2010, I discovered the following: There were 31 Hispanic-named persons arrested for “No Operator’s License.” Of the 324 arrests in these reports, there were not any non-Hispanic-named persons arrested for “No Operator’s License.” So, approximately 10 percent of the arrest were illegals. Looks like our legal system is spending a lot of taxpayers’ money on illegals.
December 20, 2009
I attended a land auction near my house, and while I didn't have any money to buy the land, an older man did. He didn't have any plans for the land, but he reasoned that it was a better investment than letting the money sit in the bank. For those of us who don't have stacks of money, but who would like to earn a little bit on what we do have, two local banks are offering a good interest rate on checking accounts. The catch is: You have to go paperless. Bluegrass Bank on the Danville bypass is offering 4 percent on this type of checking account and Farmers National Bank, which has locations in Danville and surrounding towns, is offering 3 percent.
October 29, 2003
Dear Editor: What does a jet fighter pilot, an engineer, and a family physician have in common with the governor office of Kentucky? I have to say that Ernie Fletcher is a multi-talented individual but I fail to see how any of the above qualifies him as the "best" candidate for the governor's office. This election should be about ideas and policies that would be of the most benefit of all Kentuckians, and it is clear to me that Ben Chandler is way ahead of Fletcher on issues that would be of benefit to the people of our state.
June 24, 2004
Dear Editor: Nancy Goode's letter about Jim Bunning and Mitch McConnell's votes should really come as no surprise. Jim Bunning has been nothing but a pawn for special interest groups and a stooge for Mitch McConnell since his arrival in Washington. We all know how Mitch votes. He votes in favor of anything that can help the Bush administration deceive the American public, while claiming he is looking out for Kentuckians' interests. Halliburton is making a fortune off the citizens of the United States and clearly the Bush administration isn't concerned.
March 4, 2005
Dear Editor: On Monday night, the Boyle County Board of Education unanimously denied the band boosters' request to host a band competition in October. Had it been approved, it would have been the first competition in many years to have been held at our school. The members of the board and the superintendent reported their findings after having contacted several schools that host competitions. To no one's surprise, they learned that a football field suffers wear the more it is used.
April 16, 2009
John Wall, the nation's top prep point guard, says he wants to play college basketball next season and is not considering a jump to the NBA. "That's just a rumor about me going to the NBA. I don't know how that got started," said Wall via telephone Thursday before practice in New York for the Jordan Brand Classic Saturday night. Kentucky is one of several schools that the Raleigh, N.C., player is considering. "I still really don't know where I am going or when I will make a decision," Wall said.
July 14, 2004
HARRODSBURG - A skatepark will not be built at Anderson-Dean Community Park for some time, but the interest has not waned. Two companies that produce the equipment, Skatewave and Premier, stopped by the park here Friday on their way to Danville to demonstrate their wares, said park Director Mark Bryant. Bryant said he was impressed with both companies' products and that representatives will return for a larger demonstration at Anderson-Dean. Park Board Chairman Bill Wickliffe said the skatepark is on the board's list of priorities, but that does not mean it will be built soon.
August 16, 2004
Dear Editor: A few weeks ago, I went before the Danville City Commission with a request for help. I explained to them that we were in need of a building. We have outgrown the small space allotted to us in which we house our food, clothes, and other donations. I received a letter from the city manager stating they could not help. I and the other members of Community Friends Outreach were very disturbed by their lack of interest in this need in our community. Recently, I asked if we could have the use of the Hub building or the old Save-A- Lot building in order to give away some clothes.